The Resource Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert

Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert

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Natural rights and the new republicanism
Title
Natural rights and the new republicanism
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Zuckert
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, Michael Zuckert proposes a new view of the political philosophy that lay behind the founding of the United States. In a book that will interest political scientists, historians, and philosophers, Zuckert looks at the Whig or opposition tradition as it developed in England. He argues that there were, in fact, three opposition traditions: Protestant, Grotian, and Lockean. Before the English Civil War the opposition was inspired by the effort to find the "one true Protestant politics "--An effort that was seen to be a failure by the end of the Interregnum period. The Restoration saw the emergence of the Whigs, who sought a way to ground politics free from the sectarian theological-scriptural conflicts of the previous period. The Whigs were particularly influenced by the Dutch natural law philosopher Hugo Grotius. However, as Zuckert shows, by the mid-eighteenth century John Locke had replaced Grotius as the philosopher of the Whigs. Zuckert's analysis concludes with a penetrating examination of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the English "Cato," who, he argues, brought together Lockean political philosophy and pre-existing Whig political science into a new and powerful synthesis. Although it has been misleadingly presented as a separate "classical republican" tradition in recent scholarly discussions, it is this "new republicanism" that served as the philosophical point of departure for the founders of the American republic
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
323/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.Z83 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert
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Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-390) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aristotelian royalism and Reformation absolutism : divine right theory -- Aristotelian constitutionalism and Reformation contractarianism : from ancient constitution to original contract -- Contract and Christian liberty : John Milton -- Whig contractarianisms and rights -- The master of Whig political philosophy -- A neo-Harringtonian moment? Whig political science and the old republicanism -- Locke and the reformation of natural law : questions concerning the law of nature -- Lock and the reformation of natural law : two treatises of government -- Locke and the reformation of natural law : of property -- Locke and the transformation of Whig political philosophy
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ocn753681092
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 397 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400813995
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt111fw
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not applicable
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.b32186174
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)753681092
  • pebcs1400813999

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