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The Discourses of Algernon Sidney

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Associated University Presses in Rutherford, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sidney, Algernon, 1622-1683.,
  • Monarchy.,
  • Republics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 172-174) and index.

    StatementScott A. Nelson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC153.S6 N45 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination176 p. ;
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1568868M
    ISBN 100838634389
    LC Control Number91058939


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Algernon, The Author and Patriot. Of Sidney’s book, Discourses Concerning Government, Jefferson wrote, it is “a rich treasure of republican principles. it is probably the best elementary book of the principles of government, as founded in natural right, which has ever been published in any language: and it is much to be desired in such.

This image was designed by Thomas Hollis and appeared as the frontispiece of his edition of Algernon Sidney's Discourses concerning Government () which was one of the most important works on republicanism to appear in the 17th century and which had a profound effect on the thinking of the American colonists during the American.

[Larger Portrait of Algernon Sidney] [Title Page of Edition]] [Patriarcha, by Robert Filmer] CHAPTER ONE SECTION 1. Introduction SECTION 2. The common notions of Liberty are not from School Divines, but from Nature.

SECTION 3. Implicit Faith belongs to Fools, and Truth is comprehended by examining Principles. SECTION 4. For the complete text of Sidney's work ( edition), see: "Discourses Concerning Government" Source Text: Algernon Sidney, "Discourses Concerning Government" (Third Edition, A. Sidney penned his Discourses Concerning Government in response to Filmer.

Fearful of a “popish plot,” the Whigs believed that Charles, with the encouragement of his Catholic brother James, was attempting to re-establish an absolute monarchy. Algernon Sidney was tried and executed in for plotting against the English monarchy, but exonerated in after the Glorious Revolution of that year.

Before his arrest, he wrote these Discourses, in response to a book titled Patriarcha, by Sir Robert Filmer, which argued for the divine right of kings.

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Algernon Sidney, (bornPenshurst Place, Kent, Eng.—died Dec. 7,London), English Whig politician executed for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government of King Charles II (ruled –85).

His guilt was never conclusively proved, and Whig tradition regarded him as a great republican martyr. First American edition Sidney, Algernon. Discourses on Government. To which is Added, An Account of the Author's Life, and a Copious Index. Originally published: New York: Richard Lee, 3 Volumes.

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Sidney is best known for conspiring to rebel against Charles II of England and for his subsequent beheading for his participation in activities against the king. Algernon Sidney: the Inspirational Founding Father a work in progress by Robert A.

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