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  1. William Godwin (1793/1992). An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. Distributed in Usa by Publishers Distribution Center.score: 247.0
    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.
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  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1995). Moral and Political Essays. Cambridge University Press.score: 243.0
    This volume offers clear and forceful contemporary translations of the most important of Seneca's 'Moral Essays': On Anger, On Mercy, On the Private Life and the first four books of On Favours. They give an attractive, full picture of the social and moral outlook of an ancient Stoic thinker intimately involved in the governance of the Roman empire in the mid first century of the Christian era. A general introduction describes Seneca's life and career and explains the fundamental ideas underlying (...)
     
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  3. Niccolò Machiavelli (1640/1969). The Prince. Menston, Eng.,Scolar Press.score: 241.0
    The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world’s most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli, whose name has become synonymous with expedient exercises of will, reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. But curiously, this work of outspoken clarity has, for centuries, inspired myriad interpretations as to its author’s true message. The Introduction by noted Italian Renaissance scholar Albert Russell (...)
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  4. Renford Bambrough, Plato & E. R. Dodds (1961/2008). Gorgias. Journal of Hellenic Studies 81:167.score: 233.0
    The Gorgias is a vivid introduction to the central problems of moral and political philosophy. In the notes to his translation, Professor Irwin discusses the historical and social context of the dialogue, expounds and criticises the arguments, and tries above all to suggest the questions a modern reader ought to raise about Plato's doctrines. No knowledge of Greek is necessary.
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  5. C. J. Rowe, Plato & T. Irwin (1982/2008). Gorgias. Journal of Hellenic Studies 102:249.score: 233.0
    The Gorgias is a vivid introduction to the central problems of moral and political philosophy. In the notes to his translation, Professor Irwin discusses the historical and social context of the dialogue, expounds and criticises the arguments, and tries above all to suggest the questions a modern reader ought to raise about Plato's doctrines. No knowledge of Greek is necessary.
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  6. Eugene Miller (ed.) (1987). David Hume: Essays, Moral, Political and Literary. Liberty Classics.score: 230.0
  7. Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1990). Politics Drawn From the Very Words of Holy Scripture. Cambridge University Press.score: 230.0
    This is the first ever English rendition of the classic statement of divine right absolutism, published in 1707. Jacques-Benigne Bossuet argues in the Politics that a general society of the entire human race, governed by Christian charity, has given way (after the Fall) to the necessity of politcs, law, and absolute hereditary monarchy. That monarchy - seen as natural, universal and divinely ordained (beginning with David and Solomon) is defended in the first half of the book. The last part, added (...)
     
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  8. Niccolò Machiavelli (1988). Machiavelli. Cambridge University Press.score: 227.0
    In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text.
     
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  9. Jean Bodin (1980). Selected Writings on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics. Librairie Droz.score: 224.0
    EPITRE DE JEAN BODIN touchant l'institution de ses enfans à son neveu. Mon neveu , votre lettre m'a fort contenté et donné un singulier plaisir d'avoir ...
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  10. Plato (2008). Gorgias. OUP Oxford.score: 224.0
    The struggle which Plato has Socrates recommend to his interlocutors in Gorgias - and to his readers - is the struggle to overcome the temptations of worldly success and to concentrate on genuine morality. Ostensibly an enquiry into the value of rhetoric, the dialogue soon becomes an investigation into the value of these two contrasting ways of life. In a series of dazzling and bold arguments, Plato attempts to establish that only morality can bring a person true happiness, and to (...)
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  11. Joannes Ferrarius Montanus (1559/1972). A Work Touching the Good Ordering of a Common Weal. New York,Johnson Reprint Corp..score: 224.0
     
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  12. Plato (2004/2008). Gorgias. ePenguin.score: 221.0
    Provides a new translation of Plato's dialogues on moral philosophy.
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  13. Innocent Gentillet (1602/1969). A Discovrse Vpon the Meanes of Vvel Governing. New York, Da Capo Press.score: 221.0
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  14. Elena Gritti (2012). Il Vero Nel Mito: Teoria Esegetica Nel Commento di Olimpiodoro Alessandrino Al "Gorgia". Aracne.score: 221.0
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  15. John Locke (1984). A Letter Concerning Toleration ; the Second Treatise of Government ; an Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Franklin Library.score: 221.0
  16. Niccolò Machiavelli (1891/1968). Il Principe. Oxford, Clarendon Press.score: 221.0
  17. James Harrington (1977). The Political Works of James Harrington. Cambridge University Press.score: 218.0
    James Harrington (1611-77) was a pioneer in applying the methods of Machiavelli and other civic humanists to English political society and its landed structure. In the century after his death, his ideas were adapted to become an important ingredient in the vocabulary of both English and American political opposition to the methods of Hanoverian parliamentary monarchy. There has been no complete edition of Harrington's writings since 1771, or of Oceana, his best-known work, since 1924. This is a modernised (...)
     
