Political Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings / Edition 2

Political Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings / Edition 2

by Joseph Losco, Leonard Williams, Leonard A. Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 1891487914

ISBN-13: 9781891487910

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume and its companion introduce undergraduate students to the history of Western political thought and the enterprise of political theory. The second edition includes expanded historical and biographical introductions on the 13 featured theorists, new commentaries from contemporary scholars, summaries of the selections from the classic works and the modern…  See more details below

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This volume and its companion introduce undergraduate students to the history of Western political thought and the enterprise of political theory. The second edition includes expanded historical and biographical introductions on the 13 featured theorists, new commentaries from contemporary scholars, summaries of the selections from the classic works and the modern commentaries, internet resources for students, and suggestions for class discussion and activities. The contributing authors include scholars from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891487910
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
673
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsiv
Introduction1
Part IGreek Roots
Introduction9
Thucydides13
Chapter 1Excerpts from History of the Peloponnesian War17
Chapter 2Thucydides on Human Nature44
Chapter 3The Melian Dialogue52
Plato58
Chapter 4Crito62
Chapter 5Excerpts from the Republic70
Chapter 6The Republic and the 'Limits of Politics'84
Chapter 7Response to Hall95
Aristotle104
Chapter 8Excerpts from Nicomachean Ethics108
Chapter 9Excerpts from the Politics112
Chapter 10The Puzzle of the Political Animal: Nature and Artifice in Aristotle's Political Theory123
Chapter 11An Ancient Framework for a New--and Old--Feminism136
Part IIThe Age of Empire--Civil and Religious
Introduction141
Marcus Tullius Cicero146
Chapter 12Excerpts from On the Commonwealth149
Chapter 13Essentials of the Mixed Constitution172
Chapter 14Cicero's Focus: From the Best Regime to the Model Statesman183
Saint Augustine198
Chapter 15Excerpts from The City of God201
Chapter 16The Two Cities in Augustine's Political Philosophy214
Chapter 17The Earthly City and Its Discontents223
Saint Thomas Aquinas239
Chapter 18Excerpts from Summa Theologica243
Chapter 19Excerpts from On Kingship256
Chapter 20Law and Politics258
Chapter 21On Thomistic Natural Law: The Bad Man's View of Thomistic Natural Right267
Christine de Pizan280
Chapter 22Excerpts from The Book of the City of Ladies283
Chapter 23Excerpts from The Book of the Body Politic293
Chapter 24'Now a New Kingdom of Femininity Is Begun ...': The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies303
Chapter 25Polycracy, Obligation, and Revolt: The Body Politic in John of Salisbury and Christine de Pizan317
Part IIIEnter Modernity
Introduction329
Niccolo Machiavelli331
Chapter 26Excerpts from The Prince334
Chapter 27Excerpts from the Discourses341
Chapter 28Introduction to The Prince349
Chapter 29Public Versus Private Claims: Machiavellianism from Another Perspective358
About the Editors367
About the Contributors368

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