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  • The Ego and His Ownby Max Stirner; Steven T. Byington; James J. Martin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This prophetic 1844 work challenges the very notion of a common good as the driving force of civilization. It offers burning indictments of philosophers, Christianity, monarchism, and the bourgeois state. more...

  • Mutual Aidby Peter Kropotkin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    In this cornerstone of modern liberal social theory, Peter Kropotkin states that the most effective human and animal communities are essentially cooperative, rather than competitive. Kropotkin based this classic on his observations of natural phenomena and history, forming a work of stunning and well-reasoned scholarship. Essential to the understanding... more...

  • Discourses on Livyby Niccolò Machiavelli; Ninian Hill Thomson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    The strategies Machiavelli developed and endorsed in The Prince made his name an enduring synonym for the ruthless acquisition and use of power. Discourses on Livy, published in 1531, is equally essential to an understanding of political theory. Both treatises compare the government of ancient Rome to that of the Italian Renaissance. The Prince,... more...

  • Lawsby Plato; Benjamin Jowett

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 6.95

    A lively dialogue between a foreign philosopher and a powerful statesman, Plato's Laws reflects the essence of the philosopher's reasoning on political theory and practice. It also embodies his mature and more practical ideas about a utopian republic. Plato's discourse ranges from everyday issues of criminal and matrimonial law to wider considerations... more...

  • Extending Political Liberalismby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 1.99

    Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Her principal appointments are in the Philosophy Department and the Law School. Her books include Frontiers of Justice, Creating Capabilities, Political Emotions, and Anger and Forgiveness. more...

  • Social Ends and Political Means (Routledge Revivals)by Ted Honderich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Leading British, American and European philosophers contribute to this collection of essays, first published in 1976, in political philosophy. They are essays which have to do in different ways with better societies than the ones we have, and with ways of getting them. They exemplify what can fairly be called real political philosophy. Its past makers... more...

  • Social Structure and Forms of Conciousness, Volume 2by Istvan Meszaros

    Monthly Review Press 2011; US$ 25.46

    In The Dialectic of Structure and History, Volume Two of Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness , István Mészáros brings the comprehension of our condition and the possibility of emancipatory social action beyond the highest point reached to date. Building on the indicatory flashes of conceptual lightning in the Grundrisse and other works... more...

  • Antonio Gramsciby Antonio A. Santucci; Lelio La Porta; Eric Hobsbawm; Joseph Buttigieg; Salvatore Engel-DiMauro; Graziella DiMauro

    Monthly Review Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    ?What the future fortunes of [Gramsci?s] writings will be, we cannot know. However, his permanence is already sufficiently sure, and justifies the historical study of his international reception. The present collection of studies is an indispensable foundation for this.? ?Eric Hobsbawm, from the preface Antonio Gramsci is a giant of Marxian thought... more...

  • The Socialist Alternativeby Michael Lebowitz

    Monthly Review Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    ?A good society,? Michael Lebowitz tells us, ?is one that permits the full development of human potential.? In this slim, lucid, and insightful book, he argues persuasively that such a society is possible. That capitalism fails his definition of a good society is evident from even a cursory examination of its main features. What comes first in capitalism... more...

  • The Structural Crisis of Capitalby Istvan Meszaros; John Bellamy Foster

    Monthly Review Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    In this collection of trenchant essays and interviews, István Mészáros, the world?s preeminent Marxist philosopher and winner of the 2008 Libertador Award for Critical Thought (the Bolivar Prize), lays bare the exploitative structure of modern capitalism. He argues with great power that the world?s economies are on a social and ecological precipice,... more...