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The Resource Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights, Robert Lamb

Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights, Robert Lamb

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Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights
Title
Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lamb
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Thomas Paine is a legendary Anglo-American political icon: a passionate, plain-speaking, relentlessly controversial, revolutionary campaigner, whose writings captured the zeitgeist of the two most significant political events of the eighteenth century, the American and French Revolutions. Though widely acknowledged by historians as one of the most important and influential pamphleteers, rhetoricians, polemicists and political actors of his age, the philosophical content of his writing has nevertheless been almost entirely ignored. This book takes Paine's political philosophy seriously. It explores his views concerning a number of perennial issues in modern political thought including the grounds for, and limits to, political obligation; the nature of representative democracy; the justification for private property ownership; international relations; and the relationship between secular liberalism and religion. It shows that Paine offers a historically and philosophically distinct account of liberalism and a theory of human rights that is a progenitor of our own"--
  • "Thomas Paine is an Anglo-American political icon: a brandy-swilling, swashbuckling, straight-talking, revolutionary campaigner, whose writings - more than those of any other - captured the zeitgeist of the two most significant political events of the eighteenth century: the American and French revolutions. Widely acknowledged by historians as the most important pamphleteer, polemicist and political activist of his age, his writing has nevertheless suffered remarkable neglect from political theorists and philosophers. Indeed, despite having been the subject of much valuable scholarly attention throughout the twentieth century, there has been relatively little interest expressed in Paine that has not been either of a purely historical or biographical nature. He is rarely thought to have advanced any intrinsically interesting or original viewpoints about politics; nor is he often included in the lists of great modern texts that students of political philosophy are required to read during their studies. His uniqueness as a writer is thought to be found not in the substance of his theoretical reflections, but to lie instead in the provocative manner he adopted and demotic language he used, as well as in the political action that his works inspired an"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC177.A4
LC item number
L36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights, Robert Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Paine as Political Philosopher: Interpretation and Understanding -- Political Obligation, Human Rights and the Moral Universe -- Rights of Democratic Inclusion and the Viruses of Citizenship -- Private Property, the Natural Inheritance and Rights to Welfare -- Cosmopolitanism and the Rights of Nations -- Religion, Creation and Liberalism -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107106529
Lccn
2015008285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025045030
System control number
(OCoLC)900685940
Label
Thomas Paine and the idea of human rights, Robert Lamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Paine as Political Philosopher: Interpretation and Understanding -- Political Obligation, Human Rights and the Moral Universe -- Rights of Democratic Inclusion and the Viruses of Citizenship -- Private Property, the Natural Inheritance and Rights to Welfare -- Cosmopolitanism and the Rights of Nations -- Religion, Creation and Liberalism -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107106529
Lccn
2015008285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025045030
System control number
(OCoLC)900685940

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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