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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


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


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


Milton and His Biographers

Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter presents an overview of Milton's biographers from the earliest lives of the poet to the year 2000. The life of Milton has been a subject of quite a lot of accounts compared to other ... More


The History of the Manuscript

Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns, John K. Hale, and Fiona J. Tweedie

in Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296491
eISBN:
9780191711923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296491.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter traces the movement of the manuscript from the papers of John Milton, shortly after his death, to the United Provinces and back to London, where it was confiscated by Sir Joseph ... More


The Making of the Manuscript

Gordon Campbell, Thomas N. Corns, John K. Hale, and Fiona J. Tweedie

in Milton and the Manuscript of De Doctrina Christiana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199296491
eISBN:
9780191711923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296491.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter considers codicological aspects of the manuscript and postulates the likely stages in its composition. It compares the practices thus identified with those evident in the manuscript to ... 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


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


Foreign Trade, Internal Trade, and Foreign Trade, Internal Trade, and Industrialization: Patterns of Regional Industrialization: Patterns of Regional Commodity Flows, 1914–31 1

Hajime Kose

in Japan, China, and the Growth of the Asian International Economy, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198292715
eISBN:
9780191602580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292715.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Using trade statistics this chapter discusses the ways in which China's internal trade was reorganized in relation to her foreign trade during the interwar period. It follows a similar framework to ... 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


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


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


Law and the Utopian Imagination

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book is a project of exploration and resuscitation of idea of utopianism within legal discourse. Instead of mapping out the contours of a familiar terrain, the contributors seek to explore the ... More


The de facto Turn in Hobbes's Political Philosophy

Kinch Hoekstra

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the Review and Conclusion of Leviathan, a text which is commonly read as a retraction of Hobbes's royalism. In the earlier political writings, and perhaps in the body of ... 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


Action

Bede Rundle

in Mind in Action

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236917
eISBN:
9780191679414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236917.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A natural perspective on action began to take shape with the observation that with animals, as well as with human beings, there is a contrast between reflex movements and such purposive activities as ... More


Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden

Michelle Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104717
eISBN:
9781526120861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104717.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book analyses the Syria crisis and the role of chemical weapons, in relation to US foreign policy. The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons and their subsequent elimination would dominate ... More


Legal Perfectionism and the Benefit Principles

Joel Feinberg

in The Moral Limits of the Criminal Law Volume 4: Harmless Wrongdoing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195064704
eISBN:
9780199833207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195064704.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A possible liberty‐limiting principle that Feinberg targets is legal perfectionism, according to which a state should promote the virtues and so may legitimately impose criminal prohibitions that ... 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


Introduction

Tracy B. Strong

in Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book considers citizenship not as a right (although it is that) but in political terms. To be a citizen in America requires meeting a set of criteria that vary over time; depending on multiple ... More


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