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Classics of Moral and Political Theory (Fifth Edition)

Edited, with Introductions, by Michael L. Morgan

2011 - 1,370 pp.

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Cloth 978-1-60384-443-7
$89.00
Paper 978-1-60384-442-0
$50.00
Examination 978-1-60384-442-0
$5.00

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The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan’s Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle’s Politics, Aquinas’ Disputed Questions on Virtue and Treatise on Law, as well as the entirety of Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration, Kant’s To Perpetual Peace, and Nietzsche’s On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life.

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The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan’s Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle’s Politics, Aquinas’ Disputed Questions on Virtue and Treatise on Law, as well as the entirety of Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration, Kant’s To Perpetual Peace, and Nietzsche’s On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life.

Reviews:

"Morgan continues to place all of us who teach courses in political theory in his debt. Here in one place are gathered most of the central classics in the field. Hosanna too, to Hackett for making the text affordable."
     —Joseph Aieta, III, Lasell College

Comments on the First Edition:

“A remarkable achievement. . . . May it remain in print for a thousand years.”
     —Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame

“This is a wonderful collection of primary texts that will provide instructors with a cost-effective way to teach the basic works of political theory.”
     —Michael Gillespie, Duke University

 

About the Author:

Michael L. Morgan is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Indiana University. He is the editor of Spinoza: Complete Works (Hackett); the co-editor (with Peter Eli Gordon) of The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy; and the author of, among other works, Platonic Piety: Philosophy and Ritual in Fourth-Century Athens (Yale), Discovering Levinas (CUP), and On Shame (Routledge). 

 


 

CONTENTS:

Introduction
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Sophocles: Antigone

Plato: Euthyphro; Apology; Crito; Phaedo Death Scene (115B1–118A17); Republic

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics; Politics (Bk. I; Bk. II, 1–5, 9; Bk. III; Bk. IV, 1–15, 16 [abridged]; Bk. VII, 1–3, 13, 15; Bk. VIII, 1–3)

Epicurus: Letter to Menoeceus; Principal Doctrines

Epictetus: Encheiridion

Augustine: City of God (Bk. XIX [abridged])

Aquinas: On Kingship (I, 1); Summa Theologica (I–II, Q.90. 1–4, Q.91. 1–4, Q.94. 1–6, Q.95. 1–4, Q.96. 1–6; II–II, Q.40. 1, Q.42. 2, Q.66. 1–2); Disputed Questions on Virtue [abridged] (On the Virtues in General, 1–9, 13; On the Cardinal Virtues, 1–2)

Machiavelli: Letter to Francesco Vettori; The Prince; Discourses (Bk. I, 1–2; Bk. II, 1–2, 20, 29; Bk. III, 1, 9)

Hobbes: Leviathan (Dedicatory, Introduction, Pt. 1–2, Review and Conclusion)

Locke: Second Treatise of Government; A Letter Concerning Toleration

Hume: Treatise of Human Nature (Bk. II, Pt. III, Sec. III; Bk. III, Pt. I, Sec. I–II; Pt. II, Sec. I–II)

Rousseau: Discourse on the Origin of Inequality; On the Social Contract

Kant: Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals; To Perpetual Peace

Mill: On Liberty; Utilitarianism; The Subjection of Women

Marx: Alienated Labor; On the Jewish Question; Communist Manifesto; Critique of the Gotha Program

Nietzsche: On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life; On the Genealogy of Morality

Weber: Politics as a Vocation