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Defining the Common Good - Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,087
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Defining the Common Good - Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover): Peter N. Miller
Defining the Common Good - Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover): Peter N. Miller

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Defining the Common Good - Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover)

Peter N. Miller

Series: Ideas in Context, No. 29

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The theme of this book is the crisis of the early modern state in eighteenth-century Britain. The revolt of the North American colonies and the simultaneous demand for wider religious toleration at home challenged the principles of sovereignty and obligation that underpinned arguments about the character of the state. These were expressed in terms of the 'common good', 'necessity', and 'community' - concepts that came to the fore in early modern European political thought and which gave expression to the problem of defining legitimate authority in a period of increasing consciousness of state power. The Americans and their British supporters argued that individuals ought to determine the common good of the community. A new theory of representation and freedom of thought defines the cutting edge of this revolutionary redefinition of the basic relationship between individual and community.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Ideas in Context, No. 29
Release date: June 1994
First published: 1994
Authors: Peter N. Miller
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 488
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-44259-6
Barcode: 9780521442596
Categories: Promotions
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
LSN: 0-521-44259-1

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