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Routledge Library Editions: Social and Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century


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This set reissues eight books that explore the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. The titles in this set, originally published between 1943 and 2001, examine several of the important figures of the time, including Jeremey Bentham and Thomas Carlyle, whilst also examining political movements and the emergence and growth of libertarian thought. This set will be of particular interest to students of social and political history.

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Bentham's Political Thought

Bentham's Political Thought

1st Edition

Edited By Bhikhu Parekh
December 13, 2017

In this book, first published in 1973, the editor has drawn heavily on Bentham’s manuscripts and has tried to provide a coherent statement of Bentham’s legal and political thought. Unlike Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes or Mill, Bentham did not write one single work containing the basic principles of his ...

Carlyle Prophet of To-day

Carlyle: Prophet of To-day

1st Edition

By F. A. Lea
December 13, 2017

This title, first published in 1943, aims to discover and discuss the convictions which the philosopher Thomas Carlyle believed to be of importance for his time, and the ways in which he personally entertained these ideas. In doing this F. A. Lea has concentrated attention on the works which ...

Late Ruskin New Contexts

Late Ruskin: New Contexts

1st Edition

By Francis O'Gorman
December 13, 2017

Readers of Victorian non-fictional prose were encouraged to believe that John Ruskin had died in 1860. Not literally, but intellectually and imaginatively. This study of his later life and work, first published in 2001, aims to refresh, revise and overturn certain perceptions about the writer that ...

Libertarian Thought in Nineteenth Century Britain Freedom, Equality and Authority

Libertarian Thought in Nineteenth Century Britain: Freedom, Equality and Authority

1st Edition

By William R. McKercher
December 13, 2017

This book, first published in 1987, aims to characterise and identify the intellectual heritage of the proponents of the libertarian tradition. To set this within a theoretical framework, these ideas will be examined by using the pragmatic and conceptual formulations of freedom and authority, two ...

Literature and Politics in the Nineteenth Century Essays

Literature and Politics in the Nineteenth Century: Essays

1st Edition

Edited By John Lucas
December 13, 2017

The intention of this collection of essays, first published in 1971, is to explore the political aspects of some nineteenth century English writers. Under the influence of the great revolutionary upheavals of the period almost all its most important writers were involved, explicitly or otherwise, ...

Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914

Socialism and the Intelligentsia 1880-1914

1st Edition

Edited By Carl Levy
December 13, 2017

This title, first published in 1987, is a study of the appeals of socialism for the educated middle and lower classes in the nineteenth century, and explores the role of the educated middle classes during this formative period for major modern socialist organisations and movements. This title will ...

The New Liberalism Liberal Social Theory in Great Britain, 1889-1914

The New Liberalism: Liberal Social Theory in Great Britain, 1889-1914

1st Edition

By Peter Weiler
December 13, 2017

This title, first published in 1982, explores the new Liberalism - the great change in Liberalism as an ideology and a political practice that characterised the years before the First World War - and examines the idea that the new Liberals successfully overcame the need they saw in the 1890’s to ...

The Theme of Acquisitiveness in Bentham's Political Thought

The Theme of Acquisitiveness in Bentham's Political Thought

1st Edition

By Allison Dube
December 13, 2017

Because of their scope, Bentham’s works deal with many major problems of political theory and practice. Because of the period of time they span, they are also a commentary on significant developments in these fields, including the American and French Revolutions, and developments (in which Bentham ...

Routledge Library Editions: Social and Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

Routledge Library Editions: Social and Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

By Various
July 19, 2016

This set reissues eight books that explore the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. The titles in this set, originally published between 1943 and 2001, examine several of the important figures of the time, including Jeremey Bentham and Thomas Carlyle, whilst also examining ...

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