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

View: 4680

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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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: 8506

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

View: 1996

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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A Vindication of the Rights of Men; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft,Janet Todd

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192836528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 413

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This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres. Janet Todd's introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft's thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal.
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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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Die Politik

Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Gothic Child

Author: Margarita Georgieva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137306076

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 1502

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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Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439104811

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Leviathan concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and situations identified with a state of nature and the famous motto Bellum omnium contra omnes ("the war of all against all") could only be averted by strong central government.
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Aufklärung und Humanismus

Author: Richard Toellner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311093650X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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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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Der Staat

Author: Platon

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849618005

Category:

Page: 725

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Politeia (griechisch „Staat“), verfasst um 370 v. Chr., ist ein berühmter Dialog Platons. Sie gehört zu den am stärksten rezipierten Werken in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie sowie der Philosophie überhaupt. Zentrales Thema der Politeia ist die Frage nach Gerechtigkeit. Die auftretenden Figuren sind Sokrates, der Greis Kephalos, dessen Sohn Polemarchos, der Sophist Thrasymachos sowie Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos. (aus wikipedia.de)
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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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Weißer Tod

Roman

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641241642

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 1580

Ein verstörter junger Mann bittet den privaten Ermittler Cormoran Strike um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das er – so glaubt er – als Kind mit angesehen hat. Strike ist beunruhigt: Billy hat offensichtlich psychische Probleme und kann sich nur an wenig im Detail erinnern, doch er wirkt aufrichtig. Bevor Strike ihn allerdings ausführlich befragen kann, ergreift der Mann panisch die Flucht. Um Billys Geschichte auf den Grund zu gehen, folgen Strike und Robin Ellacott – einst seine Assistentin, jetzt seine Geschäftspartnerin – einer verschlungenen Spur, die sie durch die zwielichtigen Ecken Londons, in die oberen Kreise des Parlaments und zu einem prachtvollen, doch düsteren Herrenhaus auf dem Land führt. Zugleich verläuft auch Strikes eigenes Leben alles andere als gradlinig: Er hat es als Ermittler zu Berühmtheit gebracht und kann sich nicht länger unauffällig hinter den Kulissen bewegen. Noch dazu ist das Verhältnis zu seiner früheren Assistentin schwieriger denn je – zwar ist Robin für ihn geschäftlich mittlerweile unersetzlich, ihre private Beziehung ist jedoch viel komplizierter ...
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