Person and Community: The Social Nature of the Human Being

JPI 852

Course Texts for Spring 2017

  • Compendium of readings (available through University Readers)
  • Aquinas, De Regno: On Kingship Divine Providence Press (December 18, 2014) (
  • Michael Sandel, Democracy’s Discontent (Belknap Press, 1998).
  • Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community (Oxford University Press). Please make sure to get a used copy of the old edition (ISBN 0195007034). The new edition in print now is littered with mistakes.
  • Plato, Republic, trans. Allan Bloom (Basic Books).
  • Jacques Maritain, Person and the Common Good (Notre Dame Press, 1973).
  • Aristotle, The Basic Works of Aristotle (Random House or Modern Library, any printing).
  • Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (Signet Classics, reissue edition: ISBN 0451531604)

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