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Fine Distinctions: Some Rejoinders to Quentin Skinner's Attacks on the Modern Doctrine of Negative Liberty

H. Matthew Kramer

in The Quality of Freedom

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Delineates the principal ideas that make up my theory of freedom as negative liberty. Raises a number of challenges to positive-liberty theories and to the civic-republican conception of freedom, ... More


The Cambridge School’s “Guicciardinian Moments” Revisited

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the most influential contemporary approach to the study of classical and early-modern republicanism and Niccolò Machiavelli's supposed place within that tradition—the ... More


Reappraising Political Theory

Terence Ball

in Reappraising Political Theory: Revisionist Studies in the History of Political Thought

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279952
eISBN:
9780191598753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279957.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The opening chapter begins with a brief defence of the claim that interpretation is both inescapable and necessary. It then considers the strengths and shortcomings of several strategies of ... More


Putting Durkheim's Texts to Work

Robert Alun Jones

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a variety of different subject areas — for example, sociology, history, and most recently religious studies — Durkheim has been a central focus in this book's author's teaching for more than ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Society

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253104
eISBN:
9780191600302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253102.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Explores traditional realist and pluralist objections to the practice of humanitarian intervention in international society. It then develops a solidarist theory of humanitarian intervention that ... More


James Martin Hollis 1938–1998

Steven Lukes and Quentin Skinner

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Martin Hollis, a philosopher with an unshakeable belief in the power of reason, was Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1990. He ... More


The Tension between Law and Politics in the Modern Republican Tradition

Marco Geuna

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the modern republican tradition and how thinkers from Niccolò Machiavelli to the authors of The Federalist conceived of the relationship and inevitable tensions between law and ... More


The Valori Family in Florentine Historiography

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion integrates the book's various arguments and findings into the larger historiography on Renaissance Florence and Renaissance political culture. In particular, it considers the ... More


Justifying Anachronism

Patrick Fessenbecker

in Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460606
eISBN:
9781474484817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460606.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Perhaps the most influential contemporary versions of formalism are those that justify formal interpretation as a form of historical analysis. A defense of reading for the content, which often ... More


The Return of the History of Ideas?

Darrin M. McMahon

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This article examines the demise and discredit of the “history of ideas,” as advocated originally by Arthur Lovejoy, seeking to explain how it fell out of favor as a disciplinary and methodological ... More


Introduction

MICHAEL MORIARTY

in Early Modern French Thought: The Age of Suspicion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261468
eISBN:
9780191718649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261468.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Much modern thought, in the wake of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud has been characterized as anti-humanist: as minimizing human beings' autonomy and casting doubt on their self-understanding. Human ... More


Scandalous Writings, Dubious Readings, and the Virtues of Popular Empowerment

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter entertains the idea of Niccolò Machiavelli possibly dismissing Leo Strauss, J.G.A. Pocock, Quentin Skinner, and even Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in much the same manner that he ... More


Four Senses of “Meaning” in the History of Ideas: Quentin Skinner’s Theory of Historical Interpretation

A.P. Martinich

in Hobbes's Political Philosophy: Interpretation and Interpretations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197531716
eISBN:
9780197531747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531716.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

At least four senses of “meaning” need to be kept distinct when describing the proper way to discuss the history of ideas. The first sense, communicative meaning, relies on the communicative ... More


Introduction: The Gospel of John and Christian Theology

John Behr

in John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198837534
eISBN:
9780191874178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837534.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The introduction explores the various methodological problems involved in studying the Gospel of John and the idea of Incarnation, and introduces the various readers of the Gospel engaged in this ... More


Contextualism and Criticism in the History of Ideas

Peter E. Gordon

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

It is a common assumption that the highest purpose of intellectual history is the consideration of ideas in context. But contextualism frequently implies a host of further epistemological and ... More


Reformation and Resistance

John Knox

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the development in Scotland of themes such as the right or duty to resist ‘tyrannical’ rulers. The figure of John Knox imposes itself upon the scene as the enquiry moves into ... More


Imaginary Intellectual History

Samuel Moyn

in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Many contests between different approaches to intellectual history (Cambridge contextualism versus philosophia perennis, for example) have tended to take place against the background of an idealist ... More


Contextualism in The Study of Indian Philosophical Literature

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyses the application of Skinnerian techniques to the study of Sanskrit philosophical culture in early modern India, which clarifies the distinctive contours of Indian intellectual ... More


Introduction

Cesare Cuttica

in Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch: Patriarchalism in seventeenth-century political thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083747
eISBN:
9781781704745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083747.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Introduction presents the aims of the book and the ways in which the project has been carried out. It illustrates the content of the monograph; it presents the main historiographical ... 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


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