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  18. James (1994). Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 212.0
    James VI and I united the crowns of England and Scotland. His books are fundamental sources of the principles which underlay the union. In particular, his Basilikon Doron was a best-seller in England and circulated widely on the Continent. Among the most important and influential British writings of their period, the king's works shed light on the political climate of Shakespeare's England and the intellectual background to the civil wars which afflicted Britain in the mid-seventeenth century. James' (...) philosophy was a moderated absolutism, with an emphasis on the monarch's duty to rule according to law and the public good. Locke quoted his speech to parliament of 1610 approvingly, and Hobbes likewise praised 'our most wise king'. This edition is the first to draw on all the early texts of James' books, with an introduction setting them in their historical context. (shrink)
     
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  19. Robert Filmer (1949/1984). Patriarcha and Other Political Works of Sir Robert Filmer. Garland.score: 194.0
    Patriarcha -- The freeholder's grand inquest touching the king and his parliament -- Observations upon Aristotle's politiques touching forms of government -- Directions for obedience to government in dangerous or doubtful times -- Observations concerning the originall of government -- The anarchy of a limited or mixed monarchy -- The necessity of the absolute power of all kings.
     
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  20. Thomas Hobbes (1995). Thomas Hobbes: Three Discourses: A Critical Modern Edition of Newly Identified Work of the Young Hobbes. University of Chicago Press.score: 192.0
    For the first time in three centuries, this book brings back into print three discourses now confirmed to have been written by the young Thomas Hobbes. Their contents may well lead to a resolution of the long-standing controversy surrounding Hobbes's early influences and the subsequent development of his thought. The volume begins with the recent history of the discourses, first published as part of the anonymous seventeenth-century work, Horae Subsecivae . Drawing upon both internal evidence and external confirmation afforded (...)
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  21. David Hume (1994). Political Essays. Cambridge University Press.score: 191.0
    David Hume is commonly known as one of the greatest philosophers to write in English. He was also one of the foremost political and economic theorists and one of the finest historians of the eighteenth century. His political essays reflect the entire range of his intellectual engagement with politics - as political philosophy, political observation and political history - and function as an extension of and supplement to works such as his Treatise of Human (...)
     
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  22. Immanuel Kant (1996). The Metaphysics of Morals. Cambridge University Press.score: 189.0
    The Metaphysics of Morals is Kant's major work in applied moral philosophy in which he deals with the basic principles of rights and of virtues. It comprises two parts: the 'Doctrine of Right', which deals with the rights which people have or can acquire, and the 'Doctrine of Virtue', which deals with the virtues they ought to acquire. Mary Gregor's translation, revised for publication in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series, is the only complete translation of the (...)
     
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  23. R. G. Mulgan (1977). Aristotle's Political Theory: An Introduction for Students of Political Theory. Clarendon Press.score: 189.0
    This book aims to provide an introduction to Aristotle's Politics, highlighting the major themes and arguments offered in the scholar's work. It begins with a discussion on what Aristotle perceives as human good, which he had described as the ethical purpose of political science, and how he views the political community, or the polis, as a community of persons formed with a view to some good purpose and a supreme entity in the sense that it is not just (...)
     
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  24. Edmund Burke (1993). Pre-Revolutionary Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 182.0
    This is the first collection of the writings of Edmund Burke which precede Reflections on the Revolution in France, and the first to do justice to the connections and breadth of Burke's thought. A thinker whose range transcends formal boundaries, Burke has been highly prized by both conservatives and liberals, and this new edition charts the development of Burke's thought and its importance as a response to the events of his day. Burke's mind spanned theology, aesthetics, moral philosophy and history, (...)
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  25. Immanuel Kant (2007). Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. In Elizabeth Schmidt Radcliffe, Richard McCarty, Fritz Allhoff & Anand Vaidya (eds.), Late Modern Philosophy: Essential Readings with Commentary. Blackwell Pub. Ltd..score: 182.0
    Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression (...)
     
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  26. Algernon Sidney (1996). Court Maxims. Cambridge University Press.score: 182.0
    This remarkable expression of radical republican thought has never before been published. Algernon Sidney was among the most unrelenting partisans of the parliamentary party during the Commonwealth, and died on the scaffold in 1683 for his opposition to Charles II. Sidney's voluminous Discourses Concerning Government was published after his death, but the earlier and more vivid Court Maxims was only recently rediscovered in a manuscript in Warwick Castle. Written during Sidney's continental exile, Court Maxims reveals the international character of republican (...)
     
