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Family Politics The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought

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ISBN-10: 1602584796

ISBN-13: 9781602584792

Edition: 2012

Authors: Scott Yenor

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With crisp prose and intellectual fairness,Family Politicstraces the treatment of the family in the philosophies of leading political thinkers of the modern world. What is family? What is marriage? In an effort to address contemporary society's disputes over the meanings of these human social institutions, Scott Yenor carefully examines a roster of major and unexpected modern political philosophers--from Locke and Rousseau to Hegel and Marx to Freud and Beauvoir. He lucidly presents how these individuals developed an understanding of family in order to advance their goals of political and social reform. Through this exploration, Yenor unveils the effect of modern liberty on this foundational institution and argues that the quest to pursue individual autonomy has undermined the nature of marriage and jeopardizes its future.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 385
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Scott Yenor is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the American Founding Initiative at Boise State University. He lives in Boise, Idaho.

Preface
Nature, Marital Unity, & Contract in Modern Political Thought
Locke & the Invention of the Modern Family
Rousseau & the Romance of Family Life
Hegel's Modern Marital Unity: More Than a Contract, Less Than a Sacrament
In Hegel's Shadow: French Sociologists & Positivist Defences of the Family
The City & the Soul Mate: Mill's Late Liberal Vision
Marx, Engels, & the Abolition of the Family
Freud, Russell, & the Liberated Family
Feminism & the Family
Positivism Supplemented: Anatomy, Evolution, & the Family
A Second Sailing?: Recovering Marital Unity & the Purposes of the Family
What Is to Be Thought?: Tensions & Lessons
Index