Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future

Lexington Books (2009)
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Introduction -- The relevance of antiquity -- Wretched Aristotle -- Tom Wolfe's Epictetus -- Aristotle in North America -- Ora et labora : Benedict 's legacy -- Ancients and moderns on the subject of property -- The ontology of the artifact -- The role of religion in society -- The failure of positivism and the enduring legacy of Comte -- Judicial decision within the rule of law -- Modern interpretations of religion : the legacy of Hume and Kant -- Santayana on the role of religion in society -- Indestructible Islam -- Science and the shaping of modernity : the reciprocal influence of science and culture -- The use and abuse of analogy and metaphor in scientific -- Contemporary moral issues -- Morality with and without God -- Responsibility : recognition and limits -- National identity -- The fragility of democracy -- The socialist mind -- The natural basis of the theological virtue of hope.

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