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Published: 26 January 2010

864 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195396614

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Political Philosophy

The Essential Texts

Second Edition

Edited by Steven M. Cahn

Now greatly expanded in its second edition, Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts is ideal for survey courses in social and political philosophy. Offering coverage from antiquity to the present, this historically organized collection presents the most significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy. The book includes work from major thinkers and theorists and also presents a variety of notable documents and addresses. An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the works of each author are introduced with an engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. The second edition adds work from Augustine, Charles Taylor, and Virginia Held; more essays from by Aristotle, Locke, Hume, Smith, Hamilton and Madison, Kant, and Mill; and several new documents and speeches.


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