Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 2

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Overview

"Now greatly expanded in its second edition, Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts is ideal for survey courses in social and political philosophy. Offering coverage from antiquity to the present, this historically organized collection presents the most significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy. It moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle) through the medieval period (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Smith, Hamilton and Madison, Kant). The book includes work from major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Marx and Engels, Mill) and twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Charles Taylor, Foucault, Habermas, Virginia Held) and also presents a variety of notable documents and addresses, including The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and speeches by Pericles, Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. In addition to the new selections noted above in bold, the second edition also includes more material from Aristotle, Locke, Hume, Smith, Hamilton and Madison, Kant, and Mill." An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the works of each author are introduced with an engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. These introductions include Richard Kraut on Plato and Aristotle; Paul J. Weichman on Augustine and Aquinas; Roger D. Masters on Machiavelli; Jean Hampton on Hobbes; 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; Paul Guyer on Kant; Steven B. Smith on Hegel; Richard Miller on Marx and Engels; Jeremy Waldron on Mill; Thomas Christiano on Nozick: Robert B. Talisse on Taylor; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas; and Cheshire Calhoun on Held.

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"An excellent collection and a manageable size. The introductory essays are insightful and will help students gain access to the texts."--Michael J. O'Neill, Providence College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195396614
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 83,183
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

The City University of New York Graduate Center
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Table of Contents

*=New to this edition
Preface
PLATO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
Defence of Socrates
Crito
Republic
ARISTOTLE
Introduction, Richard Kraut
* Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
* 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
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 (additional essays)
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"
Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch
G.W.F. HEGEL
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
Philosophy of Right
Introduction to 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
JOHN STUART MILL
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
* Utilitarianism
On Liberty
* Considerations on Representative Government
* 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
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
* 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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