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Author Kahan, Alan S.

Title Commentary on Filangieri's work / Benjamin Constant ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Alan S. Kahan
Published Indianapolis : Liberty Fund, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 272 pages)
Contents Part 1. Plan of This Commentary -- From an Epigram by Filangieri against Improvement in the Art of War -- On Encouragements for Agriculture -- On the Conversion of Rulers to Peace -- On the Salutary Revolution Which Filangieri Foresaw -- On the Union of Politics and Legislation -- On the Influence Which Filangieri Attributes to Legislation -- On the State of Nature, the Formation of Society, and the True Goal of Human Associations -- On Errors in Legislation -- Some Remarks by Filangieri on the Decline of Spain -- On Filangieri's Observations about France -- On the Decline Filangieri Predicted for England -- Part 2. Object of this Second Part -- On the Black Slave Trade -- On Population -- Continuation of the Same Subject -- On Malthus's System Relating to Population -- Some Writers Who Have Exaggerated M. Malthus's System -- On a Contradiction by Filangieri -- On the Division of Properties -- On the Grain Trade -- On Agriculture as a Source of Wealth -- On the Protection Given Industry -- A New Proof of Filangieri's Fundamental Mistake -- On Guilds and Masters -- On Privileges for Industry -- On Taxation -- Part 3. On Criminal Prosecution Confided Exclusively to a Magistrate -- On Secret Indictments -- On Denunciation -- New Thoughts on the Idea of Giving Each Citizen the Right to Prosecute -- New Thoughts on the Idea of Giving Each Citizen the Right to Prosecute -- On the Right to Prosecute Given to Servants, When It Is a Question of Crimes against Society -- That the Prosecuting Magistrate Should Be Responsible, If Not for the Truth, at Least for the Legitimacy of the Accusation -- On Prisons -- On the Shortening of Legal Procedures -- On Defense Witnesses -- On Judgment by Juries -- On the Death Penalty -- On Convict Labor -- On Deportation -- Part 4. On Education -- On Religion -- Of the Growth of Polytheism -- On the Priesthood -- On the Mysteries -- Conclusion
Notes Previously published: Paris : Belles lettres, ©2004, under title, Commentaire sur l'ouvrage de Filangieri, with the series Bibliotheque classique de la liberte, no. 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Filangieri, Gaetano, 1752-1788.
Filangieri, Gaetano, 1752-1788. Scienza della legislazione
Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Constant, Benjamin, 1767-1830. Commentaire sur l'ouvrage de Filangieri
ISBN 1614879192 (electronic bk.)
9781614879190 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ; acid-free paper)
Other Titles Commentaire sur L'ouvrage de Filangieri. English