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University of Oxford

1. Thévenon, Daniel. Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Degree: PhD, 2014, University of Oxford

This thesis examines the relationship between political virtue and moral virtue in the works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. After critically engaging with Rousseau's compelling yet complex theory of human sociability, focusing more particularly on the seminal relationship between the two forms of self-love, the "natural" amour de soi and "social" amour-propre, it is observed that the culmination of Rousseau's moral theory in Emile sees him espouse a particular kind of moral excellence called vertu, defined as a striving to master one's passions, and a particular type of freedom named liberté morale, inherent in the act of obeying the inner law originating in man's conscience. After further exploring Rousseau's conception of vertu, and insisting upon the ambitiousness of his moral theory, the thesis argues that Rousseau's political theory differs from it in "taking men as they are", and starting from the assumption that men are driven by their passions. That the hegemony of amour-propre is pre-supposed by Rousseau's political project is demonstrated through a detailed comparison of the civic education described in his prescriptive political writings with the moral education advocated in Emile. Finally, it draws the implications of the discrepancies between Rousseau's moral and political versions of virtue for his political theory, identifying a strong tension between two ideals that have generally been regarded as wedded within it, those of republican liberty and moral freedom.

Subjects/Keywords: 194; Political ethics; Virtue – Political aspects; Self-acceptance; Political science – Philosophy

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APA (6th Edition):

Thévenon, D. (2014). Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Oxford. Retrieved from http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:34317740-7bf0-48ca-9abd-cfade3b4e30b ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.711797

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thévenon, Daniel. “Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oxford. Accessed August 10, 2020. http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:34317740-7bf0-48ca-9abd-cfade3b4e30b ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.711797.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thévenon, Daniel. “Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.” 2014. Web. 10 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Thévenon D. Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Oxford; 2014. [cited 2020 Aug 10]. Available from: http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:34317740-7bf0-48ca-9abd-cfade3b4e30b ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.711797.

Council of Science Editors:

Thévenon D. Pride and virtue in the political thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Oxford; 2014. Available from: http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:34317740-7bf0-48ca-9abd-cfade3b4e30b ; https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.711797


Portland State University

2. Stine, Anthony Philip. Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America.

Degree: MS(M.S.) in Political Science, Political Science, 2011, Portland State University

In contemporary American political life, concepts such as duty to country and society often play a role in political discourse, but are often forgotten in the lives of average Americans. The life of the average citizen is focused on issues of economic survival, familial matters, and the diversions that occupy persons. Devotion to country is made an at best secondary concern for Americans. The purpose of this work is to examine the concepts of civic virtue that historically have dominated American political thought, using the writings of Thomas Jefferson and his influences as the primary source material for this effort, as well as the writings of modern western political theorists. Through this work, a conflict emerges between the values of western liberal thought and classic republicanism; to this end, a secondary purpose of this work is to reconcile those differences in an American context. Finally, a third purpose of this work is to offer a theoretical plan for re-connecting the average citizen with concepts of civic virtue through a proposal for public service. Advisors/Committee Members: Craig Carr.

Subjects/Keywords: Virtue; Rousseau; Cicero; Patriotism  – Social aspects  – United States; Citizenship  – Social aspects  – United States; Thomas Jefferson  – 1743-1826  – Political and social views

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Stine, A. P. (2011). Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America. (Masters Thesis). Portland State University. Retrieved from https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/316

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Stine, Anthony Philip. “Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Portland State University. Accessed August 10, 2020. https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/316.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Stine, Anthony Philip. “Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America.” 2011. Web. 10 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Stine AP. Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Portland State University; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 10]. Available from: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/316.

Council of Science Editors:

Stine AP. Citizenship, Duty and Virtue: A Vision of Jefferson's America. [Masters Thesis]. Portland State University; 2011. Available from: https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/open_access_etds/316


Baylor University

3. Brand, Steele. Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world.

Degree: PhD, Church and State., 2009, Baylor University

The hypothesis of this dissertation is that republican polities in the ancient world demonstrated a rare form of martial ideology in their citizen armies. Otherwise known as "civic militarism," this martial ideology was directly linked to republicanism's reliance on civic virtue. The foremost exemplars of this virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world were early Israel and Republican Rome. Both polities, though culturally and chronologically disconnected, crafted polities based on consent of the governed, the rule of law, mixed government, and civic virtue. This dissertation will outline the philosophical principles upon which these two ancient republics were based, stressing the importance of virtue in republicanism. Because Israel and Rome each fit within a unique context, it will be important to frame Israel's rudimentary republicanism in the background of covenant in the ancient Near East, and Rome's republicanism within the broader context of the classical world. The final object will be to demonstrate the battlefield manifestations of Israelite and Roman virtue. This will be achieved by a brief survey of the history of citizen armies in the ancient Near East, with special emphasis on the unique contribution of Israel and Rome. Advisors/Committee Members: Beckwith, Francis. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Virtue  – Political aspects.; Palestine  – History, Military.; Rome  – History, Military.; Armies  – History  – To 500.; Republicanism  – Rome.; Republicanism  – Palestine.; Rome  – History  – Republic, 510-30 B.C.; Palestine  – History  – To 70 A.D

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APA (6th Edition):

Brand, S. (2009). Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world. (Doctoral Dissertation). Baylor University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5407

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brand, Steele. “Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, Baylor University. Accessed August 10, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5407.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brand, Steele. “Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world.” 2009. Web. 10 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Brand S. Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Baylor University; 2009. [cited 2020 Aug 10]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5407.

Council of Science Editors:

Brand S. Mighty men and the public thing : the virtue of citizen armies in the ancient world. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Baylor University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5407

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