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Natural Right and Political Philosophy

Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert

Edited by Ann Ward and Lee Ward

Inspired by the work of prominent University of Notre Dame political philosophers Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, this volume of essays explores the concept of natural right in the history of political philosophy. The central organizing principle of the collection is the examination of the idea of natural justice, identified in the classical period with natural right and in modernity with the concept of individual natural rights.

Contributors examine the concept of natural right and rights in all the manifold and interdisciplinary dimensions associated with the Zuckerts’ oeuvre. Part I explores the theme of natural right in the ancient and medieval political philosophy of Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, and St. Augustine. Part II examines the early modern break from the classical tradition in the work of Montaigne, Spinoza, Montesquieu, Locke, and Hegel as well as the legacy of the modern natural rights tradition as explored by Leo Strauss and Pope John Paul II. Part III treats the theme of natural rights from the Puritans through the Founding period in such figures as Thomas Jefferson and Gouverneur Morris and up to the Progressive era with Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. Part IV addresses questions of natural justice in literature, including works of Euripides, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Edith Wharton, and Tom Stoppard.

Contributors: David Alvis, Kevin M. Cherry, Jeffrey Church, Michael Davis, Kirk Emmert, Christine Dunn Henderson, Mary M. Keys, Peter Augustine Lawler, Walter Nicgorski, Mary P. Nichols, David K. Nichols, Thomas L. Pangle, Arlene W. Saxonhouse, David Lewis Schaefer, Diana J. Schaub, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Timothy Spiekerman, Vickie B. Sullivan, Ann Ward, Lee Ward, and Jean M. Yarbrough.

“In this collection compiled in honor of Catherine and Michael Zuckert, the contributors address a wonderful variety of serious issues in important literary and philosophic texts. Their topics range from Plato on piety to Stoppard on socialist utopianism, and from Aristotle and Augustine to Euripides, Locke, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Booker T. Washington. The volume stands as an impressive introduction to the liberal arts and a lively introduction to many great issues of liberalism, Christianity, justice, and liberty; it is also a tribute to the Zuckerts’ breadth of study, teaching, and influence.” — Robert K. Faulkner, Boston College

“In their diversity and quality, these essays bear eloquent witness to the range of the Zuckerts’ interests, to the depth of their scholarship, and to the extent of their impact on colleagues and students. Everyone interested in political thought, from the Greeks to contemporary America, can profit from this excellent collection.” — William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution

“A sterling Festschrift for Catherine and Michael Zuckert, covering the fields of study they have inhabited during their careers. The contributors, all followers of Leo Strauss like the Zuckerts, explore Strauss’s rediscovery of natural right and the attendant theological-political problem to which natural right is a proposed solution. This collection is a feast with both spice and nourishment for all who wish to inquire.” — Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University and Stanford University

ISBN: 978-0-268-04427-5
E-ISBN 978-0-268-09661-8
480 pages
Publication Year: 2013

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Ann Ward is associate professor of political science and philosophy at Campion College, University of Regina.

Lee Ward is associate professor of political science at Campion College, University of Regina.

“Overall, the essays collected here are both thought-provoking and address important questions (not to mention being pieces of scholarship that are enjoyable to read). Therefore, this volume will be useful to scholars and graduate students working on such authors and topics or themes. Consequently, and given the volume’s potential life span, it will point future scholars to the Zuckerts and their scholarship, thus keeping both their memories and scholarship alive for future generations.” — Political Studies Review

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Inspired by the work of prominent University of Notre Dame political philosophers Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, this volume of essays explores the concept of natural right in the history of political philosophy. The central organizing principle of the collection is the examination of the idea of natural justice, identified in the classical period with natural right and in modernity with the concept of individual natural rights.

Contributors examine the concept of natural right and rights in all the manifold and interdisciplinary dimensions associated with the Zuckerts’ oeuvre. Part I explores the theme of natural right in the ancient and medieval political philosophy of Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, and St. Augustine. Part II examines the early modern break from the classical tradition in the work of Montaigne, Spinoza, Montesquieu, Locke, and Hegel as well as the legacy of the modern natural rights tradition as explored by Leo Strauss and Pope John Paul II. Part III treats the theme of natural rights from the Puritans through the Founding period in such figures as Thomas Jefferson and Gouverneur Morris and up to the Progressive era with Booker T. Washington and Theodore Roosevelt. Part IV addresses questions of natural justice in literature, including works of Euripides, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Edith Wharton, and Tom Stoppard.

Contributors: David Alvis, Kevin M. Cherry, Jeffrey Church, Michael Davis, Kirk Emmert, Christine Dunn Henderson, Mary M. Keys, Peter Augustine Lawler, Walter Nicgorski, Mary P. Nichols, David K. Nichols, Thomas L. Pangle, Arlene W. Saxonhouse, David Lewis Schaefer, Diana J. Schaub, Lorraine Smith Pangle, Timothy Spiekerman, Vickie B. Sullivan, Ann Ward, Lee Ward, and Jean M. Yarbrough.

“In this collection compiled in honor of Catherine and Michael Zuckert, the contributors address a wonderful variety of serious issues in important literary and philosophic texts. Their topics range from Plato on piety to Stoppard on socialist utopianism, and from Aristotle and Augustine to Euripides, Locke, Hegel, Shakespeare, and Booker T. Washington. The volume stands as an impressive introduction to the liberal arts and a lively introduction to many great issues of liberalism, Christianity, justice, and liberty; it is also a tribute to the Zuckerts’ breadth of study, teaching, and influence.” — Robert K. Faulkner, Boston College

“In their diversity and quality, these essays bear eloquent witness to the range of the Zuckerts’ interests, to the depth of their scholarship, and to the extent of their impact on colleagues and students. Everyone interested in political thought, from the Greeks to contemporary America, can profit from this excellent collection.” — William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution

“A sterling Festschrift for Catherine and Michael Zuckert, covering the fields of study they have inhabited during their careers. The contributors, all followers of Leo Strauss like the Zuckerts, explore Strauss’s rediscovery of natural right and the attendant theological-political problem to which natural right is a proposed solution. This collection is a feast with both spice and nourishment for all who wish to inquire.” — Harvey C. Mansfield, Harvard University and Stanford University

ISBN: 978-0-268-04427-5

480 pages

“Overall, the essays collected here are both thought-provoking and address important questions (not to mention being pieces of scholarship that are enjoyable to read). Therefore, this volume will be useful to scholars and graduate students working on such authors and topics or themes. Consequently, and given the volume’s potential life span, it will point future scholars to the Zuckerts and their scholarship, thus keeping both their memories and scholarship alive for future generations.” — Political Studies Review