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Public moralists : political thought and intellectual life in Britain

Author: Stefan Collini
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This imaginative and unusual book analyses the moral sensibilities and assumptions that were at the heart of political debate in Victorian and early twentieth-century Britain, focusing on the role as  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Collini
ISBN: 0198204221 9780198204220 0198201737 9780198201731
OCLC Number: 27150290
Notes: "1850-1930"--Cover.
Description: 383 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part One: Governing Values: Leading minds: The world of the Victorian intellectual; The culture of altruism: Selfishness and the decay of motive; The idea of character: private habits and public virtues; Part Two: Public Voices: Their master's voice: John Stuart Mill as a public moralist; Manly fellows: Fawcett, Stephen, and the liberal temper; Part Three: Moral Sciences: Their title to be heard: professionalization and its discontents; An exclusively professional subject: the jurist as public moralist; Part Four: English Geneologies: From dangerous partisan to national possession: John Stuart Mill in English culture 1873-1933; The Whig interpretation of English literature: literary history and national identity; Index
Responsibility: Stefan Collini.
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