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The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

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Part of Cambridge Readings in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: September 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521564908

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  • The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of the key political writings from 'one of the best and most hopeful episodes in the life of mankind'. The texts are supported by a lucid introduction exploring their moral, philosophical, political and economic background, enabling the student to grasp both the context and the essence of each argument. Biographical notes and carefully selected bibliographies offer further help. The selection includes not only mainstream theories but also texts by authors actively engaged in the politics of the day, offering a broad and genuinely trans-European perspective. David Williams, a distinguished Enlightenment scholar, offers readers a view of the evolution of Enlightenment political thinking in a variety of contexts: natural law, the civil order, the nation state, government, civil rights, women's rights, international relations, economics, crime and punishment, and revolution. Students of political science, history, European studies, international relations, law and philosophy will find this an invaluable resource.

    • Texts use authoritative editions derived from the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, and some specially-commissioned translations
    • The only sourcebook a student of the Enlightenment would need
    • Offers a broad range of extracts, including less familiar writers and a trans-European coverage
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    • Date Published: September 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521564908
    • length: 542 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.127kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
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    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

  • Editor

    David Williams, University of Sheffield

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