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Pangle, Thomas L.

Overview
Works: 56 works in 302 publications in 5 languages and 12,905 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed lectures  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PA4414.A2, 882.01
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Most widely held works about Thomas L Pangle
 
Most widely held works by Thomas L Pangle
The spirit of modern republicanism : the moral vision of the American founders and the philosophy of Locke by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spirit of Modern Republicanism sets forth a radical reinterpretation of the foundations on which the American regime was constructed. Thomas L. Pangle argues that the Founders had a dramatically new vision of civic virtue, religious faith, and intellectual life, rooted in an unprecedented commitment to private and economic liberties. It is in the thought of John Locke that Pangle finds the fullest elaboration of the principles supporting the Founders' moral vision. Book jacket."--Jacket
Montesquieu's philosophy of liberalism; a commentary on the Spirit of the laws by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of Plato by Plato( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Laws, Plato's longest dialogue, has for centuries been recognised as the most comprehensive exposition of the practical consequences of his philosophy, a necessary corrective to the more visionary and utopian Republic. In this animated encounter between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman, not only do we see reflected, in Plato's own thought, eternal questions of the relation between political theory and practice, but we also witness the working out of a detailed plan for a new political order that embodies the results of Plato's mature reflection on the family, the status of women, property rights, criminal law, and the role of religion and the fine arts in a healthy republic." -- Back cover
Justice among nations : on the moral basis of power and peace by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Pangle and Peter Ahrensdorf provide a critical introduction to the most important conceptions of international justice, spanning 2,500 years of intellectual history from Thucydides and Plato to Morgenthau and Waltz. Their study shows how older traditions of political philosophy remain relevant to current debates in international relations, and how political thinkers through the centuries can help us deepen our understanding of today's stalemate between realism and idealism."--Jacket
The rebirth of classical political rationalism : an introduction to the thought of Leo Strauss : essays and lectures by Leo Strauss( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of political philosophy : ten forgotten Socratic dialogues translated, with interpretive studies by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learning of liberty : the educational ideas of the American founders by Lorraine Smith Pangle( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ennobling of democracy : the challenge of the postmodern era by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political philosophy and the God of Abraham by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book noted scholar Thomas L. Pangle brings back a lost and crucial dimension of political theory: the mutually illuminating encounter between skeptically rationalist political philosophy and faith-based political theology guided ultimately by the authority of the Bible. Focusing on the chapters of Genesis in which the foundation of the Bible is laid, Pangle provides an interpretive reading illuminated by the questions and concerns of the Socratic tradition and its medieval heirs in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic worlds. He brings into contrast the rival interpretive framework set by the biblical criticism of the modern rationalists Hobbes and Spinoza, along with their heirs from Locke to Hegel. The full meaning of these diverse philosophic responses to the Bible is clarified through a dialogue with hermeneutic discussions by leading political theologians in the Judaic, Muslim, and Christian traditions, from Josephus and Augustine to our day. Profound and subtle in its argument, this book will be of interest not only to students and scholars of politics, philosophy, and religion but also to thoughtful readers in every walk of life who seek to deepen their understanding of the perplexing relationship between religious faith and philosophic reason
Leo Strauss : an introduction to his thought and intellectual legacy by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Strauss's controversial writings have long exercised a profound subterranean cultural influence, where they have been met with a flurry of poorly informed, speculative, and sometimes rather paranoid pronouncements. This book presents a non-polemical, comprehensive guide to Strauss's mature political philosophy and its intellectual influence
Aristotle's teaching in the Politics by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Politics, Pangle argues, Aristotle seeks to lead his students down a deliberately difficult path of critical thinking about civic republican life. He adopts a Socratic approach, encouraging his students - and readers - to become active participants in a dialogue. Seen from this perspective, features of the work that have perplexed previous commentators become perfectly comprehensible as artful devices of a didactic approach. Ultimately, Pangle's close and careful analysis shows that to understand the Politics, one must first appreciate how Aristotle's rhetorical strategy is inextricably entwined with the subject of his work."--Pub. desc
