Modern Democracy and the Theological-Political Problem in Spinoza, Rousseau, and Jefferson

  • Authors
  • Lee¬†Ward

Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Lee Ward
    Pages 187-191
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 193-228

About this book


The book examines the intersection of two philosophical developments which define define contemporary life in the liberal democratic west, considering how democracy has become the only legitimate and publicly defensible regime, while also considering how modern democracy attempts to solve what Leo Strauss called the "theologico-political problem."


Democracy Spinoza Jefferson Rousseau toleration theology American Revolution Dutch Republic Geneva democracy Jean-Jacques Rousseau Leo Strauss

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