Virtue Transformed: Political Argument in England, 1688-1740

  • Publish Date: 1992-01-31
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Shelley Burtt
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This book offers a detailed study of political argument in early eighteenth-century England, a time in which the politics of virtue were vigorously pursued - and just as vigorously challenged. In tracing the emergence of a privately orientated conception of civic virtue from the period's public discourse, this book not only challenges the received notions of the fortunes of virtue in the early modern era but provides a promising critical perspective on the question of what sort of politics of virtue is possible or desirable today.