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Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

1st Edition

Garrath Williams
March 15, 2006

Hannah Arendt is increasingly recognised as one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. She gained fame for her historical study of totalitarianism, notoriety for her reportage of Adolf Eichman’s trial, and philosophical recognition for her explorations of (political)...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1st Edition

John T. Scott
December 20, 2005

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a pivotal thinker in the history of political philosophy, and in that of thought and literature more generally. Making major contributions in a variety of areas, he brought his political theory to bear on subjects such as the novel, music, education, and...

John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

1st Edition

Chandran Kukathas
October 03, 2002

John Rawls (1921-2002) is, arguably, the most important political philosopher of our time. It is commonly observed that the publication in 1971 of his treatise A Theory of Justice initiated a return to political questions among Anglo-American philosophers and is largely responsible for the vigorous...

Antonio Gramsci: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

Antonio Gramsci: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

1st Edition

James Martin
September 27, 2001

From the sociology of modern capitalism to state theory and cultural and media studies, Gramsci's ideas have become a central component of mainstream social and political thought since the publication of his writings, in English, in the 1960s. In particular, his concept of 'hegemony', denoting the...

Marx's Social and Political Thought II (Vols. 5-8): Critical Assessments: Second Series

Marx's Social and Political Thought II (Vols. 5-8): Critical Assessments: Second Series

1st Edition

Bob Jessop, Russell Wheatley
May 27, 1999

This collection addresses fundamental themes in Marx's social and political thought. It covers key controversies in the analysis of Marx's overall intellectual development, the influence of Hegel, the Marx-Engels relationship, the validity of historical materialism, the significance of class and...

John Stuart Mill's Social and Political Thought: Critical Assessments

John Stuart Mill's Social and Political Thought: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

G.W. Smith
February 19, 1998

This collection covers the breadth of Mill's work in social theory and political economy, including his ethics, liberalism, theory of government, methodology and feminism. It represents the most important scholarly and philosophical criticism of this century, illustrating the development of modern...

G.W.F. Hegel: Critical Assessments

G.W.F. Hegel: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Robert Stern
November 04, 1993

G.W.F. Hegel(1770-1831), arguably the greatest philosopher of the nineteenth century, decisively influenced the direction of all subsequent European thought. Variously understood as a theist and an atheist, a conservative and a liberal, an essentialist and a proto-existentialist, a rationalist and...

Jeremy Bentham: Critical Assessments

Jeremy Bentham: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Bhikhu Parekh
October 21, 1993

Bentham scholarship has concentrated on certain aspects of his thought: this collection reflects that bias. Most of the articles are published since 1950, but those of his contemporaries show how his ideas became politically influential. This is an important new contribtion that will be of great...

Thomas Hobbes: Critical Assessments

Thomas Hobbes: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Preston King
November 05, 1992

Thomas Hobbes is arguably the greatest of all English philosophers. In the second half of the twentieth century, he has been subject to sustained critical attention. He was capable of powerful argument on virtually any plane, whether logical, scriptural or historical. And he has attracted attention...

John Locke: Critical Assessments

John Locke: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Richard Ashcraft
January 17, 1991

This work is the second in the Routledge Series of Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers. The series presents a comprehensive selection of the critical literature commenting on the life and works of a major political philosopher. John Locke (1632-1704) is crucially important...

Marx's Social and Political Thought I (Vols. 1-4): Critical Assessments

Marx's Social and Political Thought I (Vols. 1-4): Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Bob Jessop
May 10, 1990

As one of the most central social and political theorists, Marx's thought has endured to become part of the fabric of modern conscience. These volumes provide students of politics and economics with immediate access to Marx's contribution to social and political thought and show how his work has...

J.S. Mill: Critical Assessments

J.S. Mill: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

John Cunningham Wood
January 22, 1987

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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