The Political WritingsThe Political Writings



He was also a superb journalist, politician, and historian. This book brings together all of his essential political and historical writings in one volume for the first time.

Author: Karl Marx

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788736886

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All of Marx’s essential political writing in one volume Karl Marx was not only the great theorist of capitalism. He was also a superb journalist, politician, and historian. This book brings together all of his essential political and historical writings in one volume for the first time. These works allow us to see the depth and range of thought in the mature Marx, covering a period from the tumultuous revolutions of 1848 that rocked Europe through to the end of his life. With a foreword by Tariq Ali, and including The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, The Class Struggles in France, and The Critique of the Gotha Programme, this volume shows Marx at his most astute, analysing the forces of global capitalism as they played out in the world around him.

Kant Political WritingsKant Political Writings



This edition includes two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history along with notes and a comprehensive bibliography.

Author: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521398371

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This edition includes two important texts illustrating Kants's view of history along with notes and a comprehensive bibliography.

The Major Political Writings of Jean Jacques RousseauThe Major Political Writings of Jean Jacques Rousseau



The three works collected in The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau represent an important contribution to eighteenth-century political theory that has exerted an extensive influence on generations of thinkers, beginning with ...

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226921884

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Individualist and communitarian. Anarchist and totalitarian. Classicist and romanticist. Progressive and reactionary. Since the eighteenth century, Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been said to be all of these things. Few philosophers have been the subject of as much or as intense debate, yet almost everyone agrees that Rousseau is among the most important and influential thinkers in the history of political philosophy. This new edition of his major political writings, published in the year of the three-hundredth anniversary of his birth, renews attention to the perennial importance of Rousseau’s work. The book brings together superb new translations by renowned Rousseau scholar John T. Scott of three of Rousseau’s works: the Discourse on the Sciences and Arts, the Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men, and On the Social Contract. The two Discourses show Rousseau developing his well-known conception of the natural goodness of man and the problems posed by life in society. With the Social Contract, Rousseau became the first major thinker to argue that democracy is the only legitimate form of political organization. Scott’s extensive introduction enhances our understanding of these foundational writings, providing background information, social and historical context, and guidance for interpreting the works. Throughout, translation and editorial notes clarify ideas and terms that might not be immediately familiar to most readers. The three works collected in The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau represent an important contribution to eighteenth-century political theory that has exerted an extensive influence on generations of thinkers, beginning with the leaders of the French Revolution and continuing to the present day. The new translations on offer here will be welcomed by a wide readership of both Rousseau scholars and readers with a general interest in political thought.

Basic Political WritingsBasic Political Writings



" In these works, he lays out the basic foundation of society and how it has evolved since the origins of man. Then, he describes how society is pulling mankind away from the laws of nature.

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 1420947133

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While some modern lovers of philosophy, literature, and politics might not agree with his views, Jean-Jacques Rousseau was undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in Western civilization. Rousseau was certainly controversial during his time, as his writings were revolutionary for contemporary audiences. "Basic Political Writings" contains four essential political works written by Rousseau: "Discourse on the Science and the Arts," "Discourse on the Origin of Inequality," "Discourse on Political Economy," and "On the Social Contract." In these works, he lays out the basic foundation of society and how it has evolved since the origins of man. Then, he describes how society is pulling mankind away from the laws of nature. Foundational to his point of view is Rousseau's argument that there are no true personal possessions in nature, only the community. He writes that it was the rise of personal possessions that allowed certain people to make powerful gains, and they were the ones who controlled the political spectrum. However, Rousseau offers hope by explaining that men can change their government; they do not have to be chained by their possessions or other symbolic constraints. The author's concept of the general will is astounding, and he has since been both praised and criticized for his beliefs. Regardless of whether the reader agrees with Rousseau's political theories, the works in "Basic Political Writings" are essential reading for anyone looking to better understand the forces at work behind the rise of civilizations, power, and politics.

The Political WritingsThe Political Writings



This volume presents four of Alfarabi's most important texts, making his political thought available to classicists, medievalists, and scholars of religion and Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies.

Author: Fārābī

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080148913X

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Page: 179

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In this second volume of new translations of Alfarabi's political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of the Arabic philosopher's political and legal thinking.

Vitoria Political WritingsVitoria Political Writings



Francisco Vitoria was the earliest and arguably most important of the Thomist philosophers of the counter-Reformation. This original translation of his thought is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction, chronology and bibliography.

Author: Francisco,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052136714X

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Page: 399

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Francisco Vitoria was the earliest and arguably most important of the Thomist philosophers of the counter-Reformation. This original translation of his thought is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction, chronology and bibliography.

The Business of a WomanThe Business of a Woman



There is a detailed analysis of Manley's literary relationships with key figures such as Jonathan Swift and Richard Steele, and a full consideration of her political networks, including her working relationship with the Oxford ministry of ...

Author: Ruth Herman

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874137926

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Page: 332

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There is a detailed analysis of Manley's literary relationships with key figures such as Jonathan Swift and Richard Steele, and a full consideration of her political networks, including her working relationship with the Oxford ministry of 1710-1714."--BOOK JACKET.

