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- Continuum International Publishing 2009; US$ 120.00
Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza’s political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely... more...
- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99
Written in a fit of pique brought about by Edmund Burke's blistering attack of the French Revolution, Paine's The Rights of Man has come to be regarded as one of the most important works in the realm of Western political philosophy. In it, Paine contends that some rights that are granted through natural law, rather than by governments or constitutions.... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for independence from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Second Treatise is notable for a number of themes which Locke develops therein. It begins with a depiction of the state of nature, wherein individuals are under no obligation to obey one another but are each themselves judge of what the law of nature requires. It also covers conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2009; US$ 29.95
The Roger Scruton Reader is the first comprehensive collection of Scruton`s writings, spanning a period of thirty years. It gathers selections from some of his earliest works such as The Aesthetics of Architecture (1979) to his most recent Culture Counts(2007). The book also includes a good number of unpublished essays. It is made up of five sections-... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
In this work, Ruth W. Grant presents a new approach to John Locke's familiar works. Taking the unusual step of relating Locke's Two Treatises to his Essay Concerning Human Understanding , Grant establishes the unity and coherence of Locke's political arguments. She analyzes the Two Treatises as a systematic demonstration of liberal principles... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00
This book considers the rise of territoriality in international relations. Larkins takes the reader on a tour that moves from the mental horizons of Medieval European thought to the Renaissance. The end product is a theoretical and historical account of a momentous transformation that ultimately gives rise to the territorial state. more...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 49.95
Taking the title of his book from Isaiah Berlin's famous essay distinguishing a negative concept of liberty connoting lack of interference by others from a positive concept involving participation in the political realm, Samuel Fleischacker explores a third definition of liberty that lies between the first two. In Fleischacker's view, Kant and Adam... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 2010; US$ 120.00
Groundless Existence discusses the implicit phenomenological and existential foundations of Schmitt's political philosophy. The book’s unique contribution lies in its claim that Schmitt decisively breaks with the metaphysical tradition and predicates the political on the “groundless” categories of existence, including risk, decision,... more...