Political philosophy and the human soul : essays in memory of Allan Bloom( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the sixty-fifth anniversary of the late Allan Bloom's birth, a distinguished group of his former students honor the memory of this inspiring teacher. Political Philosophy and the Human Soul includes a previously unpublished essay on Isocrates by Bloom; a reminiscence by Werner J. Dannhauser; and essays on Homer, the Bible, Plato, Machiavelli, Cervantes, Lessing, Tocqueville, Flaubert, and Leo Strauss. It will interest all students of political philosophy and literature
The theological basis of liberal modernity in Montesquieu's Spirit of the laws by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spirit of the Laws--Montesquieu's huge, complex, and enormously influential work--is considered one of the central texts of the Enlightenment, laying the foundation for the liberally democratic political regimes that were to embody its values. In his penetrating analysis, Thomas L. Pangle brilliantly argues that the inherently theological project of Enlightenment liberalism is made more clearly--and more consequentially-- in Spirit than in any other work. In a probing and careful reading, Pangle shows how Montesquieu believed that rationalism, through the influence of liberal institutions and the spread of commercial culture, would secularize human affairs. At the same time, Pangle uncovers Montesquieu's views about the origins of humanity's religious impulse and his confidence that political and economic security would make people less likely to sacrifice worldly well-being for otherworldly hopes. With the interest in the theological aspects of political theory and practice showing no signs of diminishing, this book is a timely and insightful contribution to one of the key achievements of Enlightenment thought."--Publisher's website
The great debate : advocates and opponents of the American Constitution by Thomas L Pangle( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of this course is to illuminate the original foundations of our American civic culture by reenacting the Great Debate, from 1787 to 1788, over ratification of the proposed constitution. We will focus on the most profound intellectual and philosophic levels of the contoversy, centered on the competing republican visions held by the proponents of the constitution (Federalists) and their opponents (Anti-Federalists)"--Course guidebook p. 1
The great debate : [advocates and opponents of the American Constitution] by Thomas L Pangle( Recording )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion about the American Constitution that provides insight into the concerns of the founding fathers by presenting opposing viewpoints on the issues of the day and by presenting how the founders on both sides of the debate helped define the result
The ennobling of democracy : the challenge of the postmodern age by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the three plays dealing with events in the Oedipodean family history
The key texts of political philosophy : an introduction by Thomas L Pangle( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book introduces readers to analytical interpretation of seminal writings and thinkers in the history of political thought, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Marx, and Nietzsche. Chronologically arranged, each chapter in the book is devoted to the work of a single thinker. The selected texts together engage with 2000 years of debate on fundamental questions including: what is the purpose of political life? What is justice? What is a right? Do human beings have rights? What kinds of human virtues are there and which regimes best promote them? The difficulty of accessing the texts included in this volume is the result not only of their subtlety but also of the dramatic change in everyday life. The authors shed light on the texts' vocabulary and complexities of thought and help students understand and weigh the various interpretations of each philosopher's thought"--
La Renaissance du rationalisme politique classique : conférences et essais by Leo Strauss( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political philosophy cross-examined : perennial challenges to the philosophic life( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political societies frequently regard philosophers as potential threats to morality and religion and even subject these thinkers to the gravest inquisitions and indictments. Socrates was executed for disbelieving in the gods of Athens, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was charged with capital crimes for his anti-Christian teachings, Galileo Galilei was found "vehemently suspect" of heresy, compelled to recant, and sentenced to incarceration for life. The contributors toPolitical Philosophy Cross-Examined aspire to reopen the case for the philosophic way of life while fully appreciating the harsh attacks advanced by its most fervent detractors. In an age where extremist movements, existentialism, and postmodernist thought challenge the authority of reason, the book is a seminal contribution to current literature on philosophy, politics, history, classics, and religion alike. Political Philosophy Cross-Examined is a festchrift in honor of Professor Heinrich Meier of the Siemens Foundation, the University of Chicago, and the University of Munich."--Publisher's website
 
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The spirit of modern republicanism : the moral vision of the American founders and the philosophy of Locke
Alternative Names
Pangle, T. L

Pangle, Thomas Lee 1944-

Thomas Pangle American political scientist

Thomas Pangle Amerikaans politicoloog

パングル, T. L

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Montesquieu's philosophy of liberalism; a commentary on the Spirit of the lawsThe laws of PlatoJustice among nations : on the moral basis of power and peaceThe rebirth of classical political rationalism : an introduction to the thought of Leo Strauss : essays and lecturesThe roots of political philosophy : ten forgotten Socratic dialogues translated, with interpretive studiesThe learning of liberty : the educational ideas of the American foundersThe ennobling of democracy : the challenge of the postmodern eraPolitical philosophy and the God of Abraham