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ISBN-13: 9781551117423
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 03/06/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1136
Sales rank: 540,217
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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General Editors:
Andrew Bailey, University of Guelph
Samantha Brennan, University of Western Ontario
Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University
Jacob Levy, McGill University
Alex Sager, Portland State University
Clark Wolf, Iowa State University

Table of Contents


PART I The Classical Period


  • History of the Peloponnesian War, 2.40: Pericles’ Funeral Oration
  • History of the Peloponnesian War, 5.84-116: Melian Dialogue


  • Apology
  • Crito
  • Death Scene from the Phaedo
  • The Republic
    • Book 1
      Book 2
      from Book 3
      from Book 4
      from Book 5
      from Book 7
      Book 8
      from Book 9
  • Laws, Book 1


  • Nicomachean Ethics
    • Book 1 [Happiness]
      Book 2 [Virtue of Character]
      from Book 3 [The Individual Virtues of Character]
      Book 5 [Justice]
      Book 8 [Friendship]
      from Book 10 [Happiness: Further Discussion]
      • [From Ethics to Politics]
  • Politics
    • Book 1
      Book 2
      Book 3
      Book 4
      from Book 5
      from Book 7


  • The Histories: Fragments of Book 6
    • 1. From Preface
      2. On the Forms of States
      5. On the Roman Constitution at its Prime


  • On Duties (44 BCE)


  • Letter on Slaves

PART II The Medieval Period


  • City of God (413-427), from Preface


  • The Political Regime
    • A. The Ignorant Cities
      B. The Immoral Cities
      C. The Erring Cities
      D. The Weeds in Virtuous Cities


  • Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190)
    • from Part 3, Chapter 27
      from Part 3, Chapter 28
      Part 3, Chapter 34


  • Summa Contra Gentiles (1258-1264)
    • Book 1, Chapter 3
      Book 1, Chapter 4
      Book 1, Chapter 7
      Book 1, Chapter 8
      Book 3, Chapter 64
      Book 3, Chapter 81
  • Summa Theologiae (1265-1274)
    • Question 90. The Essence of Law
      Question 94. The Natural Law
      Question 95. Human Law


  • The Defender of the Peace (1324)
    • Discourse 1, Chapter 10
      Discourse 1, Chapter 11


  • City of the Ladies (c. 1405)
    • 1. Here Begins the Book of the City of the Ladies, in which the First Chapter Tells Why and for What Purpose This Book Was Written
  • The Book of the Body Politic (1406-1407)
    • Chapter 4. Here We Begin to Discuss the Third Estate of the People, and First, Clerics Studying the Branches of Knowledge
      Chapter 5. More on the Same Subject
      Chapter 6. On the Second Estate of People, That Is, the Burghers and Merchants
      Chapter 8. On Merchants
      Chapter 9. The Third Class of the People
      Chapter 10. On Simple Laborers
  • The Book of Deeds of Arms and of Chivalry (1410)
    • Concerning the Prime Causes of Wars and Battles
      V. Considerations a King or Prince Should Entertain in Initiating War and the Points He Should Keep in Mind While Deliberating the Matter

PART III The Early Modern Period


  • The Prince
    • Dedication
      Chapter 5: Concerning the way to govern cities or principalities which lived under their own laws before they were annexed
      Chapter 6: Concerning new principalities which are acquired through one’s own arms and ability
      Chapter 7: Concerning new principalities which are acquired either through the arms of others or by good fortune
      Chapter 8: Concerning those who have obtained a principality through wickedness
      Chapter 9: Concerning a civil principality
      Chapter 10: Concerning the way in which the strength of all principalities ought to be measured
      Chapter 11: Concerning ecclesiastical principalities
      Chapter 12: Of the different types of troops and mercenaries
      Chapter 13: Concerning auxiliary, mixed, and citizen soldiers
      Chapter 14: That which concerns a prince on the subject of the art of war
      Chapter 15: Concerning things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamed
      Chapter 16: Concerning generosity and miserliness
      Chapter 17: Concerning cruelty and mercy, and whether it is better to be loved than feared
      Chapter 18: Concerning the way in which princes should keep their word
      Chapter 19: That one should avoid being despised and hated
      Chapter 21: How a prince should act in order to gain esteem
      Chapter 22: Concerning princes’ advisors
      Chapter 23: How to avoid flatterers
      Chapter 24: Why the princes of Italy have lost their states
      Chapter 25: Of fortune’s power in human affairs, and how to deal with her
      Chapter 26: An exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians
  • Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius (1512-1517)
    • Niccolò Machiavelli to Zanobi Buondelmonte and Cosima Rucellai from First Book
      • Introduction
        Chapter 1: Of the Beginning of Cities in General, and Especially that of the City of Rome
        Chapter 2: Of the Different Kinds of Republics, and of what Kind the Roman Republic Was
    • from Second Book
      • Introduction
        Chapter 2: What Nations the Romans Had to Contend Against and with What Obstinacy They Defended their Liberty
        Chapter 20: Of the Dangers to which Princes and Republic are Exposed that Employ Auxiliary or Mercenary Troops
        Chapter 29: Fortune Blinds the Minds of Men When She Does Not Wish Them to Oppose Her Designs
    • from Third Book
      • Chapter 9: Whoever Desires Constant Success Must Change his Conduct with the Times


