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  • 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...

  • Machiavelli: The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; Quentin Skinner; Russell Price

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 13.00

    Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics. more...

  • Locke: Two Treatises of Governmentby John Locke; Peter Laslett

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 15.00

    A revised 1988 version of Peter Laslett's acclaimed Two Treatises of Government, widely recognised as a classic text in the history of ideas. more...

  • Leo Strauss's Defense of the Philosophic Lifeby Rafael Major

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Leo Strauss’s What Is Political Philosophy? addresses almost every major theme in his life’s work and is often viewed as a defense of his overall philosophic approach. Yet precisely because the book is so foundational, if we want to understand Strauss’s notoriously careful and complex thinking in these essays, we must also consider... more...

  • Britain and the Bestandstwistenby Eric Platt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 67.50

    Eric Platt examines British participation in the Dutch religious and political disputes of the early 17th century (the Bestandstwisten) and its significant impact on both countries. Although the disputes began over predestination, they quickly took on political overtones as the two sides, the Remonstrants (Arminians) and Contra-Remonstrants, vehemently... more...

  • Political Thought of Hume and his Contemporaries vol 2by Frederick G. Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson.  This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and... more...

  • Political Thought of Hume Contemporaries vol 1by Frederick G. Whelan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson.  This book is unified by its temporal focus on the middle and later decades of the eighteenth century and... 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...

  • Discourse on Inequalityby Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    The searing indictment of man-made inequality in all its many forms that Rousseau offers in Discourse on Inequality is a must-read for philosophy buffs and supporters of social justice. This artfully composed argument sets forth the core elements of Rousseau's philosophical views, including his unique take on Hobbes' concept of nature and natural... more...