A History of Political Thought (Vol 1)
This volume continues the story of European political theorising by focusing on medieval and Renaissance thinkers. It includes extensive discussion of the practices that underpinned medieval political theories and which continued to play crucial roles in the eventual development of early-modern political institutions and debates. The author strikes a balance between trying to understand the philosophical cogency of medieval and Renaissance arguments on the one hand, elucidating why historically-suited medieval and Renaissance thinkers thought the ways they did about politics; and why we often think otherwise.
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Janet Coleman is the Professor of Ancient and Medieval Political Thought in the Government Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously she taught in the Politics Department at Exeter University and for the History Faculty of Cambridge University. She Studied at Yale University and at L'Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Her numerous publications include "The Individual in Political Theory and Practice" (ed. 1996)," Ancient and Medieval Memories: Studies in the Reconstruction of the Pas"t (1992), "Against the State: Studies in Sedition and Rebellion" (19
Table Of Contents
- Preface. >introduction. >1. Medieval Political Ideas And Medieval Society.
- >medieval Sources. >the Historical Context Of Early Medieval Political
- Thought. >carolingian Christian Kingship And Feudal Society. >translatio
- Imperii. >theocratic Kingship. >the Origins Of Papal Authority And The
- Gelasian Doctrine. >two Swords Theory. >the Twelfth-century 'renaissance':
- Canon Lawyers And Their Heirs. >the Twelfth-century 'renaissance' And
- Civil Lawyers. >civilians And Canonists. >individual And Collective
- Liberties. >sovereignty And Corporations. >natural Law, Rights And The
- Lawyers Concern For Individual Autonomy. >origins Of Property Rights.
- >medieval Education: Practical Moral Philosophy Of Ethics, Economics And
- Politics. >the Contribution Of Arabic And Jewish Thinking To The
- Twelfth-century 'renaissance'. >aristotle In The Universities. >ethics And
- Politics In The Liberal Arts Course. >the Purpose Of Aristotelian
- Rhetorical Persuasion. >the Thirteenth 'aristotelian' Century. >the Later
- Thirteenth-century Understanding Of Rhetoric's Service To A Prince: Giles
- Of Rome. >aristotelian Rhetoric. >returning To Giles Of Rome's Rhetorical
- De Regimine Principum. >rhetoric Outside The University And Aristotle
- Within The University. >aristotle's Ethics > For Medieval University
- Students. >lawyers Versus The Arts Faculty Philosophers. >the New
- Mendicant Orders: Franciscans And Dominicans And Political Theory. >2. St
- Thomas Aquinas. >philosophy Of Man. >reality And Metaphysics. >naming,
- Natures And Actual Existents. >natures And Definitions. >substantial Form
- And Corporeal Individuation. >being And Essence. >cause And Effect. >grace
- Added To And Perfecting, Not Destroying, Nature. >sense Origin Of Knowing.
- >reason And Will. >the Will's Relation To Justice As Universal Principal
- And As Historically Contingent Conclusion. >eudaomonia/beatitudo:
- Imoorality And The Completion Of Desire. >rationality And The Freedom Of
- The Will. >the Will And The Doctrine Of Original Sin. >natural Theology.
- >state And Church: The Consequences Of Natural Theology. >free Will And
- Responsibility. >aquinas On Law And Ploitics. >natural Law And Politics.
- >natural Law Beyond Cicero. >natural Human Community. >the Consequences Of
- The Fall. >individual Rights And The States's Law. >the Contrast With
- Augustine. >the Mixed Constitution. >private Property Rights. >3. John Of
- Paris. >biographical Details. >the Franciscan Position. >the Dominican
- Position. >the Origin Of Government. >the Thomistic Underpinning Of
- Dominium In Rebus >, Lordship And Ownership Of Things. >the Justification
- Of Private Ownership. >limitations On Government. >the Origin Of The
- Priesthood. >the Relation Of The Church To Its Property. >deposition
- Theory. >4. Marsilius Of Padua. >biographical Details. >a Reading
- Discourse 1. >some Observations From Discourse 2. >conclusions. >william
- Of Ockham. >biographical Details. >ockham's Positions On Church And State.
- >ockham's Epistemology. >ockham's Dualism Conc... (part Contents).