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By Robert Lamb

Thomas Paine is a mythical Anglo-American political icon: a passionate, plain-speaking, relentlessly arguable, progressive campaigner, whose writings captured the zeitgeist of the 2 most vital political occasions of the eighteenth century, the yank and French Revolutions. even though commonly stated by way of historians as probably the most very important and influential pamphleteers, rhetoricians, polemicists and political actors of his age, the philosophical content material of his writing has however been virtually solely overlooked. This e-book takes Paine's political philosophy heavily. It explores his perspectives pertaining to a few perennial matters in glossy political idea together with the grounds for, and bounds to, political legal responsibility; the character of consultant democracy; the justification for personal estate possession; diplomacy; and the connection among secular liberalism and faith. It exhibits that Paine bargains a traditionally and philosophically specific account of liberalism and a concept of human rights that could be a progenitor of our own.

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