Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contract

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538966
Release Date: 2008-08-14
Genre: Literary Collections

This is among the permanent classics of political theory. It argues concisely and effectively that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. Censored in its own time for its revolutionary tendencies, and still controversial in many respects, it is a main source of democratic belief.

Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

Author: John Locke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191046285
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Philosophy

'Man being born...to perfect freedom...hath by nature a power...to preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate.' Locke's Second Treatise of Government (1689) is one of the great classics of political philosophy, widely regarded as the foundational text of modern liberalism. In it Locke insists on majority rule, and regards no government as legitimate unless it has the consent of the people. He sets aside people's ethnicities, religions, and cultures and envisages political societies which command our assent because they meet our elemental needs simply as humans. His work helped to entrench ideas of a social contract, human rights, and protection of property as the guiding principles for just actions and just societies. Published in the same year, A Letter Concerning Toleration aimed to end Christianity's wars of religion and called for the separation of church and state so that everyone could enjoy freedom of conscience. In this edition of these two major works, Mark Goldie considers the contested nature of Locke's reputation, which is often appropriated by opposing political and religious ideologies. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Politics

Author: Aristotle,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538737
Release Date: 2009-02-26
Genre: Literary Collections

Aristotle's Politics is one of the most influential works in the history of political thought. It is still essential reading for students of politics and for anyone seriously interested in the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. For this edition Sir Ernest Barker's fine translation has been extensively revised. The introduction and notes explain the historical and philosophical background of the work and examine its significance forthe modern reader.

Occasional Critical and Political Writing

Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192833537
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

I may not be the Jesus Christ I once fondly imagined myself, but I think I must have a talent for journalism' James Joyce's non-fictional writings address diverse issues: aesthetics, the functions of the press, censorship, Irish cultural history, England's literature and empire. This collection includes newspaper articles, reviews, lectures, and propagandizing essays that are consciously public, direct, and communicative. It covers forty years of Joyce's life and maps important changes in his opinions about politics, especially Irish politics, about the relationship of literature to history, and about writers who remained important to him such as Mangan, Blake, Defoe, Ibsen, Wilde, and Shaw. These pieces also clarify and illuminate the transformations in Joyce's fiction, from Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to the first drafts of Ulysses. Gathering together more than fifty essays, several of which have never been available in an English edition, this volume is the most complete and the most helpfully annotated collection.

The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192833979
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Philosophy

A theoretical and practical guide to the acquisition and maintenance of power within a state

An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

Author: William Godwin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199642625
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Godwin's Political Justice is the founding work of philosophical anarchism. Drawing on the principles of liberty and utility Godwin criticizes government and all forms of secular and religious authority, advocating the free exercise of individual judgement. He raises enduring questions about the nature of our duty to others.

Republic

Author: Plato
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191623059
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Political Science

Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Bible Authorized King James Version

Author: Robert Carroll
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199535941
Release Date: 2008-04-17
Genre: Bibles

This unique edition of the most important book in the history of Western civilization offers an exciting new approach to the most influential of all English biblical texts - the Authorized King James Version, complete with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging introduction and notes draw on the most up-to-date scholarship to show how and why the Bible has affected the literature, art, and general culture of the English-speaking world.

On Obligations

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839683
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

On Obligations (De officiis) was written by Cicero in late 44 BC after the assassination of Julius Caesar to provide principles of behaviour for aspiring politicians. It explores the apparent tensions between honourable conduct and expediency in public life, and the right and wrong ways ofattaining political leadership. The principles of honourable behaviour are based on the Stoic virtues of wisdom, justice, magnanimity, and propriety; in Cicero's view the intrinsically useful is always identical with the honourable. Cicero's famous treatise has played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. Adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, it beame transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in theAge of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. Today, when corruption and conflict in political life are the focus of so much public attention, On Obligations is still the foremost guide to good conduct.

Der Traum

Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849618278
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Der 16. Band der Rougon-Macquard-Reihe erzählt die Geschichte der unehelichen Tochter Sidonies, Angelique.

Bunbury

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:1075741580
Release Date: 2011
Genre:


Rights of Man Common Sense and Other Political Writings

Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538003
Release Date: 2008-11-13
Genre: History

Paine was the first international revolutionary. His Common Sense was the most widely read pamphlet of the American Revolution; his Rights of Man was the most famous defence of the French. He was an examplary democrat whise ideas still capture broadly the beliefs behind liberal welfare states today.

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199558292
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Fiction

The two 'Alice' books are masterpieces of carefree nonsense for children and also embody layers of satire and allusion and mathematical, linguistic, and philosophical jokes. This new edition explores their complex status and the many interpretations of them, taking account of the most recent research and critical opinion.