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The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan's Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle's Politics, Aquinas' Disputed Questions on Virtue and Treatise on Law, as well as the entirety of Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration, Kant's To Perpetual Peace, and Nietzsche's On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life.

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Morgan continues to place all of us who teach courses in political theory in his debt. Here in one place are gathered most of the central classics in the field. Hosanna too, to Hackett for making the text affordable. --Joseph Aieta, III, Lasell College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872207769
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1260
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael L. Morgan is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Indiana University. He is the editor of Spinoza: Complete Works (Hackett); the co-editor (with Peter Eli Gordon) of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy; and the author of, among other works, Platonic Piety: Philosophy and Ritual in Fourth-Century Athens (Yale), Discovering Levinas (CUP), and On Shame (Routledge).

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Plato 1
Apology 6
Crito 21
Phardo (death scene: 114d-118a) 29
Republic 32
Aristotle 247
Nicomachean Ethics 250
Politics (Bk. 1; Bk. II, 1-5, 9; Bk. III; Bk. IV; Bk. VII, 1-3, 13) 385
Epicurus 451
Letter to Menoeceus 453
Principal Doctrines 456
Epictetus 460
Encheiridion 462
Augustine 479
City of God, Bk. XIX (abridged) 481
Machiavelli 497
Letter to Vettori 499
The Prince 502
Discourses (Bk. I, 1-2; Bk. II, 1-2, 20, 29; Bk. III, 1, 9) 556
Hobbes 581
Leviathan (Dedicatory, Introduction, Pt. I-II, Review and Conclusion) 581
Locke 736
Second Treatise of Government 739
Hume 816
Treatise of Human Nature (Bk. II, Pt. III, Sec. iii; Bk. III, Pt. I, Sec. i-ii; Pt. II, Sec. i-ii) 818
Rousseau 845
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality 847
On the Social Contract 908
Kant 980
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals 983
Mill 1031
On Liberty 1033
Utilitarianism 1101
Marx 1140
Alienated Labor 1142
On the Jewish Question 1150
Communist Manifesto 1168
Critique of the Gotha Program 1192
Nietzsche 1205
Beyond Good and Evil (Sec. 6-9, 16-44, 186-213, 257-62) 1208
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