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Works: 906 works in 1,391 publications in 1 language and 28,782 library holdings
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Classifications: B580, 188
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Education in a free society by Anne Husted Burleigh( Book )
11 editions published between 1943 and 1981 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
The representation of business in English literature by Arthur Pollard( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
In The Representation of Business in English Literature, five scholars of different periods of English literature produce original essays on how business and businesspeople have been portrayed by novelists, starting in the eighteenth century and continuing to the end of the twentieth century. The contributors to Representation help readers understand the partiality of the various writers and, in so doing, explore the issue of what determines public opinion about business. -- Publisher description
Lectures on the relation between law & public opinion in England, during the nineteenth century by A. V Dicey( Book )
7 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"The famed 1914 edition of this classic is one of the small handful of works that deserve to be read by Americans to understand the 1980s. Indeed, the final three chapters, describing the decline of will and consensus in late Victorian England, stand as a stark, unmistakable reminder that such national decline can happen again. Dicey was the most influential constitutional authority in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. Modern politicians have often invoked the phrase "rule of law." So commonplace has it become that few recognize its source in the work of Dicey. Law and Public Opinion in England is written with simplicity, wit and a sense of purpose that marks it as a book apart. It did much more than fortell the decline of empire, it developed the forms in which such decline comes about. In many ways this book represents a pioneering statement on the libertarian tradition as a consequence of rather than rebellion against the legal norms of an advanced civilization. This is a central book for students of society and politics alike."--Provided by publisher
Hobbes on civil association by Michael Oakeshott( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A treatise of the laws of nature by Richard Cumberland( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Liberty Fund published the first modern edition of A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, based on John Maxwell's English translation of 1727. The edition includes Maxwell's extensive notes and appendixes. It also provides, for the first time in English, manuscript additions by Cumberland and material from Barbeyrac's 1744 French edition and John Towers's edition of 1750"--Jacket
The whole duty of man according to the law of nature by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"In The Whole Duty of Man (1691), first published in Latin in 1673 as De officio hominis et civis, Pufendorf elaborates his conception of ethics, which separates civil duties from religious hopes. Unlike many Christian political theologians of the seventeenth century, Pufendorf refused to ground his natural law ethics in the ideal of human perfection or holiness; rather, he grounded them in the need for sociability, which he regarded as simply a means to an end - that is, human self-preservation and civil peace. Like Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf was responding to the religious wars that wracked early modern Europe by constructing a version of natural law capable of defending the civil state against the religious and moral delegitimation wielded by international Catholicism and Protestant zealots."--Jacket
Constitutionalism and the separation of powers by M. J. C Vile( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Arguably no political principle has been more central than the separation of powers to the evolution of constitutional governance in Western democracies. In the definitive work on the subject, M.J.C. Vile traces the history of the doctrine from its rise during the English Civil War, through its development in the eighteenth century - when it was indispensable to the founders of the American republic -- through subsequent political thought and constitution-making in Britain, France, and the United States. The author concludes with an examination of criticisms of the doctrine by both behavioralists and centralizers - and with "A Model of a Theory of Constitutionalism."
The natural law : a study in legal and social history and philosophy by Heinrich Albert Rommen( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The elements of moral philosophy, in three books with a brief account of the nature, progress, and origin of philosophy by David Fordyce( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Government by judiciary : the transformation of the fourteenth amendment by Raoul Berger( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 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
The man and the statesman : the correspondence and articles on politics by Frédéric Bastiat( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The main source for this translation is the seven-volume "Oeuvres completes de Frederic Bastiat", published in the 1850s and 1860s. The present volume, most of which has never before been translated into English, includes Bastiat's complete correspondence: 208 letters Bastiat wrote between 1819, when he was only 18 years old, until just a few days before his untimely death in 1850 at the age of 49. For contemporary classical liberals, Bastiat's correspondence will provide a unique window into a long-forgotten world where opposition to war and colonialism went hand-in-hand with support for free trade and deregulation. Bastiat's numerous letters to Richard Cobden, a Member of Parliament and best known today as the leader of the British Anti-Corn Law League, chronicle the profound effect the Anti-Corn League had on Bastiat. The League's success in mobilising a popular movement in England to pressure the British government into abolishing the very protectionist 'corn laws' in 1846, inspired Bastiat to emulate the League's success in France by starting his own free-trade movement. This volume also includes articles and other writings on politics and current events that showcase Bastiat's talent as a theoretician, a pamphleteer, a journalist, and a deputy (Member of Parliament) of the nascent French Second Republic. Together with the correspondence, the writings in this volume fill an important gap in our understanding of the lesser-known Bastiat, who, in just a few short years, made a profound impact on French intellectual and political life in Paris
