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Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit

Confessions of an Inquiring Spirits – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Never was there a book less entitled than the „Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit“ to the honour of effecting a revolution in theology, or becoming the manifesto of any school of inquirers accustomed to habits of sound and accurate reasoning. With not a little to remind us of the reach and originality of thought which distinguish the other writings of Coleridge, it is marked to a most vicious excess with looseness and inaccuracy of conception; it betrays a painful ignorance of the main facts and fundamental principles involved in the question at issue; and, by the confident, but impotent attempt which he makes to marry a mystical philosophy to an unsound theology, he only shows that he has strayed into a province of speculation with whose guiding landmarks he was completely unacquainted. Nor is this failure to grasp, and inability to deal with, the necessary conditions of the problem to be solved, so conspicuous in Coleridge’s discussion of the doctrine of inspiration, altogether due to his limited and defective preparation for dealing with the subject; it is in no small measure to be attributed to the exigencies of his position and argument. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Writings of Thomas Paine

The Writings of Thomas Paine – Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine is the only English writer who expresses with uncompromising sharpness the abstract doctrine of political rights held by the French revolutionists. His relation to the American struggle, and afterwards to the revolution of 1789, gave him a unique position, and his writings became the sacred books of the extreme radical party in England. This edition contains all four original volumes with his most famous works from 1774 through 1796. Included are „The American Crisis“, „Common Sense“, „The Rights of Man“ and „The Age of Reason“..

The Writings of Thomas Paine

The Writings of Thomas Paine

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The Writings of Thomas Paine.

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Plato’s Republic

Plato’s Republic – Plato

What is justice? Is the life upheld by Socrates sufficiently definite for practical guidance? The views of Callicles have been overborne; but have they been thoroughly examined? Socrates claims to be the only politician. But how can that deserve the name of policy which results in doing nothing? These and cognate questions may well have haunted Plato when he planned the Republic, the greatest of his works. The great principle of the political supremacy of mind, though thus held back through half the dialogue, really dominates the whole. It may be read between the lines all through, even in the institution of gymnastic and the appraisement of the cardinal virtues. It is a genuine development of Socratic thought. And it is this more than any other single feature which gives the Republic a prophetic significance as an attempt towards anticipating the work of future generations.

Plato's Republic

Plato’s Republic

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Plato’s Republic.

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American Slavery As It Was – The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave

American Slavery As It Was – The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave – Theodore Dwight Weld

With the recent success of the movie and book „Twelve Years A Slave“ in mind, this title, as the name imports, gives a true picture of the state of slavery in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It had an important bearing on the great controversy upon this subject at the time it was published. The evidence which it contains is minutely circumstantial. A considerable portion of the book consists of the narratives of persons who have resided at the south, and witnessed the treatment of the slaves on the plantation with which they were conversant. With very few exceptions the name of the witness is given, and in the cases in which circumstances make it unsafe that he should be known, his character for integrity is vouched for by some responsible person. In some instances also, but those very few, the witness relates what was told him by persons on whose veracity he could rely. But the great mass of the evidence is original and from known and named witnesses. Please be advised that this book contains very explicit and detailed narratives that tell of torture, pain and cruelty. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2 – Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. This is volume two out of two with his most essential political writings, this book containing the last letter from ‘1793 AND 1853, IN THREE LETTERS.’, as well as ‘THE THREE PANICS: an historical episode’ and other works.

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849675028.

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Biography of Richard Cobden (from Wikipedia):

Richard Cobden (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865) was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.

As a young man, Cobden was a successful commercial traveller who became co-owner of a highly profitable calico printing factory in Manchester, a city with which he would become strongly identified. However, he soon found himself more engaged in politics, and his travels convinced him of the virtues of free trade (anti-protection) as the key to better international relations. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1 – Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. This is volume one out of two with his most essential political writings, this book containing his works ‘ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND AMERICA’, ‘RUSSIA’ and the first and second letter from ‘1793 AND 1853, IN THREE LETTERS.’

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849675264.

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Biography of Richard Cobden (from Wikipedia):

Richard Cobden (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865) was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.

As a young man, Cobden was a successful commercial traveller who became co-owner of a highly profitable calico printing factory in Manchester, a city with which he would become strongly identified. However, he soon found himself more engaged in politics, and his travels convinced him of the virtues of free trade (anti-protection) as the key to better international relations. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 4

Essential Writings Volume 4 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume four out of four of his most essential writings, covering works for the weekly newspaper “Political Register” from the years 1811 to 1816.

Essential Writings Volume 4

Essential Writings Volume 4

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Essential Writings Volume 4.

ISBN: 9783849675509.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 3

Essential Writings Volume 3 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume three out of four of his most essential writings, covering works for the weekly newspaper “Political Register” from the years 1809 to 1811.

Essential Writings Volume 3

Essential Writings Volume 3

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Essential Writings Volume 3.

ISBN: 9783849675493.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 2

Essential Writings Volume 2 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume two out of four of his most essential writings, covering the years 1805 to 1809.

Essential Writings Volume 2

Essential Writings Volume 2

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Essential Writings Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849675875.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 1

Essential Writings Volume 1 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume one out of four of his most essential writings, covering the years 1794 to 1801.

Essential Writings Volume 1

Essential Writings Volume 1

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Essential Writings Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849675868.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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