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  • Essential Political Philosophyby Mel Thompson

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 9.58

    Want to know about political philosophy but short of time and unsure where to begin? Get a kickstart with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going... more...

  • Discourse on Voluntary Servitudeby Étienne de La Boétie; James B. Atkinson; David Sices

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.95

    Drawn from James B. Atkinson and David Sices' Montaigne: Selected Essays , this annotated translation of Étienne de La Boétie's political masterpiece offers an ideal opportunity to become acquainted with the thought of a brilliant though short-lived sixteenth-century French thinker known for "his mortal and sworn hatred for all vice," as his friend... 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...

  • Hobbes and the Paradoxes of Political Originsby Matthew H. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 175.00

    This book expounds an analytical method that focuses on paradoxes - a method originally associated with deconstructive philosophy, but bearing little resemblance to the interpretive techniques that have come to be designated as 'deconstruction' in literary studies. The book then applies its paradox-focused method as it undertakes a sustained investigation... more...

  • Gramsci's Political Analysisby James Martin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 210.00

    In this new introduction to Antonio Gramsci's thought, James Martin reconstructs the central analytical themes of the Italian Marxist's famous Prison Notebooks : the 'organic' intellectuals, the relation between state and civil society, and the revolutionary party. The contemporary relevance of his concept 'hegemony' to the analysis of state legitimacy... more...

  • Sartre's Radicalism and Oakeshott's Conservatismby Anthony Farr

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 210.00

    If man has no nature - if our intellect and understanding are products of our own activities - do we possess a key to self-modification? Are we free to re-make mankind? Sartre champions the romantic idea that we can - by sheer determination - begin afresh. Oakeshott is struck by the vandalism of such a project - he seeks to defend political culture... more...

  • Politics and Society in Scottish Thoughtby Shinichi Nagao

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99

    This volume illustrates the way political and social philosophers of 18th-century Scotland tried to answer the following question: 'What is, and what ought to be, the relationship between the modern market and stable, desirable social order?' The essays belong to the second half of the century and offer a snapshot of the achievements of Scots... more...

  • The Politics of Enlightenmentby Vincenzo Ferrone; Sophus A. Reinert

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00

    Written by one of Italy’s leading historians, this book analyses the Neapolitan nobleman Gaetano Filangieri and his seven-volume ‘Science of Legislation’ in their historical context, expounding on his legacy for the histories of constitutional republicanism, liberalism, and political economy. more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    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 them just as... more...

  • Laclauby Simon Critchley; Oliver Marchart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    Laclau: A Critical Reader is the first full-length critical appraisal of Laclau's work and includes contributions from several leading philosophers and theorists. The first section examines Laclau's theory that the contest between universalism and particularism provides much of the philosophical background to political and social struggle, taking... more...