The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: From Machiavelli to Nietzsche
  • Publication Date: January 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554814220 / 1554814227
  • 780 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"
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The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: From Machiavelli to Nietzsche

  • Publication Date: January 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554814220 / 1554814227
  • 780 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

This comprehensive volume contains many of the most important texts in western political and social thought from the sixteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. A number of key works, including Machiavelli’s The Prince, Locke’s Second Treatise, and Rousseau’s The Social Contract, are included in their entirety. Alongside these central readings are a diverse range of texts from authors such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, and Henry David Thoreau. The editors have made every effort to include translations that are both readable and reliable. Each selection has been painstakingly annotated, and each figure is given a substantial introduction highlighting his or her major contributions within the tradition. The result is a ground-breaking anthology with unparalleled pedagogical benefits.

The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought is also available as a single volume of Essential Readings, covering the full historical span of Western social and political thought from ancient Greece to the 21st Century.

Also available:

The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: Volume 1: From Plato to Nietzsche

The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought: Volume 2: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

Comments

Comments on The Broadview Anthology of Social and Political Thought

“This is a wonderful collection, with great introductory essays. … We should all be grateful to the editors for selecting and contextualizing so rich a body of materials.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York University

“The selections are broader than in other works I have seen. … The annotation is, as advertised, fuller than is usual in such works, and consistently helpful. … All in all, this is an impressive work—by far the best political anthology I have seen.” —George Klosko, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor, University of Virginia

“Quite simply, this is a fantastic anthology. It includes not just the standard readings from the western canon but also important ones left out of most anthologies, including several by women. The anthology includes concise, accurate, and extremely helpful introductions, which include, uniquely, a discussion of ‘common misperceptions’ of each work. These introductions are perfectly pitched for an undergraduate audience.” —Darren Walhof, Grand Valley State University

Preface

NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI

    The Prince (1513)
    from Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius (1512-1517)

MARTIN LUTHER

    from Temporal Authority: To What Extent It Should Be Obeyed (1523)

JOHN CALVIN

    from On Civil Government (1534)

THOMAS HOBBES

    from Leviathan (1651)

JOHN LOCKE

    The Second Treatise of Civil Government (1690)
    from A Letter Concerning Toleration (1689)

MARY ASTELL

    from Some Reflections upon Marriage (1700)

MONTESQUIEU

    from The Spirit of the Laws, Part 2, Book 11 (1748)

DAVID HUME

    from A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740)
    from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
    Of the Original Contract (1748)

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

    Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men (1755)
    On the Social Contract or Principles of Political Right (1762)

ADAM SMITH

    from The Wealth of Nations (1776)

IMMANUEL KANT

    from Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785)
    To Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795)

THOMAS JEFFERSON

    The Declaration of Independence (1776)

ALEXANDER HAMILTON and JAMES MADISON

    The Federalist No. 9 (1787)
    The Federalist No. 10 (1787)
    The Federalist No. 51 (1788)
    The Federalist No. 78 (1788)

OLYMPE DE GOUGES

    from Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791)

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

    from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

EDMUND BURKE

    from Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
    from On “Geographical Morality” (1788)

BENJAMIN CONSTANT

    The Liberty of Ancients Compared with that of Moderns (1816)

GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL

    from The Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
    from Philosophy of Right (1821)

JEREMY BENTHAM

    from An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1780)
    Offences against One’s Self: Paederasty, Part 1 (1785)
    from Panopticon; or the Inspection-House (1789)

JOHN STUART MILL

    from On Liberty (1859)
    from Considerations on Representative Government (1861)
    from Utilitarianism (1863)
    from The Subjection of Women (1869)

HARRIET (HARDY) TAYLOR MILL

    from The Enfranchisement of Women (1851)

SOJOURNER TRUTH

    Speech Delivered at the Akron, Ohio Convention on Women’s Rights (1851)

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

    from Democracy in America (1840)

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

    from Civil Disobedience (1849)

KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS

    On Bruno Bauer’s On the Jewish Question (1843)
    On Bruno Bauer’s The Capacity for the Present-day Jews and Christians to Become Free (1843)
    from Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844)
    from The German Ideology (1845)
    Theses On Feuerbach (1845)
    The Communist Manifesto (1848)
    Critique of the Gotha Program (1875)

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

    from Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
    from On the Genealogy of Morals (1887)

Andrew Bailey, University of Guelph; Samantha Brennan, University of Western Ontario; Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University; Jacob Levy, McGill University; Alex Sager, Portland State University; Clark Wolf, Iowa State University

  • —A comprehensive anthology of western political writing
  • —Covers the 16th to 19th centuries
  • —Several larger works are provided in their entirety, including
    • —Machiavelli’s The Prince
    • —Locke’s Second Treatise
    • —Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and The Social Contract
    • —Kant’s Perpetual Peace
  • —Offers a more diverse range of texts, including more works by women authors, than most other political theory anthologies
  • —Detailed introductions to each author and reading
  • —A number of the translations are new or revised for this edition
  • —Carefully annotated for student readers

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