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Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers offers a finished creation to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that constructed in historic Greece from 585 BC to 529 advert.

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American Political Science Review, 89:4 (1995), 987–990. The use of Tocqueville’s critique of individualism as a cultural critique of modern egalitarianism has its analogue in France as well. , New French Thought: Political Philosophy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994), 209–231. Me´lonio, p. 357, note 24. ] For Tocqueville’s reception in France from the nineteenth century to the present, the intricacies of which cannot be traced here, see Me´lonio, Tocqueville et les fran¸c ais, translated into English as Tocqueville and the French, trans.

269. Mansfield and Winthrop, p. 86. Me´lonio, p. 349. See the penetrating analysis in Agne`s Antoine, L’impense´ de la de´mocratie: Tocqueville, la citoyennete´, et la religion (Paris: Fayard, 2003). For another recent work that treats Tocqueville’s agnostic spirituality and particular version of Christian humanism as keys to his life’s work, see Jean-Louis Beno^t, Tocqueville Moraliste (Paris: Champion, 2004). The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy and the American Future (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995).

Why this inequality, he asked himself, in a draft of his manuscript for a book predicated on the providential equalization of humanity – ‘‘Why this unequal sharing of this world’s goods’’? ’’ Tocqueville sustained this vision at the end of the second Democracy in 1840. ’’ The prophet of democracy looked no further. Casually, rather than analytically, Tocqueville traced civilization’s boundary of power, knowledge, and well-being. 10 If Tocqueville foresaw the inevitable end of institutionalized servility within Europe’s domination, then, he also foresaw the expansion of imperial domination of colonized peoples.

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