David Hume : prophet of the counter-revolution by Laurence L Bongie( file )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"David Hume (7 May [O.S. 26 April] 1711 ? 25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist."--Wikipedia
The revolutionary writings of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Hamilton occupies an eccentric, even flamboyant, position compared with Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, and Marshall. Hamilton's genius, forged during his service in the Continental Army in the Revolution, brought him not only admiration but also suspicion. As the country he helped to found grew and changed, so did his thinking. Consistency with earlier positions was never a hallmark of Hamilton's thought, which changed as the country changed from thirteen breakaway British colonies to a single independent nation. Alexander Hamilton's thought has, for over two hundred years, been noted for its deviations from American revolutionary Whig orthodoxy. From a conventional Whig at the beginning of his career, Hamilton developed a Federalist viewpoint that liberty depended above all on the creation of a powerful central government. In this collection, we find the seeds of this development, as Hamilton's early optimistic confidence in the triumph of American Whig principles begins to give way, under the influence of his experience during the Revolution, to his mature Federalism. Hamilton's political philosophy reflected his vision of the central government as the protector of individual liberties, in sharp contrast to the popular democratic sentiments of his archrival Jefferson
The principles of moral and political philosophy by William Paley( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This classic work by William Paley was one of the most popular books in England and America in the early nineteenth century. Its significance lies in the fact that it marks an important point at which eighteenth century "whiggism" began to be transformed into nineteenth century "liberalism." First published in 1785, Paley's Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy was originally based on his Cambridge lectures of 1766-1776. It was designed for instructional purposes and was almost immediately adopted as a required text for all undergraduates at Cambridge. The great popularity of Paley's Principles is perhaps due in part to the author's remarkable gift for clear exposition. Even today, this work is very readable and easily comprehended. But the popularity of the book also reflected the fact that Paley expressed some of the leading scientific, theological, and ethical ideas of his time and place. In this respect, Paley's great classic provides valuable insight into the Anglo-American mind of the early nineteenth century and helps us better understand the thinking processes and evolving concepts of liberty and virtue that were displacing the old "whiggism" of the preceding century. - Publisher
Observations on The two sons of oil : containing a vindication of the American constitutions, and defending the blessings of religious liberty and toleration, against the illiberal strictures of the Rev. Samuel B. Wylie by William Findley( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"First published in 1812, Findley's Observations was a response to an increasingly influential work of radical Presbyterian theology, The Two Sons of Oil. Its author, the Rev. Samuel Wylie, considered the state and national governments of the United States to be immoral because they did not recognize or establish a bond between the ministry and the civil magistracy. In his book, Wylie urged readers to deny the authority of these governments. Observations is Findley's response to these criticisms, but in a broader sense Observations is also a passionate defense of freedom of religious worship and of a civil government guided by moral principles that allow for such freedom"--P. [4] of cover
Lectures on the French revolution by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Examines the movement of the Revolution from constitutional monarchy to popular tyranny, stressing the various errors, both theoretical and practical, which led to the Reign of Terror. Liberal in his point of view, deeply concerned with the problem of freedom, the author illustrates how a theoretical misconception -- the belief that the Revolution must concern itself with an attack on the executive -- led to the most tragic consequences. The king had already assented to the limitations of his powers; what ought to have been feared, however, was legislative irresponsibility. An additional unsolved problem, which had diastrous results, was the relationship of Church and State. It is the author's belief that had a Concordat been worked out, such as the one negotiated by Napoleon, the history of the Revolution might have been different
The life of George Washington by John Marshall( file )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"The valuable School Book, now presented to the public, was written by the late John Marshall ... It is adapted to the instruction of the rising generation, and contains, in a condensed form, the substance of the author's larger work. Its appearance has been hitherto delayed by circumstances connected with the publication of the revised edition of that great work."--Page iii
An essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and affections; with illustrations on the moral sense by Francis Hutcheson( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Francis Hutcheson is one of the central figures in eighteenth-century moral philosophy. Read widely in Britain, France, Germany, and America, he influenced philosophers ranging from his student Adam Smith to Kant. After the initial reaction to his first major work, Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725), Hutcheson took stock of his critics and wrote An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense. The first half of the work, the Essay, presents a rich moral psychology built on a theory of the passions and an account of motivation deepening and augmenting the doctrine of moral sense developed in the Inquiry. The Illustrations on the Moral Sense is a brilliant attack on rationalist moral theories and the font of many of the arguments against the motivating power of reason taken up by Hume and used to this day." "Despite intrinsic merits of the Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and the Illustrations on the Moral Sense, and their vast influence, the original English-language text has until recently been available only in expensive reprint. The Liberty Fund edition makes Hutcheson's seminal work widely available in English in a critical edition collating the first edition of 1728 with Hutcheson's revision of 1742"--Jacket
 
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