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Either/Or: Jacobi's Attack on the Moderate Enlightenment

Michah Gottlieb

in Faith and Freedom: Moses Mendelssohn's Theological-Political Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195398946
eISBN:
9780199894499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398946.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes of Jacobi's critique of Mendelssohn's moderate religious enlightenment. For Jacobi, the very structure of reason is inimical to freedom and undermines individuality since reason ... More


Preliminaries

Romila Thapar

in From Lineage to State: Social Formations of the Mid-First Millenium BC in the Ganga Valley

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195626759
eISBN:
9780199080656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195626759.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the various available theories on the nature and formation of the early states in India such as Oriental Despotism and the Asiatic Mode of Production. It also looks at the ... More


Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Talking History records a series of conversations that centre on the writing of history, and especially early Indian history, as evident in the works of Romila Thapar. She has focused on the study of ... More


The Modern Constitutional Mode of Government

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The notions of State and of the « Organs of the State » are explained in some details to distinguish their prerogatives from private prerogatives. Private property, in this respect, grants autonomy ... More


The Mixing of Democracy and Despotism

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Constitutional systems of government promoting the protection of property actually lead to a mix of democracy and despotism. This is due to the fact that property, with its absolute prerogatives and ... More


The Old Despotism *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

Lord Hewart of Bury was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1922 to 1940. He had previously been Attorney-General. He felt, very strongly, that in ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


/ Between France and India in 1790: Custom and Arithmetic Reason in a Country of Conquest

Sunil M. Agnani

in Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251803
eISBN:
9780823253050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 3 considers links between Burke's writings and anticolonial thought (and Raynal), arguing that Burke's writings on India and France are related and even deeply intertwined concerns, rather ... More


The Province of Delegated Legislation

Jeff King

in The Foundations and Future of Public Law: Essays in Honour of Paul Craig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198845249
eISBN:
9780191880537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845249.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Delegated legislation is produced by the executive branch of government, usually under powers conferred by legislatures. Such powers have provoked controversy in most contemporary democracies. There ... More


Modern Writing of Early Indian History

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

in Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199474271
eISBN:
9780199090792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474271.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This section addresses the question of the modern writing of early Indian history from James Mill’s history to the themes that are of interest today. Two major schools were initially involved in ... More


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