Economy, Polity, and Society: British Intellectual History, 1750-1950

Economy, Polity, and Society: British Intellectual History, 1750-1950

by Stefan Collini
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521630185

ISBN-13: 9780521630184

Pub. Date: 06/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Economy, Polity and Society and its companion volume History, Religion and Culture aim to bring together new essays by many of the leading intellectual historians of the period. The essays in Economy, Polity and Society begin by addressing aspects of the eighteenth-century attempt, particularly in the work of Adam Smith, to come to grips with the nature of

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Economy, Polity and Society and its companion volume History, Religion and Culture aim to bring together new essays by many of the leading intellectual historians of the period. The essays in Economy, Polity and Society begin by addressing aspects of the eighteenth-century attempt, particularly in the work of Adam Smith, to come to grips with the nature of "commercial society" and its distinctive notions of the self, of political liberty, and of economic progress. They then explore the adaptations of and responses to the Enlightenment legacy in the work of such early nineteenth-century figures as Jeremy Bentham, Tom Paine, Maria Edgeworth and Richard Whately. Finally, in discussions that range up to the middle of the twentieth century, they explore particularly telling examples of the conflict between economic thinking and moral values.

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ISBN-13:
9780521630184
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; General introduction Stefan Collini; Presentation of 'Economy, Polity, and Society'; Part I: 1. Sociability and self-love in the theatre of moral sentiments: Mandeville to Adam Smith E. J. Hundert; 2. That noble disquiet: meanings of liberty in the discourse of the North Dario Castiglione; 3. Language, sociability, and history: the foundations of Adam Smith's Science of Man Nicholas Phillipson; 4. Adam Smith and tradition: The Wealth of Nations before Malthus Richard Teichgraeber; Part II: 5. Economy and polity in Bentham's science of legislation David Lieberman; 6. 'A gigantic manliness': Paine's republicanism in the 1790s Richard Whatmore; 7. Irish culture and Scottish enlightenment: Maria Edgeworth's histories of the future Marilyn Butler; 8. Improving Ireland: Richard Whately, theology and political economy Norman Vance; Part III: 9. Political and domestic economy in Victorian social thought: Ruskin and Xenophon Jane Garnett; 10. State and market in British university history Sheldon Rothblatt; 11. Mr Gradrind and Jerusalem Donald Winch; Acknowledgements; Index.

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