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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses in Rutherford, London .
Written in English


  • Sidney, Algernon, 1622-1683.,
  • Monarchy.,
  • Republics.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-174) and index.

StatementScott A. Nelson.
LC ClassificationsJC153.S6 N45 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. ;
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1568868M
ISBN 100838634389
LC Control Number91058939

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This book focuses on the theory of political society found in Sidney's Discourses Concerning Government, published in The book demonstrates that Sidney's insurrectionist agenda is supported by a consistent view of the "social contract, " providing a link in the evolution of contract theory. SIDNEY, Algernon. Discourses Concerning Government Published from an Original Manuscript of the Author. London: Printed, and are to be sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, Folio (9 by 13 inches), contemporary full speckled brown paneled calf. Algernon Sidney, Discourses Concerning Government [] The Online Library Of Liberty This E-Book (PDF format) is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, non-profit, educational foundation established in to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. was the 50th anniversary year ofFile Size: 1MB.   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Discourses on government Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for Discourses on government by Sidney, Algernon, Publication date Topics.

Algernon, The Author and Patriot. Of Sidney’s book, Discourses Concerning Government, Jefferson wrote, it is “a rich treasure of republican principles, . it is probably the best elementary book of the principles of government, as founded in natural right, which has ever been published in any language: and it is much to be desired in such. This image was designed by Thomas Hollis and appeared as the frontispiece of his edition of Algernon Sidney's Discourses concerning Government () which was one of the most important works on republicanism to appear in the 17th century and which had a profound effect on the thinking of the American colonists during the American. [Larger Portrait of Algernon Sidney] [Title Page of Edition]] [Patriarcha, by Robert Filmer] CHAPTER ONE SECTION 1. Introduction SECTION 2. The common notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature. SECTION 3. Implicit Faith belongs to Fools, and Truth is comprehended by examining Principles. SECTION 4. For the complete text of Sidney's work ( edition), see: "Discourses Concerning Government" Source Text: Algernon Sidney, "Discourses Concerning Government" (Third Edition, A. .

Sidney penned his Discourses Concerning Government in response to Filmer. Fearful of a “popish plot,” the Whigs believed that Charles, with the encouragement of his Catholic brother James, was attempting to re-establish an absolute monarchy. Algernon Sidney was tried and executed in for plotting against the English monarchy, but exonerated in after the Glorious Revolution of that year. Before his arrest, he wrote these Discourses, in response to a book titled Patriarcha, by Sir Robert Filmer, which argued for the divine right of kings.   Quarto size, pp. Algernon Sydney (sometimes spelled "Sidney") () was an English politician and political theorist; he opposed absolute monarchies and the divine right of kings, writing on the subject in his crucial work "Discourses Concerning Government" that "[g]eneral consentis the ground of all just governments.".   "The copy of a paper deliver'd to the sheriffs, upon the scaffold on Tower-hill, on Friday Decemb. 7. by Algernon Sidney Esq; immediately before his death": p. Previously published under title: The very copy of a paper delivered to the sheriffs Advertisement: last page ASC copy: from the Yolton Library Rare Book CollectionPages: