Virtue, Commerce, and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Centuryby J. G. A. Pocock
Pub. Date: 02/22/1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A collection of essays from one of the leading figures in the study of the history of political thought. Includes essays concerned principally with the history of British political thought in the 18th century, several of which have been previously published.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: the state of the art; Part I: 2. Virtues, rights and manners: a model for historians of political thought; 3. Authority and property: the question of liberal origins; 4. 1776: the revolution against parliament; Part II: 5. Modes of political and historical time in early eighteenth-century England; 6. The mobility of property and the rise of eighteenth-century sociology; 7. Hume and the American Revolution: the dying thoughts of a North Briton; 8. Gibbon's Decline and Fall and the world view of the late enlightenment; 9. Josiah Tucker on Burke, Locke and Price: a study in the varieties of eighteenth-century conservatism; 10. The political economy of Burke's analysis of the French Revolution; Part III: 11. The varieties of Whiggism from exclusion to reform: a history of ideology and discourse; Index.
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