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Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophy

by Conal Condren

Satire was core to the work of Thomas Hobbes although his critics also used it as a weapon to ridicule him. Condren uses Hobbes as an example to demonstrate that an examination of the persona is needed to advance...


The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique...


You and the State: A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy

by Jan Narveson

This unusual introduction to political philosophy draws on its history and main theories_classic liberal, democratic, socialist, radical_with an eye to how each sees the place of the individual in the political...


The Magna Carta: Three Versions

by Anonymous

Immerse yourself in one of the most significant documents ever penned. Originally enacted in 1215, some sections of the Magna Carta remain on the books as legally enforced statutes in parts of the U.K. today....


Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

by Stefan Jonsson

Between 1918 and 1933, the masses became a decisive preoccupation of European culture, fueling modernist movements in art, literature, architecture, theater, and cinema, as well as the rise of communism, fascism,...


Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century

by Darrow Schecter

Critical Theory in the Twenty-First Century provides a thorough overview of critical theory, looking at its history and shortfalls.

First, the book explains the developments from the Frankfurt School and from...


The Impossible Community: Realizing Communitarian Anarchism

by John P. Clark

The Impossible Community confronts a critical moment when social and ecological catastrophe loom, the Left seems unable to articulate a response, and the Right is monopolizing public debates. This book offers...


Making Another World Possible: Anarchism, Anti-capitalism and Ecology in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Britain

by Peter Ryley

Making Another World Possible identifies the British contribution to the genealogy of modern green and anti-capitalist thinking by examining left libertarian ideologies in the late 19th and early 20th century...


The Democracy of Knowledge

by Daniel INNERARITY & Sandra Kingery

This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series extends democracy to knowledge in two ways. First, it argues that the issues science seeks to clarify are relevant for all citizens. Second,...


Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

by Maurizio Viroli

In Redeeming "The Prince," one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition....


Notes on the State of Virginia

by Thomas Jefferson & Frank Shuffelton

Jefferson's chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom.


On Machiavelli: The Search for Glory (Liveright Classics)

by Alan Ryan

An essential, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the life and works of Machiavelli. In On Machiavelli: The Search for Glory, Alan Ryan illuminates the political and philosophical complexities of the...


On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy (Liveright Classics)

by Alan Ryan

An essential, comprehensive, and accessible guide to the life and works of Aristotle. In On Aristotle: Saving Politics from Philosophy, Alan Ryan examines Plato's most famous student and sharpest critic, whose...


Notes On Democracy

by H.L. Mencken

[Democracy] is, perhaps, the most charming form of government ever devised by man... It is based on propositions that are palpably not true and what is not true, as everyone knows, is always immensely more fascinating...


The Last Night: Anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure

by Federico Campagna

By replacing hope and faith with adventure, The Last Night of our lives might finally become the first morning of an autonomous future.


Foucault & Intl Relations: New Critical Engagements

by Nicholas J. Kiersey & Doug Stokes

The recent debate about biopolitics in International Relations (IR) theory may well prove to be one of the most provocative and rewarding engagements with the concept of power in the history of the discipline....


The Politics of Moralizing

by Jane Bennett & Michael J. Shapiro

The Politics of Moralizing issues a stern warning about the risks of speaking, writing, and thinking in a manner too confident about one's own judgments and asks, "Can a clear line be drawn between dogmatism...


Philosophy of Law: Introducing Jurisprudence

by Jeffrey Brand

Organized around specific questions, theses and arguments, Philosophy of Law: Introducing Jurisprudence helps students get to grips with the fascinating yet often complex realm of legal philosophy.

This comprehensive...


Public Reason and Political Community

by Andrew Lister

Public Reason and Political Community defends the liberal ideal of public reason against its critics, but as a form of moral compromise for the sake of civic friendship rather than as a consequence of respect...


On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance

by Howard Caygill

No word is more central to the contemporary political imagination and action than �resistance�. In its various manifestations - from the armed guerrilla to Gandhian mass pacifist protest, from Wikileaks...