History of European Ideas

History of European Ideas is devoted to the intellectual history of Europe from the Renaissance onwards. It is interdisciplinary in that it aims to publish papers on the history of ideas in a number of different fields: political and economic thought, philosophy, natural philosophy and science, theology and literature. Treatments of the history of ideas which cut across these categories or which trace connections between them in different European countries are particularly welcome. Proposals for special issues devoted to historical themes or to proceedings of conferences are also encouraged.

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Latest articles

La Boétie and the Neo-Roman Conception of Freedom
Liberalism against Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of the Concepts of Totalitarian Democracy and Positive Liberty in Jacob Leib Talmon and Isaiah Berlin
Rethinking the Political Thought of James Harrington: Royalism, Republicanism and Democracy
Catharine Macaulay on the Will
Particular Universals—Universal Particulars: Biopolitical Metaphors and the Emergence of Nationalism in Europe (1650–1815)
Who is the Author of the Abstract of Monsieur l'Abbé de Saint-Pierre's ‘Plan for Perpetual Peace’? From Saint-Pierre to Rousseau
The Changing Moral Justification of Empire: From the Right to Colonise to the Obligation to Civilise
Godly Dispositions and Textual Conditions: The Literary Sociology of International Religious Exchanges, c. 1722–1740

Volume 43 (1)

Editors' introduction
Malik Bozzo-Rey, vol. 43 (1): 1-10
Jeremy Bentham, choice architect: law, indirect legislation, and the context of choice
Michael Quinn, vol. 43 (1): 11-33
‘The invisible chain’: Jeremy Bentham and neo-liberalism
Christian Laval, vol. 43 (1): 34-52
Nudges and the limits of appropriate interference: reading backwards from J.S. Mill’s harm principle to Jeremy Bentham’s indirect legislation
Anne Brunon-Ernst, vol. 43 (1): 53-69
Nudging Bentham: indirect legislation and (neo-)liberal politics
Stephen Engelmann, vol. 43 (1): 70-82
‘Prevention of evil, production of good’: Jeremy Bentham’s indirect legislation and its contribution to a new theory of prevention
Angela Marciniak, vol. 43 (1): 83-105
Indirect legislation: it is just a question of time
Malik Bozzo-Rey, vol. 43 (1): 106-121
The Oxford handbook of European romanticism
Michael Sonenscher, vol. 43 (1): 122-123

Volume 42 (8)

Rehabilitating Machiavelli: Kaspar Schoppe with and against Rome
Gábor Almási, vol. 42 (8): 981-1004
The Praelium Nuportanum by Isaac Dorislaus: Anglo–Dutch Relations and Strategic historiography
Jan Waszink, vol. 42 (8): 1005-1026
Contests about Natural Law in Early Enlightenment Copenhagen
Mads Langballe Jensen, vol. 42 (8): 1027-1041
From Hanover to Gibraltar: Cato’s Letters (1720–23) in International Context
Doohwan Ahn, vol. 42 (8): 1042-1054