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The enlightenment

Author: David Williams
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1999
Series: Cambridge readings in the history of political thought
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The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of translated extracts from key political writers of the period, supported by a lucid introduction, biographical notes and selected bibliographies. The  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Williams
ISBN: 0521564905 9780521564908
OCLC Number: 1014856849
Description: XII, 529 p. 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; Select bibliography; Part I. Natural Law: 1. Burlamaqui: Principles of natural right [and natural law]; Part II. The Civil Order: 2. Rousseau: Discourse on the origin and the foundations of inequality among men and The social contract; 3. Priestley: Essay on the first principles of government, and on the nature of political, civil and religious liberty; Part III. The Nation State: 4. Voltaire: Homeland and Man; 5. Herder: Ideas for a philosophy of the history of mankind and Letters for the advancement of humanity; Part IV. Government: 6. Hume: That politics may be reduced to a science, On the first principles of government, Of the origin of government, and Idea of a perfect commonwealth; 7. Montesquieu: The spirit of the laws; 8. Moser: The master and the servant; Part V. Civil Rights: 9. Diderot: Political authority, City, Citizen and Natural law; 10. Condorcet: Reflections on black slavery; 11. Gouges: The rights of women; 12. Wollstonecraft: A vindication of the rights of woman: with strictures on political and moral subjects; Part VI. International Relations: 13. Saint-Pierre: A project to establish permanent peace in Europe; 14. Barbeyrac: Notes on Grotius' On the law of war and peace; 15. Kant: Perpetual peace: a philosophical sketch; Part VII. Trade and Economics: 16. Mandeville: The moral [of the Fable of the bees]; 17. Quesnay: The economic tableau; 18. Smith: An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations; Part VIII. Crime and Punishment: 19. Beccaria: On crimes and punishment; Part IX. Revolution: 20. Paine: Common sense; 21. Sieyes: What is the third estate?; 22. Burke: Reflections on the revolution in France; Index
Series Title: Cambridge readings in the history of political thought
Responsibility: ed. by David Williams.


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