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The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson (The Political Philosophy of the American Founders) Paperback – August 1, 1993

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It's easy to see why John F. Kennedy told a dinner for American winners of the Nobel Prize that his audience was the most brilliant assembly ever gathered in the White House except when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

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A timely survey of current thinking about the role of classical republicanism.

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Product Details

  • Series: The Political Philosophy of the American Founders
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (August 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801847141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801847141
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #787,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By eunomius on July 3, 1999
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This work provides a good survey of Jefferson's political thought, as well as an excellent piece concerning the intellectual battle over the classical republican paradigm. This piece, by the way, is well worth the price of the book. Nevertheless, although this is a worthy work, it pales in comparison to David N. Mayer's "The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson." If you are truly interested in Jefferson's political thought, Mayer's is the foremost work on the subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Steele on February 21, 2006
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I have had Dr. Sheldon for several classes, and his books are amazing. He has written many works that any Political Science major would grow from reading. Dr. Sheldon has an amazing grasp of Thomas Jefferson and his Encyclopedia of Political Thought is the most complete volume I have ever seen.
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By Carlos Chavarria on February 28, 2014
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This book is just what I needed and it was delivered right on time. It will help me immensely in understanding what I need for my Poly Sci class!
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