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Kapossy, Bela 1965-

Works: 34 works in 92 publications in 5 languages and 2,219 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Festschriften 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Bela Kapossy
Politics in commercial society : Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith by Istvan Hont( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars normally emphasize the contrast between the two great eighteenth-century thinkers Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith. Rousseau is seen as a critic of modernity, Smith as an apologist. Istvan Hont, however, finds significant commonalities in their work, arguing that both were theorists of commercial society and from surprisingly similar perspectives. In making the case, Hont begins with the concept of commercial society and explains why that concept has much in common with what the German philosopher Immanuel Kant called unsocial sociability. This is why many earlier scholars used to refer to an Adam Smith Problem and, in a somewhat different way, to a Jean-Jacques Rousseau Problem. The two problems - and the questions about the relationship between individualism and altruism that they raised - were, in fact, more similar than has usually been thought because both arose from the more fundamental problems generated by thinking about morality and politics in a commercial society. Commerce entails reciprocity, but a commercial society also entails involuntary social interdependence, relentless economic competition, and intermittent interstate rivalry. This was the world to which Rousseau and Smith belonged, and Politics in Commercial Society is an account of how they thought about it. Building his argument on the similarity between Smith's and Rousseau's theoretical concerns, Hont shows the relevance of commercial society to modern politics - the politics of the nation-state, global commerce, international competition, social inequality, and democratic accountability. -- from dust jacket
Commerce and peace in the Enlightenment by Bela Kapossy( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many Enlightenment thinkers, discerning the relationship between commerce and peace was the central issue of modern politics. The logic of commerce seemed to require European states and empires to learn how to behave in more peaceful, self-limiting ways. However, as the fate of nations came to depend on the flux of markets, it became difficult to see how their race for prosperity could ever be fully disentangled from their struggle for power. On the contrary, it became easy to see how this entanglement could produce catastrophic results. This volume showcases the variety and the depth of approaches to economic rivalry and the rise of public finance that characterized Enlightenment discussions of international politics. It presents a fundamental reassessment of these debates about 'perpetual peace' and their legacy in the history of political thought
Iselin contra Rousseau : sociable patriotism and the history of mankind by Bela Kapossy( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genève, lieu d'Angleterre, 1725-1814 : [issu d'un colloque qui ... s'est tenu à l'Université de Genève]( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kartoffeln, Klee und kluge Köpfe : die Oekonomische und Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft des Kantons Bern OGG (1759-2009)( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weitere Verf.: Peter Moser, Gerrendina Gerber-Visser, Christian Pfister, Béla Kapossy, Regula Wyss, André Holenstein, Luc Lienhard, Barbara Braun-Bucher, Daniel Salzmann, Max Burri, This Rutishauser, Sabine Hirsbrunner, Lukas Geiger, Peter Lehmann, Katrin Keller, Daniel Flückiger, Beat Brodbeck, Beat Gugger, Walter Thut, Samuel Krähenbühl, Beatrix Mesmer, Andreas Lüthi, Claudia Schreiber, Martina Ineichen, Andrea Iseli, Ernst W. Eggimann
Sismondi républicanisme moderne et libéralisme critique = ismondi : modern republicanism and critical liberalism( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contient de nombreuses références à Benjamin Constant
Reichtum und Armut in den schweizerischen Republiken des 18 Jahrhunderts : akten des Kolloquiums vom 23.-25. November 2006 in Lausanne = Richesse et pauvreté dans les républiques suisses au XVIIIe siècle : actes du colloque de Lausanne des 23-25 novembre 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La contribution de Frédéric Sardet, La construction des inégalités placements mobiliers et information au XVIIIe siècle, envisage le cas de la famille de Charrière (p. 289-301)
Bern und das Europa der Aufklärung by Bela Kapossy( )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prix de la liberté: idéologie républicaine et finances publiques à Berne au XVIIIe siècle by Bela Kapossy( )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part special issue Republican political economy( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Der Bedrohlich Frieden" : ein Beitrag zum politischen Denken im Bern des 18. Jahrhunderts by Bela Kapossy( )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, Staat und Gesellschaft by Florian Gelzer( )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iselins "Geschichte der Menschheit" als Friedensschrift by Bela Kapossy( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genevan creditors and English liberty : the example of Théodore Rilliet de Saussure by Bela Kapossy( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-Roman republicanism and commercial society: the example of eighteenth-century Berne by Bela Kapossy( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markets, morals, politics : jealousy of trade and the history of political thought( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Istvan Hont died in 2013, the world lost a giant of intellectual history. A leader of the Cambridge School of Political Thought, Hont argued passionately for a global-historical approach to political ideas. To better understand the development of liberalism, he looked not only to the works of great thinkers but also to their reception and use amid revolution and interstate competition. His innovative program of study culminated in the landmark 2005 book Jealousy of Trade, which explores the birth of economic nationalism and other social effects of expanding eighteenth-century markets. Markets, Morals, and Politics brings together a celebrated cast of Hont's contemporaries to assess his influence, ideas and methods. Richard Tuck, John Pocock, John Dunn, Raymond Geuss, Gareth Stedman Jones, Michael Sonenscher, John Robertson, Keith Tribe, Pasquale Pasquino, and Peter N. Miller contribute original essays on themes Hont treated with penetrating insight.--
The sociable patriote : Isaak Iselin's protestant reading of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Bela Kapossy( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibbon cicérone et père : le rapport entre Edward Gibbon et Wilhelm de Charrière de Sévery, 1783-1794 by Damiano Bardelli( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Iselin contra Rousseau : sociable patriotism and the history of mankind
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