Le metamorfosi del « religioso » in Tocqueville - Sciences Po Access content directly
Journal Articles Filosofia politica Year : 2010

Le metamorfosi del « religioso » in Tocqueville


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.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-03415578 , version 1 (04-11-2021)



Lucien Jaume. Le metamorfosi del « religioso » in Tocqueville. Filosofia politica , 2010, 24 (2), pp.221 - 234. ⟨hal-03415578⟩
5 View
0 Download


Gmail Facebook X LinkedIn More