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The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe : Ideas in Context - Mr. Anthony Pagden

The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe

Ideas in Context

By: Mr. Anthony Pagden (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor), James Tully (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th August 1990
ISBN: 9780521386661
Number Of Pages: 376

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This volume studies the concept of a political 'language', of a discourse composed of shared vocabularies, idioms and rhetorical strategies, which has been widely influential on recent work in the history of political thought. The collection brings together a number of essays by a distinguished group of international scholars, on the four dominant languages in use in Europe between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth century. They are: the language of political Aristotelianism and the natural law; the language of classical republicanism; the language of commerce and the commercial society; and the language of a science of politics. Each author has chosen a single aspect of his or her language, sometimes the work of a single author, in one case the history of a single team, and shown how it determined the shape and development of that language, and the extent to which each language was a response to the challenge of other modes of discourse.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The concept of a language and the mTtier d'historien: some considerations on practice
The history of the word politicus in early-modern Europe
Civil science in the Renaissance: the problem of interpretation
Dispossessing the barbarian: the language of Spanish Thomism and the debate over the property rights of the American Indians
The 'modern' theory of natural law
Sir Thomas More's Utopia and the language of Renaissance humanism
The concept of ordre and the language of classical republicanism in Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The language of seventeenth-century republicanism in the United Provinces: Dutch or European?
The civil religion of James Harrington
Liberty, luxury and the pursuit of happiness
The language of sociability and commerce: Samuel Pufendorf and the theoretical foundations of the 'Four-Stages Theory'
'Da metafisico a mercatante': Antonio Genovesi and the development of a new language of commerce in eighteenth-century Naples
The criticism of rhetorical historiography and the ideal of scientific method: history, nature and science in the political language of Thomas Hobbes
Saint-Simon and the passage from political to social science
Alexander Hamilton and the language of political science
Index
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ISBN: 9780521386661
ISBN-10: 0521386667
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 27th August 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.19  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.56

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