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The Decision of Samuel Johnson

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Johnson was born and raised in the established Church of England, in which communion he remained from conviction throughout his life. Nothing in his background of any formal or serious nature ... More


A Religion to Live Free

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on political writer Machiavelli, who elaborated on both republican religion and the need for a religious reform better than anybody else. In the last pages of The Art of War, ... More


Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau

Christopher Brooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152080
eISBN:
9781400842414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152080.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the first full-scale look at the essential place of Stoicism in the foundations of modern political thought. Spanning the period from Justus Lipsius's Politics in 1589 to Jean-Jacques ... More


Critical overview and conclusion

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Timothy Brennan, in his critical study Salman Rushdie and the Third World, identifies Rushdie as being a member of a distinctive and historically original group of writers that has come to prominence ... More


The Confucian Tradition in Chinese History

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how certain influential early Chinese and Greek political writers treated the problem of balancing the rule of man with the rule of law. The laws of the earliest-known rulers, ... More


Hannah Arendt's Jewish Identity

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The topic of Hannah Arendt's Jewish identity can be approached from many directions. This chapter considers Arendt in the context of the vision of world history ... More


The Pariah as Rebel: Hannah Arendt's Jewish Writings

Ron H. Feldman

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt's Jewish writings. It argues that whether or not one agrees with Arendt's particular positions on Jewish political issues, her stance ... More


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