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    Politics and the Public Interest in the Seventeenth Century.J. A. W. Gunn - 2009 - Routledge.
    This book examines the concept of public interest against the background of English politics from the Civil War to the coming of the Hanoverians. These years witnessed both the rise of the modern notion of the public interest as a part of ordinary political language and the growth of a social philosophy of individualism. The new ideas challenged the _status quo_, based on order, reason of state and national power, in the name of legitimate self-interest and respect for the rights (...)
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    "Interest Will Not Lie": A Seventeenth-Century Political Maxim.J. A. W. Gunn - 1968 - Journal of the History of Ideas 29 (4):551.
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    Beyond Liberty and Property: The Process of Self-Recognition in Eighteenth-Century Political Thought.Richard Gunn & J. A. W. Gunn - 1983 - Mcgill-Queen's University Press.
    The themes explored include political liberty, "legal tyranny," defences of influence in government, recognition of the Opposition, and the development of organic categories of political analysis - the latter in a chapter that explodes the association often presumed between organicism and conservative modes of thought. A chapter on the "Fourth Estate" examines the gradual process of legitimation of "interests," culminating in the influence of the press. Central to the account of new political forces and their recognition is the idea of (...)
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    Conscience, Honour and the Failure of Party in Restoration France.J. A. W. Gunn - 2000 - History of Political Thought 21 (3):449-466.
    The political system adopted by Restoration France seemed to call for opposition, and possibly even parties, on the model of Britain. The French, however, remained deeply divided by the Revolution, such that the civilities of parliamentary government developed only with difficulty. Reflecting the distrust inherited from the Revolution, deputies favoured a secret ballot for votes in the chambers and this alone made it easy to disguise political loyalties or to change them. Those who resisted the British model emphasized the virtues (...)
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    On Burning Ground: An Examination of the Ideas, Projects and Life of David Williams James Dybikowski Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1993, Xix + 351 Pp. [REVIEW]J. A. W. Gunn - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (3):639-641.
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    ‘Opinion in Eighteenth-Century Thought: What Did the Concept Purport to Explain?’: J. A. W. Gunn.J. A. W. Gunn - 1993 - Utilitas 5 (1):17-33.
    We all ‘know’ that public opinion came to prominence in the political vocabulary of the late eighteenth century. It may be that this dates its rise a bit late, but it is not relevant to argue the matter here. My concern is rather that we be equally aware of the purposes for which people made use of the concept. Here I wish to consider various possible contexts for speaking or writing of public opinion, or ‘opinion’, as it was usually called (...)
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  7. Queen of the World: Opinion in the Public Life of France from the Renaissance to the Revolution. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century.J. A. W. Gunn - 2000 - Diderot Studies 28:208-210.
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  8. Quentin Skinner, Visions of Politics: Volume II, Renaissance Virtues Reviewed By.J. A. W. Gunn - 2004 - Philosophy in Review 24 (4):293-296.
     
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    The Social Thought of Rousseau and Burke: A Comparative Study. By David Cameron. Toronto: U. Of Toronto Press, 1973, 242 Pp. $11.50. [REVIEW]J. A. W. Gunn - 1975 - Dialogue 14 (1):169-170.
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    Paul Langford, Public Life and the Propertied Englishman, 1689–1798, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1991, Pp. Xiv, 608.J. A. W. Gunn - 1993 - Utilitas 5 (2):328.
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