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Overview


Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche) as well as twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Nagel, Foucault, Habermas, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from The Federalist Papers and a variety of notable documents and addresses, among them Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and speeches by Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments.
An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the works of each author are introduced with a substantive and engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. These introductions include Richard Kraut on Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Cicero; Paul J. Weithman on Augustine and Aquinas; Roger D. Masters on Machiavelli; Jean Hampton on Hobbes; Steven B. Smith on Spinoza and Hegel; A. John Simmons on Locke; Joshua Cohen on Rousseau and Rawls; Donald W. Livingston on Hume; Charles L. Griswold, Jr., on Smith; Bernard E. Brown on Hamilton and Madison; Jeremy Waldron on Bentham and Mill; Paul Guyer on Kant; Richard Miller on Marx and Engels; Richard Schacht on Nietzsche; Thomas Christiano on Nozick; John Deigh on Nagel; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas; and Eva Feder Kittay on Nussbaum. Offering unprecedented breadth of coverage, Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy is an ideal text for courses in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, or surveys in Western civilization.
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"This is a fine reader for any course in ethics or political philosophy. It contains well-edited readings along with introductions by leading philosophers. Beginning students will find this a very user-friendly text, and advanced students will benefit from the breadth of readings."--Ted Vaggalis, Drury University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199791156
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1232
  • Sales rank: 226,524
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Political Philosophy 2e (OUP, 2009); Ethics 4e, edited with Peter Markie (OUP, 2008); Exploring Philosophy 3e (OUP, 2008); Happiness, edited with Christine Vitrano (OUP, 2007); Puzzles & Perplexities: Collected Essays Revised (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008); Classics of Western Philosophy 7e (Hackett, 2008); and Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy (OUP, 2001).

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Table of Contents

* = Unabridged selections
# = Expanded selections
+ = New to this edition
Preface
PLATO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
* Defence of Socrates
* Crito
Republic
ARISTOTLE
Introduction, Richard Kraut
Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
EPICURUS
Introduction, Richard Kraut
* Letter to Menoeceus
* Principal Doctrines
CICERO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
On the Republic
On the Laws
AUGUSTINE
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
The City of God
THOMAS AQUINAS
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
Summa Theologiae
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Introduction, Roger D. Masters
# The Prince
Discourses
THOMAS HOBBES
Introduction, Jean Hampton
Leviathan
BARUCH SPINOZA
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
Theologico-Political Treatise
JOHN LOCKE
Introduction, A. John Simmons
* # Second Treatise of Government
* # Letter Concerning Toleration
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Of the Social Contract
DAVID HUME
Introduction, Donald W. Livingston
A Treatise of Human Nature
* Of Parties in General
* Of the Original Contract
ADAM SMITH
Introduction, Charles L. Griswold, Jr.
The Theory of Moral Sentiments
The Wealth of Nations
ALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISON
Introduction, Bernard E. Brown
The Federalist Papers
JEREMY BENTHAM
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
Principles of Legislation
IMMANUEL KANT
Introduction, Paul Guyer
* Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
* On the Common Saying: "This May Be True in Theory, but It Does Not Apply in Practice"
G.W.F. HEGEL
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
The Philosophy of Right
The Philosophy of History
KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS
Introduction, Richard Miller
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
The German Ideology
* Manifesto of the Communist Party
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
* Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
JOHN STUART MILL
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
* Utilitarianism
* On Liberty
The Subjection of Women
JOHN RAWLS
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
A Theory of Justice
ROBERT NOZICK
Introduction, Thomas Christiano
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
+ CHARLES TAYLOR
+ Introduction, Robert B. Talisse
* + Atomism
MICHEL FOUCAULT
Introduction, Thomas A. McCarthy
Power/Knowledge
J√úRGEN HABERMAS
Introduction, Thomas A. McCarthy
* Three Normative Models of Democracy
* On the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and Democracy
+ VIRGINIA HELD
+ Introduction, Cheshire Calhoun
* + Non-Contractual Society: A Feminist View
MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM
Introduction, Eva Feder Kittay
* The Feminist Critique of Liberalism
DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSES
PERICLES
* Funeral Oration
EDMUND BURKE
Speech to the Electors of Bristol
* THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
* THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
* THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZEN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
* Gettysburg Address
* Second Inaugural Address
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
* The Solitude of Self
JOHN DEWEY
Democracy
* + THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
* Letter from a Birmingham City Jail
* The March on Washington Address

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