The Resource Wayward contracts : the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674, Victoria Kahn, (electronic resource/)

Wayward contracts : the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674, Victoria Kahn, (electronic resource/)

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Wayward contracts : the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674
Title
Wayward contracts
Title remainder
the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Kahn
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Language
eng
Summary
In Wayward Contracts, Victoria Kahn takes issue with the usual explanation for the emergence of contract theory in terms of the origins of liberalism, with its notions of autonomy, liberty, and equality before the law. Drawing on literature as well as political theory, state trials as well as religious debates, Kahn argues that the sudden prominence of contract theory was part of the linguistic turn of early modern culture, when government was imagined in terms of the poetic power to bring new artifacts into existence. But this new power also brought in its wake a tremendous anxiety about the contingency of obligation and the instability of the passions that induce individuals to consent to a sovereign power. In this wide-ranging analysis of the cultural significance of contract theory, the lover and the slave, the tyrant and the regicide, the fool and the liar emerge as some of the central, if wayward, protagonists of the new theory of political obligation. The result is must reading for students and scholars of early modern literature and early modern political theory, as well as historians of political thought and of liberalism.--Jacket
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N$T
Dewey number
820.9/358/094109033
Index
index present
LC call number
PR438.P65
LC item number
K34 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Wayward contracts : the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674, Victoria Kahn, (electronic resource/)
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http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=295541
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-364) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From virtue to contract -- The psychology of contract -- Poetics and the contract of genre -- The usual story -- The road ahead -- PART I: An anatomy of contract,1590-1640: -- CHAPTER 2. Language and the bond of conscience: -- Natural rights theory: the social contract and the linguistic contract -- The Common Law: Magna Carta and economic contract -- Covenant theology: divine speech acts and the covenant of metaphor -- CHAPTER 3. The passions and voluntary servitude: -- The slave contract -- The law of the heart -- Free consent -- PART II: A poetics of contract, 1640-1674: -- CHAPTER 4. Imagination: -- Five knights: from promise to contract -- Shipmoney and the imagination of disaster -- Henry Parker and the metaphor of contract -- Falkland, Chillingworth, Digges, and the fiction of representation -- CHAPTER 5. Violence: -- Prophesying revolution -- The metaphorical plot -- CHAPTER 6. Metalanguage: -- The problem of Essex -- Hobbes critique of romance -- The contract of Mimesis -- Hobbesian fictions -- Method and metalanguage -- Hobbess readers or inescapable romance -- CHAPTER 7. Gender: -- Political contract and the marriage contract -- The politics of romance -- Passion and interest -- Contract on trial -- The sexual contract -- The paralogism of romance -- CHAPTER 8. Embodiment: -- Resistless love and hate -- Paradise Lost and the bond of nature -- Pity or fear of violent death -- CHAPTER 9. Sympathy: -- Wise compliance -- The politics of pity -- Sympathy between men -- CHAPTER 10. Critique: -- Reason of state -- Samson as exception -- Reasoning about the exception: dialectic and equivocation -- Taking exception to pity and fear -- Political theology and tragedy
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ocn521224278
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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computer
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  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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22573/cttvh3g
Label
Wayward contracts : the crisis of political obligation in England, 1640-1674, Victoria Kahn, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=295541
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-364) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From virtue to contract -- The psychology of contract -- Poetics and the contract of genre -- The usual story -- The road ahead -- PART I: An anatomy of contract,1590-1640: -- CHAPTER 2. Language and the bond of conscience: -- Natural rights theory: the social contract and the linguistic contract -- The Common Law: Magna Carta and economic contract -- Covenant theology: divine speech acts and the covenant of metaphor -- CHAPTER 3. The passions and voluntary servitude: -- The slave contract -- The law of the heart -- Free consent -- PART II: A poetics of contract, 1640-1674: -- CHAPTER 4. Imagination: -- Five knights: from promise to contract -- Shipmoney and the imagination of disaster -- Henry Parker and the metaphor of contract -- Falkland, Chillingworth, Digges, and the fiction of representation -- CHAPTER 5. Violence: -- Prophesying revolution -- The metaphorical plot -- CHAPTER 6. Metalanguage: -- The problem of Essex -- Hobbes critique of romance -- The contract of Mimesis -- Hobbesian fictions -- Method and metalanguage -- Hobbess readers or inescapable romance -- CHAPTER 7. Gender: -- Political contract and the marriage contract -- The politics of romance -- Passion and interest -- Contract on trial -- The sexual contract -- The paralogism of romance -- CHAPTER 8. Embodiment: -- Resistless love and hate -- Paradise Lost and the bond of nature -- Pity or fear of violent death -- CHAPTER 9. Sympathy: -- Wise compliance -- The politics of pity -- Sympathy between men -- CHAPTER 10. Critique: -- Reason of state -- Samson as exception -- Reasoning about the exception: dialectic and equivocation -- Taking exception to pity and fear -- Political theology and tragedy
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ocn521224278
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttvh3g

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