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Silverthorne, Michael

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Works: 18 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 3,420 library holdings
Genres: History  Dissertations, Academic 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: B1168.E5, 160
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Most widely held works by Michael Silverthorne
The new organon by Francis Bacon ( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When The New Organon appeared in 1620, as part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimentally based science. Bacon combines theoretical scientific epistemology with examples from applied science, examining phenomena as various as magnetism, gravity and the ebb and flow of the tides, and anticipating later experimental work by Robert Boyle and others. His work challenges the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of his time, and has left its mark on all subsequent philosophical discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities."--Jacket
On the duty of man and citizen according to natural law by Samuel Pufendorf ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the Duty of Man and Citizen (1673) is Pufendorf's succinct and condensed presentation of the natural law political theory he developed in his monumental classic On the Law of Nature and Nations (1672). His theory was the most influential natural law philosophy of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. He advanced a compelling reply to Grotius and Hobbes, and in doing so, set the intellectual problems for theorists such as Locke, Hutcheson, Hume, Rousseau, and Smith. In the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War, Pufendorf sets forth a classic justification of the early modern enlightened state and of the proper relations of moral and political subjection to it. This lucid and historically sensitive translation by Michael Silverthorne, (a classicist and a specialist in Roman Law and early modern political thought) is the first since the early twentieth century. James Tully's introduction sets the text in its seventeenth-century context, summarises the main arguments, surveys recent literature on Pufendorf, and shows how Pufendorf transformed natural law theory into an independent discipline of juristic political philosophy which dominated reflection on politics until Kant."--Publisher's description
On the citizen by Thomas Hobbes ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to have been at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. This new translation is both accurate and accessible: it is accompanied by a full glossary of Latin terms, a chronology, a bibliography and an expository introduction. Throughout, the editors have emphasized consistency in the translation and usage of Hobbes's basic conceptual vocabulary, respecting Hobbes's own concern for accurate definition of terms."--Jacket
Natural rights on the threshold of the Scottish enlightenment : the writings of Gershom Carmichael by Gershom Carmichael ( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logic, metaphysics, and the natural sociability of mankind by Francis Hutcheson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Moore states that "some of the most distinctive and central arguments of Hutcheson's philosophy - the importance of ideas brought to mind by the internal senses, the presence in human nature of calm desires, of generous and benevolent instincts - will be found to emerge in the course of these writings.""--BOOK JACKET
Theological-political treatise by Benedictus de Spinoza ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which individuals are left free while religious organizations are subordinated to the secular power. His Treatise has profoundly influenced the subsequent history of political thought, Enlightenment 'clandestine' or radical philosophy, Bible hermeneutics, and textual criticism more generally. It is presented here in a new translation of great clarity and accuracy by Michael Silverthorne and Jonathan Israel, with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Israel."--p. [4] of cover
The meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus by Marcus Aurelius ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Translated from the Greek as a collaborative effort by Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) and the classicist James Moor (1712-1779), The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus became a highly influential work in the philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. In their translation and notes to the text, Hutcheson and Moor celebrate the Stoic ideal of an orderly universe governed by a benevolent God. The translation and notes also shed light on Hutcheson's other writings: above all, perhaps, on his conception of "true religion" as a religion of virtue, benevolence, and public spirit for an enlightened age." "Hutcheson contrasts the divisive sectarianism exhibited by Christians in Scotland and elsewhere with Marcus's recommendations of serenity and resignation to the will of the Creator. In light of the warmth of feeling Hutcheson expresses in his remarks, it is not surprising that he took pains to conceal his role (and Moor's) in the composition of the introductory "Life of the Emperor" and in the notes." "The edition of The Meditations that is reproduced here was published in 1742. It is the first of five editions published by Robert Foulis and is the only Foulis edition of the English translation published during Hutcheson's lifetime. In this new Liberty Fund edition, editors Moore and Silverthorne clarify the respective contributions of Hutcheson and Moor and identify persons and occurrences that appear in the text. The editors also explain Hutcheson and Moor's motivation in undertaking the translation and discuss the challenge Hutcheson faced in translating the technical Stoic vocabulary used by Marcus."--BOOK JACKET
Hobbes: "On the Citizen" by Thomas Hobbes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Bacon the New Organon by Francis Bacon ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a new translation by Michael Silverthorne of Bacon's revolutionary work of scientific philosophy, together with an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets it in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities
Spinoza Theological-Political Treatise by Jonathan I Israel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new translation with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction of this important philosophical work
Francis Bacon: The New Organon. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the New Organon appeared in 1620, part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its attempt to give formal philosophical shape to a new and rapidly emerging experimentally-based science. Bacon combines theoretical scientific epistemology with examples from applied science, examining phenomena as various as magnetism, gravity, and the ebb and flow of the tides, and anticipating later experimental work by Robert Boyle and others. His work challenges the entire edifice of the philosophy and learning of his time, and has left its mark on all subsequent philosophical discussions of scientific method. This volume presents a new translation of the text into modern English by Michael Silverthorne, and an introduction by Lisa Jardine that sets the work in the context of Bacon's scientific and philosophical activities
Spinoza Theologicl-Politicl Treatse ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which individuals are left free while religious organizations are subordinated to the secular power. His Treatise has profoundly influenced the subsequent history of political thought, Enlightenment 'clandestine' or radical philosophy, Bible hermeneutics, and textual criticism more generally. It is presented here in a new translation of great clarity and accuracy by Michael Silverthorne and Jonathan Israel, with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Israel
Law and education in Plato, Aristotle and Rousseau by M. J Silverthorne ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locke on toleration by John Locke ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration (1689) is one of the most widely-read texts in the political theory of toleration, and a key text for the liberal tradition. However, Locke also defended toleration more extensively in three subsequent Letters, which he wrote in response to criticism by an Anglican cleric, Jonas Proast. This edition, which includes a new translation of the original Letter, by Michael Silverthorne, enables readers to assess John Locke's theory of toleration by studying both his classic work and essential extracts from the later Letters. An introduction by Richard Vernon sets Locke's theory in its historical context and examines the key questions for contemporary political theorists which arise from this major work in the history of political thought"--
Natural law and fallen human nature : the reformed jurisprudence of Ulrich Huber and Gershom Carmichael by James Moore ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Luo ji xue xing er shang xue he ren lei de she hui ben xing by Francis Hutcheson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Laws, Preambles and the Legislator in Plato by Michael Silverthorne ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A diplomatic transcription of Hume's "volunteer pamphlet" for Archibald Stewart : political whigs, religious whigs, and Jacobites by M. A Box ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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