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  • Speaking of Equalityby P. Westen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.50

    Aristotle noted that "equality" is the plea not of those who are satisfied but of those who seek change, and the word has long been invoked in the name of social reform. It retains its force because arguments for equality put arguments for inequality on the defensive. But why is "equality" laudatory and "inequality" pejorative? In this first book-length... more...

  • Meeting Needsby David Braybrooke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    The concept of needs works to sort out social policies. Yet the idea is in disrepute with many thinkers who, led by economists, accuse it of being too fluid, or too narrow, or of serving no purpose that the concept of preferences does not serve better. David Braybrooke refutes these charges by providing a model of how the concept of needs works when... more...

  • Personality and Politicsby Fred I. Greenstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.95

    Fred Greenstein, an acknowledged authority in this field, lays out conceptual and methodological standards for carrying out personality-and politics inquiries, ranging from psychological case studies of single actors, through multi-case analyses of types of political actors, to aggregative analyses of the impact of individuals and types of individuals... more...

  • How To Read Machiavelliby Maurizio Viroli

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential modern political thinkers. This work argues that, far from being a justifier of political immorality, Machiavaelli was concerned instead with the best way to attain glory through political action and that his works were inspired by love of republican liberty. more...

  • Political Philosophyby Ronald Beiner

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Ronald Beiner focuses on twelve prominent twentieth-century philosophers and employs critical dialogue to clarify their intellectual contributions to the field of political philosophy. more...

  • Equality for Inegalitariansby George Sher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    This book provides an alternative account of distributive justice on the view that all persons are moral equals. more...

  • Anarchism and Other Essaysby Emma Goldman

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 6.99

    Anarchism & Other Essays , published in 1911, is the work of feminist anarchist Emma Goldman. Anarchism is a political philosophy which believes that government, or a governing body is unnecessary. Goldman discusses this philosophy and also its relationship to the fight for the emancipation of women and the state of marriage. more...

  • 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...

  • What is Property?by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    The Floating Press 1840; US$ 5.99

    French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the top thinkers of the day, including Karl Marx. Based in part on the discussion in What is Property?, Proudhon refined the political theory of... more...

  • Anarchismby E. V. Zenker

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Today, anarchism is often dismissed as a poorly-thought-out excuse for mayhem used by miscreants bent on destruction. However, in truth, the concept of anarchism has been explored -- and sometimes championed -- by many of history's most important political thinkers. This fascinating volume takes a detailed look at this often-misunderstood political... more...