Rights of Man, Common Sense, and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Mark Philp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019953800X

Category: History

Page: 544

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Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man was the most famous defence of the French. He was an examplary democrat whise ideas still capture broadly the beliefs behind liberal welfare states today.
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On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199670803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 547

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Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.
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Die europäische Verfassungsdiskussion des 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Ulrike Müßig

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161497964

Category: Law

Page: 167

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English summary: The modern term constitution is closely associated with the revolutions of 1776 and 1789. The discussion surrounding the preconditions of the constitution not only reflects how the revolution was able to overcome the old, class conscious society, but rather the general process of legal regulation of governance in the spirit of the Enlightenment. The concentration of monarchies in the world of European constitutions after 1800 was a mirror of Napoleonic state authoritarianism. In her study, Ulrike Mussig demonstrates that the growing strength of the parliaments after the July Revolution in 1830/31 led to a smooth transition from a constitutional to a parliamentary system with consistent laws. The balance of power between the monarch and parliament was changing. This evolutionary understanding of constitutional history is the key to Ulrike Mussig's study on the European constitutional discussion in the 18th century. German description: Die Entstehung des modernen Verfassungsbegriffs ist mit den Revolutionen von 1776 und 1789 verbunden. Der Verfassungsdiskurs reflektiert nicht nur die revolutionare Uberwindung der altstandischen Gesellschaft, sondern den allgemeinen Verrechtlichungsprozess staatlicher Herrschaft im Zeichen der Aufklarung.In der Monarchiekonzentration der europaischen Verfassungswelt nach 1800 spiegelt sich der napoleonische Staatsautoritarismus. Ulrike Mussig veranschaulicht in ihrem Ausblick auf den europaischen Konstitutionalismus, dass das Erstarken der Parlamente nach der franzosischen Julirevolution 1830/31 zu einem fliessenden Ubergang vom konstitutionellen zum parlamentarischen System bei gleichbleibendem Normenbestand gefuhrt hat: Die Regierung des Monarchen war zwar formal nicht an die parlamentarischen Mehrheitsverhaltnisse gebunden, ihre Berucksichtigung war jedoch politische Normalitat. Dadurch kam es in Frankreich, Belgien und England zu einem erheblichen Parlamentarisierungsschub, wahrend in der deutschen Verfassungspraxis der repressive bundespolitische Rahmen einen dauerhaften Einfluss der Kammern auf die monarchisch bestimmten Regierungen verhindert hat.Gerade diese Offenheit des Konstitutionalismus im Verhaltnis zwischen Monarch und Parlament zeigt, dass es Verfassungsgeschichte nicht mit statischen Ordnungszusammenhangen der Herrschaftsbegrundung und -begrenzung zu tun hat. Das Krafteverhaltnis der Verfassungsgrossen ist vielmehr in Bewegung. Dieses evolutionare Verstandnis der Verfassungsgeschichte beherrscht die Studie zur europaischen Verfassungsdiskussion.
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Autobiography

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198759606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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It may be useful that there should be some record of an education which was unusual and remarkableJohn Stuart Mill (1806-73), philosopher, economist, and political thinker, was the most prominent figure of nineteenth century English intellectual life and his work has continuing significance for contemporary debates about ethics, politics and economics. His father, James Mill, a close associateof the utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham, assumed responsibility for his eldest son's education, teaching him ancient Greek at the age of three and equipping him with a broad knowledge of the physical and moral sciences of the day. Mill's Autobiography was written to give an account of the extraordinary education he received at the hands of his father and to express his gratitude to those he saw as influencing his thought, but it is also an exercise in self-analysis and an attempt to vindicate himself against claims that hewas the product of hothousing. The Autobiography also acknowledges the substantial contribution made to Mill's thinking and writings by Harriet Taylor, whom he met when he was twenty-four, and married twenty-one years later, after the death of her husband. The Autobiography helps us understand morefully some of the principal commitments that Mill's political philosophy has become famous for, in particular his appreciation of the diversity, plurality, and complexity of ways of life and their possibilities. This edition of the Autobiography includes additional manuscript materials from earlier drafts which demonstrate the conflicting imperatives that influenced Mill'schoice of exactly what to say about some of the most significant episodes and relationships in his life. Mark Philps introductionexplores the forces that led Mill to write the "life' and points to the tensions in the text and in Mill's life.
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Anglia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues

