Fathers of International Thought: The Legacy of Political Theory / Edition 1

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A companion to Thompson's Masters of International Thought, in which he analyzed the thinking of 18 leading 20th-century political theorists, the present volume traces the ideas of 16 classical political philosophers from Plato to the 19th century, focusing on the importance of their thought in contemporary international affairs. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807119068
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth W. Thompson is J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia and director emeritus of the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs. He is the author of many books on international relations, including Traditions and Values in Politics and Diplomacy: Theory and Practice.

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Kenneth W. Thompson is director emeritus of the White Burkett Miller Center of Public Affairs, and J. Wilson Newman professor of government and foreign affairs. He served as director of the Miller Center from 1978 to 1998. He is the author of some twenty books and coauthor of another two dozen.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Comparing Theories 10
2 Classical Political Thought 20
3 Plato (427-347 B.C.) 26
4 Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) 36
5 Augustine (A.D. 354-430) 44
6 Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) 54
7 Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) 62
8 The Seventeenth Century
Grotius (1583-1645) 69
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) 76
John Locke (1632-1704) 80
9 The Eighteenth Century
Adam Smith (1723-1790) 84
David Hume (1711-1776) 89
Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) 94
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) 94
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) 98
10 The Nineteenth Century
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) 104
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) 113
Karl Marx (1818-1883) 120
Epilogue 127
Bibliography 131
Index 141
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