The Statesman's Science

The Statesman's Science

by Pamela Edwards

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ISBN-13: 9780231131780
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 0.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Pamela Edwards is assistant professor of modern British history in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and has published reviews and scholarly articles in numerous journals, including the Journal of the History of Political Thought and Enlightenment and Dissent. She is also a contributor to Blackwell's Companion to Eighteenth Century Britain and The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction. The Politics of Reputation, or, the Myth of a Modern Apostate: Party, Faction, or Critical Ideology?
1. Romantic Radicalism
2. Attacking the State
3. Defending the Constitution
4. Liberty and Law
5. Morality and Will
6. Science and Nature
7. History and Life
8. Defending the Church
9. Attacking the Doctrine
Conclusion. Regulating the Body Politic
Notes
Bibliography
Index

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Clark

This is a profound and subtle study of one of the most misunderstood of British political thinkers. New readers of Coleridge should start here.

J. G. A. Pocock

I can think of no aspect of Coleridge's thought which Edwards has not confronted and included in her very impressive treatment. This is a study which will certainly be received as a massive and original contribution to the understanding of Coleridge, and a turning point in its field of scholarship.

Adam Potkay

Thoroughly conversant with recent developments in British historiography and political theory, Edwards offers a fresh and comprehensive view of Coleridge's political writings. Edwards makes a strong case for seeing Coleridge as neither the apostate radical of leftist critique nor the Tory hero of Victorian lore, but rather as a 'liberal' fundamentally and consistently committed to independent moral agency, balanced constitutional government, and the living process of the Common Law. The Statesman's Science should remain the standard work on Coleridge's political thought for years to come.

J.G.A. Pocock

I can think of no aspect of Coleridge's thought which Edwards has not confronted and included in her very impressive treatment. This is a study which will certainly be received as a massive and original contribution to the understanding of Coleridge, and a turning point in its field of scholarship.

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