Author: George Berkeley

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192835491

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 936

Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even the philosophy of Marx. This edition of Berkeley's two key works has an introduction which examines and in part defends his arguments for idealism, as well as offering a detailed analytical contents list, extensive philosophical notes and an index. - ;Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even the philosophy of Marx. There has never been such a radical critique of common sense and perception as that given in Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge (1710). His views were met with disfavour, and his response to his critics was the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. This edition of Berkeley's two key works has an introduction which examines and in part defends his arguments for idealism, as well as offering a detailed analytical contents list, extensive philosophical notes and an index. -
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Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199537969

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he gave to female characters, whether heroines of virtue or vice. This new translation does full justice to Euripides's range of tone and gift of narrative. A lucid introduction provides substantial analysis of each play, complete with vital explanations of the traditions and background to Euripides's world. Contains: Medea; Hippolytus; Electra; Helen About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Joseph Andrews and Shamela

Author: Henry Fielding

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192815507

Category: Clergy

Page: 391

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With both books by Henry Fielding prompted by the success of Richardson's "Pamela", Fielding demonstrates his concern for the corruption of contemporary morality, religion, politics and literature in "Shamela". The same themes, together with a presentation of love as charity, as friendship, and with a sexual sense, are present in "Joseph Andrews".
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Complete Letters

Author: Pliny the Younger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 380

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"In the introduction to his new translation, P. G. Walsh examines the background to these often intimate and enthralling letters."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Gothic Child

Author: Margarita Georgieva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137306076

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Fascination with the dark and death threats are now accepted features of contemporary fantasy and fantastic fictions for young readers. These go back to the early gothic genre in which child characters were extensively used by authors. The aim of this book is to rediscover the children in their work.
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Gespräche

Author: Konfuzius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535100205

Category:

Page: 234

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»Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig. Denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend.«... "Lunyu" heißt das bedeutende Werk über die Lehre des Konfuzius...
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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3787332391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 674

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Vom "Leviathan", einem der bedeutendsten theoretischen Werke über die Ursprünge und Grundlagen der Idee des Staates und der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, liegt nun erstmalig eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe vor, die den Text der englischen Erstausgabe von 1651 vollständig und nach den allgemein anerkannten philologischen Kriterien textgetreu darbietet. Die Ausgabe enthält die umfangreichen Marginalien der Erstausgabe und ist quellenkritisch kommentiert. Mit einer Einführung, Chronologie, Literaturverzeichnis, Register und umfangreiche Anmerkungen.
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Ich, Eleanor Oliphant

Roman

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539695

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

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Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes
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Das andere Geschlecht

Sitte und Sexus der Frau

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644051615

Category: Social Science

Page: 944

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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.
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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605208086

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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We take for granted today the concept of the "social contract"-that it's right for citizens give up some autonomy to the state in exchange for peace and order for all-but the idea was all but unconceived of until English philosopher THOMAS HOBBES (1588-1679) published his masterpiece, *Leviathan*. Written while the author was in self-imposed exile in France during the English Civil War and first published in 1651, this classic work of political thought laid the groundwork for the upheavals that would reshape human culture in later centuries, from the American and French revolutions to the ongoing refining of democracy that continues to this day. Required reading for students of world history, this is one of the great works of civic and social philosophy, presented in the original period language, and remains the best representation today of the author's intent and meaning.
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Ruth

Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

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One of the less familiar of Mrs. Gaskell's novels, Ruth was in its own time a cause celebre which not only contributed substantially to its author's growing reputation but also won the approval of a number of her distinguished contemporaries. The text used for this edition is based upon that of the first edition published in 1853. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

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Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199555154

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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This selection of twenty of Hawthorne's tales is the first in paperback to present his most important short works with full annotation in one volume.
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Erste Liebe

und andere Erzählungen

Author: Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenjew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737410045

Category:

Page: 192

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