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Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Enlightenment philosophers' defense of commercial society and free trade. They defended the new commercial society because they believed it represented a better society — ... More


Sympathy and Deception

John A. Hall

in The Importance of Being Civil: The Struggle for Political Decency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153261
eISBN:
9781400847495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153261.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the nature of capitalism by recalling in the simplest terms the sophisticated sociology of Adam Smith, so often ignored and so very far removed from contemporary economic ... More


Assessing English Commercial Society

Maurizio Isabella

in Risorgimento in Exile: Italian Émigrés and the Liberal International in the Post-Napoleonic Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570676
eISBN:
9780191721991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570676.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the early 19th century there was no dispute about the commercial and industrial superiority of England over the rest of the world. However, the desirability of following the example of England was ... More


Spreading the Gospel of Self-Denial: Thrift and Association in Antebellum America

Kathleen D. McCarthy

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter traces the democratization and diversification of thrift in the 19th century and explores how American voluntary associations preached the gospel of thrift to men, women, and children of ... More


Sir Walter Scott on the Field of Waterloo

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines why and how Scott used antiquarianism to articulate his complex, ironic nationalism. Despite its avowed patriotic intentions, antiquarianism rested on assumptions about history ... More


Conclusion

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0011
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the notion of luxury in Europe changed over the course of the 18th century. It explains that luxury became the driving force of modern commercial society because it ... More


Barbarism and Republicanism

Silvia Sebastiani

in Scottish Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century, Volume I: Morals, Politics, Art, Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560677
eISBN:
9780191761300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560677.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter maps out some of the views of Scottish thinkers concerning human progress. It briefly considers Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, who was the first to promote the language of republicanism in ... More


Not a Partnership in Pepper, Coffee, Calico, or Tobacco: Edmund Burke and the Vicissitudes of Imperial Commerce

Onur Ulas Ince

in Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190637293
eISBN:
9780190637323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637293.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, UK Politics

This chapter examines Edmund Burke’s arguments on the Anglo-Indian trade and the British rule in Bengal. In contrast to the culturalist interpretations of Burke’s position on the British Empire, the ... More


One Family, Two Bestsellers, and the Legend’s Canonization

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter studies Jacque Savary's Le parfait négociant, which was first printed in 1675 and was the manifesto of seventeenth-century French commercial society. A far more experienced and effective ... More


On the Place of Politics in Commercial Society

Ryan Patrick Hanley

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Abstract: Istvan Hont’s book Politics in Commercial Society, the final work of one of the twentieth century’s great students of Adam Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment, presents a comparative study ... More


The Riddle of Usury

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter argues that Étienne Cleirac's words locate him at an important and little understood historical junction, when the late medieval habit of treating money and the economy as part of the ... More


“To Qualify its Students for Personal Success”: The Rise of the University in the West

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter examines the rise of commercialism in American higher education. Popularly known as Stanford University, Leland Stanford Junior University was exceptional both because of the Stanfords' ... More


Coda

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This coda argues that from the 1650s to the 1910s, the legend of the Jewish invention of bills of exchange absorbed and at the same time transformed conceptions of Jewish usury that had emerged in ... More


Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Maria Pia Paganelli, Dennis C. Rasmussen, and Craig Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are two of the foremost thinkers of the European Enlightenment, thinkers who made seminal contributions to moral and political philosophy and who shaped some of ... More


Germaine de Staël and Modern Politics

Biancamaria Fontana

in Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169040
eISBN:
9781400880614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169040.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter explains how Staël belonged, by education and by intellectual choice, to the party of those who preferred to think of change and reform in some continuity with the past. She ... More


Smith, Rousseau and the True Spirit of a Republican

Dennis C. Rasmussen

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the meaning of Adam Smith’s claim that Jean-Jacques Rousseau embodied ‘the true spirit of a republican carried a little too far’, ultimately concluding that Smith ... More


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