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Essays on Individualism Modern Ideology in Anthropological Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0226169588

ISBN-13: 9780226169583

Edition: 1986 (Reprint)

Authors: Louis Dumont

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Louis Dumont's Essays on Individualism is an ambitious attempt to place the modern ideology of individualism in a broad anthropological perspective. The result of twenty years of scholarship and inquiry, the interrelated essays gathered here not only trace the genesis and growth of individualism as the dominant force in Western philosophy, but also analyze the differences between this modern system of thought and those of other, nonmodern cultures. The collection represents an important contribution to Western society's understanding of itself and its place in the world.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.06" wide x 8.94" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Preface to the English Edition
Introduction Part 1 - On Modern Ideology
Genesis, I The Christian Beginnings: From the Outwardly Individual to the Individual-in-the-world
Genesis, II The Political Category and the State from the Thirteenth Century Onward
Introduction
Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham
From Church Supremacy to Political Sovereignty
Modern Natural Law
The Equalitarian and Possessive Implications of Individualism
Hobbes's Leviathan
Rousseau's ""Contract social""
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