A Reprint Edition of The Principles of Politics by Arthur Ritchie Lord Together with a Critical Assessment
Edited by Sweet, William , &
Harris, Errol E.
These volumes collect and introduce the major writings of the British/South African philosopher Arthur Ritchie Lord (1880-1941). Regarded as one of the finest minds in South African philosophy in the early twentieth century, Lord nevertheless published little during his lifetime part from his The Principles of Politics (1921) and a few short essays. The editors of these volumes bring together not only Lord’s published work, but almost all of his previously-unpublished lectures and essays.
This volume reprints, but also provides a new critical introduction to, Arthur R. Lord’s The Principles of Politics. Prepared to present and discuss some of the major themes of political philosophy, The Principles of Politics focuses on three issues of perennial interest in political thought: sovereignty, law, and rights. Lord’s study also examines such topics as the nature of the state, the balance of power, theories of representation, and the rationality of political institutions. Readers will be particularly interested in the ways in which Lord’s work continues, but also advances upon, earlier idealist studies in political thought (such as those of Hegel, T.H. Green, and Bernard Bosanquet). A rereading of this work today suggests that the idealist tradition, and particularly its account of political pluralism, can provide much insight on issues of contemporary concern.
“ ... The Principles of Politics is, arguably, the most substantial, ‘orthodox’ text in political philosophy of the third generation of British idealism. While … not a last word, it advances the discussion, and makes an important statement of early twentieth century idealist political thought.” – From the Foreword
Table of Contents
The Principles of Politics by Arthur R. Lord
2. The Original Contract
3. Sovereignty (I): Hobbes’ Doctrine and the Juristic View
4. Sovereignty (II): Locke, Montesquieu and the Historical View
5. Sovereignty (III): The Sovereignty of the People, Rousseau and the Philosophical View
6. Democracy and Representation
7. The Notion of Law
8. The Theory of Rights: Individualism
9. The Theory of Rights: Natural Rights
10. The Theory of Rights: Civil and Political Rights
ISBN10: 0-7734-5591-4 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-5591-7 Pages: 332 Year: 2006
hors série Number: 0
Subject Areas: Philosophy,
Political Science, Political Philosophy & Theory,
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press
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