History of Political Theory: An Introduction: Volume II: Modern

Paperback | March 7, 2013

byGeorge Klosko

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History of Political Theory: An Introduction not only explores the great works of Western political theory but demonstrates their continuing relevance. Volume II traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views. The work providesa readable, scholarly introduction to the great figures in Western political theory from Hobbes to Marx. Major theorists examined include Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Burke, Mill, and Marx, not only major figures in the liberal tradition but liberal political theory's most importantcritics. Theorists are examined in their historical contexts, with extensive quotations allowing them to speak for themselves. Central concepts employed in their works are carefully examined, with special attention to both how they fit together to form coherent theories and how they bear on issues ofcontemporary concern. Major concepts examined include freedom, rights, political obligation, and revolution. Emphasizing depth rather than breadth, this work is an ideal introduction tool for instructors who have been searching for a text that combines careful exposition of important politicaltheorists and clear, critical analysis.

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History of Political Theory: An Introduction not only explores the great works of Western political theory but demonstrates their continuing relevance. Volume II traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views. The work providesa readable, scholarly introduction to the gr...

George Klosko works in both normative political theory and the history of political thought. His books include Political Obligations (Oxford, 2005) the Second Edition of The Development of Plato's Political Theory (Oxford, 2006). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy (2011), which he edited. He is Henry L. and Gra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction1. Nicolo Machiavelli2. Thomas Hobbes3. John Locke and Liberal Political Theory4. David Hume5. Montesquieu6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau7. Edmund Burke and Conservative Political Theory8. Utilitarian Liberalism: Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, John Stuart Mill9. G. W. F. Hegel10. Karl MarxIndex