History of Political Philosophy / Edition 3

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This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226777108
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1987
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 980
  • Sales rank: 197,890
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 2.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Strauss (1899–1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History,and Spinoza’s Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Joseph Cropsey (1919-2012) was a distinguished service professor emeritus in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught since 1958. He previously was on the faculty of the City College of New York and the New School for Social Research. His scholarly work examined classical political thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, as well as the foundations of modern liberalism in Thomas Hobbes and Adam Smith. He also collaborated with Leo Strauss, co-editing the inflential overview of Western political thought History of Political Philosophy.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction Thucydides by David Bolotin Plato by Leo Strauss Xenophon by Christopher Bruell Aristotle by Carnes Lord Marcus Tullius Cicero by James E. Holton St. Augustine by Ernest L. Fortin Alfarabi by Muhsin Mahdi Moses Maimonides by Ralph Lerner St. Thomas Aquinas by Ernest L. Fortin Marsilius of Padua by Leo Strauss Niccolo Machiavelli by Leo Strauss Martin Luther and John Calvin by Duncan B. Forrester Richard Hooker by Duncan B. Forrester Francis Bacon by Howard B. White Hugo Grotius by Richard H. Cox Thomas Hobbes by Laurence Berns Rene Descartes by Richard Kennington John Milton by Walter Berns Benedict Spinoza by Stanley Rosen John Locke by Robert A. Goldwin Montesquieu David Lowenthal David Hume by Robert S. Hill Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Allan Bloom Immanuel Kant by Pierre Hassner William Blackstone by Herbert J. Storing Adam Smith by Joseph Cropsey The Federalist by Martin Diamond Thomas Paine by Francis Canavan, S.J.
Edmund Burke by Harvey Mansfield, Jr.
Jeremy Bentham and James Mill by Timothy Fuller Georg W.F. Hegel by by Pierre Hassner; translated by Allan Bloom Alexis de Tocqueville by Marvin Zetterbaum John Stuart Mill by Henry M. Magid Karl Marx by Joseph Cropsey Friedrich Nietzsche by Werner J. Dannhauser John Dewey by Robert Horwitz Edmund Husserl by Richard Velkley Martin Heidegger by Michael Gillespie Epilogue: Leo Strauss and the History of Political Philosophy by Nathan Tarcov and Thomas L. Pangle Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    A must have for the study of political philosophy

    Strauss edits a wonderful book with essays on many thinkers/political philosophers. John Calvin and Martin Luther even made the list. Don't ignore this great study aide.

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