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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95
An elegant English version of La Boetie's Discourse on Voluntary Servitude , which is both a key to understanding much of Montaigne and a major piece of early modern political thought. --Timothy Hampton, Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...