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The political thought of Hume and his contemporaries : Enlightenment projects, Frederick G. Whelan

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The political thought of Hume and his contemporaries : Enlightenment projects
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The political thought of Hume and his contemporaries
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Enlightenment projects
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Frederick G. Whelan
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eng
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"Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson. This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and hence on what is usually taken to be the core period of the Enlightenment, a somewhat problematic term. Covering topics such as property, contract and resistance theory, religious establishments, the law of nations, the balance of power, demography, and the role of unintended consequences in social life, Frederick G. Whelan convincingly conveys the diversity--and creativity--of the intellectual engagements of even a limited set of Enlightenment thinkers in contrast to dismissive attitudes, in some quarters, toward the Enlightenment and its supposed unitary project. Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries: Enlightenment Projects Vol. 1 contains six in-depth studies of issues in eighteenth-century political thought, with an emphasis on topics in normative theory such as property rights, the social contract, resistance to oppressive government, and religious liberty. The central figure is David Hume, with substantial attention to Edmund Burke, Adam Smith, and others in the period. The introduction situates the studies in the Enlightenment and considers interpretations of that movement"--
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1947-
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Whelan, Frederick G.
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320.09/033
Index
index present
LC call number
JC176.H9
LC item number
W473 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in social and political thought
Series volume
95, 96
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  • Enlightenment
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Enlightenment
  • Hume, David
  • Hume, David
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
  • Enlightenment
  • Political science
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The political thought of Hume and his contemporaries : Enlightenment projects, Frederick G. Whelan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Volume 1. Introduction -- Property as artifice: Hume and Blackstone -- Hume and contractarianism -- The place of contract in Burke's political theory -- Grotian resistance theory from Hume to Burke -- Time, revolution, and prescriptive right in Hume's theory of government -- Church establishments, liberty, and competition in religion -- Volume 2. Vattel's doctrine of the state -- Robertson, Hume, and the balance of power -- Hume on the laws of nations, chastity, and double standards -- "Contrary effects" and the reverse invisible hand in Hume and Smith -- Population and ideology in the Enlightenment -- Explaining imperial decline in eighteenth-century Scottish thought
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881664654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes (various pagings)
Isbn
9781138821637
Lccn
2014029634
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)881664654
Label
The political thought of Hume and his contemporaries : Enlightenment projects, Frederick G. Whelan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Volume 1. Introduction -- Property as artifice: Hume and Blackstone -- Hume and contractarianism -- The place of contract in Burke's political theory -- Grotian resistance theory from Hume to Burke -- Time, revolution, and prescriptive right in Hume's theory of government -- Church establishments, liberty, and competition in religion -- Volume 2. Vattel's doctrine of the state -- Robertson, Hume, and the balance of power -- Hume on the laws of nations, chastity, and double standards -- "Contrary effects" and the reverse invisible hand in Hume and Smith -- Population and ideology in the Enlightenment -- Explaining imperial decline in eighteenth-century Scottish thought
Control code
881664654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes (various pagings)
Isbn
9781138821637
Lccn
2014029634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881664654

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