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The Resource Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress : the Morality of Slaveholder, Ari Helo

Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress : the Morality of Slaveholder, Ari Helo

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Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress : the Morality of Slaveholder
Title
Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress
Title remainder
the Morality of Slaveholder
Statement of responsibility
Ari Helo
Title variation
Thomas Jefferson's Ethics & the Politics of Human Progress
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Language
eng
Summary
Could Jefferson claim any consistency in his advocacy of democracy and the rights of man while remaining one of the largest slaveholders in Virginia? This extensive study of Jefferson's intellectual outlook suggests that, once we fully acknowledge the premises of his ethical thought and his now outdated scientific views, he could. Jefferson famously thought the human mind to be 'susceptible of much improvement {u2026} most of all, in matters of government and religion'. Ari Helo's thorough analysis of Jefferson's understanding of Christian morality, atheism, contemporary theories of moral sentiments, ancient virtue ethics, natural rights, and the principles of justice and benevolence suggests that Jefferson refused to be a philosopher, and did so for moral reasons. This book finds Jefferson profoundly political in his understanding of individual moral responsibility and human progress
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Helo, Ari
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.H46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies on the American South
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  • Slavery
  • Presidents
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
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Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress : the Morality of Slaveholder, Ari Helo
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
History, progress, and politics -- Progress in natural and moral sciences -- Progress and the wise man's virtue -- The perfectible rights of men -- Progressive politics
Control code
CR9781139629348
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139629348
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress : the Morality of Slaveholder, Ari Helo
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History, progress, and politics -- Progress in natural and moral sciences -- Progress and the wise man's virtue -- The perfectible rights of men -- Progressive politics
Control code
CR9781139629348
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139629348
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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