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dc.contributor.authorWESTSTEIJN, Arthur
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19T12:49:43Z
dc.date.available2011-04-19T12:49:43Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationEuropean review of history, 2010, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 75-92
dc.identifier.issn1469-8293
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1814/16636
dc.description.abstractThe few studies on the political thought of Johan (1620-1660) and Pieter de la Court (1618-1685), next to Spinoza the two most important Dutch republicans in the second half of the seventeenth century, have primarily focused on the institutional dimensions of their republican ideology. This article approaches the brothers' thought in a different way by focusing on the moral philosophy that underlies their radical attack against arbitrary power and monarchical rule. In particular, it examines their dual interpretation of the prime passion of self-love as either corruptive of or conducive to civic virtue, and the ensuing reappraisal of well-understood self-interest as the essence of a prosperous republic.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.subjectrepublicanism
dc.subjectrhetoric
dc.subjectreason of state
dc.subjectCartesianism
dc.subjectAugustinianism
dc.titleFrom the passion of self-love to the virtue of self-interest : the republican morals of the brothers De La Court
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13507480903511934
dc.identifier.volume17
dc.identifier.startpage75
dc.identifier.endpage92
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