Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts (3rd Revised edition)

Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts (3rd Revised edition)

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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.

About 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.


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 Common Saying: "This May be True in Practice, but It Does Not Apply 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 ; 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 ; The Philosophy of Right ; 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 YOUNG ; Introduction - Ann E. Cudd ; The 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 ; The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self

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  • ISBN13: 9780190201081
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1152
  • ID: 9780190201081
  • weight: 1737
  • ISBN10: 0190201088
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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