1. Great Political Thinkers series

    Edited by John Dunn, Fellow, Kings College and Professor of Political Theory, University of Cambridge, UK and Ian Harris, Department of Politics, University of Leicester, UK

    Many of the articles are from specialised international journals and not readily accessible in every library. All articles are produced as originally published inclusive of footnotes and pagination to facilitate reference

Books in this series

TOTAL: 11
  1. Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Aristotle (384–322 BC) was born in Northern Greece. He moved to Athens where he associated himself with Plato’s academy. He later became tutor to the young Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court but returned to Athens in 335 to found his own school of philosophy. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 700.00   Web: $ 630.00
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  2. Hobbes

    Hobbes

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) is best known for his development of the concept of sovereignty, which was treated most clearly in his great work, Leviathan. Whilst Hobbes was not the first theorist of sovereignty, he remains perhaps the most thorough exponent of the concept. His accounts of morality and religion, as well as of government, are set out in a way that precludes legitimate challenge to the sovereign's authority: and the soovereign, whether monarchical or republican or parliamentary, was taken by Hobbes to be fundamental to civil life. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 1,059.00   Web: $ 953.10
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  3. Augustine

    Augustine

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Born in what is now Algeria, Augustine trained in classical Latin rhetoric and became a professor of rhetoric in Rome. He later studied neo-Platonic philosophy and experienced a conversion to Christianity in 386. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 602.00   Web: $ 541.80
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  4. Plato

    Plato

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Plato of Athens (c 429–347 BC) is the earliest European thinker whose thoughts on politics survive to any great extent. His work, contained in The Republic, the Statesman, the Laws and the unfinished Critias, amongst other works, has made major contributions to the agenda of Western Political thought and its content. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 616.00   Web: $ 554.40
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  5. Grotius

    Grotius

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), the Dutch jurist and philosopher, is a key theorist of the post-mediaeval state. According to Grotius, the state is not subject to any terrestrial superior, either political or ecclesiastical. His political writings develop the consequences of this condition including the construction of state authority in terms of 'natural rights', acknowledging the right to self-protection and the needs of individuals. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 700.00   Web: $ 630.00
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  6. Great Political Thinkers

    Great Political Thinkers

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    This important series presents critical appraisals of great political thinkers from the Greeks to present day. It focuses in particular on those thinkers who are generally recognized as being central to the evolution and development of political thought. The series will be indispensable for a clear understanding of the origin and development of political ideas and the role played by the leading protagonists of the past. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 4,940.00   Web: $ 4,446.00
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  7. Aquinas

    Aquinas

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Thomas Aquinas (1224–74) was born in Naples of a powerful Italian family. He took part in the major philosophical and theological controversies of his day and fought the decisive battle which re-admitted the study of the works of Aristotle. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 647.00   Web: $ 582.30
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  8. Machiavelli

    Machiavelli

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    The work of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527) has a variety of meanings for different interpreters. Some attribute to him a new 'scientific method' of drawing conclusions from practical or historical experience in order to form rules for successful political behaviour, with its emphasis on man's behavioural patterns rather than on moral precepts as a basis for politics. Others attribute to him a belief in the autonomy of the state - that the state is a structure governed by its own laws of development and that it finds its justification only in terms of its success. Others again emphasise his republicanism and see him as a theorist of the modern state. [Some believe his first name is the proper basis of an appellation of the Devil.] Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 724.00   Web: $ 651.60
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  9. More

    More

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    Thomas More (1478–1535), English statesman, author and saint, was a lawyer, politician and diplomat, a leading member of the Renaissance of northern Europe and a defender of the Roman Catholic faith. In the history of political thought More is remembered as the author of Utopia, a little book which gave rise to a genre of literature and a name for a mode of theorising, which explicitly criticises existing political and social arrangements from a radical perspective and also offers new ideals and illustrates how these might be realised in an imaginery society. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 555.00   Web: $ 499.50
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  10. Locke

    Locke

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    John Locke (1632–1704), the English philosopher, has had a wide-ranging influence on modern political thought. Locke’s political philosophy is based on the premise that by nature human beings are equal and that therefore no-one is under the authority of another unless by his own consent. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 700.00   Web: $ 630.00
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  11. Hume

    Hume

    Edited by John Dunn, Ian Harris
    The work of David Hume (1711–76), the Scottish historian and philosopher, constitutes a break with the assumptions of his predecessors who ssuggested that our ideas and practices answered to a rational design, whether divine or human. Instead Hume emphasized the origins of our ideas in sensation, suggested that reason was properly the slave of the passions, and located the origins of social and political institutions in utility and sentiment. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 663.00   Web: $ 596.70
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