Archiv der Kategorie: Philosophy & Politics (English)

The Political Theories of Martin Luther

The Political Theories of Martin Luther – Luther Hess Waring

After a description of the Germany of Luther’s day, the author enters upon various important topics in political science and endeavors to show by citations from Luther’s writings the positions taken by that reformer. His views are not formulated in any connected treatise on the theory of the State but a compilation of detailed expressions exhibit the principles upon which he seemed to act. The author organizes the matter in a final summary, by which it appears that Luther was of the opinion that the State was of divine origin but its form was a matter for human determination. The sovereignty of the State is exclusive, not shared by the … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

The Science Of Political Economy

The Science Of Political Economy – Henry George

Henry George died fighting one of the most corrupt political organizations of the civilized world – a sufficient epitaph for any worthy man. But he has larger claims to respect and consideration. He made a creditable attempt to solve the root-problem of material life – poverty, – and his just-published posthumous book, ” The Science of Political Economy,” excites that pathetic interest which attaches to the memory of one who tried to aid his fellowman. He was eloquent, but he was free from the hysteria of demagogy. His sympathies, born of bitter vicissitude, were acute, but they were tempered with reason. He believed in the equality of opportunity ; but he believed … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Political Theories of the Middle Age

Political Theories of the Middle Age – Otto von Gierke

This excellent book is a translation of a very small portion of Dr. Gierke’s ” Deutsches Genossenschaftsrecht, ” being the section entitled ” Die Publizistischen Lehren des Mittelalters. ” Its ten chapters treat of the following questions : The evolution of political theory under the diverse influences of ancient philosophy and law, medieval theology, local custom; Macrocosm and microcosm, i.e., the relation of the whole of society to its parts and vice versa from the medieval viewpoint; unity in Church and State, wherein are discussed the warring positions of parties in both, evolved by the length of the contest between the papacy and the empire; the idea of organization, i.e., … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

The Condition of Labor

The Condition of Labor – Henry George

This earnest and eloquent Letter to the Pope is by far the most remarkable utterance which the Encyclical of 1890 has evoked. The Pope could not have found a fitter controversialist to oppose him, for Mr. George meets him on the same basis of metaphysical theology, and appeals to the same authority of Scripture and St. Thomas of Aquino. And the whole letter seems, in its manner, curiously to echo the Pope ‘ s own dignified ecclesiastical – Latin style. Mr. George feels that the Encyclical is directed more strongly against his own “single tax” panacea than against what is vaguely called Socialism, which in a moderate form it favors. The Pope expressly … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Property in Land

Property in Land – Henry George

A reprint of “The Prophet of San Francisco,” by the Duke of Argyll, from the Nineteenth Century for April, 1884, and of “The Reduction to Iniquity,” by Henry George, from the same magazine for July. The literary reputation and the high social and political rank of the Duke of Argyll have attracted unusual attention to his arraignment of Mr. George’s doctrine as to property in land. Mr. George’s reply is vigorous and aggressive.

Property in Land

Property in Land.

Format: eBook.

Property in Land.

ISBN: 9783849658038.

 

Excerpt from the text:

 

THERE are some advantages in being a citizen— even a very humble citizen— in the Republic of Letters. If any man has ever written anything on Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

The Land Question – What It Involves, And How It Can Be Settled

The Land Question – What It Involves, And How It Can Be Settled – Henry George

First published in 1881, under the title of “The Irish Land Question,” but dealing, as it does with matters of universal and permanent importance, it still retained its value and popularity in 1893, when the title was changed. Meant as an attack on Herbert Spencer for a position taken up by him ten years ago it was rather late in its appearance.

The Land Question - What It Involves, And How It Can Be Settled

The Land Question – What It Involves, And How It Can Be Settled

Format: eBook.

The Land Question – What It Involves, And How It Can Be Settled.

ISBN: 9783849658021.

 

Excerpt from the text:

 

IN charging the Dublin jury in the Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Social Problems

Social Problems – Henry George

This book by the author of ‘Progress and Poverty’ will doubtless be read with much interest on this side of the Atlantic. The name of Mr. Henry George is now a familiar one to both sections of the Anglo-Saxon race, and they really have no reason to be ashamed of so robust and genial a son, sadly mis guided on many points though he is. Enthusiasts there will always be with an easy method of curing social discontent – men who do not take sufficient account of the difficulties and real conditions by which life is circumscribed, and who dream that by uttering a new formula the gathering evils of the world can be charmed … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Protection or Free Trade

Protection or Free Trade – Henry George

Henry George on free trade! The dismal science is being reclaimed, its swamp lands drained, its jungles cleared, sunshine and free air let in; and the cheap publishers are establishing a prosperous settlement on the bogs where the owl but lately was wont to hoot its wisdom to unlistening ears. The singular success of Mr. George is that he has made Political Economy interesting. A vast deal of heresy might well be pardoned to the author who has set the average man thinking over the urgent problems which were recently supposed to constitute the dreariest of the sciences. No writer on Political Economy has approached him in the power of clothing its dry … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Progress and Poverty

Progress and Poverty – Henry George

This is the book that made its author Henry George suddenly famous. From the year 1879 to the present the doctrines of ‘Progress and Poverty’ have been familiar to all who are interested in social problems. The book has been read by many to whom Political Economy is still ‘the dismal science’, and it has been circulated in cheap editions by the thousand among the classes to which it holds out such an alluring prospect. ‘Progress and Poverty’ has become a classic in labor literature. Its doctrines have been accepted not only by many who see in them a means of personal rescue from distress and want, but by many others who are convinced … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, Philosophy & Politics (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar

Economics, Volume 2: Modern Economic Problems

Economics, Volume 2: Modern Economic Problems – Frank A. Fetter

Professor Fetter’s ‘Economic Principles’ is the second half of a two-volume treatise on economics. The first half ‘Economic Principles’ deals with the basics. The author of this volume is one of the great American economists. His contributions to economic literature have been notable, and while it would, of course, be too much to say that they have won universal acceptance, it can safely be affirmed that they have quite generally been accorded respectful and sympathetic attention. Professor Fetter occupies a place of distinction, not only as a thinker and writer in the field of economics, but also as a university teacher. Several years ago he served also as President of … Read more.../Mehr lesen ...

Veröffentlicht unter 19th Century, 20th Century, American History (English) | Schreib einen Kommentar