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by Julie E. Cooper

eBook Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought epub
  • ISBN: 022608129X
  • Author: Julie E. Cooper
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press (October 28, 2013)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1500 kb
  • FB2 size 1489 kb
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Secular powers : humility in modern political thought, Julie E. Cooper. Indeed, from a theoretical perspective, humility’s persistence in secular political thought arguably proves more interesting than its alleged demise.

Secular powers : humility in modern political thought, Julie E. pages ; cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-226-08129-8 (cloth : alkaline paper) - ISBN 978-0-226-08132-8 (e-book). Examining the reasons why modesty and humility remain compelling, and the kinds of revaluation to which they are susceptible, yields a counterintuitive take on the virtues themselves-they can be empowering, as well as self-abnegating.

Julie E. Cooper overturns this conception through an incisive analysis of the early modern justifications for secular politics. While she agrees that secularism is a means of empowerment, she argues that we have misunderstood the sources of secular empowerment and the kinds of strength to which it aspires

Julie E. While she agrees that secularism is a means of empowerment, she argues that we have misunderstood the sources of secular empowerment and the kinds of strength to which it aspires

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Julie Cooper’s challenging and illuminating Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought provides close readings from key works of Hobbes, Spinoza, and Rousseau to fashion a genealogical narrative of humility within.

Julie Cooper’s challenging and illuminating Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought provides close readings from key works of Hobbes, Spinoza, and Rousseau to fashion a genealogical narrative of humility within a secular context (and the secular for Cooper is a political realm where human agency is independent of divine authority or authoriza-tion so that politics is a human construction (3. .

Book: Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought - European Hobbes Society. Analysing Hobbes, Rousseau and Spinoza, Julie Cooper argues that for these thinkers the recognition of one's limitations was a crucial element of self-rule.

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Secularism is usually thought to contain the project of self-deification, in which humans attack God’s authority in order to take his place, freed from all constraints. Julie E. Cooper overturns this conception through an incisive analysis of the early modern justifications for secular politics. While she agrees that secularism is a means of empowerment, she argues that we have misunderstood the sources of secular empowerment and the kinds of strength to which it aspires.Contemporary understandings of secularism, Cooper contends, have been shaped by a limited understanding of it as a shift from vulnerability to power. But the works of the foundational thinkers of secularism tell a different story. Analyzing the writings of Hobbes, Spinoza, and Rousseau at the moment of secularity’s inception, she shows that all three understood that acknowledging one’s limitations was a condition of successful self-rule. And while all three invited humans to collectively build and sustain a political world, their invitations did not amount to self-deification. Cooper establishes that secular politics as originally conceived does not require a choice between power and vulnerability. Rather, it challenges us—today as then—to reconcile them both as essential components of our humanity.
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