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Published: 01 December 2013

560 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199642625

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An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

William Godwin
Edited by Mark Philp

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only critical edition of this founding text in the history of political philosophy, including invaluable introduction and notes.
  • Its powerful critique of the institutions of government and support for individual liberty of judgement raises profound questions about the nature of our duty to others that is still relevant today.
  • Uses the first edition of 1793 which best reflects the close connection between the dynamism of the text and its historical context, capturing the full original power of his argument and imagination.
  • The Introduction gives a clear guide to the core argument of Political Justice, showing how it developed and how it connects to modern philosophical concerns, as well setting it in the context of Godwin's life and the history of the period.
  • Invaluable notes explain historical references and allusions.