  • from Temporal Authority: To What Extent It Should Be Obeyed (1523)


  • from On Civil Government (1534)


  • Leviathan (1651)
    • The Introduction
    • Part 1: Of Man
      • Chapter 10: Of Power, Worth, Dignity, Honor, and Worthiness
        Chapter 11: Of the Difference of Manners
        Chapter 13: Of the Natural Condition of Mankind as Concerning Their Felicity and Misery
        Chapter 14: Of the First and Second Natural Laws, and of Contracts
        Chapter 15: Of Other Laws of Nature
        Chapter 16: Of Persons, Authors, and Things Personated
    • Part 2: Of Commonwealth
      • Chapter 17: Of the Causes, Generation, and Definition of a Commonwealth
        Chapter 18: Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution
        Chapter 19: Of the Several Kinds of Commonwealth by Institution and of Succession to the Sovereign Power
        Chapter 20: Of Dominion Paternal and Despotical
        Chapter 21: Of the Liberty of Subjects
        Chapter 26: Of Civil Laws
        Chapter 29: Of Those Things that Weaken or Tend to the Dissolution of a Commonwealth
        Chapter 30: Of the Office of the Sovereign Representative


  • The Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690)
    • Preface
      Book 2 [The Second Treatise]
  • A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689)


  • Some Reflections upon Marriage (1700), from Preface


  • The Spirit of the Laws (1748), from Part 2, Book 11


  • A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), Part 2: Of Justice and Injustice
  • An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
    • Appendix 3: Some Farther Considerations with Regard to Justice
  • Of the Original Contract (1748)


  • Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men (1755)
    • Preface
      Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men
      Appendix 1: Note [On Good and Evil in Human Life]
      Appendix 2: Note [On Human Variety]
      Appendix 3: Note [On the Views of John Locke]
      Appendix 4: Note [On Humans Living in an Intermediate Stage]
    • On the Social Contract or Principles of Political Right (1762)
      Book 1
      Book 2
      Book 3
      Book 4


  • The Wealth of Nations (1776)
    • from Book 1. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labor, and of the Order According to Which Its Produce is Naturally Distributed Among the Different Ranks of the People
      • Chapter 1: Of the Division of Labor
        Chapter 2: Of the Principle Which Gives Occasion to the Division of Labor
        Chapter 3: That the Division of Labor Is Limited by the Extent of the Market
        Chapter 10, Part 2: Inequalities by the Policy of Europe
    • from Book 4
      • Chapter 2: Of Restraints upon the Importation from Foreign Countries of Such Goods as Can Be Produced At Home
        Chapter 9: Of the Agricultural Systems


  • Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
    • from the Preface
      First Section: Transition from the Common Rational Moral Cognition to the Philosophical Moral Cognition from Second Section: Transition from Popular Moral Philosophy to the Metaphysics of Morals
  • To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795)
    • “To Perpetual Peace”
      First Section: Which Contains the Preliminary Articles for Perpetual Peace Among Nations (1795)
      Second Section: Which Contains the Definitive Articles for Perpetual Peace Among Nations


  • The Declaration of Independence [as amended and adopted in Congress], July 4, 1776


  • The Federalist No. 9
    The Federalist No. 10
    The Federalist No. 51
    The Federalist No. 78


  • Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791)


