Natural Right and the American Imagination: Political Philosophy in Novel Form

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
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Named Outstanding Book in Philosophy and Religion for 1990 by the Association of American Publishers. ...a remarkable book....Zuckert shows, subtly and persuasively, how the themes of American literature resonate with those of modern thought...Zuckert brings us to the point where philosophy and politics intersect. Few projects have such depth.-AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW
 

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Contents

The State of Nature in Classic American Fiction
1
Natty and Natural Right
11
Coopers Political Rhetoric
39
Hawthornes Politics of Passion
63
Melvilles Meditations
99
Twains Comic Critique
131
Hemingway on Being in Our Time
161
Faulkner on Nature and History
197
Natural Right An American Fiction?
241
Bibliography
251
Index
265
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Catherine Zuckert is a Professor of Political Science at Carleton College in Minnesota.

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