The Political Writings of Samuel PufendorfThe Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf



This work presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of the political and moral thought of the seventeenth-century philosopher, Samuel Pufendorf--one of the most widely read natural lawyers of the pre-Kantian era.

Author: Samuel Pufendorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195362225

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This work presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of the political and moral thought of the seventeenth-century philosopher, Samuel Pufendorf--one of the most widely read natural lawyers of the pre-Kantian era. Selections from the texts of Pufendorf's two major works, Elements of Universal Jurisprudence and The Law of Nature and of Nations, have been brought together to make Pufendorf's moral and political thought more accessible. The selections included have received a new English translation, the first for both works in roughly sixty years. The editor, a political scientist, and the translator, a philosopher, have developed a volume that is comprehensive and representative of Pufendorf's thought without being repetitive, fragmented, or obscure.

Constant Political WritingsConstant Political Writings



The texts included in this volume are widely regarded as one of the classic formulations of modern liberal doctrine.

Author: Benjamin Constant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521316324

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Page: 366

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The first English translation of the major political works of Benjamin Constant (1767-1830), one of the most important of the French political figures in the aftermath of the revolution of 1789, and a leading member of the liberal opposition to Napoleon and later to the restored Bourbon monarchy. The texts included in this volume are widely regarded as one of the classic formulations of modern liberal doctrine.

Voltaire Political WritingsVoltaire Political Writings



Presenting a selection of Voltaire's most interesting and controversial texts, many not previously translated into English, this edition of political writings includes the nature and legitimacy of political power, law and the social order, ...

Author: Voltaire

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052143727X

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Page: 290

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Presenting a selection of Voltaire's most interesting and controversial texts, many not previously translated into English, this edition of political writings includes the nature and legitimacy of political power, law and the social order, and the growing disorder in the French economy.

Marx Later Political WritingsMarx Later Political Writings



A collection of Marx's important later writings translated and introduced by a leading Marx scholar. Marx: Later Political Writings brings together new translations of Marx's most important texts in political philosophy written after 1848.

Author: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521367395

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Page: 260

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Marx: Later Political Writings brings together the most important texts in political philosophy written by Marx after 1848. All are in new translations, and the collection is introduced by the leading Marx scholar Terrell Carver. Unlike other collections, the works are presented complete, according to their earliest edition or manuscript text, and include the Manifesto of the Communist Party, and the little-known Notes on Adolph Wagner. These texts allow the close contact between Marx and contemporary politics to emerge in a clearer light.

The Political Writings of John AdamsThe Political Writings of John Adams



Explores the writings of John Adams and his conservative political philosophy as it fits in the American tradition, providing the text of his major works, letters, and essays.

Author: John Adams

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 0895262924

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Page: 164

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Explores the writings of John Adams and his conservative political philosophy as it fits in the American tradition, providing the text of his major works, letters, and essays.

Price Political WritingsPrice Political Writings



Richard Price (1723-1791) was an eminent Welsh philosopher and Dissenting Minister who won considerable fame as a supporter of the American and French Revolutions. The volume is comprised of his most important pamphlets (1759-1789).

Author: Professor of the History of Christianity Richard Price

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521409691

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Page: 199

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Richard Price (1723-1791) was an eminent Welsh philosopher and Dissenting Minister who won considerable fame as a supporter of the American and French Revolutions. The volume is comprised of his most important pamphlets (1759-1789).

The Political Writings of William PennThe Political Writings of William Penn



This volume illuminates the origins and development of Penn's thought by presenting, for the first time, complete and annotated texts of all his important political works.

Author: William Penn

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ISBN: UOM:39076002219637

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William Penn played a crucial role in the articulation of religious liberty as a philosophical and political value during the second half of the seventeenth century and as a core element of the classical liberal tradition in general. This volume illuminates the origins and development of Penn's thought by presenting, for the first time, complete and annotated texts of all his important political works. His thought has relevance not only for scholars of English political and religious history, but also for those who are interested in the foundations of American religious liberty, political development, and colonial history. His social status, indefatigable energy for publication, and command of biblical and historical sources give Penn's political writings a twofold significance: as a window on toleration and liberty of conscience, perhaps the most vexing issue of Restoration politics; and as part of a broader current of thought that would influence political thought and practice in the colonies as well as in the mother country.

Selected Political WritingsSelected Political Writings



Whether addressing economic decline and class struggle, the Cuban Missile Crisis, or the politics of empire, Hall's singular commentary and theorizations make this volume essential for anyone interested in the politics of the last sixty ...

Author: Stuart Hall

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822372943

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Selected Political Writings gathers Stuart Hall's best-known and most important essays that directly engage with political issues. Written between 1957 and 2011 and appearing in publications such as New Left Review and Marxism Today, these twenty essays span the whole of Hall's career, from his early involvement with the New Left, to his critique of Thatcherism, to his later focus on neoliberalism. Whether addressing economic decline and class struggle, the Cuban Missile Crisis, or the politics of empire, Hall's singular commentary and theorizations make this volume essential for anyone interested in the politics of the last sixty years.