Classics of Modern Political Theory

Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill

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Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together complete texts or substantial selections from many of the greatest works of modern political theory. The most comprehensive anthology of its kind, this volume includes well known writings by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Burke, Bentham, and Tocqueville. A distinctive feature of this collection is the inclusion of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and extensive selections from The Federalist. It also includes an introduction to each author's writings, provided by a renowned authority on the subject and featuring biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Ideal for courses in political philosophy, theory, and history, this work will also serve as an excellent collection for surveys of Western Civilization, as it focuses on the authors and ideas that have shaped Western political thought over the centuries.show more

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  • Paperback | 1040 pages
  • 166 x 232 x 52mm | 1,660.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195101731
  • 9780195101737
  • 2,019,016

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Classics of Modern Political Theory: Machiavelli to Mill brings together the complete texts or substantial selections from the masterpieces of modern political theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions by Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Burke, Bentham, and Tocqueville. A distinctive feature is the inclusion of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and numerous papers from The Federalist. An extended introduction to each author's writings, provided by a renowned authority on the subject, features biographical data, philosophical commentary, and bibliographical guides. Ideal for courses in political philosophy and intellectual history, as well as surveys of Western Civilization, the book presents the most influential authors and ideas that have shaped modern political thought.show more

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PREFACE; NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI; THOMAS HOBBES; BARUCH SPINOZA; JOHN LOCKE; MONTESQUIEU; JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU; DAVID HUME; ADAM SMITH; IMMANUEL KANT; THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; THE FEDERALIST PAPERS (SELECTIONS); THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZEN; EDMUND BURKE; JEREMY BENTHAM; ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE; GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL; KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS; JOHN STUART MILLshow more

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