Great Political Thinkers: From Plato to the Present Sixth Edition

Great Political Thinkers: From Plato to the Present Sixth Edition
By Alan O. Ebenstein

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Celebrating its fiftieth year in publication, GREAT POLITICAL THINKERS is an indispensable text for all students of political philosophy. This text contains portions of great works in their original form to whet the appetite and to encourage discussion within the classroom. By providing historical context and current scholarship, Alan Ebenstein builds upon the framework of influences that have shaped current political thoughts and theories.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #59823 in Books
  • Brand: imusti
  • Published on: 1999-08-25
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.75" h x 6.75" w x 1.50" l, 3.20 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 1024 pages

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  • Cengage Learning

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Part I: Ancient and Medieval. 1. Roots of the West. 2. The Greek Discover of Reason in Nature. 3. Plato. 4. Aristotle. 5. Polybius. 6. Cicero. 7. Stoicism and Epicureanism: Two Hellenistic Philosophies. 8. The Jewish Belief in One God, and Christian Love. 9. St. Augustine. 10. John of Salisbury. 11. St. Thomas Aquinas. 12. Dante. 13. Marsilio of Padua. Part II: Sixteenth Through Eighteenth Centuries. 14. Machiavelli. 15. The Protestant Reformation. 16. Bodin. 17. Hobbes. 18. Locke. 19. Montesquieu. 20. Hume. 21. Rousseau. 22. Kant. 23. Smith. 24. Burke. Part III: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 25. Bentham. 26. Tocqueville. 27. Mill. 28. Hegel. 29. Revolutionary Communism. 30. Nietzsche. 31. Fascism. 32. Freud. 33. Gandhi. 34. From Classical Liberalism to Democratic Socialism. 35. The Welfare State. 36. Libertarianism. 37. Berlin. 38. Rawls.


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5William Ebenstien produced an excellent overview of political thought and Alan Ebenstien improved its ...
By brendin
William Ebenstien produced an excellent overview of political thought and Alan Ebenstien improved its brilliance. Its organization is sound and the passages chosen are very well thought out.

Ebenstien's introductions are prolific and insightful. He has a masterful knowledge and understanding of true meaning, context, and consequences of the ideas presented. I reccommend this book to anyone interested in gaining a thorough overview of politcal thought and its origins. I found this book to be clear and rich.

I also encourage Professors of Western Politcal Thought to use this book and challenge thier students to have a greater understanding of ideas, their origins and consequences. In the Hegelian way, understanding history and the context of our times is of the utmost importance. This book will serve its readers well.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4I bought the book for class and found the various ...
By Jessica Ward
I bought the book for class and found the various bits of works from philosophers very interesting. It also had enough space for me to make my own notes about the works during class which was very helpful.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
3Three Stars
By Donna
Required reading, but well done in its presentation.

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