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Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn, ed.

Steven M. Cahn, ed.

Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts, 2nd ed.
(Oxford University Press, 2010)

Greatly expanded in its second edition, Political Philosophy is ideal for survey courses in social and political philosophy. This historically organized collection presents the most significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy. It moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle) through the medieval period (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Smith, Hamilton and Madison, Kant). New to the second edition are essays and addresses by Charles Taylor, Virginia Held, Edmund Burke, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, among others. This edition also presents a variety of notable documents and addresses, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The works of each author are introduced with an engaging essay by a leading contemporary authority. Steven Cahn (Prof., GC) is on the doctoral faculty in philosophy and urban education.

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Submitted on: JAN 26, 2010

Category: Faculty Books | Philosophy | Urban Education