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Le metamorfosi del « religioso » in Tocqueville

Abstract : The Author suggests a reading of Alexis de Tocqueville's conception of religion which moves from the assumption that democracy is not a way out from it, rather a new and specific form of religion in itself. From this perspective, the metamorphosis of the reli-gious in Tocqueville's thought allows to point out the three objectives of "Démocratie en Amerique": to speak about America, to expose critically and comparatively the case of France under the July Monarchy, and to identify the ideal type of this modern democra¬cy which favours freedom and despotism at one and the same time.
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Lucien Jaume. Le metamorfosi del « religioso » in Tocqueville. Filosofia politica , Il Mulino, 2010, 24 (2), pp.221 - 234. ⟨hal-03415578⟩

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