Social and Political Philosophy

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    Beyond the Binary: Thinking about Sex and Gender

    How many sexes are there? What is the relationship between sex and gender? Is gender a product of nature, or nurture, or both? In Beyond…

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    Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams

    Silver medalist for the IPPY award for Current Events in 2016! Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams is a moral call, a harkening and quickening of…

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    Civilization and Its Discontents

    In Civilization and Its Discontents Freud extends and clarifies his analysis of religion; analyzes human unhappiness in contemporary civilization; ratifies the critical importance of the…

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    On Perpetual Peace

    Kant’s landmark essay “On Perpetual Peace” is as timely, relevant, and inspiring today as when it was first written over 200 years ago. In it…

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    The Second Treatise of Civil Government

    In this, the second of his Two Treatises of Government, John Locke examines humankind’s transition from its original state of nature to a civil society.…

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    Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African

    A contemporary critic described Ignatius Sancho as “what is very uncommon for men of his complexion, A man of letters.” A London shopkeeper, former butler,…

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    Philosophizing About Sex

    Ancient Greek philosophers, medieval theologians, Enlightenment thinkers, and contemporary humanists alike have debated all aspects of human sexuality, including its purpose, permissibility, normalcy, and risks.…

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    Victims and Victimhood

    Who is a victim? Considerations of innocence typically figure in our notions of victimhood, as do judgments about causation, responsibility, and harm. Those identified as…

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    On Liberty – Kahn

    In this work, Mill reflects on the struggle between liberty and authority and defends the view that “the only purpose for which power can be…

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    Ancient Political Thought

    This book presents selections from the political and social thought of the ancient West from the early sixth century BCE up to the early years…

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    Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion – Second Edition

    This book develops a sophisticated account of propaganda and its intriguing history. It begins with a brief overview of Western propaganda, including Ancient Greek theories…

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    The Morality of War – Second Edition

    The first edition of The Morality of War was one of the most widely-read and successful books ever written on the topic. In this second…

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    Globalization and International Development

    This new anthology offers a wide selection of readings addressing the contemporary moral issues that arise from the division between the Global North and South—“the…

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    A Letter Concerning Toleration

    Locke argued that religious belief ought to be compatible with reason, that no king, prince or magistrate rules legitimately without the consent of the people,…

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    Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

    This is a new critical edition of Berkeley’s 1734 (third edition, first 1713) Three Dialogues, a text that is deservedly one of the most challenging…

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    Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment: An Introduction to the Conceptual and Ethical Issues covers the most important normative, conceptual, and legal issues associated with sexual harassment. Keith Dromm…

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    The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: Essential Readings

    This volume features a careful selection of major works in political and social philosophy from ancient times through to the present. Every reading has been…

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    Readings in Political Philosophy

    This anthology surveys important issues in Western political philosophy from Plato to the present day. Its aim is to show both the continuity and the…

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    The Immorality of Punishment

    In The Immorality of Punishment Michael Zimmerman argues forcefully that not only our current practice but indeed any practice of legal punishment is deeply morally…

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    Rights of Man

    Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Thomas Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse with…

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    Leviathan – Revised Edition

    Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that…

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    Leviathan, Parts I and II – Revised Edition

    Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan is the greatest work of political philosophy in English and the first great work of philosophy in English. Beginning with premises that…

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    Utopia

    This volume includes the full text of More’s 1516 classic, Utopia, together with a wide range of background contextual materials. For this edition the G.C.…

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    Nonviolence, Peace, and Justice

    This book takes a philosophical approach to questions concerning violence, war, and justice in human affairs. It offers the reader a broad introduction to underlying…