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  1. A Modest Modal Ontological Argument.Jason Megill & Joshua M. Mitchell - 2009 - Ratio 22 (3):338-349.
    We formulate a new modal ontological argument; specifically, we show that there is a possible world in which an entity that has at least the property of omnipotence exists. Then we argue that if such an entity is possible, it is necessary as well.
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    Religion and the Fable of Liberalism The Case of Hobbes.Joshua Mitchell - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55 (115):1-16.
    Because Hobbes is understood to be a proto-liberal thinker, a great deal hinges on how we understand his writings. Does he contribute to the development of a purely secular political self-understanding, as many liberals today claim? And, by extension, does that mean that liberal thought today best stands on a purely secular foundation? What, then, should we make of the extensive theological speculation throughout his Leviathan ? Here, I argue that to reconcile the seemingly purely secular claims in Leviathan with (...)
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    The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and the American Future.Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    "An intelligent and sharply drawn portrait of a conservative Toqueville."—Anne C. Rose, Journal of American History "I recommend this book as one of a very few to approach seriously the sources of Tocqueville's intellectual and moral ...
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  4. Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times.Joshua Mitchell - 2006 - Princeton University Press.
    This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining one of the great books of Western civilization. He draws us beyond the ancients/moderns debate, and (...)
     
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    Hobbes and the Equality of All Under the One.Joshua Mitchell - 1993 - Political Theory 21 (1):78-100.
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    Review: The Use of Augustine, After 1989. [REVIEW]Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (5):694 - 705.
  7. Tocqueville on Democratic Religious Experience.Joshua Mitchell - 2006 - In Cheryl B. Welch (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville. Cambridge University Press.
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    The Use of Augustine, After 1989.Joshua Mitchell - 1999 - Political Theory 27 (5):694-705.
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    Religion is Not a Preference.Joshua Mitchell - manuscript
    The resurgence of religion around the globe poses a challenge for both empirical and normative social scientists. For the former, the question is whether the terms at their disposal are adequate to comprehend religious self-understanding and, therefore, human motivation and conduct. For the latter, the question is whether those terms confuse or clarify the way in which religion may be brought into public dialog without violating the tenets of pluralism or toleration. How, then, do social scientists of both persuasions currently (...)
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    Religion and the Fable of Liberalism The Case of Hobbes.Joshua Mitchell - 2008 - Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 55:1-16.
    Because Hobbes is understood to be a proto-liberal thinker, a great deal hinges on how we understand his writings. Does he contribute to the development of a purely secular political self-understanding, as many liberals today claim? And, by extension, does that mean that liberal thought today best stands on a purely secular foundation? What, then, should we make of the extensive theological speculation throughout his Leviathan? Here, I argue that to reconcile the seemingly purely secular claims in Leviathan with the (...)
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    Tocqueville for a Terrible Era: Honor, Religion, and the Persistence of Atavisms in the Modern Age.Joshua Mitchell - 2007 - Critical Review 19 (4):543-564.
    Tocqueville’s incomplete, conflicted reflections on whether honor and war have been safely consigned to the past should alert us to the psychological, not merely sociological, difficulty of adjusting to modernity. His thoughts about memory suggest that one form of adjustment is the attempt to re‐enchant the world. Among such attempts are both the European ideologies that have spread to the Middle East—nationalism, communism, and fascism—and religious fundamentalism. The latter, in particular, responds not only to the loss of premodern enchantment, but (...)
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    Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought.Joshua Mitchell - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, Not by Reason Alone creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought.
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  13. Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought.Joshua Mitchell - 1996 - University of Chicago Press.
    Masterfully interweaving political, religious, and historical themes, _Not by Reason Alone_ creates a new interpretation of early modern political thought. Where most accounts assume that modern thought followed a decisive break with Christianity, Joshua Mitchell reveals that the line between the age of faith and that of reason is not quite so clear. Instead, he shows that the ideas of Luther, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau draw on history, rather than reason alone, for a sense of political authority. This erudite and (...)
     
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  14. The Biblical Politics of John Locke, by Kim Ian Parker. [REVIEW]Joshua Mitchell - 2007 - Ars Disputandi 7.
  15. Tocqueville in Arabia: Dilemmas in a Democratic Age.Joshua Mitchell - 2013 - University of Chicago Press.
    The Arab Spring, with its calls for sweeping political change, marked the most profound popular uprising in the Middle East for generations. But if the nascent democracies born of these protests are to succeed in the absence of a strong democratic tradition, their success will depend in part on an understanding of how Middle Easterners view themselves, their allegiances to family and religion, and their relationship with the wider world in which they are increasingly integrated. Many of these same questions (...)
     
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  16. Theology and Public Philosophy: Four Conversations.Charles Taylor, Fred Dallmayr, William Schweiker, Nicholas Wolterstorff, J. Budziszewski, Jeanne Heffernan Schindler, Joshua Mitchell, Robin Lovin, Jonathan Chaplin, Michael L. Budde, Jean Porter, Eloise A. Buker, Christopher Beem, Peter Berkowitz & Jean Bethke Elshtain - 2012 - Lexington Books.
    This volume brings together eminent theologians, philosophers and political theorists to discuss such questions as how religious understandings have shaped the moral landscape of contemporary culture; the possible contributions of theology and theologically informed moral argument to contemporary public life; the problem of religious and moral discourse in a pluralistic society; and the proper relationship between religion and culture.
     
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