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Philosophy professor publishes celebration of U.S. republic

Philosophy professor publishes celebration of U.S. republic

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Robert Jacques, Ph.D., an adjunct professor of philosophy at Lycoming College, recently released an unprecedented portrait of the U.S. in his book “The Republic” this month.

In his book, Jacques identifies the middle class as the greatest class ever, business as the worlds’ source of liberty and tolerance, and the family as the sovereign union that stands vigilantly between children and the state. Citizens of all backgrounds as well as teachers and theoreticians will find this book to be the clear and concise celebration of the republic they have long awaited.

“The Republic” consists of a large number of short, clearly written chapters. The book will appeal to the average reader and concerned citizen for its accessibility. It also will appeal to teachers and scholars for the clarity of its fundamental analysis of the history and the concepts of republics in general and the American republic in particular.

The book was published by Bottom of the Hill Publishing in Memphis, Tenn. and is available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and can be ordered from any book store.

Jacques received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. He also attended the University of Bonn on a Fulbright-administered DAAD German scholarship to further his studies. His philosophical interests include the history of philosophy, and German and American philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

He received his bachelor’s degree in finance economics and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He then pursued his interests in the philosophical foundations of economics at the University of California, Riverside, where he studied Marxist economics, and at UC Berkeley, where he studied neo-classical theory.

Jacques is also the author of “The Cat Who Loved Beethoven,” a family story about love, home and happiness.

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