Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts

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bySteven Cahn

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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 2,500years 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.

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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 2,500years of political philosophy. The readings ...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1152 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this EditionPLATORichard Kraut: IntroductionDefense of SocratesCritoRepublicARISTOTLERichard Kraut: IntroductionNicomachean EthicsPolitics* CICERORichard Kraut: * Introduction* On the Republic* On the LawsAUGUSTINEPaul J. Weithman: IntroductionThe City of GodST. THOMAS AQUINASPaul J. Weithman: IntroductionSumma Theologiae: NICCOLO MACHIAVELLISteven B. Smith: IntroductionThe PrinceDiscoursesTHOMAS HOBBESJean Hampton: IntroductionLeviathan* BARUCH SPINOZASteven B. Smith: * Introduction* Theologico-Political TreatiseJOHN LOCKEA. John Simmons: IntroductionSecond Treatise of GovernmentLetter Concerning Toleration* MONTESQUIEUMark Hulliung: * Introduction* The Spirit of the LawsJEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAUJoshua Cohen: IntroductionDiscourse on the Origin of InequalityOf the Social ContractDAVID HUMEArthur Kuflik: IntroductionAn Enquiry Concerning the Principles of MoralsOf Parties in GeneralOf the Original ContractOf the Origin of GovernmentADAM SMITHCharles L. Griswold, Jr.: IntroductionThe Wealth of NationsIMMANUEL KANTPaul Guyer: IntroductionGroundwork for the Metaphysics of MoralsOn the Old Saw: That May Be Right in Theory, but It Won't Work in PracticePerpetual PeaceALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISONBernard E. Brown: IntroductionThe Federalist Papers* EDMUND BURKEBurleigh T. Wilkins: * Introduction* Reflections on the Revolution in FranceSpeech to the Electors of Bristol* JEREMY BENTHAMJeremy Waldron: * Introduction* Principles of Legislation* ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLESteven B. Smith: * Introduction* Democracy in AmericaG. W. F. HEGELSteven B. Smith: IntroductionThe Philosophy of RightThe Philosophy of HistoryKARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELSRichard Miller: IntroductionEconomic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844The German IdeologyManifesto of the Communist PartyA Contribution to the Critique of Political EconomyValue, Price, and ProfitJOHN STUART MILLJeremy Waldron: IntroductionUtilitarianismOn LibertyThe Subjection of Women* FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHERichard Schacht: * Introduction* Beyond Good and Evil* HANNAH ARENDTMichael McCarthy: * Introduction* The Origins of Totalitarianism* F. A. HAYEKDavid Schmidtz: * Introduction* The Road to Serfdom* ISAIAH BERLINRobert B. Talisse: * Introduction* Two Concepts of LibertyCHARLES TAYLORRobert B. Talisse: IntroductionWhat's Wrong with Negative Liberty?JOHN RAWLSJoshua Cohen: IntroductionA Theory of JusticePolitical Liberalism* MICHAEL J. SANDEL* Introduction, Robert B. Talisse* The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered SelfROBERT NOZICKThomas Christiano: IntroductionAnarchy, State, and UtopiaMICHAEL FOUCAULTThomas A. McCarthy: IntroductionPower/KnowledgeJURGEN HABERMASThomas A. McCarthy: IntroductionThree Normative Models of DemocracyOn the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and DemocracyVIRGINIA HELDCheshire Calhoun: IntroductionNon-contractual Society: A Feminist View* MARTHA C. NUSSBAUMEva Feder Kittay: * Introduction* The Feminist Critique of Liberalism* IRIS MARION YOUNGAnn Cudd: * Introduction* The Five Faces of Oppression* KWAME ANTHONY APPIAHTommie Shelby: * Introduction* The Ethics of IdentityDOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSESPERICLESFuneral OrationTHE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCETHE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATESTHE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZENABRAHAM LINCOLNGettysburg AddressSecond Inaugural Address* JOHN DEWEY* DemocracyTHE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTSMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.Letter from a Birmingham City JailThe March on Washington Address

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"Political Philosophy is streamlined, comprehensive, and affordable. An eminently functional text for any political philosophy survey course." --Jacob Held, University of Central Arkansas