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  • Republicby Plato; G. M. A. Grube; C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 9.95

    The revised edition of Grube?s classic translation follows and furthers Grube?s noted success in combining fidelity to Plato?s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato?s thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve... more...

  • Leviathanby Thomas Hobbes; Edwin Curley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 14.95

    Designed to meet the needs of both student and scholar, this edition of Leviathan offers a brilliant introduction by Edwin Curley, modernized spelling and punctuation of the text, and the inclusion, along with historical and interpretive notes, of the most significant variants between the English version of 1651 and the Latin version of 1668. A glossary... 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...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; C. B. MacPherson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.95

    The "Second Treatise" is one of the most important political treatises ever written and of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and... 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 48 Laws of Powerby Robert Greene; Joost Elffers

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.00

    Before Mastery, came The 48 Laws of Power ?the New York Times bestseller that started it all   Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed ?beguiling? and ?fascinating,?... more...

  • The Political Writingsby John Locke; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 13.50

    John Locke's Second Treatise of Government (c. 1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. A Letter Concerning Toleration , written in 1685 (a year when a Catholic monarch came to the throne of England and Louis XVI unleashed a reign of terror against Protestants in France), is a classic defense of religious freedom. Yet... more...

  • The Vocation Lecturesby Weber Max; Owen David

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 13.50

    Originally published separately, Weber's "Science as a Vocation" and "Politics as a Vocation" stand as the classic formulations of his positions on two related subjects that go to the heart of his thought: the nature and status of science and its claims to authority; and the nature and status of political claims and the ultimate justification for such... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Maurizio Viroli

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 5.99

    Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with... more...

  • On the Abolition of All Political Partiesby Simone Weil; Simon Leys; Simon Leys; Czeslaw Milosz

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.00

    An NYRB Classics Original  Simone Weil?philosopher, activist, mystic?is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In ?On the Abolition of All Political Parties? she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that has particular resonance today, when the apathy and anger of the people and... more...