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Philosophy in History: Essays in the Historiography of Philosophy by Richard Rorty1
Virtue, Commerce, and History: Essays on Political Thought and History, Chiefly in the Eighteenth Century by J. G. A. Pocock2
Private Vices, Public Benefits by Maurice Goldsmith3
The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe by Anthony Pagden4
The Judgment of Sense: Renaissance Naturalism and the Rise of Aesthetics by David Summers5
Hegel: Religion, Economics, and the Politics of Spirit, 1770-1807 by Laurence Dickey6
Christian Humanism and the Puritan Social Order by Margo Todd7
Gassendi, the atomist : advocate of history in an age of science by Lynn Sumida Joy8
Conscience and Casuistry in Early Modern Europe by Edmund Leites9
Between Literature and Science: The Rise of Sociology by Wolf Lepenies10
Political Innovation and Conceptual Change by Terence Ball11
The Empire of Chance: How Probability Changed Science and Everyday Life by Gerd Gigerenzer12
That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession by Peter Novick13
The Province of Legislation Determined: Legal Theory in Eighteenth-Century Britain by David Lieberman14
Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c. 1848-1918 by Daniel Pick15
Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century by Keith Michael Baker16
The Taming of Chance by Ian Hacking17
Machiavelli and Republicanism by Gisela Bock18
The Origins of American Social Science by Dorothy Ross19
The court artist : on the ancestry of the modern artist by Martin Warnke20
Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: The Case of Law by Ian Maclean21
From Politics to Reason of State: The Acquisition and Transformation of the Language of Politics 1250-1600 by Maurizio Viroli22
The Political Thought of the Dutch Revolt 1555-1590 by Martin van Gelderen23
Political Discourse in Early Modern Britain by Nicholas Phillipson24
An Approach to Political Philosophy: Locke in Contexts by James Tully25
Philosophy and Government 1572-1651 by Richard Tuck26
Defining Science: William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain by Richard Yeo27
Defining the Common Good: Empire, Religion and Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Peter N. Miller29
The Idea of Luxury: A Conceptual and Historical Investigation by Christopher J. Berry30
The Enlightenment's Fable: Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society by E. J. Hundert31
Englishness and the study of politics : the social and political thought of Ernest Barker by Julia Stapleton32
Strategies of Economic Order: German Economic Discourse, 1750-1950 by Keith Tribe33
The Transformation of Natural Philosophy : The Case of Philip Melancthon by Sachiko Kusukawa34
Milton and Republicanism by David Armitage35
Classical Humanism and Republicanism in English Political Thought, 1570-1640 by Markku Peltonen36
Otto Neurath: Philosophy between Science and Politics by Nancy Cartwright38
Riches and Poverty : An Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1750-1834 by Donald Winch39
A History of Sociological Research Methods in America, 1920-1960 by Jennifer Platt40
Enlightenment and Religion : Rational Dissent in Eighteenth-Century Britain by Knud Haakonssen41
Adversaries and Authorities: Investigations into Ancient Greek and Chinese Science by G. E. R. Lloyd42
Liberty, Right and Nature: Individual Rights in Later Scholastic Thought by Annabel S. Brett44
William Robertson and the expansion of empire by Stewart J. Brown45
Rousseau and Geneva: From the First Discourse to The Social Contract, 1749-1762 by Helena Rosenblatt46
Pluralism and the Personality of the State by David Runciman47
Early Modern Liberalism by Annabel Patterson48
Equal Freedom and Utility: Herbert Spencer's Liberal Utilitarianism by David Weinstein49
The Shaping of Deduction in Greek Mathematics: A Study in Cognitive History by Reviel Netz51
Models as Mediators: Perspectives on Natural and Social Science by Mary S. Morgan52
Measurement in Psychology: A Critical History of a Methodological Concept by Joel Michell53
The American Language of Rights by Richard A. Primus54
The Development of Durkheim's Social Realism by Robert Alun Jones55
Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I: Queen and Commonwealth 1558-1585 by A. N. McLaren56
Renaissance Civic Humanism : Reappraisals and Reflections by James Hankins57
Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment by T. J. Hochstrasser58
The Ideological Origins of the British Empire by David Armitage59
Rival Enlightenments: Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany by Ian Hunter60
The History of Political Thought in National Context by Dario Castiglione61
Logic, Signs and Nature in the Renaissance: The Case of Learned Medicine by Ian Maclean62
Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice by Peter Mack63
The Ambitions of Curiosity: Understanding the World in Ancient Greece and China by G. E. R. Lloyd64
The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour by Markku Peltonen65
Judaism and Enlightenment by Adam Sutcliffe66
Humanism and America: An Intellectual History of English Colonisation, 1500-1625 by Andrew Fitzmaurice67
Self-Interest before Adam Smith: A Genealogy of Economic Science by Pierre Force68
The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought by Eric Nelson69
Jesuit political thought : the Society of Jesus and the state, c. 1540-1640 by Harro Höpfl70
Machiavelli and Empire by Mikael Hörnqvist71
Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England by David Colclough72
The Case for The Enlightenment: Scotland and Naples 1680-1760 by John Robertson73
Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond by Daniel Carey74
The Constitutionalist Revolution: An Essay on the History of England, 1450-1642 by Alan Cromartie75
Locke, Language and Early-Modern Philosophy by Hannah Dawson76
The philosopher in early modern Europe : the nature of a contested identity by Conal Condren77
The Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy: Robert Burton in Context by Angus Gowland78
Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince by Peter Stacey79
Language, Mind and Nature: Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke by Rhodri Lewis80
Young Karl Marx: German Philosophy, Modern Politics, and Human Flourishing by David Leopold81
Taming the Leviathan: The Reception of the Political and Religious Ideas of Thomas Hobbes in England 1640-1700 by Jon Parkin82
Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism by D. Weinstein83
Levi-Strauss, Anthropology, and Aesthetics by Boris Wiseman85
Victorian Visions of Global Order: Empire and International Relations in Nineteenth-century Political Thought by Duncan Bell86
The Secularisation of the Confessional State: The Political Thought of Christian Thomasius by Ian Hunter87
Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of History by Christian J. Emden88
French Political Thought from Montesquieu to Tocqueville: Liberty in a Levelled Society? by Annelien de Dijn89
Thinking about Property: From Antiquity to the Age of Revolution by Peter Garnsey90
The Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance by Penelope Deutscher91
Liberal Values: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion by Helena Rosenblatt92
Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 1, Democracy and Civic Freedom by James Tully93
Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedom by James Tully94
Wealth and Life: Essays on the Intellectual History of Political Economy in Britain, 1848-1914 by Donald Winch95
Adam Smith and the Circles of Sympathy: Cosmopolitanism and Moral Theory by Fonna Forman-Barzilai96
Imperial Sceptics: British Critics of Empire, 1850-1920 by Gregory Claeys97
The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968 by Edward Baring98
Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire by C. A. Bayly100
Montaigne and the Life of Freedom by Felicity Green101
Toleration in conflict : past and present by Rainer Forst103

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General 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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