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Title:
Markets, morals, politics : jealousy of trade and the history of political thought
Author:
Kapossy, Bela, 1965- editor.
ISBN:
9780674976337
Physical Description:
viii, 316 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
From Rousseau to Kant / Richard Tuck -- Marx and material culture: Istvan Hont and the history of scholarship / Peter N. Miller -- Sociability in sacred historical perspective 1650-1800 / John Robertson -- Commerce, credit and sovereignty: the nation-state as historical critique / G.A. Pocock -- Revision, reorganisation and reform: Prussia 1790-1820 / Keith Tribe -- Millennium and enlightenment: Robert Owen and the second coming of the truth / Gareth Stedman Jones -- Liberty, autonomy and republican historiography: civic humanism in context: Hannah Arendt, Hans Baron and the Atlantic republican tradition / Michael Sonenscher -- Modern representative democracy: intellectual genealogy and drawbacks / Pasquale Pasquino -- Identification and the politics of envy / Raymond Geuss -- Why we need a global history of political thought / John Dunn.
Abstract:
When Istvan Hont died in 2013, the world lost a giant of intellectual history. A leader of the Cambridge School of Political Thought, Hont argued passionately for a global-historical approach to political ideas. To better understand the development of liberalism, he looked not only to the works of great thinkers but also to their reception and use amid revolution and interstate competition. His innovative program of study culminated in the landmark 2005 book Jealousy of Trade, which explores the birth of economic nationalism and other social effects of expanding eighteenth-century markets. Markets, Morals, and Politics brings together a celebrated cast of Hont's contemporaries to assess his influence, ideas and methods. Richard Tuck, John Pocock, John Dunn, Raymond Geuss, Gareth Stedman Jones, Michael Sonenscher, John Robertson, Keith Tribe, Pasquale Pasquino, and Peter N. Miller contribute original essays on themes Hont treated with penetrating insight.-- Provided by publisher
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When Istv??n Hont died in 2013, the world lost a giant of intellectual history. A leader of the Cambridge School of Political Thought, Hont argued passionately for a global-historical approach to political ideas. To better understand the development of liberalism, he looked not only to the works of great thinkers but also to their reception and use amid revolution and interstate competition. His innovative program of study culminated in the landmark 2005 book Jealousy of Trade , which explores the birth of economic nationalism and other social effects of expanding eighteenth-century markets. Markets, Morals, Politics brings together a celebrated cast of Hont's contemporaries to assess his influence, ideas, and methods.

Richard Tuck, John Pocock, John Dunn, Raymond Geuss, Gareth Stedman Jones, Michael Sonenscher, John Robertson, Keith Tribe, Pasquale Pasquino, and Peter N. Miller contribute original essays on themes Hont treated with penetrating insight: the politics of commerce, debt, and luxury; the morality of markets; and economic limits on state power. The authors delve into questions about the relationship between states and markets, politics and economics, through examinations of key Enlightenment and pre-Enlightenment figures in context?Hobbes, Rousseau, Spinoza, and many others. The contributors also add depth to Hont's lifelong, if sometimes veiled, engagement with Marx.

The result is a work of interpretation that does justice to Hont's influence while developing its own provocative and illuminating arguments. Markets, Morals, Politics will be a valuable companion to readers of Hont and anyone concerned with political economy and the history of ideas.


Table of Contents

Béla Kapossy and Isaac Nakhimovsky and Sophus A. Reinert and Richazd WhatmorePeter N. MillerJohn RobertsonRichard TuckPasquale PasquinoKeith TribeMichael SonenscherGareth Stedman JonesRaymond GeussJ. G. A. PocockJohn Dunn
Introductionp. 1
1 Marx and Material Culture: Istvan Hont and the History of Scholarshipp. 23
2 Sociability in Sacred Historical Perspective, 1650-1800p. 53
3 From Rousseau to Kantp. 82
4 Modern Representative Democracy: Intellectual Genealogy and Drawbacksp. 111
5 Revision, Reorganization, and Reform: Prussia, 1790-1820p. 136
6 Liberty, Autonomy, and Republican Historiography: Civic Humanism in Contextp. 161
7 Millennium and Enlightenment: Robert Owen and the Second Coming of the Truthp. 211
8 Identification and the Politics of Envyp. 244
9 Commerce, Credit, and Sovereignty: The Nation-State as Historical Critiquep. 265
10 Why We Need a Global History of Political Thoughtp. 285
Acknowledgmentsp. 311
Indexp. 313