Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorSteven M. Cahn

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Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together the complete texts or substantial selections from many of the masterpieces of modern political theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau,Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions by Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Burke, Bentham, and Tocqueville. A distinctive feature is the inclusion of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and numerous papers from The Federalist. An extended introduction to eachauthor's writings, provided by a renowned authority on the subject, features biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Ideal for courses in political philosophy and intellectual history, as well as surveys of Western Civilization, this enlightening work presents theauthors and ideas which were most influential in shaping modern political thought.

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Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together the complete texts or substantial selections from many of the masterpieces of modern political theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau,Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions by...

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Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together the complete texts or substantial selections from the masterpieces of modern political theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions by Spinoz...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1040 pages, 6.5 × 9.25 × 1.97 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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1. NICCOLO MACHIAVELLIIntroduction by Roger D. Masters, Dartmouth CollegeThe PrinceThe Discourses (selections)2. THOMAS HOBBESIntroduction by Jean Hampton, University of ArizonaLeviathan (selections)3. BARUCH SPINOZAIntroduction by Steven B. Smith, Yale UniversityTheologico-Political Treatise (Chaps. XVI, XX)4. JOHN LOCKEIntroduction by Gordon Schochet, Rutgers UniversitySecond Treatise of GovernmentLetter Concerning Toleration5. MONTESQUIEUIntroduction by Mark Hulliung, Brandeis UniversityThe Spirit of the Laws (selections)6. JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAUIntroduction by Joshua Cohen, M.I.T.Of the Social Contract7. DAVID HUMEIntroduction by Arthur Kuflik, University of VermontAn Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Sect.III)"Of Parties in General""Of the Original Contract""Of the Origin of Government"8. ADAM SMITHIntroduction by Charles L. Griswold, Jr., Boston UniversityThe Theory of Moral Sentiments (Pt.IV)The Wealth of Nations (selections)9. IMMANUEL KANTIntroduction by Thomas W. Pogge, Columbia UniversityOn the Old Saw: That May Be Right in Theory But it Won't Work in Practice (Pts. II,III)Perpetual Peace10. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE11. THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES12. THE FEDERALIST PAPERS (selections) Introduction by Bernard E. Brown, CUNY/Graduate School13. THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZEN14. EDMUND BURKEIntroduction by Burleigh T. Wilkins, University of California/Santa BarbaraReflections on the Revolution in France (selections)15. JEREMY BENTHAMIntroduction by Jeremy Waldron, University of California, BerkeleyPrinciples of Legislation (selections)16. ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLEIntroduction by Bernard E. Brown, CUNY/Graduate SchoolDemocracy in America (Vol. I: Chaps. 6,7)17. GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGELIntroduction by Michael O. Hardimon, University of California/San DiegoPhilosophy of Right (Introduction; Third Part)18. KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELSIntroduction by Richard Miller, Cornell UniversityEconomic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (selections)The German Ideology (selections).Manifesto of the Communist PartyA Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface)Value, Price and Profit (Chaps. VI-XI)Socialism: Utopian and Scientific19. JOHN STUART MILLIntroduction by Jeremy Waldron, University of California/Berkeley)On LibertyConsideration on Representative Government (Chap.3)The Subjection of Women (Chap.1)

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"Excellent selections--how good to see Burke treated as the major figure he is. The introductory essays are fine."--Craig Payne, Indian Hills Community College