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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99
Niccolo Machiavelli's name has become a byword for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? Quentin Skinner focuses on "The Prince", the "Discourses", and "The History of Florence", and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines. more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 9.95
Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50
This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseaus most important political writings, and the addition of Cress new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 54.99
The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes offers a new interpretation of Thomas Hobbes's response to the English Revolution. By focusing on his religious thought, it debunks the standard view of him as a royalist, and recovers his sympathies with the religious projects of the 1640s and 1650s. This reinterpretation culminates with an exploration of Hobbes's... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
The ideas of Hans Morgenthau dominated the study of international politics in the United States for many decades. He was the leading representative of Realist international relations theory in the last century and his work remains hugely influential in the field. In this engaging and accessible new study of his work, William E. Scheuerman provides... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan , from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos. more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural... more...
- Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 27.54
Hauptbeschreibung Nach 1989 musste die Bundesrepublik ihr Selbstbild und ihre historische Tradition neu definieren. Dass Adenauer zum bedeutendsten Deutschen gewählt, die Erinnerung an 68 gepflegt oder sich mit dem »deutschen Herbst« beschäftigt wird, belegt den neuen Umgang mit der eigenen Geschichte. Die Beiträge beleuchten die politisch-kulturellen... more...
- Campus Verlag 2001; US$ 12.12
Hauptbeschreibung Jürgen Habermas ist der international bedeutendste lebende Philosoph Deutschlands, der mit seiner Diskurstheorie einen der wichtigsten Beiträge zur Gegenwartsphilosophie geleistet hat. Er verkörpert darüber hinaus die Figur des kritischen Intellektuellen, der engagiert in gesellschaftliche Debatten eingreift, wenn er sie nicht -... more...