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    DescriptionThis clear and thorough introduction provides students with the skills necessary to understand the main thinkers, texts and arguments of political philosophy and thought. Each chapter comprises a brief overview of a major political thinker, followed by an introduction to one or more of their most influential works and an introduction to key secondary readings. Key features include: * exercises * reading notes * guides for further reading The book introduces and assesses: Machiavelli's Prince; Hobbes' Leviathan; Locke's Second Treatise on Government; Rousseau's Social Contract; Marx and Engels' German Ideology (Part 1); Mill's On Liberty and The Subjection of Women. Reading Political Philosophy requires no previous knowledge of philosophy or politics and is ideal for newcomers to political philosophy and political thought.

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    Reading Political Philosophy
    Machiavelli to Mill
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Warburton, By (author) Jon Pike, By (author) Derek Matravers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415211970
    ISBN 10: 0415211972

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
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    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    DC21: 320.01
    DC22: 320.01
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    01 April 2001
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    Author Information
    Nigel Warburton is lecturer in philosophy at the Open University. He is author of the bestsellers Philosophy: The Basics; Thinking from A-Z; Philosophy: the Classics; Philosophy: Basic Readings, and Freedom: An Introduction with readings, all published by Routledge. Derek Matravers is senior lecturer in philosophy at the Open University. He is the author of Art and Emotion (1998). Jon Pike is staff tutor in Philosophy at the Open University. He is the author of From Aristotle to Marx (1999).
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    ..."a valuable and unique tool for teaching political thought."-Lesley Jacobs, York University, Toronto "This is an excellent book which will very quickly become an essential textbook for political thought and political philosophy courses."-Peter Starie, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Portsmouth "This reader is a clever idea, deftly executed, with readable and helpful introductions to the classic texts, together with a first-class selection of supplementary readings."-Dudley Knowles, University of Glasgow
    Table of contents
    Introduction Chapter 1. Niccolo Machiavelli: 'The Prince' - Nigel Warburton, with readings from Quentin Skinner, Maureen Ramsey, Isaiah Berlin, C.A.J. Cody Chapter 2. Thomas Hobbes: 'Leviathan' - Jon Pike, with readings from C.B. Macpherson, Quentin Skinner, Jean Hampton, Carol Pateman Chapter 3. John Locke: 'The Second Treatise of Government' - Jon Pike, with readings from David Hume, Jean Hampton, Jeremy Waldron, A. John Simmons Chapter 4. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' - Derek Matravers, with readings from John C. Hall, Brian Barry, N.J.H. Dent, Isaiah Berlin Chapter 5. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: 'The German Ideology (Part 1)' - Derek Matravers, with readings from Jonathan Wolff, Jon Pike, G.A. Cohen, Will Kymlicka Chapter 6. John Stuart Mill: 'On Liberty and The Subjection of Women' - Nigel Warburton, with readings from Isaiah Berlin, Gerald Dworkin, Janet Radcliffe, Richards, Mary Lyndon Shanley