The Sphere and Duties of Government, Tr. from [Ideen Zu Einem Versuch &C.] by J. Coulthard
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Sphere and Duties of Government, Tr. from [Ideen Zu Einem Versuch &C.] by J. Coulthard

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published September 1st 1969)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about The Sphere and Duties of Government, Tr. from [Ideen Zu Einem Versuch &C.] by J. Coulthard

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 196)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Eric Gulliver
This text of Classical Liberalism speaks for itself.

“The true end of Man, or that which is prescribed by the eternal and immutable dictates of reason, and not suggested by vague and transient desires, is the highest and most harmonious development of his powers to a complete and consistent whole. Freedom is the first and indispensable condition which the possibility of such a development presupposes;” (16).

“But, still, freedom is undoubtedly the indispensable condition, without which even the p...more
David Spencer
I read every chapter twice, so I basically read this book twice. I became sick partway through reading this book, and so I've almost read this book three times, actually, since I went through and re-read everything I'd already read but the translator's way-too-large introduction when I recovered from my illness. I can't stop raving about this dude and his arguments. This book is fucking essential, and I wish that every Occupy Wall Street protester was shouting this shit from the rooftops, archai...more
Billie Pritchett
Enlightenment thinker Wilhelm von Humboldt outlines his political theory in this book, arguing for a libertarian conception of the state. He believes basically that the state should only be entrusted to ensure the security of its citizens and nothing more. The rest of the transactions that would occur between people would occur from their free and creative impulses, including education, work practices, road safety, etc. (by the way, he did not actually mention work and roads but on his theory th...more
Craig J.
"LIMITS OF STATE ACTION, THE by WILHELM VON HUMBOLDT (1993)"
Bima Putra
One of the greatest essay about freedom
Ken Schaefer
Hard book to slog through.
Casey Tucker
Casey Tucker marked it as to-read
Sep 22, 2014
Hamad
Hamad marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
Nico Scagliarini
Nico Scagliarini marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2014
Sam
Sam marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2014
Mark Ristich
Mark Ristich marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2014
Gordon
Gordon marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2014
Cut Beard
Cut Beard marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2014
Athens
Athens added it
Aug 17, 2014
Veronica
Veronica marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2014
Andrew
Andrew marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Ahmed Oraby
Ahmed Oraby marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Steven Chang
Steven Chang marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2014
Øyvind
Øyvind marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2014
Conspiracybrah
Conspiracybrah marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
204411
Wilhelm (Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand) von Humboldt, German man of letters extraordinary, close friend of the poets Goethe and Schiller, whose life's work encompasses the areas of philosophy, literature, linguistics, anthropology, education, and political thought as well statesmanship was born in Potsdam on June 23, 1767 and died at Tegel near Berlin on April 8, 1835. Although there...more
More about Wilhelm von Humboldt...
Humboldt: 'On Language': On the Diversity of Human Language Construction and Its Influence on the Mental Development of the Huma Humanist Without Portfolio: An Anthology of the writings of Wilhelm von Humboldt Sur le caractère national des langues Wilhelm Von Humboldt's Gesammelte Werke [Ed. by K.H. Brandes]. Devlet Faaliyetinin Sınırları

Share This Book

“If we reason that we want happiness for others, not for ourselves, then we ought justly to be suspected of failing to recognize human nature for what it is and of wishing to turn men into machines.” 3 likes
“The price of apparent happiness and enjoyment is the neglect of the spontaneous active energies of the acting members.” 1 likes
More quotes…