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James Fitzjames Stephen: portrait of a Victorian rationalist

James Fitzjames Stephen: portrait of a Victorian rationalist

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): K. J. M. Smith, Keith John Michael Smith
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
  • Publication Type (Medium): Biography
  • Material: Biography, Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/james-fitzjames-stephen-portrait-of-a-victorian-rationalist/ (Stable identifier)

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XII, 338 pages ; 24 cm

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: K.J.M. Smith.
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 1988
  • Last edition Date: 2002
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD631.S7
  • Dewey Code: 347.410140924
  • ISBN: 0521340292 9780521340298
  • OCLC: 17731060

Publisher Description:

In this important study Dr Smith uses a wide range of primary materials to provide the first modern comprehensive examination of the work, writings and ideas of James Fitzjames Stephen. Stephen's broad rationalist/utilitarian ethical and intellectual stance manifested itself most prominently in law and social and political philosophy. Stephen's turn of mind led him to perceive the substance of literature and religious orthodoxy as of complementary interest and relevance to the social and political mores of Victorian England, making him one of Dickens' and Cardinal Newman's most formidable and trenchant critics. Dr Smith's account is the first to set Stephen's life and thought in its proper Victorian context, and marks a significant addition to the growing literature on the intellectual history of nineteenth-century England.

Main Contents

Preface; 1. Early impressions: Sir James, Eton and Cambridge; 2. A controversialist in the making: literary criticism and leader-writing; 3. A science of criminal law; 4. 'Law living and armed' – the mechanism of enforcement; 5. The threat of 'hoofs and hobnails'; 6. India and the imperial ethic; 7. Liberty, equality, fraternity: refutation and apologia; 8. Rationalism's burden; 9. The bench and beyond; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Summary Note

The first modern comprehensive examination of the work, writings and ideas of James Fitzjames Stephen.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Early impressions: Sir James, Eton and Cambridge
2. A controversialist in the making: literary criticism and leader-writing
3. A science of criminal law
4. 'Law living and armed' – the mechanism of enforcement
5. The threat of 'hoofs and hobnails'
6. India and the imperial ethic
7. Liberty, equality, fraternity: refutation and apologia
8. Rationalism's burden
9. The bench and beyond
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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Stephen, James Fitzjames, 1829-1894



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