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A Fantasy of Reason (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 29)

ISBN 9780415645539
Published July 11, 2012 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

This ‘philosophical biography’ gives an account of Godwin’s life and thought, and by setting his thoughts in the context of his life, brings the two into juxtaposition. It relates Godwin’s views on politics and morality, education and religion, freedom and society, to the events of his life, notably the revolution in France and its impact on radicalism and reaction in Britain and the parliamentary reforms of 1832.

Table of Contents

1. Reason, Truth and Justice  2. The Most Powerful Instrument  3. Sincere Friendships  4. The Great Debate  5. A True Euthanasia of Government  6. Things as They Are 7. A Case of Constructive Treason  8. The Firmament of Reputation  9. Genial and Benignant Power 10. A Salutary and Respectable Institution 11. The Empire of Feeling  12. Domestic and Private Affections  13. Apostasy and Calumny  14. The Famous Fire Cause 15. Antonio, A Tragedy  16. The Best Qualities of a Reply  17. The Immortal Godwin, I Presume  18. M. J. Godwin and Co  19. The Monster with the Maw  20. A Young Gentleman of Fortune 21. The Venerable Horseleech  22. A Pauper’s Grave  23. The Principle of Populations  24. A Notice to Quit  25. A Virtue of Necessity  26. For Services Rendered  27. A Last Judgement

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