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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life

Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life (Hardback)

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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 05/12/2012 ISBN-13: 9781137292315  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. John Colman is Assistant Professor of Politics and Chairman of the Department of Politics. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Carleton University in Ottawa Canada and Ph.D. from Boston College. Prior to coming to Ave Maria, he taught at Ashland University in Ohio and Goucher College in Baltimore. His dissertation was titled "Science, Politics, and Poetry in Lucretius' On the Nature of Things." His research interests are in ancient and modern Epicurean political philosophy, the American Founding and the Enlightenment, and technology and bioethics.

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