  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792)
    • Advertisement
    • Introduction
    • from Part 1
      • from Chapter 1: The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Considered from Chapter 2: The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed from Chapter 3: The Same Subject Continued from Chapter 4: Observations on the State of Degradation to Which Woman Is Reduced by Various Causes from Chapter 5: Animadversions on Some of the Writers Who Have Rendered Women Objects of Pity, Bordering on Contempt from Chapter 6: The Effect Which an Early Association of Ideas Has Upon the Character from Chapter 9: Of the Pernicious Eff ects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society from Chapter 12: On National Education from Chapter 13: Some Instances of the Folly Which the Ignorance of Women Generates; with Concluding Reflections on the Moral Improvement that a Revolution in Female Manners Might Naturally Be Expected to Produce


  • from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
  • from On “Geographical Morality”

PART IV The Nineteenth Century


  • The Liberty of Ancients Compared with that of Moderns (1816)


  • The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
    • A. Independence and Dependence of Self-Consciousness: Lordship and Bondage
  • Philosophy of Right (1821)
    • from Preface from Introduction from Subdivisions from Part One: Abstract Right from Part Three: Ethical Life


  • An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1780, published 1789)
    • Chapter 1: Of the Principle of Utility
      Chapter 4: Value of a Lot of Pleasure or Pain, How to Be Measured
      Chapter 13: Cases Unmeet for Punishment
  • Offences against One’s Self: Paederasty, Part 1 (1785)
  • Panopticon; or the Inspection-House (1789)
    • Letter 1: Idea of the Inspection House
      Letter 2: Plan for a Penitentiary Inspection-House
      Letter 5: Essential Points of the Plan
      Letter 6: Advantages of the Plan


  • On Liberty (1859)
    • from Chapter 1: Introductory from Chapter 2: Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion from Chapter 3: On Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-being from Chapter 4: Of the Limits of the Authority of Society Over the Individual from Chapter 5: Applications
  • Considerations on Representative Government (1861)
    • from Chapter 10: Of the Mode of Voting
      Chapter 16: Of Nationality, as Connected with Representative Government
  • Utilitarianism (1863)
    • from Chapter 2: What Utilitarianism Is from Chapter 3: Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility from Chapter 5: On the Connection between Justice and Utility
  • from The Subjection of Women (1869)


  • The Enfranchisement of Women (1851)


  • Speech Delivered at the Akron, Ohio Convention on Women’s Rights, 1851
    • As Reported by the Anti-Slavery Bugle, 21 June 1851
      As Reported by F.D. Gage for the National Anti-Slavery Standard, 2 May 1863


  • Democracy in America (1835)
    • Chapter 5&58; On the Use that Americans Make of Public Associations in Civil Life
      Chapter 6: Of the Relation between Associations and Newspapers
      Chapter 7: The Relationship between Civil and Political Associations
      Chapter 8: How Americans Combat Individualism with the Principle of Self-Interest Rightly Understood


  • from Civil Disobedience (1849)


  • On Bruno Bauer’s On the Jewish Question (1843)
  • On Bruno Bauer’s The Capacity for the Present-day Jews and Christians to Become Free (1843)
  • Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
    • Estranged Labor
      Private Property and Communism
  • The German Ideology (1845), A. Ideology in General, German Ideology in Particular
  • Theses On Feuerbach (1845)
  • The Communist Manifesto (1848)
    1. Bourgeois and Proletarians
    2. Proletarians and Communists
    3. Socialist and Communist Literature
      Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties
  • Critique of the Gotha Program (1875)


  • Beyond Good and Evil
    • from Part Five: A Natural History of Morals from Part Nine: What is Noble?
  • On the Genealogy of Morals
    • from First Essay: Good and Evil, Good and Bad from Second Essay: Guilt, Bad Conscience and Related Matters

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Index of Authors and Titles

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Fledgist on LibraryThing 22 days ago
This is a marvellous, and almost perfect, anthology of readings in the main texts of social and political thought. It is part of a two-volume edition, suitable for advanced undergraduates, or for introducing graduate students to political theory. It includes a two non-Western thinkers who definitely belong in such a text -- Alfarabi and Maimonides -- but that's its sole bow to the world outside the West. It does not include classical Chinese or Indian thinkers. While it includes Christine de Pizan, Mary Astell, Olympes de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft and Harriett Taylor, its only bow to the non-white presence in the West is Sojourner Truth, which makes one wonder why Cugoano's Thoughts and Sentiments wasn't cited. Still, this is a useful collection, and a definite improvement over previous anthologies available for undergraduate use.