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Editors: David Armitage, Richard Bourke, Jennifer Pitts, John Robertson

The books in this series discuss the emergence of intellectual traditions and related new disciplines. The procedures, aims and vocabularies that were generated will be set in the context of the alternatives available within the contemporary frameworks of ideas and institutions. Through detailed studies of the evolution of such traditions, and their modification by different audiences, it is hoped that a new picture will form of the development of ideas in their concrete contexts. By this means, artificial distinctions between the history of philosophy, of the various sciences, of society and politics, and of literature may be seen to dissolve.

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[40] A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920–1960

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[40] A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920–1960

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[96] Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy

Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory

[96] Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy

Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory

[42] Adversaries and Authorities

Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science

[42] Adversaries and Authorities

Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science

[25] An Approach to Political Philosophy

Locke in Contexts

[25] An Approach to Political Philosophy

Locke in Contexts

[113] Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science

Histories of Philosophy in England, c. 1640–1700
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[113] Ancient Wisdom in the Age of the New Science

Histories of Philosophy in England, c. 1640–1700
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[10] Between Literature and Science

The Rise of Sociology

[7] Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order

[36] Classical Humanism and Republicanism in English Political Thought, 1570–1640

Volume 0, Part 0,

[36] Classical Humanism and Republicanism in English Political Thought, 1570–1640

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[9] Conscience and Casuistry in Early Modern Europe

[27] Defining Science

William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain

[27] Defining Science

William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain

[29] Defining the Common Good

Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

[29] Defining the Common Good

Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

[48] Early Modern Liberalism

[48] Early Modern Liberalism

[63] Elizabethan Rhetoric

Theory and Practice

[63] Elizabethan Rhetoric

Theory and Practice

[32] Englishness and the Study of Politics

The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker

[32] Englishness and the Study of Politics

The Social and Political Thought of Ernest Barker

[41] Enlightenment and Religion

Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

[41] Enlightenment and Religion

Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain

[110] Enlightenment and Utility

Bentham in French, Bentham in France
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[110] Enlightenment and Utility

Bentham in French, Bentham in France
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[49] Equal Freedom and Utility

Herbert Spencer's Liberal Utilitarianism

[49] Equal Freedom and Utility

Herbert Spencer's Liberal Utilitarianism

[104] Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England

Volume 0, Part 0,

[104] Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England

Volume 0, Part 0,

[15] Faces of Degeneration

A European Disorder, c.1848–1918

[112] Free Trade and its Enemies in France, 1814–1851

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[112] Free Trade and its Enemies in France, 1814–1851

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[72] Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England

[72] Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England

[89] French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville

Liberty in a Levelled Society?
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[89] French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville

Liberty in a Levelled Society?
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[88] Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History

[88] Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History

[22] From Politics to Reason of State

The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics 1250–1600

[22] From Politics to Reason of State

The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics 1250–1600

[8] Gassendi the Atomist

Advocate of History in an Age of Science

[6] Hegel

Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit, 1770–1807

[67] Humanism and America

An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500–1625

[67] Humanism and America

An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500–1625

[97] Imperial Sceptics

British Critics of Empire, 1850–1920
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[97] Imperial Sceptics

British Critics of Empire, 1850–1920
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[21] Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance

The Case of Law

[21] Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance

The Case of Law

[16] Inventing the French Revolution `

Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century

[14] Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror

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[14] Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror

Volume 0, Part 0,

[70] Jesuit Political Thought

The Society of Jesus and the State, c.1540–1630
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[70] Jesuit Political Thought

The Society of Jesus and the State, c.1540–1630
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[66] Judaism and Enlightenment

Volume 0, Part 0,

[66] Judaism and Enlightenment

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[80] Language, Mind and Nature

Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke

[80] Language, Mind and Nature

Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke

[85] Levi-Strauss, Anthropology, and Aesthetics

Volume 0, Part 0,

[85] Levi-Strauss, Anthropology, and Aesthetics

Volume 0, Part 0,

[92] Liberal Values

Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion
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[92] Liberal Values

Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion
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[106] Liberty Abroad

J. S. Mill on International Relations
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[106] Liberty Abroad

J. S. Mill on International Relations
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[44] Liberty, Right and Nature

Individual Rights in Later Scholastic Thought

[44] Liberty, Right and Nature

Individual Rights in Later Scholastic Thought

[76] Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy

Volume 0, Part 0,

[76] Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy

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[74] Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson

Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond

[74] Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson

Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond

[62] Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance

The Case of Learned Medicine

[62] Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance

The Case of Learned Medicine

[71] Machiavelli and Empire

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[71] Machiavelli and Empire

Volume 0, Part 0,

[18] Machiavelli and Republicanism

[102] Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought

From Charisma to Canonization
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[102] Max Weber in Politics and Social Thought

From Charisma to Canonization
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[53] Measurement in Psychology

A Critical History of a Methodological Concept
Volume 0, Part 0,

[53] Measurement in Psychology

A Critical History of a Methodological Concept
Volume 0, Part 0,

[35] Milton and Republicanism

[35] Milton and Republicanism

[52] Models as Mediators

Perspectives on Natural and Social Science
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[52] Models as Mediators

Perspectives on Natural and Social Science
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[101] Montaigne and the Life of Freedom

[58] Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment

[58] Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment

[38] Otto Neurath

Philosophy between Science and Politics

[38] Otto Neurath

Philosophy between Science and Politics

[119] Parliament the Mirror of the Nation

Representation, Deliberation, and Democracy in Victorian Britain
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[121] Parliamentarism

From Burke to Weber
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[50] Pedagogy and Power

Rhetorics of Classical Learning
Volume 0, Part 0,

[50] Pedagogy and Power

Rhetorics of Classical Learning
Volume 0, Part 0,

[26] Philosophy and Government 1572–1651

Volume 0, Part 0,

[1] Philosophy in History

Essays in the Historiography of Philosophy

  • Edited by Richard Rorty, Jerome B. Schneewind, Quentin Skinner
  • Paperback | Published November 1984
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[47] Pluralism and the Personality of the State

[47] Pluralism and the Personality of the State

[56] Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I

Queen and Commonwealth 1558–1585

[56] Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I

Queen and Commonwealth 1558–1585

[24] Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain

[24] Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain

[11] Political Innovation and Conceptual Change

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[94] Public Philosophy in a New Key

Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedom

[94] Public Philosophy in a New Key

Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedom

[93] Public Philosophy in a New Key

Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom

[93] Public Philosophy in a New Key

Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom

[100] Recovering Liberties

Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire

[100] Recovering Liberties

Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire

[57] Renaissance Civic Humanism

Reappraisals and Reflections

[57] Renaissance Civic Humanism

Reappraisals and Reflections

[99] Republic of Women

Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century
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[99] Republic of Women

Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century
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[120] Revolutionary Thought after the Paris Commune, 1871–1885

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[39] Riches and Poverty

An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750–1834

[60] Rival Enlightenments

Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany

[60] Rival Enlightenments

Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany

[108] Roman Law in the State of Nature

The Classical Foundations of Hugo Grotius' Natural Law
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[79] Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince

Volume 0, Part 0,

[79] Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince

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[46] Rousseau and Geneva

From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749–1762

[46] Rousseau and Geneva

From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749–1762

[68] Self-Interest before Adam Smith

A Genealogy of Economic Science

[68] Self-Interest before Adam Smith

A Genealogy of Economic Science

[107] Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500–2000

Volume 0, Part 0,

[107] Sovereignty, Property and Empire, 1500–2000

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[33] Strategies of Economic Order

German Economic Discourse, 1750–1950

[33] Strategies of Economic Order

German Economic Discourse, 1750–1950

[82] Taming the Leviathan

The Reception of the Political and Religious Ideas of Thomas Hobbes in England 1640–1700

[82] Taming the Leviathan

The Reception of the Political and Religious Ideas of Thomas Hobbes in England 1640–1700

[13] That Noble Dream

The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

[13] That Noble Dream

The 'Objectivity Question' and the American Historical Profession

[64] The Ambitions of Curiosity

Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China

[64] The Ambitions of Curiosity

Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China

[54] The American Language of Rights

[54] The American Language of Rights

[73] The Case for The Enlightenment

Scotland and Naples 1680–1760
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[73] The Case for The Enlightenment

Scotland and Naples 1680–1760
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[75] The Constitutionalist Revolution

An Essay on the History of England, 1450–1642

[75] The Constitutionalist Revolution

An Essay on the History of England, 1450–1642

[109] The Crisis of German Historicism

The Early Political Thought of Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss
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[55] The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism

[55] The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism

[65] The Duel in Early Modern England

Civility, Politeness and Honour

[65] The Duel in Early Modern England

Civility, Politeness and Honour

The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory

Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland
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[12] The Empire of Chance

