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Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Thomas Paine and the Idea of Human Rights
Thomas Paine is a legendary Anglo-American political icon: a passionate, plain-speaking, relentlessly controversial, revolutionary campaigner, whose writings captured the zeitgeist of the two most significant political events of the eighteenth century, the American and French Revolutions. Though widely acknowledged by historians as one of the most important and influential pamphleteers, rhetoricians, polemicists and political actors of his age, the philosophical content of his writing has nevertheless been almost entirely ignored. This book takes Paine's political philosophy seriously. It explores his views concerning a number of perennial issues in modern political thought including the grounds for, and limits to, political obligation
Introduction; 1. Paine as political philosopher: interpretation and understanding; 2. Political obligation, human rights and the moral universe; 3. Rights of democratic inclusion and the virtues of citizenship; 4. Private property, the natural inheritance and rights to welfare; 5. Cosmopolitanism and the rights of nations; 6. Religion, creation and liberalism; Conclusion.
Robert Lamb is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Exeter. His research is focused on the history of political thought and its methodology as well as contemporary political theory. He is the co-editor of Selected Political Writings of John Thelwall (with Corinna Wagner, 2009) and his work has been published in various international journals, including The Journal of Politics, The Review of Politics, History of Political Thought, the Journal of the History of Ideas, Law and Philosophy, the European Journal of Political Theory and History of the Human Sciences.

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