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Charlotte C. S. Thomas

Charlotte C. S. Thomas is a professor of Philosophy at Mercer University, director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program, and codirector of the McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles. She received her BA from Mercer University and her PhD in Philosophy from Emory University.

Books by Charlotte C. S. Thomas

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No Greater Monster nor Miracle than Myself: The Political Philosophy of Michel de Montaigne
Edited by: Charlotte C. S. Thomas, Charlotte C. S. Thomas
Product Code: P487
ISBN: 9780881464856
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Michel de Montaigne begins his magisterial ESSAIS by telling his readers that he, himself, is the matter of his book. He says that he has written himself so that after death he could remain in the world with those who knew and loved him. Montaigne’s intimate project, meant to be read by friends, has emerged as one of the most surprising and compelling accounts of the human condition ever written. This volume of essays, based on papers presented at The A.V. Elliott Conference for Great Books and Ideas sponsored by Mercer University’s McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles, focuses on the outward oriented political philosophy of Montaigne, which is informed by his probing introspection and thoroughly unsentimental self-observation. Contributors include Ann Hartle, Daniel Cullen, Christine Henderson, Eduardo Velasquez, Kevin Honeycutt, and Christopher Edelman.
Of Sympathy and Selfishness: The Moral and Political Philosophy of Adam Smith
Edited by: Charlotte C. S. Thomas, Charlotte C. S. Thomas
Product Code: P506
ISBN: 9780881465297
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Adam Smith is best known for his magisterial Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, but his other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, is as deserving of serious study. In this volume, scholars in economics, philosophy, and political science take up questions that range throughout Smith’s work, seeking to find connections between his moral theory and political economy. 

This volume, based on the 2013 A. V. Elliot Conference on Great Books and Ideas at Mercer University, represents a great diversity of disciplinary perspectives. Its authors take up a wide range of concerns that exist in the intersection of Smith’s political and moral theory. It also includes several articles that attempt to compare his work to thinkers that preceded and followed him, coming from as far back in the tradition as the Italian Renaissance, and moving forward in history to claim Smith’s relevance for contemporary research in experimental economics.

The Most Sacred Freedom: Religious Liberty in the History of Philosophy and America’s Founding
Edited by: Will R. Jordan, Charlotte C. S. Thomas
Product Code: P524
ISBN: 9780881465631
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THE MOST SACRED FREEDOM includes eight essays that were first presented at the 2014 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas, the seventh annual conference sponsored by Mercer University’s Thomas C. and Ramona E. McDonald Center for America’s Founding Principles. Together, these essays explore the great principle of religious liberty by charting its development in the Western tradition and reconsidering its place at America’s founding. The major themes addressed include the theological and epistemological preconditions of religious liberty, the chief challenges to securing this liberty, the problematic but necessary role of religion in a free society, and the constitutional framework that has been handed down to us to help preserve this most sacred freedom. Contributors to the volume are Steven Grosby, Jeremiah H. Russell, Maura Jane Farrelly, Daniel Cullen, John Witte, Jr., Scott Yenor, David Ramsey, and Michael Novak.