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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...


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...


Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

First published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was an immediate sensation. In clear simple language it explained to the people of the...


Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

Written during a moment in English history when the political and social structures were in flux and open to interpretation, Leviathan played an essential role in the development of the modern world.


Dr Mahathir's Selected Letters to World Leader: With introduction and commentaries by Abdullah Ahmah

by Mahathir Mohamad

Dr Mahathir Mohamad governed Malaysia for 22 years (1981-2003), during which he wrote and received many letters from world leaders. The seventy-one letters presented in this volume-by Dr Mahathir, Tony Blair,...


Lectures in the History of Political Thought

by Michael Oakeshott & Terry Nardin

Oakeshott's memorable lectures on the history of political thought, delivered each year at the London School of Economics, will now be available in print for the first time as Volume II of his Selected Writings....


Michael A. Weinstein: Action, Contemplation, Vitalism

by Robert L. Oprisko & Diane Rubenstein

This book is a major reassessment of Michael Weinstein's political philosophy. It situates his singular contribution, designated as "critical vitalism," in the context of both canonical American and contemporary...


Politics and Teleology in Kant

by Patrone Tatiana, Paul Formosa & Avery Goldman

This volume, consisting of fourteen essays by leading scholars in the field, is the first to focus in depth on the critically important relationship between politics and teleology in Kant's work.


Nietzsche and Napoleon: The Dionysian Conspiracy

by Don Dombowsky

This study demonstrates how Nietzsche's political thought is an outgrowth of his reflections on Napoleon Bonaparte's personality, political reign and method of governance.


Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze

by Michael Marder

A highly original theory of the political, the book explores the literal and metaphorical flare-ups in political theology, revolutionary thought, radical protests, and global energy production.


Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

by Shawn Schulenberg, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Jason Pierceson & Laura Saldivia et al.

This book explores policy innovation for same-sex couples throughout the Americas and includes same-sex marriage legislation, civil unions, and other new developments for same-sex couples throughout the Americas...


Children: Rights and Childhood

by David Archard

Children: Rights and Childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children's rights. David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


Karl Korsch: Revolutionary Theory

by Karl Korsch & Douglas Kellner

There is growing interest in Europe and the United States in the work of the major German social-political philosopher Karl Korsch. Korsch participated in the turbulent struggles in Weimar Germany and while...


Three Guineas (Annotated)

by Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey & Jane Marcus

Three Guineas is written as a series of letters in which Virginia Woolf ponders the efficacy of donating to various causes to prevent war. In reflecting on her situation as the "daughter of an educated man"...


The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte

by Isaac Nakhimovsky

This book presents an important new account of Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Closed Commercial State, a major early nineteenth-century development of Rousseau and Kant's political thought. Isaac Nakhimovsky shows...


Re-Imagining a Politics of Life: From Governance of Order to Politics of Movement

by Leonie Ansems de Vries

This book unearths the radical potential at the heart of canonical political thought by reimagining theory in a way that embraces difference and resistance.


The Future of Europe: Democracy, Legitimacy and Justice After the Euro Crisis

by Serge Champeau, Carlos Closa, Daniel INNERARITY & Miguel Poiares Maduro

A major collection of essays by a multidisciplinary panel of experts exploring the various interpretations of the European crisis and the future of the European Union.


Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine, Jane E. Calvert & Ian Shapiro

A central figure in Western history and American political thought, Thomas Paine continues to provoke debate among politicians, activists, and scholars.  People of all ideological stripes are inspired by his...


Freedom and the Rule of Law

by Anthony A. Peacock, Katharine Inglis Butler, Jeremy Rabkin & Joseph Postell et al.

Freedom and the Rule of Law takes a critical look at the historical beginnings of law in the United States, and how that history has influenced current trends regarding law and freedom. Anthony Peacock has compiled...