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Princeton Readings in Political Thought : Essential Texts Since Plato (96 Edition)

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Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value--key articles, book excerpts, essays, and speeches--that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics. Readers will find this work to be an invaluable reference, and they will enjoy not only the varied selections but also the lucid introductions to each historical era and the brief sketches of each thinker.

The book includes the writings of many of the most distinguished observers of the Western experience from classical times (Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero), the Middle Ages (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Christine de Pizan), modern times (Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, The Federalist Papers, "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," Burke, Marie-Olympes de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Mill, de Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche), or the ideas of twentieth-century political philosophers and ideologists (Weber, Mosca, Michels, Lenin, Freud, Emma Goldman, Mussolini, Arendt, Orwell, de Beauvoir, Fanon, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Leo Strauss, Walzer, Rawls, Nozick, Habermas, and Foucault).

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Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value--key articles, book excerpts, essays, and speeches--that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics. Readers will find this work to be an invaluable reference, and they will enjoy not only the varied selections but also the lucid introductions to each historical era and the brief sketches of each thinker.

The book includes the writings of many of the most distinguished observers of the Western experience from classical times (Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero), the Middle Ages (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Christine de Pizan), modern times (Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, The Federalist Papers, "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," Burke, Marie-Olympes de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Mill, de Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche), or the ideas of twentieth-century political philosophers and ideologists (Weber, Mosca, Michels, Lenin, Freud, Emma Goldman, Mussolini, Arendt, Orwell, de Beauvoir, Fanon, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Leo Strauss, Walzer, Rawls, Nozick, Habermas, and Foucault).

Synopsis:

Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value... that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Thinking Politically: An Introduction1
1Thucydides
Pericles' Funeral Oration13
2Plato
The Apology19
The Republic39
3Aristotle
The Politics107
4Cicero
On The Republic124
5St. Augustine
City of God133
6St. Thomas Aquinas
Politics and Law144
7Christine de Pizan
The Book of the City of Ladies153
8Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince167
Discourses on Livy188
9Martin Luther
The Christian in Society194
10John Calvin
God and Political Duty200
11Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan205
12John Locke
Second Treatise of Government243
13Jean-Jacques Rousseau
On the Social Contract280
Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men293
14Adam Smith
The Wealth of Nations314
15Publius
The Federalist Papers335
16Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen347
17Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France349
18Marie-Olympes de Gouges
Declaration of the Rights of Women and Citizens356
19Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman362
20Jeremy Bentham
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation371
21John Stuart Mill
On Liberty375
On the Subjection of Women388
22Alexis de Tocqueville
Democracy in America398
23G. W. F. Hegel
Philosophy of Right425
24Karl Marx
A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy435
Estranged Labour438
The Communist Manifesto448
After the Revolution464
Capital465
25Friedrich Nietzsche
On the Genealogy of Morals467
26Max Weber
Politics as a Vocation499
27Gaetano Mosca
The Ruling Class512
28Robert Michels
Political Parties524
29V. I. Lenin
What Is to Be Done?530
The State and Revolution534
30Sigmund Freud
Civilization and Its Discontents544
Totem and Taboo551
Why War?556
31Emma Goldman
Victims of Morality566
32Benito Mussolini
Fascism571
33Hannah Arendt
The Origins of Totalitarianism575
34George Orwell
Politics and the English Language591
35Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex601
36Frantz Fanon
The Wretched of the Earth615
37Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from Birmingham Jail623
38Malcolm X
The Ballot or the Bullet636
39Leo Strauss
What Is Political Philosophy?642
40Michael Walzer
In Defense of Equality656
41John Rawls
A Theory of Justice669
42Robert Nozick
Anarchy, State and Utopia698
43Jurgen Habermas
The Pu

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691036892
Editor:
Cohen, Mitchell; Fermon, Nicole
Editor:
Fermon, Nicole
Editor:
Cohen, Mitchell
Editor:
Fermon, Nicole
Author:
Cohen, Mitchell
Author:
Fermon, Nicole
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political philosophy
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Reference
Subject:
Reference Works and Anthologies
Subject:
Political science -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
103-428
Publication Date:
March 1996
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TRADE PAPER
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Language:
English
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Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.28x6.06x1.65 in. 2.26 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value--key articles, book excerpts, essays, and speeches--that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics. Readers will find this work to be an invaluable reference, and they will enjoy not only the varied selections but also the lucid introductions to each historical era and the brief sketches of each thinker.

The book includes the writings of many of the most distinguished observers of the Western experience from classical times (Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero), the Middle Ages (St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Christine de Pizan), modern times (Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Adam Smith, The Federalist Papers, "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen," Burke, Marie-Olympes de Gouges, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Mill, de Tocqueville, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche), or the ideas of twentieth-century political philosophers and ideologists (Weber, Mosca, Michels, Lenin, Freud, Emma Goldman, Mussolini, Arendt, Orwell, de Beauvoir, Fanon, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Leo Strauss, Walzer, Rawls, Nozick, Habermas, and Foucault).

"Synopsis" by , Princeton Readings in Political Thought is one of the most engaging and up-to-date samplers of the standard works of Western political thinking from antiquity through modern times. Organized chronologically, from Thucydides to Foucault, the book brings together forty-four selections of enduring intellectual value... that have shaped our understanding of Western society and politics.
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