Item #54754 ENQUIRY CONCERNING POLITICAL JUSTICE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MORALS AND HAPPINESS: Photographic Facsimile of the Third Edition Corrected. William Godwin.

ENQUIRY CONCERNING POLITICAL JUSTICE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MORALS AND HAPPINESS: Photographic Facsimile of the Third Edition Corrected

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969. Hardcover. Edited with variant readings of the first and second editions and with a critical introduction and notes by F.E.L. Priestley. Three volumes. Reprint. In 1793, the English writer and novelist William Godwin (1756-1836) published this anarchist masterpiece, which caught the public imagination and made his reputation. He argued against the use of coercion of any kind, whether political, ecclesiastical, or military, because it was corrupting and counter-productive. In the ideal society there would be no government and no punishment: individuals would live in harmony because of their mutual grasp of reason. These ideas captivated Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, and Percy B. Shelley (who was to become his son-in-law), among others. Original blue cloth bindings, with red and gilt titles. A crisp and clean, very good set. Very Good. Item #54754
ISBN: 0802052029

Price: $200.00

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