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Lawler, Peter Augustine

Overview
Works: 64 works in 226 publications in 1 language and 10,563 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, htt
Classifications: JK21, 320.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Augustine Lawler
Faith, morality, and civil society by David Oki Ahearn( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of modern virtue : on Descartes, Darwin, and Locke( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Science of Modern Virtue examines the influence that the philosopher Rene Descartes, the political theorist John Locke, and the biologist Charles Darwin have had on our modern understanding of human beings and human virtue. Written by leading thinkers from a variety of fields, the volume is a study of the complex relation between modern science and modern virtue, between a kind of modern thought and a kind of modern action. Offering more than a series of substantive introductions to Descartes', Locke's, and Darwin's accounts of who we are and the kind of virtue to which we can aspire, the book invites readers to think about the ways in which the writings of these seminal thinkers shaped the democratic and technological world in which modern human beings live. Thirteen scholars in this volume learnedly explore questions drawn from the diverse disciplines of political science, philosophy, theology, biology, and metaphysics. Let the reader be warned: The authors of these essays are anything but consensual in their analysis. Considered together, the chapters in this volume carry on a lively internal debate that mirrors theoretical modernity's ongoing discussion about the true nature of human beings and the science of virtue. Some authors powerfully argue that Locke's and Darwin's thought is amenable to the claims made about human beings and human virtue by classical philosophers such as Aristotle and classical Christian theologians such as Thomas Aquinas. Others make the opposite case, drawing attention to the ways in which Descartes, Locke, and Darwin knowingly and dialectically depart from central teachings of both classical philosophy and classical Christian theology
Social structures, social capital, and personal freedom by Dale McConkey( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eleven essays in this collection examine the relationship between institutional structures and community integration, offering practical insights to increase social capital and strengthen social institutions.''A variety of social institutions are analyzed. Three chapters cover political legal issues, two cover religion, three address education, and two examine the macrostructures of the military and the economy. An important collection for scholars and other researchers interested in the communitarian movement, sociology, and political science, particularly for those in public administration
Democracy reconsidered by Elizabeth Kaufer Busch( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book closes by considering some of the political consequences of employing content-less freedom as the primary standard by which human behavior is judged."--Jacket
Modern and American dignity : who we are as persons, and what that means for our future by Peter Augustine Lawler( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indispensable Guide to Our Most Pressing Moral and Political Debates
A political companion to Walker Percy by Peter Augustine Lawler( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1962, Walker Percy (1916--1990) made a dramatic entrance onto the American literary scene when he won the National Book Award for fiction with his first novel, The Moviegoer. A physician, philosopher, and devout Catholic, Percy dedicated his life to understanding the mixed and somewhat contradictory foundations of American life as a situation faced by the wandering and won-dering human soul. His controversial works combined existential questioning, scientific investigation, the insight of the southern stoic, and authentic religious faith to produce a singular view of humanity's place in
American political rhetoric : essential speeches and writings on founding principles and contemporary controversies by Peter Augustine Lawler( )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introductory reader in American politics and government and political communication explores fundamental political principles through classic examples of political rhetoric, from the Declaration of Independence to today. Selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors range from the founders to elected public officials, Supreme Court opinions, and representatives of historic movements for social change
American political rhetoric by Lawler/Shaefer( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors contend that the study of politics is for citizen's, who learn best from considering the arguments put forward by our statesmen. They put forward the view that the student enters into the controversy that animates political life, learning to form thoughtful opinions about basic political questions. Those opinions, in turn, form the foundation of the citizen's poltical activity in a democracy
The restless mind : Alexis de Tocqueville on the origin and perpetuation of human liberty by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of Alexis de Tocqueville's thought and life. Lawler attempts to make clear the understanding of the human condition that is at the foundation of Tocqueville's mixed view of human liberty, and provide an understanding of liberty that does justice to human existence
