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Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199791156

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Author: 
Steven M. Cahn
Pages
1232 Pages
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Paperback
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177 x 229 mm
Pub date
Sep 2011
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Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy, from Plato through the twentieth century. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Bentham, Hegel, Mill) and considerably more twentieth-century theorists than are found in competing volumes (Rawls, Nozick, Taylor, Foucault, Habermas, Held, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from The Federalist Papers and a variety of notable documents and addresses, among them Pericles' Funeral Oration, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and speeches by Edmund Burke, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, John Dewey, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The readings are substantial or complete texts, not fragments. The second edition contains two new readings-by Charles Taylor and Virginia Held-and adds The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also presents two works by John Locke in their entirety and includes a new translation of Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. An especially valuable feature of this volume is that the writings of each author are introduced with a substantive and engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. These introductions include Richard Kraut on Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, and Cicero; Paul J. Weithman on Augustine and Aquinas; Roger D. Masters on Machiavelli; Jean Hampton on Hobbes; Steven B. Smith on Spinoza and Hegel; A. John Simmons on Locke; Joshua Cohen on Rousseau and Rawls; Donald W. Livingston on Hume; Charles L. Griswold, Jr., on Smith; Bernard E. Brown on Hamilton and Madison; Jeremy Waldron on Bentham and Mill; Paul Guyer on Kant; Richard Miller on Marx and Engels; Thomas Christiano on Nozick; Robert B. Talisse on Charles Taylor; Thomas A. McCarthy on Foucault and Habermas; Cheshire Calhoun on Held; and Eva Feder Kittay on Nussbaum. Offering unprecedented breadth of coverage, Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy, Second Edition, is an ideal text for courses in political philosophy, social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, or surveys in Western civilization.

Index: 

* = UNABRIDGED SELECTIONS
# = EXPANDED SELECTIONS
+ = NEW TO THIS EDITION
Preface
PLATO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
ARISTOTLE
Introduction, Richard Kraut
EPICURUS
Introduction, Richard Kraut
CICERO
Introduction, Richard Kraut
AUGUSTINE
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
THOMAS AQUINAS
Introduction, Paul J. Weithman
NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Introduction, Roger D. Masters
THOMAS HOBBES
Introduction, Jean Hampton
BARUCH SPINOZA
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
JOHN LOCKE
Introduction, A. John Simmons
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
DAVID HUME
Introduction, Donald W. Livingston
ADAM SMITH
Introduction, Charles L. Griswold, Jr.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND JAMES MADISON
Introduction, Bernard E. Brown
JEREMY BENTHAM
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
IMMANUEL KANT
Introduction, Paul Guyer
G.W.F. HEGEL
Introduction, Steven B. Smith
KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS
Introduction, Richard Miller
JOHN STUART MILL
Introduction, Jeremy Waldron
JOHN RAWLS
Introduction, Joshua Cohen
ROBERT NOZICK
Introduction, Thomas Christiano
+ CHARLES TAYLOR
+ Introduction, Robert B. Talisse
MICHEL FOUCAULT
Introduction, Thomas A. McCarthy
JURGEN HABERMAS
Introduction, Thomas A. McCarthy
+ VIRGINIA HELD
+ Introduction, Cheshire Calhoun
MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM
Introduction, Eva Feder Kittay
DOCUMENTS AND ADDRESSES
PERICLES
EDMUND BURKE
* THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
* THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
* THE DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND OF THE CITIZEN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
JOHN DEWEY
* + THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

About the author: 

Steven M. Cahn, The City University of New York Graduate Center, Old Greenwich, CT

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