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Philosophy of Democratic Government

Philosophy of Democratic Government

Yves R. Simon

This complete treatise of political philosophy demonstrates Yves R. Simon’s belief that, even in the best conceivable circumstances, government is needed to determine direction toward the common good and to provide the means for united action.

ISBN: 978-0-268-03803-8
344 pages
Publication Year: 1993

Yves R. Simon was a renowned philosopher and teacher at several American universities, including the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. He published numerous books and articles, many of which remain as classic pieces of political and social philosophy. Professor Simon died in 1961.

“This is an important contribution to the current literature on democracy. It is speculative political theory in the best sense of the word.” — The American Political Science Review

“Simon’s book . . . offers a revitalization of many of the basic phrases and concepts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, not by referring them back to the Enlightenment but rather to the Enlightenment’s more remote and original sources in classical and scholastic philosophy. In doing this, the book at the same time modernizes our basic concepts by bringing to their aid the living philosophical condition of neo-scholasticism. It is the book of a good citizen.” — The Commonweal

P01310

Ethiopian Campaign and French Political Thought

Yves R. Simon
Edited by Anthony O. Simon
Translated by Robert Royal
Foreword by A. James McAdams

P03364

William Desmond and Contemporary Theology


Edited by Christopher Ben Simpson and Brendan Thomas Sammon

P03313

Linguistics and Philosophy

An Essay on the Philosophical Constants of Language

Étienne Gilson
Translated by John Lyon

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Introductory Modal Logic

Kenneth J. Konyndyk, Jr.

Philosophy of Democratic Government

Yves R. Simon

 Philosophy of Democratic Government
Paper Edition

This complete treatise of political philosophy demonstrates Yves R. Simon’s belief that, even in the best conceivable circumstances, government is needed to determine direction toward the common good and to provide the means for united action.

ISBN: 978-0-268-03803-8

344 pages

“This is an important contribution to the current literature on democracy. It is speculative political theory in the best sense of the word.” — The American Political Science Review

“Simon’s book . . . offers a revitalization of many of the basic phrases and concepts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, not by referring them back to the Enlightenment but rather to the Enlightenment’s more remote and original sources in classical and scholastic philosophy. In doing this, the book at the same time modernizes our basic concepts by bringing to their aid the living philosophical condition of neo-scholasticism. It is the book of a good citizen.” — The Commonweal