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  1. Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England.David Wootton - 2003 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    The seventeenth century was England’s century of revolution, an era in which the nation witnessed protracted civil wars, the execution of a king, and the declaration of a short-lived republic. During this period of revolutionary crisis, political writers of all persuasions hoped to shape the outcome of events by the force of their arguments. To read the major political theorists of Stuart England is to be plunged into a world in which many of our modern conceptions of political rights and (...)
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  2. Hume's ''Of Miracles'': Probability and Irreligion'.David Wootton - 1990 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment. Oxford University Press. pp. 191--229.
     
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    Meaning and Context: Quentin Skinner and His Critics. [REVIEW]David Wootton - 1992 - Noûs 26 (3):377-379.
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  4. David Hume: "The Historian".David Wootton - 2009 - In David Fate Norton & Jacqueline Anne Taylor (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Hume. Cambridge University Press. pp. 281--312.
     
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    Helvetius: From Radical Enlightenment to Revolution.David Wootton - 2000 - Political Theory 28 (3):307-336.
    It is a remarkable fact that of all the ideas and aspirations which led up to the Revolution the concept and desire of political liberty, in the full sense of the term, were the last to emerge, as they were also the first to pass away. Alexis de Tocqueville.
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    Narrative, Irony, and Faith in Gibbon's Decline and Fall.David Wootton - 1994 - History and Theory 33 (4):77-105.
    This article is divided into three sections. The first argues that the significance of David Hume's History of England as an inspiration for Gibbon's Decline and Fall has been underestimated, and that Momigliano's famous account of Gibbon's originality needs to be adapted to take account of the fact that Gibbon was, in effect, a disciple of Hume. Hume and Gibbon, I argue, shaped our modern understanding of "history" by producing narratives rather than annals, encyclopedias, or commentaries. Moreover, they made history (...)
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  7. The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800.Lucien Febvre, Henri-Jean Martin, David Gerard, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith & David Wootton - 1978 - Science and Society 42 (1):119-120.
     
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  8. Utopia: With Erasmus's "The Sileni of Alcibiades".Thomas More & David Wootton - 1999 - Utopian Studies 10 (2):297-300.
  9. Candide and Related Texts.David Wootton - 2001 - Utopian Studies 12 (2):394-395.
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    Deities, Devils, and Dams: Elizabeth I, Dover Harbour and the Family of Love.David Wootton - 2009 - In Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures. pp. 45.
    This lecture presents the text of the speech about Elizabeth I Queen of England delivered by the author at the 2008 Raleigh Lecture on History held at the British Academy. It explores the religious movement called the Family of Love and discusses Sir Walter Raleigh's knowledge about the discourse on Dover Harbour, which was later spuriously attributed to him. The lecture provides an excerpt and interpretation of Queen Elizabeth's poem titled On Monsieur's Departure.
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  11. John Donnes Religion of Love.David Wootton - 2005 - In John Hedley Brooke & Ian Maclean (eds.), Heterodoxy in Early Modern Science and Religion. Oxford University Press.
     
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  12. Locke: Political Writings.David Wootton (ed.) - 2003 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    John Locke's _Second Treatise of Government_ is perhaps the key founding liberal text. _A Letter Concerning Toleration_, written in 1685, is a classic defense of religious freedom. Yet many of Locke's other writings--not least the Constitutions of Carolina, which he helped draft--are almost defiantly anti-liberal in outlook. This comprehensive collection brings together the main published works with the most important surviving evidence from among Locke’s papers relating to his political philosophy. David Wootton's wide-ranging and scholarly Introduction sets the writings in (...)
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  13. Modern Political Thought: Readings From Machiavelli to Nietzsche.David Wootton (ed.) - 2008 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    The second edition of David Wootton's Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche offers a new unit on modern constitutionalism with selections from Hume, Montesquieu, the Federalist, and Constant. In addition to a new essay by Wootton, this unit features his new translation of Constant's 1819 essay "On Ancient and Modern Liberty". Other changes include expanded selections from Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy and a new Hegel selection, all of which strengthen an already excellent anthology.
     
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  14. Pierre Bayle, Libertine?David Wootton - 1997 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in Seventeenth-Century European Philosophy. Clarendon Press.
     
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