Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy

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Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche) as well as twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Nagel, Foucault, Habermas, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from The Federalist Papers and a variety of notable documents and addresses, among them Pericles' Funeral Oration, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, 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.
An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the works of each author are introduced with a substantive and engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. These introductions include Richard Kraut on Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Cicero; Paul J. Weithman on Augustine and Aquinas; Roger D. Masters on Machiavelli; Jean Hampton on Hobbes; Steven B. Smith on Spinoza and Hegel; A. John Simmons on Locke; Joshua Cohen on Rousseau and Rawls; Donald W. Livingston on Hume; Charles L. Griswold, Jr., on Smith; Bernard E. Brown on Hamilton and Madison; Jeremy Waldron on Bentham and Mill; Paul Guyer on Kant; Richard Miller on Marx and Engels; Richard Schacht on Nietzsche; Thomas Christiano on Nozick; John Deigh on Nagel; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas; and Eva Feder Kittay on Nussbaum. Offering unprecedented breadth of coverage, Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy is an ideal text for courses in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, or surveys in Western civilization.

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Book Description Oxford University Press, Inc., 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: * Unabridged selectionsPrefacePLATOIntroduction, Richard Kraut* Defence of Socrates: * Crito: Republic: Statesman: ARISTOTLEIntroduction, Richard KrautNicomachean Ethics: Politics: EPICURUSIntroduction, Richard Kraut* Letter to Menoeceus: * Principal Doctrines: CICEROIntroduction, Richard KrautOn the Republic: On the Laws: AUGUSTINEIntroduction, Paul J. WeithmanThe City of God: THOMAS AQUINASIntroduction, Paul J. WeithmanSumma TheologiaeNICCOLO MACHIAVELLIIntroduction, Roger D. MastersThe Prince: Discourses: THOMAS HOBBESIntroduction, Jean HamptonLeviathan: BARUCH SPINOZAIntroduction, Steven B. SmithTheologico-Political Treatise: JOHN LOCKEIntroduction, A. John SimmonsSecond Treatise of Government: Letter Concerning Toleration: JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAUIntroduction, Joshua CohenDiscourse on the Origin of Inequality: Of the Social Contract: DAVID HUMEIntroduction, Donald W. LivingstonA Treatise of Human Nature: * Of Parties in General: * Of the Original Contract: ADAM SMITHIntroduction, Charles L. Griswold, Jr.The Theory of Moral Sentiments: The Wealth of Nations: ALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISONIntroduction, Bernard E. BrownThe Federalist Papers: JEREMY BENTHAMIntroduction, Jeremy WaldronPrinciples of Legislation: IMMANUEL KANTIntroduction, Paul Guyer* Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: * On the Common Saying: "This May Be True in Theory but It Does Not Apply in Practice": G.W.F. HEGELIntroduction, Steven B. SmithThe Philosophy of Right: The Philosophy of History: KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELSIntroduction, Richard MillerEconomic 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 MILLIntroduction, Jeremy Waldron* Utilitarianism: * On Liberty: Considerations on Representative Government: The Subjection of Women: FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHEIntroduction, Richard SchachtHuman, All Too Human: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Beyond Good and Evil: On the Genealogy of Morals: Twilight of the Idols: JOHN RAWLSIntroduction, Joshua CohenA Theory of Justice: ROBERT NOZICKIntroduction, Thomas ChristianoAnarchy, State, and Utopia: THOMAS NAGELIntroduction, John DeighEquality and Partiality: MICHEL FOUCAULTIntroduction, Thomas A. McCarthyPower/Knowledge: JURGEN HABERMASIntroduction, Thomas A. McCarthy* Three Normative Models of Democracy: * On the Internal Relation Between the Rule of Law and Democracy: MARTHA C. NUSSBAUMIntroduction, Eva Feder Kittay* The Feminist Critique of Liberalism: DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSESPERICLES* Funeral Oration: EDMUND BURKESpeech 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 CITIZENABRAHAM LINCOLNFirst Inaugural Address (selections): * Gettysburg Address: * Second Inaugural Address: ELIZABETH CADY STANTON* The Solitude of Self: JOHN DEWEYDemocracy: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.* Letter from a Birmingham City Jail: * The March on Washington Address: Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0195140915

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