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The 'Puritan' Democracy of Thomas Hill Green: With Some Unpublished Writings

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by Alberto de Sanctis
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The 'Puritan' Democracy of Thomas Hill Green: With Some Unpublished Writings by Alberto de Sanctis

The central concern of this book is to demonstrate how Puritanism was a theme which ran through all Green's biography and political philosophy. It thereby reveals how Green's connections with Evangelicalism and his known affinities with religious dissent came from his way of conceiving Puritanism. In Green's eyes, its anti-formalist viewpoint made Puritanism the most suitable tool for avoiding the drawbacks of democracy. The key objective of the book is to illustrate how the philosophy elaborated by Green aimed to encapsulate the best of Puritanism whilst eschewing the dangerous abstractions of both Puritan philosophy and German idealism. It follows that Green's conception of positive and negative freedom, and his vision of political obligation, stemmed from his effort to revive the Puritan heritage rather than from an ambiguous flirtation with idealism. The book purports to show how the influence of Puritanism in Green's political thought is an element which can help to integrat...

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Pages: 225
Size: 1.5 MB
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781845406943 (DRM-PDF)

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