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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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Jürgen Habermas, Volumes I and II

Jürgen Habermas, Volumes I and II

1st Edition

By 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 ...

David Hume

David Hume

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

G.W.F. Hegel

G.W.F. Hegel

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

1st Edition

Edited By Amy Allen
April 17, 2008

Hannah Arendt was one of the most original and influential social and political theorists of the 20th century. This volume brings together the most important English-language essays of the past 30 years on Arendt's unique and lasting contributions to social and political philosophy....

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy O'Hagan
November 07, 2007

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was hailed by Claude Lévi-Strauss as "the founder of the sciences of man". This collection of fourteen classic papers devoted to his work addresses the points of intersection between the moral and the political, the personal and the social. The volume is divided ...

John Rawls

John Rawls

1st Edition

Edited By 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. ...

Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen Mulhall
August 23, 2006

Although Heidegger's writings are not extensively concerned with the analysis of political concepts or with advocating particular arrangements of political institutions, his basic way of understanding the human relation to the world accords a constitutive significance to its social, cultural and ...

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

1st Edition

By 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 ...

Max Weber

Max Weber

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Lassman
August 23, 2006

This volume contains key writings, mainly recent, that define the current debate concerning our understanding of the nature of Max Weber's social and political thought. Topics covered include the interpretation of his central concepts; problems of method; meaning and value; liberalism, nationalism ...

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

1st Edition

Edited By 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 ...

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