GRE Text Completion Question 369
The language Pocock has most closely investigated is that of “civic humanism.” For much of his career he has argued that eighteenth-century English political thought should be interpreted as a (i)_____between rival versions of the “virtue” central to civic humanism. On the one hand, he argues, this virtue is described by representatives of the Tory opposition using a vocabulary of public spiritand (ii)_____. For these writers the societal ideal is the small, independent landowner in the countryside. On the other hand, Whig writers describe such virtue using a vocabulary of commerce and economic progress; for them the ideal is the (iii)_____.
|A conflict||D self-sufficiency||G merchant|
|B harmony||E divine-devotion||H astronaut|
|C correlation||F social-participation||I social-participation|
Correct Answer: ADG