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Alexis de Tocqueville o egzystencjalnym i społecznym znaczeniu religii
Alexis de Tocqueville on the existential and social relevance of religion

Author(s): Krzysztof Kędziora
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
Keywords: Tocqueville; religion; Christianity; public sphere; democracy

Summary/Abstract: This article looks at Alexis de Tocqueville’s reflection on the place of religion in society; strictly speaking the significance of religion in a democratic society. This problem is taken up from two perspectives: from an existential point of view and from a social point of view. In the existential dimension, religion (Christianity) is seen as a natural condition of mankind. In the social dimension, religion is vital to the proper functioning of a society and the preservation of political freedom.

  • Issue Year: 50/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 31-55
  • Page Count: 25