Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche

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David Wootton
Hackett Publishing, 1996 - Philosophy - 946 pages
Presents unabridged works and substantive abridgments in preeminent translations, along with balanced, lucid, sophisticated introductions. This book includes a wide and balanced selection of many of the more important texts of modern political thought. To its great credit, it provides pertinent excerpts from frequently neglected authors, such as Calvin and Hume, which it nicely juxtaposes appear to be good, and the introductions to each section help to situate the writers in their historical and intellectual context and to alert students to some of the central issues that arise in the texts. This book offers an economical and useful approach to modern political thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Machiavelli 14691527 Letter to Vettori 1513
11
Hobbes the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution
93
John Locke David Hume and the Right of Revolution
303
Rousseau the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution
397
Rousseau 17121778 Discourse on the Origin and Foundations
404
On the Social Contract 1762
464
Toward a Critique of Hegels Philosophy
782
Theses on Feuerbach 1845
798
The German Ideology 1845 selections
826
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte 1852
847
Capital 1867 selections
884
Nietzsche 18441900
902
906
924
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