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The Resource Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert

Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert

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Natural rights and the new republicanism
Title
Natural rights and the new republicanism
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Zuckert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, Michael Zuckert proposes a new view of the political philosphy that lay behind the founding of the United States. In a book that will interest political scientists, historians, and philosophers, Zuckert looks at the Whig or opposition tradition as it developed in England. He argues that there were, in fact, three opposition traditions: Protestant, Grotian, and Lockean. Before the English Civil War the opposition was inspired by the effort to find the "one true Protestant politics" - an effort that was seen to be a failure by the end of the Interregnum period. The Restoration saw the emergence of the Whigs, who sought a way to ground politics free from the sectarian theological-scriptural conflicts of the previous period. The Whigs were particularly influenced by the Dutch natural law philosopher Hugo Grotius. However, as Zuckert shows, by the mid-eighteenth century John Locke had replaced Grotius as the philosopher of the Whigs. Zuckert's analysis concludes with a penetrating examination of John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, the English "Cato", who, he argues, brought together Lockean political philosophy and pre-existing Whig political science into a new and powerful synthesis. Although it has been misleadingly presented as a separate "classical republican" tradition in recent scholarly discussions, it is this "new republicanism" that served as the philosophical point of departure for the founders of the American republic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Zuckert, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
JC571
LC item number
.Z83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Locke, John
  • Natural law
  • Republicanism
  • Political science
  • Political science
Label
Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-390) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29791919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691034638
Isbn Type
(CL)
Lccn
94005498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Natural rights and the new republicanism, Michael P. Zuckert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [377]-390) 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
Control code
29791919
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 397 pages
Isbn
9780691034638
Isbn Type
(CL)
Lccn
94005498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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