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Silverthorne, Michael

Overview
Works: 21 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 4,573 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: B580, 188
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Most widely held works by Michael Silverthorne
On the citizen by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 533 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
On the duty of man and citizen according to natural law by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 531 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
The new organon by Francis Bacon( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 483 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
A theologico-political treatise and a political treatise by Benedictus de Spinoza( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 342 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."--Page 4 of cover
Natural rights on the threshold of the Scottish enlightenment : the writings of Gershom Carmichael by Gershom Carmichael( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logic, metaphysics, and the natural sociability of mankind by Francis Hutcheson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 205 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.""--Jacket
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation, the first in thirty-five years, of one of the most influential and admired books of the ages, the reflections of Marcus Aurelius, Stoic philosopher and emperor of Rome 161-180 A.D., few books have meant as much to as many as Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. It remains a life-enhancing work of the basics of Stoic doctrine, Aurelius's life and career, the recurring themes and structure of the work's ongoing influence
Spinoza : Theological-Political Treatise by Jonathan I Israel( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction of this important philosophical work
Hobbes: "On the Citizen" by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law and education in Plato, Aristotle and Rousseau by Michael Silverthorne( )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hobbs, On the citizen by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diplomatic transcription of Hume's "volunteer pamphlet" for Archibald Stewart : political whigs, religious whigs, and Jacobites by M. A Box( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 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"--
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

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

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

Logic, Metaphysics, and the Natural Sociability of Mankind (The Collected Works and Correspondence of Francis Hutcheson) by Francis Hutcheson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Natural Rights on the Threshold of the Scottish Enlightenment: The Writings of Gershom Carmichael (Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics) by James Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Francis Bacon : the New Organon. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy by Francis Bacon( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 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 0 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
 
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On the duty of man and citizen according to natural lawThe new organonA theologico-political treatise and a political treatiseNatural rights on the threshold of the Scottish enlightenment : the writings of Gershom CarmichaelLogic, metaphysics, and the natural sociability of mankindMeditationsHobbes: "On the Citizen"Thomas Hobbs, On the citizen