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The Art of War

by Sun Tzu

"The Art of War" is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and...


4 Books by Niccolo Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli

4 Books by Niccolo Machiavelli

THE ART OF WAR

NICHOLAS MACHIAVEL'S PRINCE

DISCOURSES ON THE FIRST DECADE OF

HISTORY OF FLORENCE AND OF THE AFFAIRS OF ITALY


The Prince (Centaur Classics)

by Niccolo Machiavelli

As a young Florentine envoy to the courts of France and the Italian principalities, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was able to observe firsthand the lives of people strongly united under one powerful ruler....


The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal....


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...


Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth: Critical Thought for Turbulent Times

by Paul Anderson

Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental...


Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

by David Elstein

This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals): From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City (Routledge Revivals): 750-330 BC

by Andrew Lintott

Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states....


Two Treatises of Government

by John Locke

John Locke (1632–1704) is among the most influential political philosophers of the modern period. In the Two Treatises of Government, he defended the claim that men are by nature free and equal against claims...


The Political Philosophy of Judith Butler

by Birgit Schippers

Judith Butler can justifiably be described as one of the major critical thinkers of our time. While she is best-known for her interventions into feminist debates on gender, sexuality and feminist politics, her...


Gramsci, Materialism, and Philosophy

by Esteve Morera

Western critical theory, Marxism included, has largely been based on a view of historical materialism that Gramsci, among others, developed in his prison notebooks.  For many, Gramsci's philosophical reflections...


Arguing about justice

by Paul-Marie Boulanger, Denis Clerc, Luc Van Campenhoudt & François Blais et al.

This book brings together fifty of today’s finest thinkers. They were asked to let their imaginations run free to advance new ideas on a wide range of social and political issues. They did so as friends, on...


The Undiscovered Country: Essays in Canadian Intellectual Culture

by Ian Angus

In this sequence of essays, Ian Angus engages with themes of identity, power, and the nation as they emerge in contemporary English Canadian philosophical thought, seeking to prepare the groundwork for a critical...


Non-Persons

by Alessandro Dal Lago

While continually broadcasting the deaths of “illegal immigrants” who have drowned at sea, the majority of mass media incessantly feeds the panic over the “invasion” of Italy by poor immigrants from...


ABC's of Human Survival

by Arthur Clark

The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities?and the essential role of global citizenship...


Break It Before Repair

by Maksym Gichka

A university archaeologist makes an epic discovery but, instead of praise and recognition, she is shamed and sent to prison. Why is the world so unjust? Who needs to hide this truth from humanity, and why? How...


A LETTER TO A HINDU (A Fascinating View on Love and Non-Violence)

by Leo Tolstoy, M. K. Gandhi, Aylmer Maude & Leo Wiener

This carefully crafted ebook: “A LETTER TO A HINDU (A Fascinating View on Love and Non-Violence)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "A Letter to a Hindu" was...


Amnesty and Revolution: An Amateur's View of Life As It Stands

by Ben Fitch

Through engagement with human behaviour from the level of the private individual to the international community, in Amnesty and Revolution: An Amateur's View of Life As It Stands a holistic type of reform is...


A Genealogy of Social Violence: Founding Murder, Rawlsian Fairness, and the Future of the Family

by Clint Jones

Examining the mimetic theory of René Girard, this book investigates the development of society as a result of an original crime (a murder) that shaped the way the earliest humans organized the social structures...