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

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1992; US$ 10.95

    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...

  • Republicby Plato; C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 11.95

    This edition includes a select bibliography, a synopsis of each book, a glossary of terms, a glossary and index of names, and a general index. more...

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

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 7.50

    The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one 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... more...

  • Rousseau: The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; 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, and... more...

  • Machiavelli: Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 10.75

    Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...

  • On Libertyby John Stuart Mill; Elizabeth Rapaport

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1978; US$ 5.95

    Contents include a selected bibliography and an editor's Introduction broken into two sections. The first section provides a brief sketch of the historical, social, and biographical context in which Mill wrote and the second traces the central line of argument in the text to aid in the comprehension of the essay's structure, method, and major... 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...

  • Civilization and Its Discontentsby Sigmund Freud; David McLintock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2002; US$ 12.68

    In what remains one of his most seminal papers, Freud considers the incompatibility of civilisation and individual happiness, and the tensions between the claims of society and the individual. We all know that living in civilised groups means sacrificing a degree of personal interest, but couldn't you argue that it in fact creates the conditions for... more...

  • Utopiaby Thomas More; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.50

    Wootton’s translation brings out the liveliness of More’s work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus’s ‘The Sileni of Alcibiades,’ a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential... more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke 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...