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Summary: The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of the key political writings from the best and most hopeful episode in the history of mankind. The texts are supported by a lucid introduction exploring their moral, philosophical, political and economic background. Biographical notes and carefully selected bibliographies offer further help. David Williams, a distinguished Enlightenment scholar, offers the reader a view of the evolution of Enlightenment political think
ing in a variety of contexts. Students of political science, history, European studies, international relations, law and philosophy will find this an invaluable resource.
Summary: The Enlightenment is an authoritative anthology of the key political writings from the best and most hopeful episode in the history of mankind. The texts are supported by a lucid introduction exploring their moral, philosophical, political and economic background. Biographical notes and carefully selected bibliographies offer further help. David Williams, a distinguished Enlightenment scholar, offers the reader a view of the evolution of Enlightenment political thinking in a variety of contexts. Students of political science, history, European studies, international relations, law and philosophy will find this an invaluable resource. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:99 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 09/28/1999 International: No
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Introduction Select bibliography
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
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