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Great Political Thinkers : From Plato to the Present

Great Political Thinkers : From Plato to the Present - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0155078895

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ISBN13: 978-0155078895
ISBN10: 0155078895
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 00
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2000
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Great Political Thinkers : From Plato to the Present - 6TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155078895

William Ebenstein and Alan O. Ebenstein

ISBN13: 978-0155078895
ISBN10: 0155078895
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 00
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Celebrating its fiftieth year in publication, Great Political Thinkers is an indispensable text for all students of political philosophy. This text contains portions of great works in their original form to whet the appetite and to encourage discussion within the classroom. By providing historical context and current scholarship, Alan Ebenstein builds upon the framework of influences that have shaped current political thoughts and theories. A classic textbook for introduction to political theory or political philosophy courses usually found in the political science department.

  • Features an outstanding collection of writers from classic times to the present. Included among the many notables are Aristotle, St. Augustine, Mill, Hume, Dante, Rousseau, Mussolini, Freud, Nietzche, Tocqueville, Machiavelli, Kant, Gandhi, and Calvin.
  • The text contains a total of forty-six writers and selections from their original works.
  • Included are additional writings of Kant.
  • A new section on Christianity.
  • Revised chapters on liberalism, socialism, and the welfare state.
  • Updated essays on Hayek and Milton Freedman.
  • The addition of new selections by Thomas Hill Green, Harold Laski, and William Beveridge.

Author Bio

Ebenstein, Alan O. : Antioch University, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

Preface


Part I. Ancient and Medieval

Chapter 1: Roots of Western Civilization
Chapter 2: The Greek Faith in Reason
Chapter 3: Plato
Chapter 4: Aristotle
Chapter 5: Polybius
Chapter 6: Cicero
Chapter 7: Stoicism and Epicureanism
Chapter 8: The Jewish Belief in One God, and Christian Love
Chapter 9: St. Augustine
Chapter 10: John of Salisbury
Chapter 11: St. Thomas Aquinas
Chapter 12: Dante
Chapter 13: Marsisio of Padua


Part II: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries

Chapter 14: Machiavelli
Chapter 15: The Protestant Reformation
Chapter 16: Bodin
Chapter 17: Hobbes
Chapter 18: Locke
Chapter 19: Montesquieu
Chapter 20: Hume
Chapter 21: Rousseau
Chapter 22: Kant
Chapter 23: Smith
Chapter 24: Burke
Chapter 25: Bentham


Part III: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Chapter 26: Tocqueville
Chapter 27: Mill
Chapter 28: Hegel
Chapter 29: Revolutionary Communism
Chapter 30: Inietzshe
Chapter 31: Fascism
Chapter 32: Freud
Chapter 33: Gandhi
Chapter 34: From Classical Liberalism to Democratic Socialism
Chapter 35: The Welfare State
Chapter 36: Libertarianism
Chapter 37: Berlin
Chapter 38: Rawls



Bibliographical Notes