Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 1

Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 1

by Steven M. Cahn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195177088

ISBN-13: 9780195177084

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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,

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"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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ISBN-13:
9780195177084
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Defence of Socrates5
Crito22
Republic31
Introduction129
Politics133
Introduction169
Summa theologiae173
Introduction185
The prince188
Discourses202
Introduction214
Leviathan217
Introduction243
Second treatise of government246
Introduction274
Discourse on the origin of inequality278
Of the social contract293
Introduction321
Of the original contract325
Introduction331
The wealth of nations334
Introduction350
The federalist papers354
Introduction376
Perpetual peace379
Introduction389
Philosophy of right392
Introduction to the philosophy of history397
Introduction406
Economic and philosophic manuscripts of 1844410
The German ideology417
Manifesto of the Communist Party423
A contribution to the critique of political economy435
Introduction436
On liberty438
Introduction472
A theory of justice477
Introduction492
Anarchy, State, and Utopia495
Introduction508
Power/knowledge511
Introduction524
Three normative models of democracy527
On the internal relation between the rule of law and democracy534
Introduction541
The feminist critique of liberalism545
The declaration of independence571
The bill of rights573
Gettsyburg address574
Second inaugural address575
Letter from a Birmingham city jail576
The march on Washington address586

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