Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy

Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy

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"Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy" provides the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy and supplements them with relevant works of ethical theory. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern theories (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Hume, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers(Hegel, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche) as well as twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Nagel, Foucault, Habermas, Nussbaum). The appendix contains numerous essays from "The Federalist" and a variety of notable documents and addresses, among them Pericles's Funeral Oration, The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and speeches by Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. A unique feature of this volume is that it precedes each author's writings with an introductory essay written by a leading authority, including Richard Kraut on Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Cicero; Joshua Cohen on Rousseau and Rawls; A. John Simmons on Locke; Paul Guyer on Kant; Jeremy Waldron on Bentham and Mill; Richard Schacht on Nietzsche; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas, and many more. Offering unprecedented breadth of coverage, "Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy" is an ideal text for courses in political/social philosophy and moral philosophy.show more

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  • Paperback | 1228 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 1,837.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195140915
  • 9780195140910
  • 1,493,342

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"This is a fine reader for any course in ethics or political philosophy. It contains well-edited readings along with introductions by leading philosophers. Beginning students will find this a very user-friendly text, and advanced students will benefit from the breadth of readings."--Ted Vaggalis, Drury University "This is a fine reader for any course in ethics or political philosophy. It contains well-edited readings along with introductions by leading philosophers. Beginning students will find this a very user-friendly text, and advanced students will benefit from the breadth of readings."--Ted Vaggalis, Drury University "This is a fine reader for any course in ethics or political philosophy. It contains well-edited readings along with introductions by leading philosophers. Beginning students will find this a very user-friendly text, and advanced students will benefit from the breadth of readings."--Ted Vaggalis, Drury University "This is a fine reader for any course in ethics or political philosophy. It contains well-edited readings along with introductions by leading philosophers. Beginning students will find this a very user-friendly text, and advanced students will benefit from the breadth of readings."--Ted Vaggalis, Drury Universityshow more

Table of contents

* UNABRIDGED SELECTIONS; Preface; PLATO; Introduction; * Defence of Socrates; * Crito; Republic; Statesman; ARISTOTLE; Introduction; Nicomachean Ethics; Politics; EPICURUS; Introduction; * Letter to Menoeceus; * Principal Doctrines; CICERO; Introduction; On the Republic; On the Laws; AUGUSTINE; Introduction; The City of God; THOMAS AQUINAS; Introduction; Summa Theologiae; NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI; Introduction; The Prince; Discourses; THOMAS HOBBES; Introduction; Leviathan; BARUCH SPINOZA; Introduction; Theologico-Political Treatise; JOHN LOCKE; Introduction; Second Treatise of Government; Letter Concerning Toleration; JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU; Introduction; Discourse on the Origin of Inequality; Of the Social Contract; DAVID HUME; Introduction; A Treatise of Human Nature; * Of Parties in General; * Of the Original Contract; ADAM SMITH; Introduction; The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations; JEREMY BENTHAM; Introduction; Principles of Legislation; IMMANUEL KANT; Introduction; * Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals; * On the Common Saying: "This May Be True in Theory but it does not Apply in Practice"; ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND JAMES MADISON; Introduction; The Federalist Papers; G.W.F. HEGEL; Introduction; The Philosophy of Right; The Philosophy of History; KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS; Introduction; Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844; The German Ideology; * Manifesto of the Communist Party; A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy; * Socialism: Utopian and Scientific; JOHN STUART MILL; Introduction; * Utilitarianism; * On Liberty; Considerations on Representative Government; The Subjection of Women; FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE; Introduction; Human, All Too Human; Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil; On the Genealogy of Morals; Twilight of the Idols; JOHN RAWLS; Introduction; A Theory of Justice; ROBERT NOZICK; Introduction; Anarchy, State, and Utopia; THOMAS NAGEL; Introduction; Equality and Partiality; MICHEL FOUCAULT; Introduction; Power/Knowledge; JURGEN HABERMAS; Introduction; * Three Normative Models of Democracy; * On the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and Democracy; MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM; Introduction; * The Feminist Critique of Liberalism; APPENDIX: DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSES; PERICLES; * Funeral Oration; EDMUND BURKE; Speech to the Electors of Bristol; * THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; * THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; * THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZEN; ABRAHAM LINCOLN; First Inaugural Address; * Gettysburg Address; * Second Inaugural Address; ELIZABETH CADY STANTON; * The Solitude of Self; JOHN DEWEY; Democracy; MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR; * Letter from a Birmingham City Jail; * The March on Washington Addressshow more

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