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International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought: International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought


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Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

1st Edition

David Owen
March 12, 2014

Michel Foucault was one of the twentieth century’s most influential thinkers whose work has unsettled and transformed the field of social philosophy and the social sciences. The essays and articles selected for this volume are written by many of the most important of Foucault’s interpreters and...

David Hume

David Hume

1st Edition

Richard Whatmore, Knud Haakonssen
March 20, 2013

This volume on Hume's politics brings together essays that have been formative of the scholarly and more general debate about Hume's political thought. Unlike many theorists who express their thought in terms of system, Hume uses the incidental genre of the essay as the vehicle for his writing and...

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

1st Edition

Jane Moore
May 18, 2012

The essays in this collection represent the explosion of scholarly interest since the 1960s in the pioneering feminist, philosopher, novelist, and political theorist, Mary Wollstonecraft. This interdisciplinary selection, which is organized by theme and genre, demonstrates Wollstonecraft's...

Jürgen Habermas, Volumes I and II

Jürgen Habermas, Volumes I and II

1st Edition

Camil Ungureanu, Klaus Günther
August 25, 2011

Jürgen Habermas is widely regarded as one of the outstanding intellectuals of our time. This collection focuses on the theory of law which can be distilled from his vast compendium of work. At the same time the collection places this theory in the context of Habermas' overall contribution to the...

Émile Durkheim: Justice, Morality and Politics

Émile Durkheim: Justice, Morality and Politics

1st Edition

Roger Cotterrell
June 10, 2010

This volume focuses on three closely-connected aspects of Émile Durkheim's work: his sociology of justice, his sociology of morality and his political sociology. These areas of his thought are the most relevant and practical today in considering fundamental problems of contemporary societies and...

G.W.F. Hegel

G.W.F. Hegel

1st Edition

Dudley Knowles
September 28, 2009

Hegel is notable for his distinctive contribution to the perennial concerns of political philosophy. He outlines a powerful account of freedom as both a personal and social achievement, discussing theories of personal rights, private property and punishment. He articulates a social analysis of...

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

1st Edition

David Carrithers
July 08, 2009

The French philosophe Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a political and social thinker of enormous depth, range, originality, and influence. The essays by eminent scholars reprinted in this volume explore significant aspects of his contributions to political,...

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

1st Edition

Iain Hampsher-Monk
June 12, 2009

Edmund Burke’s iconic stance against the French Revolution and its supposed Enlightenment inspiration, has ensured his central role in debates about the nature of modernity and freedom. It has now been rendered even more complex by post-modern radicalism’s repudiation of the Enlightenment as...

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

1st Edition

Tracy B. Strong
March 19, 2009

From his first readers to the present, Friedrich Nietzsche has found supporters and detractors on every point of the political spectrum. In the introduction to this volume, Tracy Strong analyzes the reasons for this diversity of reception. They are to be found, not only in modern social and...

Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes

1st Edition

Gabriella Slomp
August 06, 2008

The aim of this collection is twofold: on the one hand, it brings together the most significant and influential articles on Hobbes that have been published in the twentieth century; on the other hand, it aims at capturing the trend of fragmentation of Hobbes studies offering a taste of early epic...

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant

1st Edition

Arthur Ripstein
July 04, 2008

Kant casts a long shadow over contemporary debates in political philosophy. The Kantian roots of ideas of dignity, autonomy, equality and freedom under law are widely acknowledged. Kant’s own developments of those ideas in his explicitly political writings are taken up less frequently. The aim of...

John Rawls

John Rawls

1st Edition

David A. Reidy
May 21, 2008

Taken together, the articles collected in this volume offer readers a reliable, illuminating, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to both the political philosophy of John Rawls and the most significant of the scholarly debates it has generated and is likely to generate in coming years....

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