Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England
By (author) Vickie B. Sullivan, IV
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Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England by Vickie B. Sullivan, IV
Book DescriptionCertain English writers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, whom scholars often associate with classical republicanism, were not, in fact, hostile to liberalism. Indeed, these thinkers contributed to a synthesis of liberalism and modern republicanism. As this book argues, Marchamont Nedham, James Harrington, Henry Neville, Algernon Sidney, and John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the co-authors of a series of editorials entitled Cato's Letters, provide a synthesis that responds to the demands of both republicans and liberals by offering a politically engaged citizenry as well as the protection of individual rights. The book also reinterprets the writings of Machiavelli and Hobbes to show that each contributed in a fundamental way to the formation of this liberal republicanism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521833615
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vickie B. Sullivan, IV
Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England, Paperback (December 2006)
Argues that some English writers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries synthesized a liberal republicanism.
Comedy and Tragedy of Machiavelli, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Vickie B. Sullivan, IV
The Italian statesman and political theorist, Niccolo Machiavelli, wrote not only political tracts but also comedies, poems, fables and letters that are seemingly lighthearted. The contributors to this volume explore the meanings of Machiavelli's literary works, the light as well as the dark.
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