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Public moralists : political thought and intellectual life in Britain, 1850-1930

Author: Stefan Collini
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume analyses the moral sensibilities and assumptions that were at the heart of political debate in Victorian and early 20th-century Britain, focusing on the role as public moralists of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collini, Stefan, 1947-
Public moralists.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)551706839
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Collini
ISBN: 0198201737 9780198201731 9780198204220 0198204221
OCLC Number: 23286283
Description: 383 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Leading minds : the world of the Victorian intellectual --
Culture of altruism : selfishness and the decay of motive --
Idea of character : private habits and public virtues --
Their master's voice : John Stuart Mill as a public moralist --
Manly fellows : Fawcett, Stephen, and the liberal temper --
Their title to be heard : prefessionalization and its discontents --
Exclusively professional subject : the jurist as public moralist --
From dangerous partisan to national possession : John Stuart Mill in English culture 1873-1933 --
Whig interpretation of English literature : literary history and national identity.
Responsibility: Stefan Collini.
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