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Classics of Modern Political Theory

Machiavelli to Mill

Edited by Steven M. Cahn

Publication Date - November 1996

ISBN: 9780195101737

1040 pages
Paperback
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $78.95

Description

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 anthology of its kind, this volume includes well-known works by Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, and Marx, and significant contributions from 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 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, this book presents influential authors and ideas that have shaped modern political thought.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
    The Prince
    Discourses (selections)
    THOMAS HOBBES
    Leviathan (selections)
    BARUCH SPINOZA
    Theologico-Political Treatise (Chaps. XVI, XX)
    JOHN LOCKE
    Second Treatise of Government
    Letter Concerning Toleration
    MONTESQUIEU
    The Spirit of the Laws (selections)
    JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
    Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
    Of the Social Contract
    DAVID HUME
    An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (Sec. III)
    "Of Parties in General"
    "Of the Original Contract"
    "Of the Origin of Government"
    ADAM SMITH
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Pt. IV)
    The Wealth of Nations (selections)
    IMMANUEL KANT
    On the Old Saw: That May Be Right in Theory But It Won't Work in Practice (Pts. II, III)
    Perpetual Peace
    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
    Reflections on the Revolution in France (selections)
    JEREMY BENTHAM
    Principles of Legislation (selections)
    ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE
    Democracy in America (Vol I: Chaps. 6, 7)
    GEORGE WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL
    Philosophy of Right (Introduction; Third Part)
    KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS
    Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (selections)
    The German Ideology (selections)
    Manifesto of the Communist Party
    A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Preface)
    Value, Price and Profit (Chaps. VI-XI)
    Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
    JOHN STUART MILL
    On Liberty
    Considerations on Representative Government (Chap. 3)
    The Subjection of Women (Chap. 1)