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Modern political thought : readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

Author: David Wootton
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Offers a unit on modern constitutionalism with selections from Hume, Montesquieu, the Federalist, and Constant. This anthology includes selections from Machiavelli's "Discourses on Livy" and a Hegel  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Modern political thought.
Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., 2008
(OCoLC)760970845
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wootton
ISBN: 9780872208971 0872208974 9780872208988 0872208982
OCLC Number: 164802173
Description: xi, 903 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Machiavelli and the Renaissance --
Machiavelli (1469-1527). Letter to Vettori (1513). The Prince (1513-16). Disourses (c. 1517) [selections] --
2. Hobbes, the Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution --
Calvin (1509-1564). On Civil Government (1536-60) --
Hobbes (1588-1679). Leviathan (1651) --
3. John Locke, David Hume, and the Right of Revolution --
Locke (1632-1704). Second Treatise of Government (1689) --
Hume (1711-1776). Of the Original Contract (1748) --
4. Rousseau, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Revolution --
Rousseau (1712-1778). Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality among Men (1755). On the Social Contract (1762) --
Smith (1723-1790). Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759-90) [selections] --
Burke (1730-1797). Reflections on the Revolution in France (1789-90) [selections] --
Kant (1724-1804). An Answer to the Question: What Is Engligthenment? (1784) --
5. Constitutionalism and the Redefinition of Liberty. Hume: "Of the Independency of Parliament" (1741, revised 1764) --
Montesquieu (1689-1755): The Spirit of the Laws (1748) --
Hamilton (1755-1804) and Madison (1751-1836). The Federalist, Nos. 9, 10, 14, 48, 51 (1787-8) --
Constant (1767-1830):"On Ancient and Modern Liberty" (1819) --
6. J.S. Mill: Feminism and the Pursuit of Happiness. Bentham (1748-1832): An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1780) [selections] --
Mill (1806-1873): On Liberty (1859) ; The Subjection of Women (1869) --
7. Marx and Marxism. Hegel (1770-1831): Introduction to the Philosophy of History [selections] ; Philosophy of Right [selections] --
Marx (1818-1883). On the Jewish Question (1843) ; Toward a Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right: Introduction (1844) ; Alienated Labor from Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 ; Theses on Feuerbach (1845) --
Marx and Engles (1820-1895). The German Ideology (1845) ; The Communist Manifesto (1848) --
Marx. The Eighteenth Brumnaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852) [selections] ; Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859) ; Capital (1867) [selections] ; The Civil War in France (1871) [selections] ; Critique of the Gotha Program (1875) [selections] --
8. Nietzsche For and Against. Nietzsche (1844-1900): On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) [selections] ; Preface ; First Treatise ; Second Treatise.
Responsibility: edited, with Introductions, by David Wootton.
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