Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

CONTENTS

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pp. v-vi

PREFACE

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pp. vii-x

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CHAPTER I. Introduction

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pp. 1-11

...existence” of members of a modern society and their “public existence.” “Private existence” referred to the family and the intimate circle of personal friends, the spheres of individual work and the consumption of goods...

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CHAPTER II. Shamelessness and the Public World

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pp. 12-33

...was not pathologically unaware of his surroundings, psychotic, or simple-minded. Nor was he living in a society that stood at the very beginning of what Elias calls “the process of civilization”; that is, he was not living in a society fairly low on...

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CHAPTER III. Res Publica

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pp. 34-54

...the proconsul in Gaul, C. Julius Caesar, an outlaw and authorized the consul to raise troops against him unless he gave up his military command, handed over his troops to a designated successor, and returned to Rome alone as a “private citizen” to stand trial for various...

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CHAPTER IV. The Spiritual and the Private

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pp. 55-74

...attempted to initiate a sexual relationship with a young woman whom he saw and lusted after in a church while religious ceremonies were being conducted. He does not describe what went on in any detail, except to say that God...

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CHAPTER V. Liberalism

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pp. 75-104

...realm of our own thoughts, beliefs, impulses, and desires, and perhaps also the realm of communication, should be of special concern to us, but there is no direct line of descent from his doctrine to characteristic liberal...

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CHAPTER VI. Conclusion

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pp. 105-114

...Warren’s wife, a rich society lady, deeply disapproved that newspapers were publishing reports about the parties she gave, and her husband set about concocting a reason for imposing restrictions on such reporting. Judith Jarvis Thomson has argued very...

NOTES

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pp. 115-136

REFERENCES

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pp. 137-144

INDEX

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pp. 145-148