How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life
Volume 0, Part 0,

  • Gerd Gigerenzer, Zeno Swijtink, Theodore Porter, Lorraine Daston, John Beatty, Lorenz Kruger
  • Paperback | Published November 1990
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[31] The Enlightenment's Fable

Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society

[31] The Enlightenment's Fable

Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society

[84] The Feminist Avant-Garde

Transatlantic Encounters of the Early Twentieth Century

[84] The Feminist Avant-Garde

Transatlantic Encounters of the Early Twentieth Century

[69] The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought

[69] The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought

[61] The History of Political Thought in National Context

[61] The History of Political Thought in National Context

[120] The History of the Arthaśāstra

Sovereignty and Sacred Law in Ancient India
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[30] The Idea of Luxury

A Conceptual and Historical Investigation
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[59] The Ideological Origins of the British Empire

Volume 0, Part 0,

[59] The Ideological Origins of the British Empire

Volume 0, Part 0,

[105] The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination, 1860–1930

Volume 0, Part 0,

[105] The Italian Renaissance in the German Historical Imagination, 1860–1930

Volume 0, Part 0,

[5] The Judgment of Sense

Renaissance Naturalism and the Rise of Aesthetics

[4] The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe

[19] The Origins of American Social Science

[19] The Origins of American Social Science

[77] The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe

The Nature of a Contested Identity
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[77] The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe

The Nature of a Contested Identity
Volume 0, Part 0,

[91] The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir

Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance

[23] The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt 1555–1590

Volume 0, Part 0,

[14] The Province of Legislation Determined

Legal Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain

[43] The Reportage of Urban Culture

Robert Park and the Chicago School

  • Rolf Lindner, Translated by Adrian Morris, With Jeremy Gaines, Martin Chalmers
  • Hardback | Published July 1996
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[43] The Reportage of Urban Culture

Robert Park and the Chicago School

  • Rolf Lindner, Translated by Adrian Morris, With Jeremy Gaines, Martin Chalmers
  • Paperback | Published June 2006
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[111] The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution

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[87] The Secularisation of the Confessional State

The Political Thought of Christian Thomasius
Volume 0, Part 0,

[87] The Secularisation of the Confessional State

The Political Thought of Christian Thomasius
Volume 0, Part 0,

[51] The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics

A Study in Cognitive History
Volume 0, Part 0,

[51] The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics

A Study in Cognitive History
Volume 0, Part 0,

[37] The Social and Political Thought of Bertrand Russell

The Development of an Aristocratic Liberalism

[37] The Social and Political Thought of Bertrand Russell

The Development of an Aristocratic Liberalism

[17] The Taming of Chance

Volume 0, Part 0,

[17] The Taming of Chance

Volume 0, Part 0,

[34] The Transformation of Natural Philosophy

The Case of Philip Melanchthon

[34] The Transformation of Natural Philosophy

The Case of Philip Melanchthon

[115] The World of Mr Casaubon

Britain's Wars of Mythography, 1700–1870
Volume 0, Part 0,

[115] The World of Mr Casaubon

Britain's Wars of Mythography, 1700–1870
Volume 0, Part 0,

[78] The Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy

Robert Burton in Context
Volume 0, Part 0,

[78] The Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy

Robert Burton in Context
Volume 0, Part 0,

[98] The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945–1968

Volume 0, Part 0,

[98] The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945–1968

Volume 0, Part 0,

[81] The Young Karl Marx

German Philosophy, Modern Politics, and Human Flourishing

[81] The Young Karl Marx

German Philosophy, Modern Politics, and Human Flourishing

[90] Thinking about Property

From Antiquity to the Age of Revolution

[90] Thinking about Property

From Antiquity to the Age of Revolution

[103] Toleration in Conflict

Past and Present
Volume 0, Part 0,

[103] Toleration in Conflict

Past and Present
Volume 0, Part 0,

[116] Trust in Early Modern International Political Thought, 1598–1713

Volume 0, Part 0,

[83] Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism

Volume 0, Part 0,

[83] Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism

Volume 0, Part 0,

[118] Utilitarianism in the Age of Enlightenment

The Moral and Political Thought of William Paley
Volume 0, Part 0,

[86] Victorian Visions of Global Order

Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought

[86] Victorian Visions of Global Order

Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-Century Political Thought

[2] Virtue, Commerce, and History

Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century

[95] Wealth and Life

Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848–1914

[95] Wealth and Life

Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848–1914

[45] William Robertson and the Expansion of Empire

[45] William Robertson and the Expansion of Empire