Virtue Transformed: Political Argument in England, 1688-1740 by Shelley Burtt | 9780521026734 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Virtue Transformed: Political Argument in England, 1688-1740

Virtue Transformed: Political Argument in England, 1688-1740

by Shelley Burtt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521026733

ISBN-13: 9780521026734

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a detailed study of political argument in early eighteenth-century England, a time in which the politics of virtue were vigorously pursued - and just as vigorously challenged. In tracing the emergence of a privately orientated conception of civic virtue from the period's public discourse, this book not only challenges the received notions of the

Overview

This book offers a detailed study of political argument in early eighteenth-century England, a time in which the politics of virtue were vigorously pursued - and just as vigorously challenged. In tracing the emergence of a privately orientated conception of civic virtue from the period's public discourse, this book not only challenges the received notions of the fortunes of virtue in the early modern era but provides a promising critical perspective on the question of what sort of politics of virtue is possible or desirable today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521026734
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The politics of virtue in Augustan England; 3. A religious politics of virtue: Low Church Anglicanism and the Societies for Reformation of Manners; 4. A republican politics of virtue: the selfish citizen in Cato's Letters; 5. Bolingbroke's politics of virtue; 6. The Court Whig conception of civic virtue; 7. A world without virtue: Mandeville's social and political thought; 8. Virtue transformed; Bibliography; Index.

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