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Moderation and “Neutral Power”: pouvoir modérateur

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in Benjamin Constant's political thought, with particular emphasis on his search for a “neutral power” that would function as a moderating device, keeping ... More


Virtue En Masse

Jeremy Waldron

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a pity that Sandel neglects the sociological side of John Stuart Mill’s argument in On Liberty–not just because he fails therefore to do justice to the liberal case for neutrality, but also ... More


Passions Before Literature

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Back in Switzerland in the family fiefdom of Coppet, Staël ‘writes out’ the pain of desertion past, present, and future in De l'influence des passions, while continuing to engage in messy and ... More


Tocqueville and the Protestantism of His Time: The Insistent Reality of the Collective

Lucien Jaume

in Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Tocqueville, Protestantism was the historical and cultural source of modern political democracy, He believed that, in social terms, it contributed to the exercise of individual judgment that is ... More


Politics and Aesthetics

David P. Kinloch

in The Thought and Art of Joseph Joubert (1754–1824)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151838
eISBN:
9780191672859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151838.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

One useful way of approaching the aesthetic dimension of Joseph Joubert's writing on political matters is to examine his attitude to the family and, in particular, to the role of the father in the ... More


The Age of Revolutions

Jacob T. Levy

in Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198717140
eISBN:
9780191785900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717140.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter follows the development of liberal thought about state power and intermediate groups through the era of the French Revolution’s abolition of the ancient constitution, the American ... More


Byron, Manfred, Negativity and Freedom

Peter Graham

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the dramatic poem, Manfred. It focuses on specific instances of the character's and the drama's relentless negativity; speculates on how negativity relates to freedom; and, ... More


Civic Republicanism and Citizenship: the Challenge for Today

Bernard Crick

in Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a conceptual history of civic republicanism and citizenship and identifies within this lineage, as an alternative history of citizenship theory to the dominant liberal ... More


Introduction: The Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of Constitutional Thought

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the history of Western political thought, the Roman Republic, not any of the Greek poleis, has been the fruitful object of study when it came to thinking about constitutional government. The ... More


Past Sovereignty: Roman Freedom for Modern Revolutionaries

Joy Connolly

in Roman Error: Classical Reception and the Problem of Rome's Flaws

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198803034
eISBN:
9780191841774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803034.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

Ideas of self-sovereignty and self-sacrifice drew American and French revolutionaries to Roman virtuous exemplars—and into errors of reception, according to prominent contemporaries. Focusing on ... More


Old Friends

in Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316432
eISBN:
9781846317163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317163.016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coppet's tripartite division could accommodate members of Madame de Staël's immediate family, the visiting English, the local intellectuals of a liberal cast, and some princes, dukes, and titled ... More


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