Political Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings Volume II: Machiavelli to Rawls / Edition 2

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Political Theory presents a unique blend of selections from both classic and contemporary works in political theory. In two volumes, Political Theory covers key works in the history of political though from Thucydidies to Machiavelli (Volume One) and from Machiavelli to Rawls (Volume Two). Beyond the traditional canon, Political Theory also included works by such theorists as Christine de Pizan, Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hannah Arendt. This modular, two-volume format will appeal both to instructors who want their students to read the classics as well as courses centered more on recent commentaries by scholars.

The core of each chapter is a primary source selection from a noted theorist, prefaced by a discussion of the theorist's continuing relevance to the study of political science. After each follows a readable scholarly commentary on the argument and ideas presented, as well as the significance of the theorist's ideas to understanding political life.

The new edition offers several noteworthy features:
* Expanded historical and biographical introductions
* New commentaries reflecting the latest scholarship
* Helpful summaries of the selections from classic works and contemporary commentaries
* Internet resources for students
* Suggestions for class discussion and activities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195330236
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/10/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 674
  • Sales rank: 1,234,927
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ball State University

Manchester College

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Table of Contents

Volume II: Machiavelli to Rawls
Part I: Enter Modernity
Niccoló Machiavelli
1. Excerpts from The Prince, Niccoló Machiavelli
2. Excerpts from The Discourses, Niccoló Machiavelli
3. Introduction to The Prince, Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr.
4. Public Versus Private Claims: Machiavellianism From Another Perspective, John Leonard
Thomas Hobbes
5. Excerpts from Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes
6. Intending (Political) Obligation: Hobbes on the Voluntary Basis of Society, Gordon Schochet
7. The Art of Government, Deborah Baumgold
8. Excerpts from the Second Treatise on Government, John Locke
9. Class and Politics, Richard Ashcraft
10. Locke and Feminism on Private and Public Realms of Activity, Mary B. Walsh
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
11. Excerpts from Discourse on the Origins and Foundations of Inequality, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
12. Excerpts from On the Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
13. Rousseau's General Will: Freedom of a Particular Kind, Patrick T. Riley
14. Rousseau's Political Defense of the Sex-Roled Family, Penny Weiss and Anne Harper, Edmund Burke
15. Excerpts from Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke
16. Philosophy, Man, Society: Burkean Political Philosophy, Bruce Frohnen
17. The French Revolution and the Crisis of European Civilization, James J. Conniff
Mary Wollstonecraft
18. Excerpts from Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft
19. The Same Subject Continued, Virginia Sapiro
20. The Radical Ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft, Susan Ferguson
Part II: The 19th Century and Beyond
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
21. Excerpts from The Philosophy of History, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
22. Excerpts from The Philosophy of Right, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
23. History and Politics, Charles Taylor
24. The Basic Context and Structure of Hegel's Philosophy of Right, Kenneth Westphal
Karl Marx
25. Excerpts from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, Karl Marx
26. Excerpts from The German Ideology, Karl Marx
27. Excerpts from The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx
28. Excerpts from Capital, Karl Marx
29. Marx and the Engines of History, Steven Best
30. Gone Fishing: Making Sense of Marx's Concept of Communism, William James Booth
John Stuart Mill
31. Excerpts from On Liberty, John Stuart Mill
32. Excerpts from On the Subjection of Women, John Stuart Mill
33. Excerpts from Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill
34. J.S. Mill on Freedom and Power, Bruce Baum
35. Marital Slavery and Friendship: John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women, Mary Lyndon Shanley
Friedrich Nietzsche
36. Excerpts from Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche
37. Excerpts from The Genealogy of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche
38. Nietzsche on Autonomy and Morality: The Challenge to Political, Keith Ansell-Pearson
39. The Postmodernist Politicization of Nietzsche, Ted Sadler
Simone de Beauvoir
40. Excerpts from The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir
41. The Second Sex and Philosophy, Karen Vintges
42. The Second Sex: From Marxism to Radical Feminism, Margaret A. Simons
43. Excerpts from The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt
44. The Critique of Power as Leverage, Lisa Jane Disch
45. Hannah Arendt and Feminist Politics, Mary G. Dietz
John Rawls
46. Excerpts from A Theory of Justice, John Rawls
47. Excerpts from Political Liberalism, John Rawls
48. A Theory of Justice, Chandran Kukathas and Philip Pettit
49. Politics and the Public in Rawls' Political Liberalism, Elizabeth Frazer and Nicola Lacey

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