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Price: Political Writings

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: January 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521401623

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  • Richard Price (1723-1791) was an eminent Welsh philosopher and Dissenting Minister. His political pamphlets won him considerable fame in the eighteenth century as a supporter of the American rebels in their struggle for independence, and for the enthusiasm with which he greeted the opening events of the French Revolution. It was this enthusiasm that provoked Edmund Burke into writing "Reflections on the Revolution of France." Price is noteworthy as a defender of freedom of thought (especially on religious matters), as a proponent of parliamentary reform, and as an advocate of a minimalist conception of government. He espoused the doctrine of natural rights and the principle of self-government. This book is a collection of Price's most important pamphlets of the period 1759-1789, and is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction putting Price's work in context, complete bibliographical material, a chronology, and bibliographic notes on persons mentioned in the texts.

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    • Date Published: January 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521401623
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Chronology
    Bibliography
    Biographical notes
    A note on the texts and acknowledgements
    Britain's happiness
    Two tracts
    General introduction
    Observations on the nature of civil liberty
    Additional observations
    Fast Sermon
    Observations on the importance of the American Revolution
    The evidence for a future period of improvement in the state of mankind
    A discourse on the love of our country
    Index.

  • Author

    Richard Price

    Editor

    D. O. Thomas, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth

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