Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along with balanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions. This book includes a wide and balanced selection of many of the more important texts of modern political thought. To its great credit, it provides pertinent excerpts from frequently neglected authors, such as Calvin and Hume, which it nicely juxtaposes appear to be good, and the introductions to each section help to situate the writers in their historical and intellectual context and to alert students to some of the central issues that arise in the texts. This book offers an economical and useful approach to modern political thought.
Table of Contents
Part1 Machiavelli and the Renaissance: Machiavelli - oLetter to Vettori of 1513o; oThe Princeo; discourses (selections). Part 2 Hobbes, the Reformation and the scientific revolution: Calvin - oOn Civil Governmento; Hobbes - oevithiano (E. Curley edition), introduction, Part I, Part II, Part III (selections), conclusions. Part 3 John Locke, DavidHumes and the right of revolution: Locke - oSecond Treatise of Governmento; Hume oOf the Original Contracto; Adam Smith - oTheory of Moral Sentimentso (selections); Burke - oReflections on the Revolution in Franceo (selections); Kant - oAn Answer to the Question aWhat is Enlightenment?Ao. Part 5 J.S. Mill - feminism and the pursuit of happiness: Bentham - oAn Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislationo (selections); Mill oOn Liberty: the Subjection of Womeno. Part 6 Marx and Marxism: Hegel oElements of the Philosophy of Righto (selections); Marx and Marxism: Hegel - oElements of the Philosophy of Righto (selections); Marx and Marx-Engels - oOn the Jewish Questiono; oToward a Critique of HegelAs Philosophy of Righto - introduction; oAlienatedLabouro, from the oEconomic and Philsophic Manuscripts of 1844: Theses on Feuerbacho; oThe German Ideologyo (selections); oThe Communist Manifestoo; oThe Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparteo (selections); oContribution to the Critique of Political Economyo - preface; oCapitalo (selections); oThe Civil War in Franceo (selections); oCritique of the Gotha Programmeo Part 7 Nietzsche for and against: Nietzsche - oOn Genealogy of Moralso - preface, first essay, second essay.
David Wootton, Editor