Bayle: Political Writings by Pierre Bayle

By Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle's Dictionnaire Historique et Critique used to be a bestseller all through Europe for 2 centuries. Sally L. Jenkinson's masterly re-creation provides the reader with a coherent course via Bayle's titanic paintings, uncovering Bayle's revolutionary perspectives on toleration and elitism. This anthology is the 1st in English to offer Bayle as a particularly political philosopher. Jenkinson's authoritative translation, cautious number of texts, and lucid advent can be welcomed via students and scholars of the historical past of principles, political thought, cultural background and French reviews.

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M. , ‘A Letter Concerning Toleration’ in Focus. London and New York: Routledge. ) (), Atheism from the Reformation to the Enlightenment. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Jenkinson, S. L. (), ‘Bayle’, in D. Miller et al. ), The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. –. ), Defending Politics: Bernard Crick and Pluralism. London and New York: British Academic Press, pp. –. (), ‘Two Concepts of Tolerance: Why Bayle is not Locke’, The Journal of Political Philosophy,  (), pp.

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Leibniz responds to Bayle’s philosophic critique of theology, in Theodicy. Bibliography Further reading The following guide to further reading refers as far as possible to works in English even though many invaluable items are published in French, Italian, and other languages. , –; vol. , rev. edn ), and Sole´, Le De´bat entre protestants et catholiques franc¸ais de  a`  (). The selected bibliography below gives their details in full. On Bayle as a political and moral philosopher Studies of synthesis, in the English language, have yet to appear, and Locke’s biographer John Dunn thinks that ‘there is no commanding analysis of Bayle’s thought as a whole’ ((), p.

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