Political Theory: Classic and Contemporary Readings Volume I: Thucydides to Machiavelli

Paperback | July 16, 2002

EditorJoseph Losco, Leonard Williams

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Political Theory presents a unique blend of selections from both classic and contemporary works in political theory. In two volumes, Political Theory covers key works in the history of political though from Thucydidies to Machiavelli (Volume One) and from Machiavelli to Rawls (Volume Two).Beyond the traditional canon, Political Theory also included works by such theorists as Christine de Pizan, Mary Wollstonecraft, Simone de Beauvoir, and Hannah Arendt. This modular, two-volume format will appeal both to instructors who want their students to read the classics as well as coursescentered more on recent commentaries by scholars. The core of each chapter is a primary source selection from a noted theorist, prefaced by a discussion of the theorist's continuing relevance to the study of political science. After each follows a readable scholarly commentary on the argument and ideas presented, as well as the significance of thetheorist's ideas to understanding political life. The new edition offers several noteworthy features: * Expanded historical and biographical introductions * New commentaries reflecting the latest scholarship * Helpful summaries of the selections from classic works and contemporary commentaries * Internet resources for students * Suggestions for class discussion and activities

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Political Theory presents a unique blend of selections from both classic and contemporary works in political theory. In two volumes, Political Theory covers key works in the history of political though from Thucydidies to Machiavelli (Volume One) and from Machiavelli to Rawls (Volume Two).Beyond the traditional canon, Political Theory ...

Joseph Losco is a Professor of Political Science at Ball State University. Leonard Williams is a Professor of Political Science at Manchester College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:July 16, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume I: Thucydides to MachiavelliPart I: Greek RootsThucydidesThucydides: 1. History of the Peloponnesian WarC. D. C. Reeve: 2. Thucydides on Human NatureLaurie Johnson: 3. The Melian DialoguePlatoPlato: 4. CritoPlato: 5. RepublicDale Hall: 6. The Republic and the "Limits of Politics"Allan Bloom: 7. Response to HallAristotleAristotle: 8. Nichomachean EthicsAristotle: 9. PoliticsCary J. Nederman: 10. The Puzzle of the Political Animal: Nature and Artifice in Aristotle's Political TheoryMary Nichols: 11. An Ancient Framework for a New- and Old-FeminismPart II: Political Philosophy in the Age of Empire--Civil and ReligiousMarcus Tullius CiceroNeal Wood: 13. Essentials of the Mixed ConstitutionWalter Nicgorski, Augustine of Hippo: 14. Cicero's Focus: From the Best Regime to the Model StatesmanWalter Nicgorski: 14. Cicero's Focus: From the Best Regime to the Model StatesmanAugustine of HippoRex Martin: 16. The Two Cities in Augustine's Political PhilosophyJean Bethke Elshtain, Thomas Aquinas: 17. The Earthly City and Its DiscontentsJean Bethke Elshtain: 17. The Earthly City and Its DiscontentsThomas AquinasThomas Aquinas: 19. From On KingshipPaul E. Sigmund: 20. Law and PoliticsEdward A. Goerner, Christine de Pizan: 21. On Thomistic Natural Law: The Bad Man's View of Thomistic Natural RightEdward A. Goerner: 21. On Thomistic Natural Law: The Bad Man's View of Thomistic Natural RightChristine de PizanEdward Wheat: 24. "Now a New Kingdome of Femininity Is Begun...": The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of LadiesKate Langdon Forhan: 25. Polycracy, Obligation, and Revolt: The Body Politic in John of Salisbury and Christine de PizanEdward Wheat: 24. "Now a New Kingdom of Femininity Is Begun...": The Political Theory of Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of LadiesNiccolo Machiavelli: 26. From The PrincePart III: Enter ModernityNiccolo MachiavelliHarvey C. Mansfield, Jr.: 28. An Introduction to The PrinceJohn Leonard: 29. Public Versus Private Claims: Machiavellianism from Another Perspective