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  • The Communist Manifestoby Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Commonly known as The Communist Manifesto , the Manifesto of the Communist Party (in German "Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") has been one of the most influential political documents in the world, having a far-reaching effect on twentieth-century political organization. In this 1848 publication, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels expound... more...

  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 14.99

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel?s ?Justice?... more...

  • Utilitarianismby John Stuart Mill; George Sher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 4.45

    This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill?s Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions... more...

  • The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Donald A. Cress; David Wootton

    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 Rousseau’s most important political writings, and the addition of Cress’ new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. New footnotes, headnotes,... more...

  • The Status of Law in World Societyby Friedrich Kratochwil

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Friedrich Kratochwil's book explores the key discourses and debates surrounding the role of law in the international arena. more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes

    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 Communist Manifestoby Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels; Marshall Berman; Killoffer

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.00

    Marx and Engel's landmark treatise-in a graphic deluxe edition. One of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated, The Communist Manifesto is a revolutionary summons to the working class-an incisive account of a new theory of communism that would be brought about by a proletarian revolution. Arguing that increasing... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; W. K. Marriott

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 4.50

    Il Principe ( The Prince ) is the famous text by Florentine public servant Niccolo Machiavelli, in which he outlines the best strategy by which a prince can acquire, maintain and protect his state. Published posthumously, the text departs from his previous works, but is that for which he is remembered, and which has produced the adjective "Machiavellian".... more...

  • Ethicsby Gordon Marino

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    In Ethics: The Essential Writings , philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought?from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer?and cover a broad range of topics, from... more...

  • Crime and Culpabilityby Larry Alexander; Kimberly Kessler Ferzan; Stephen J. Morse

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 26.00

    This 2009 book presents a comprehensive theory of a culpability-based criminal law. more...