ISBN-10:
0190201088
ISBN-13:
9780190201081
Pub. Date:
11/12/2014
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Oxford University Press
Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 3

Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 3

by Steven Cahn

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Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts / Edition 3

Now greatly expanded in its third edition, Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts is ideal for survey courses in political philosophy. Offering unprecedented coverage from antiquity to the present, this historically organized collection presents the most significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. 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.

Political Philosophy moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Cicero) through the medieval period (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Hamilton and Madison, Burke, Bentham, Tocqueville). The book includes work from major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Marx and Engels, Mill, Nietzsche) and twentieth-century theorists (Arendt, Hayek, Berlin, Taylor, Rawls, Sandel, Nozick, Foucault, Habermas, Held, Nussbaum, Young, Appiah) and also presents a variety of notable documents and addresses, including The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, and speeches by Abraham Lincoln, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to the new selections noted above in bold, the third edition also includes the complete text of Mill's On Liberty, an excerpt from Rawls's Political Liberalism, and expanded selections from Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, and The Federalist Papers.

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ISBN-13: 9780190201081
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1152
Sales rank: 353,646
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at The City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author or editor of fifty books. Most recently, he wrote From Student to Scholar: A Candid Guide to Becoming a Professor (2008) and coauthored Polishing Your Prose: How to Turn First Drafts into Finished Work (2013). Dr. Cahn is the editor of Exploring Philosophy, Fifth Edition (2014) and Exploring Ethics, Third Edition (2013), and the coeditor of Ethics, Fifth Edition (2011), all published by Oxford University Press.

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
PLATO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
Defense of Socrates
Crito
Republic
ARISTOTLE
Introduction, Richard Kraut
Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
* CICERO
* Introduction, Richard Kraut
* On the Republic
* On the Laws
AUGUSTINE
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
The City of God
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
Summa Theologiae
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
The Prince
Discourses
THOMAS HOBBES
Introduction, Jean Hampton
Leviathan
* BARUCH SPINOZA
* Introduction, Steven B. Smith
* Theologico-Political Treatise
JOHN LOCKE
Introduction, A. John Simmons,
Second Treatise of Government
Letter Concerning Toleration
* MONTESQUIEU
* Introduction, Mark Hulliung
* The Spirit of the Laws
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Of the Social Contract
DAVID HUME
Introduction, Arthur Kuflik
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Of Parties in General
Of the Original Contract
Of the Origin of Government
ADAM SMITH
Introduction, Charles L. Griswold, Jr.
The Wealth of Nations
IMMANUEL KANT
Introduction, Paul Guyer
Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
On the Old Saw: That May Be Right in Theory But It Won't Work in Practice
Perpetual Peace
ALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISON
Introduction, Bernard E. Brown
The Federalist Papers
* EDMUND BURKE
* Introduction, Burleigh T. Wilkins
* Reflections on the Revolution in France
Speech to the Electors of Bristol
* JEREMY BENTHAM
* Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
* Principles of Legislation
* ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
* Introduction, Steven B. Smith
* Democracy in America
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
Value, Price and Profit
JOHN STUART MILL
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
Utilitarianism
On Liberty
The Subjection of Women
* FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
* Introduction, Richard Schacht
* Beyond Good and Evil
* HANNAH ARENDT
* Introduction, Michael McCarthy
* The Origins of Totalitarianism
* F. A. HAYEK
* Introduction, David Schmidtz
* The Road to Serfdom
* ISAIAH BERLIN
* Introduction, Robert B. Talisse
* Two Concepts of Liberty
CHARLES TAYLOR
Introduction, Robert B. Talisse
What's Wrong with Negative Liberty?
JOHN RAWLS
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
A Theory of Justice
Political Liberalism
* MICHAEL J. SANDEL
* Introduction, Robert B. Talisse
* The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self
ROBERT NOZICK
Introduction, Thomas Christiano
Anarchy, State, and Utopia
MICHAEL FOUCAULT
Introduction, Thomas A. McCarthy
Power/Knowledge
JURGEN 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
* MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM
* Introduction, Eva Feder Kittay
* The Feminist Critique of Liberalism
* IRIS MARION YOUNG
* Introduction, Ann Cudd
* Five Faces of Oppression
* KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH
* Introduction, Tommie Shelby
* The Ethics of Identity
DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSES
PERICLES
Funeral Oration
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
* JOHN DEWEY
* Democracy
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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