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The Resource The limits of state action, by Wilhelm von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction and notes by J.W. Burrow, (electronic resource)

The limits of state action, by Wilhelm von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction and notes by J.W. Burrow, (electronic resource)

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The limits of state action
Title
The limits of state action
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by Wilhelm von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction and notes by J.W. Burrow
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Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This text is important both as one of the most interesting contributions to the liberalism of the German Enlightenment, and as the most significant source for the ideas which John Stuart Mill popularized in his essay On Liberty. Humboldt's concern is to define the criteria by which the permissible limits of the state's activities may be determined. His basic principle, like that of Mill, is that the only justification for government interference is the prevention of harm to others. He discusses in detail the role and limits of the state's responsibility for the welfare, security and morals of its citizens. Humboldt's special achievement in this work is to enlarge our sense of what a liberal political theory might be by his particularly sensitive grasp of the complexity of our attitudes to and our need of other people. Dr Burrow has based his translation on Coulthard's version of 1854. In an important introduction, he provides a most perceptive as well as scholarly guide to Humboldt's political thought.--
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1767-1835
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Humboldt, Wilhelm von
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1935-2009
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Burrow, J. W.
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in the history and theory of politics
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • State, The
  • Political science
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The limits of state action, by Wilhelm von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction and notes by J.W. Burrow, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316036372
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781316036372
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 144 pages)
Form of item
online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781316036372
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)900725046
Label
The limits of state action, by Wilhelm von Humboldt ; edited with an introduction and notes by J.W. Burrow, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316036372
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316036372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 144 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316036372
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900725046

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