Machiavelli, Hobbes, and the Formation of a Liberal Republicanism in England

Cambridge University Press (2004)
Abstract
Certain 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.
Keywords Political science History  Political science History  Republicanism History  Republicanism History  Liberalism History  Liberalism History  Political science Philosophy
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Call number JA84.G7.S85 2004
ISBN(s) 052103485X   0521833612   9780521034852
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