Aliens in America : the strange truth about our souls by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does human history have a future? In his latest work, Aliens in America, political philosopher Peter Augustine Lawler argues that the advent of the new biotechnology - cloning, gene therapy, Prozac, Ritalin, and the like - means that we must consider anew the possibility that Americans are living near the end of history, a time when full equality will be achieved through the elimination of all that is distinctively human about us: the ability to passionately love and hate, to strive nobly for truth and wisdom, to search for God. For the elimination of human distinctiveness is now being systematically pursued through the biochemical transformation of human nature."--Jacket
Postmodernism rightly understood : the return to realism in American thought by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuck with virtue : the American individual and our biotechnological future by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With irony and wit - and without minimizing the horrors that may well occur as a result of the progress of biotechnology - Lawler explains that the American individual is in all likelihood going to remain free, because the modern effort to make increasingly individualistic human beings at home with themselves and their environments through technological progress cannot ultimately succeed. The human greatness and misery at the foundation of that truth, Lawler concludes, points us in the direction of a genuinely postmodern conservatism, the only kind of "ism" equipped to deal with our biotechnological future."--Jacket
Active duty : public administration as democratic statesmanship( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American views of liberty by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Constitution in full : recovering the unwritten foundation of American liberty by Peter Augustine Lawler( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When political debates devolve, as they often do these days, into a contest between big-government progressivism and natural rights individualism, Americans tend to appeal to the "self-evident" truths inscribed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But Peter Lawler and Richard Reinsch remind us that these truths understood in the abstract are untethered from a prior, unwritten constitution presupposed by the Framers--one found in culture, customs, traditions, experiences, and beliefs. A Constitution in Full is Lawler and Reinsch's attempt to return this critical context to US constitutionalism--to recover a political sense of individualism in relation to country, family, religious community, and nature. Power, the authors suggest, is a public trust, not a form of obedience to either majoritarian suppression of particular liberties or the endless rights-claims lodged by autonomous individuals against society. Instead, power is ordered to the demands of a shared political enterprise that emerges from man's social nature. Building on political insights from Alexis de Tocqueville, Orestes Brownson, John Courtney Murray, and others Lawler and Reinsch seek to restore the relational person--the individual grounded in family, work, faith, and community--to a central place in our understanding of republican constitutionalism. Their work promotes the ongoing development of constitutional self-government rooted in our historical, legal, and religious foundations. The shared middle-class values that once united almost all Americans as well as any confidence in democratic deliberation or political liberty are rapidly atrophying. This book aims to rebuild this confidence by helping us think seriously about the complex interplay between political and economic liberties and the relational life of creatures and citizens. "--
Poets, princes, and private citizens : literary alternatives to postmodern politics( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American experiment : essays on the theory and practice of liberty( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community and political thought today( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith, reason, and political life today by Peter Augustine Lawler( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rich and varied collection of essays addresses some of the most fundamental human questions through the lenses of philosophy, literature, religion, politics and theology. Peter Augustine Lawler and Dale McConkey have culled together an interdisciplinary consideration of such perennial and enduring issues as the relationship between nature and history, reason and revelation, classical philosophy and Christianity, modernity and postmodernity, repentance and self-limitation, and philosophy and politics. These tensions are explored through the works of such imminent thinkers as Aristotle, Augustine and Tocqueville, but the contributors engage a wide variety of texts from popular culture, American literature -- Flannery O'Connor receives notable attention -- and social theory to create a remarkably comprehensive, if far from harmonious, introduction to political philosophy today
Tocqueville's defense of human liberty : current essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Aliens in America : the strange truth about our souls
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Social structures, social capital, and personal freedomDemocracy reconsideredModern and American dignity : who we are as persons, and what that means for our futureAmerican political rhetoric : essential speeches and writings on founding principles and contemporary controversiesAmerican political rhetoricAliens in America : the strange truth about our soulsPostmodernism rightly understood : the return to realism in American thoughtStuck with virtue : the American individual and our biotechnological future
Alternative Names
Peter Lawler American political consultant

Peter Lawler politólogu estauxunidense (1951–2017)

彼得·勞勒 (學者)

Languages
English (153)