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María Zambrano

by Dr Beatriz Caballero Rodríguez

María Zambrano is widely regarded as one of the most original Spanish thinkers of the twentieth century. Her biggest contribution to intellectual history is, without doubt, her poetic reason and unique attempt...


L'histoire, les causes et les possibles

by Jean-Matthias Fleury

Ce livre présente deux analyses de la contingence en histoire, la première s'appuyant sur l'épistémologie de la causalité historique proposée par Max Weber, la seconde, sur l'étude du statut des probabilités...


Ideal Commonwealths

by Henry Morley

In "Ideal Commonwealths” Professor Henry Morley offers a selection of the most known writings on this topic, as well as his own reflections. Included are Plutarch's Lycurgus, More's Utopia, Bacon's New Atlantis,...


Liberals and Cannibals: The Implications of Diversity

by Steven Lukes

With debates on the meaning of “liberal society” more heated than ever, this is a timely re-issue of a classic text

Can the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics...


The Art of War

by Niccolo Machiavelli

The Art of War (Italian: Dell'arte della guerra) is a treatise by the Italian Renaissance political philosopher and historian Niccolò Machiavelli. The format of The Art of War is a socratic dialogue. The purpose,...


Utopia

by Thomas More

The first half (Book I) of Utopia is a dialogue, which presents a perceptive analysis of contemporary social, economic, penal, and moral ills in England; the second (Book II) is a narrative describing Utopia,...


Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth, the Illusion of Consent, and the Fight for Our Future

by Raoul Martinez

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that...


The Ethics of War

by Saba Bazargan & Samuel C. Rickless

Just War theory - as it was developed by the Catholic theologians of medieval Europe and the jurists of the Renaissance - is a framework for the moral and legal evaluation of armed conflicts. To this day, Just...


The Science of Right

by Immanuel Kant

The theoretical knowledge of right and law in principle, as distinguished from positive laws and empirical cases, belongs to the pure science of right The science of right thus designates the philosophical and...


The Republic

by Plato

The question The Republic sets out to define is "What is justice?" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests...


The Techne of Giving

Rugged Individualism: Dead or Alive?

by David Davenport & Gordon Lloyd

Today, American "rugged individualism" is in a fight for its life on two battlegrounds: in the policy realm and in the intellectual world of ideas that may lead to new policies. In this book, the authors look...


Montaigne: A Life

by Philippe Desan, Steven Rendall & Lisa Neal

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne (1533–92) helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it,...


Richard J. Bernstein and the Expansion of American Philosophy: Thinking the Plural

by Megan Craig, Marcia Morgan, Karen Ng & Christopher P. Long et al.

This book highlights, scrutinizes, and deploys Bernstein’s philosophical research as it has intersected and impacted American and European philosophy. The chapters show the breadth and scope of his work while...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill

Published in 1859, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty presented one of the most eloquent defenses of individual freedom in nineteenth-century social and political philosophy and is today perhaps the most widely-read...


Parmenides

by Plato

The awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more copiously illustrated, both in...


Charmides

by Plato

Yesterday evening I returned from the army at Potidaea, and having been a good while away, I thought that I should like to go and look at my old haunts. So I went into the palaestra of Taureas, which is over...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

First published as Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall by Thomas Hobbes in 1651, Leviathan is a treatise on the origins and ends of government. This classic defense of...


The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

Aristotle's Politics: Writings from the Complete Works: Politics, Economics, Constitution of Athens

by Aristotle, Melissa Lane & Jonathan Barnes

Aristotle was the first philosopher in the Western tradition to address politics systematically and empirically, and he remains a central figure in political theory. This essential volume presents Aristotle’s...