Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy

Paperback | March 1, 2011

bySteven M. Cahn

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Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy, from Plato through the twentieth century. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus,Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Bentham, Hegel, Mill) and considerably more twentieth-century theorists than are found in competingvolumes (Rawls, Nozick, Taylor, Foucault, Habermas, Held, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from The Federalist Papers and a variety of notable documents and addresses, among them Pericles' Funeral Oration, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and speeches by EdmundBurke, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. The second edition contains two new readings - by Charles Taylor and Virginia Held - and adds The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It alsopresents two works by John Locke in their entirety and includes a new translation of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the writings of each author are introduced with a substantive and engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. These introductions include Richard Kraut on Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Cicero; Paul J. Weithman on Augustine and Aquinas;Roger D. Masters on Machiavelli; Jean Hampton on Hobbes; Steven B. Smith on Spinoza and Hegel; A. John Simmons on Locke; Joshua Cohen on Rousseau and Rawls; Donald W. Livingston on Hume; Charles L. Griswold, Jr., on Smith; Bernard E. Brown on Hamilton and Madison; Jeremy Waldron on Bentham and Mill;Paul Guyer on Kant; Richard Miller on Marx and Engels; Thomas Christiano on Nozick; Robert B. Talisse on Charles Taylor; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas; Cheshire Calhoun on Held; and Eva Feder Kittay on Nussbaum. Offering unprecedented breadth of coverage, Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy, Second Edition, is an ideal text for courses in political philosophy, social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, or surveys in Western civilization.

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Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy, from Plato through the twentieth century. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus,Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, A...

Steven M. Cahn is Professor of Philosophy at City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of Political Philosophy 2e (OUP, 2009); Ethics 4e, edited with Peter Markie (OUP, 2008); Exploring Philosophy 3e (OUP, 2008); Happiness, edited with Christine Vitrano (OUP, 2007); Puzzles and Perplexities: Collected Essays Revised...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1280 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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* Unabridged selections# Expanded selectionsNew selectionsPrefacePLATORichard Kraut: Introduction* Defence of Socrates* CritoRepublicARISTOTLERichard Kraut: IntroductionNicomachean EthicsPoliticsEPICURUSRichard Kraut: Introduction* Letter to Menoeceus* Principal DoctrinesCICERORichard Kraut: IntroductionOn the RepublicOn the LawsAUGUSTINEPaul J. Weithman: IntroductionThe City of GodTHOMAS AQUINASPaul J. Weithman: IntroductionSumma TheologiaeNICCOLO MACHIAVELLIRoger D. Masters: Introduction# The PrinceDiscoursesTHOMAS HOBBESJean Hampton: IntroductionLeviathanBARUCH SPINOZASteven B. Smith: IntroductionTheologico-Political TreatiseJOHN LOCKEA. John Simmons: Introduction*# Second Treatise of Government*# Letter Concerning TolerationJEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAUJoshua Cohen: IntroductionDiscourse on the Origin of InequalityOf the Social ContractDAVID HUMEDonald W. Livingston: IntroductionA Treatise of Human Nature* Of Parties in General* Of the Original ContractADAM SMITHCharles L. Griswold, Jr.: IntroductionThe Theory of Moral SentimentsThe Wealth of NationsALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISONBernard E. Brown: IntroductionThe Federalist PapersJEREMY BENTHAMJeremy Waldron: IntroductionPrinciples of LegislationIMMANUEL KANTPaul Guyer: Introduction* Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals* On the Common Saying: "This May Be True in Theory but It Does Not Apply in Practice"G.W.F. HEGELSteven B. Smith: IntroductionThe Philosophy of RightThe Philosophy of HistoryKARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELSRichard Miller: IntroductionEconomic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844The German Ideology* Manifesto of the Communist PartyA Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy* Socialism: Utopian and ScientificJOHN STUART MILLJeremy Waldron: Introduction* Utilitarianism* On LibertyThe Subjection of WomenJOHN RAWLSJoshua Cohen: IntroductionA Theory of JusticeROBERT NOZICKThomas Christiano: IntroductionAnarchy, State, and UtopiaCHARLES TAYLORRobert B. Talisse: Introduction* AtomismMICHEL FOUCAULTThomas A. McCarthy: IntroductionPower/KnowledgeJURGEN HABERMASThomas A. McCarthy: Introduction* Three Normative Models of Democracy* On the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and DemocracyVIRGINIA HELDCheshire Calhoun: Introduction* Non-contractual Society: A Feminist ViewMARTHA C. NUSSBAUMEva Feder Kittay: Introduction* The Feminist Critique of LiberalismDOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSESPERICLES* Funeral OrationEDMUND BURKESpeech to the Electors of Bristol* THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE* THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES* THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZENABRAHAM LINCOLN* Gettysburg Address* Second Inaugural AddressELIZABETH CADY STANTON* The Solitude of SelfJOHN DEWEYDemocracy* THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTSMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.* Letter from a Birmingham City Jail* The March on Washington Address