G.W.F. Hegel Critical Assessments
Jeremy Bentham Critical Assessments
Thomas Hobbes Critical Assessments
John Locke Critical Assessments
J.S. Mill Critical Assessments
By Garrath Williams
April 28, 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) ...
By John T. Scott
January 13, 2006
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 ...
By Chandran Kukathas
November 15, 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...
By James Martin
November 09, 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 ...
By Bob Jessop, Russell Wheatley
July 20, 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 ...
By G.W. Smith
March 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 ...
By Robert Stern
December 07, 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 ...
By Bhikhu Parekh
December 02, 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 ...
By Preston King
December 12, 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...
By Richard Ashcraft
April 25, 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 ...
By Bob Jessop
May 24, 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 ...