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  27. Pierre Bayle (2000). Bayle--Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 181.0
    Pierre Bayle was one of the most important sceptical thinkers of the seventeenth century. His work was a major influence on the development of the ideas of Voltaire (who acclaimed it for its candour on such subjects as atheism, obscenity and sexual conduct), Hume, Montesquieu and Rousseau. Banned in France on first publication in 1697, Bayle's Dictionnaire Historique et Critique became a bestseller and ran into several editions and translations. Sally L. Jenkinson's masterly new edition presents the reader with a (...)
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  28. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1997). The Discourses and Other Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 181.0
    The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is presented in two volumes, together forming the most comprehensive anthology of Rousseau's political writings in English. This second volume contains the earlier writings such as the First and Second Discourses, the publication of which signalled the power and challenge of Rousseau's thinking. Rousseau's influence was wide reaching and has continued to grow since his death: major landmarks in world history, such as the American and French Revolutions, were profoundly affected by Rousseau's writing, as (...)
     
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  29. Immanuel Kant (1991). Kant: Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 176.0
    The original edition of Kant: Political Writings was first published in 1970, and has long been established as the principal English-language edition of this important body of writing. In this new, expanded edition two important texts illustrating Kant's view of history are included for the first time, his reviews of Herder's Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Mankind and Conjectures on the Beginning of Human History, as well as the essay What is Orientation in Thinking?. In addition (...)
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  30. John Milton (1991). Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 176.0
    John Milton was not only the greatest English Renaissance poet but also devoted twenty years to prose writing in the advancement of religious, civil and political liberties. The height of his public career was as chief propagandist to the Commonwealth regime which came into being following the execution of King Charles I in 1649. The first of the two complete texts in this volume, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, was easily the most radical justification of the regicide at (...)
     
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  31. Joseph Priestley (1993). Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 176.0
    Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was arguably the most important English theorist to focus on the issue of political liberty during the English Enlightenment. His concept of freedom is of crucial importance to two of the major issues of his day: the right of dissenters to religious toleration, and the right of the American colonists to self-government. Priestley's writings lack a modern edition and this new collection will be the first to render accessible his Essay on First Principles, The Present State (...)
     
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  32. Robert Filmer (1991). Patriarcha and Other Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 175.0
    This volume contains the political writings of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653), an acute defender of absolute monarchy and perhaps the most important patriarchal political theorist of the seventeenth century. The recent explosion of interest in women's history and the history of the family has greatly enhanced the audience for Filmer's work, and in this new edition Johann Sommerville provides accurate and accessible texts of his principal writings, accompanied by all the standard series features, including a concise introduction, chronology, (...)
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  33. Plato, Statesman.score: 172.0
    The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In its presentation of the statesman's expertise, The Statesman modifies, as well as defending in original ways, this central theme of the Republic. This new translation makes the dialogue accessible to students of political thought and the introduction outlines the philosophical and historical background necessary for a political theory readership.
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  34. Aristotle, Politics.score: 170.0
    Books V and VI of Aristotle's Politics constitute a manual on practical politics. David Keyt presents a clear and accurate new translation of these books, together with a commentary which also supplies a key to Aristotle's many historical references. It is intended to guide readers towards a proper understanding of this classic text in the history of political thought.
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  35. Ralph Lerner (1963/1972). Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Ithaca, N.Y.,Cornell University Press.score: 167.0
    For students of political philosophy, the history of religion, and medieval civilization, this book provides a rich storehouse of medieval thought drawn from Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic sources.
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  36. Thomas Hobbes (1998). On the Citizen. Cambridge University Press.score: 167.0
    De Cive (On the Citizen) is the first full exposition of the political thought of Thomas Hobbes, the greatest English political philosopher of all time. Professors Tuck and Silverthorne have undertaken the first complete translation since 1651, a rendition long thought (in error) to be at least sanctioned by Hobbes himself. On the Citizen is written in a clear, straightforward, expository style, and in many ways offers students a more digestible account of Hobbes's political thought than the (...)
     
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  37. Plato (1991). The Republic: The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation. Vintage Books.score: 167.0
    Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic , his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some (...)
     
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  38. Ilaria Ramelli (2009). Hierocles the Stoic: Elements of Ethics, Fragments, and Excerpts. Brill.score: 166.0
    Introductory essay -- Hierocles, Elements of ethics -- Stobaeus's extracts from Hierocles, On appropriate acts -- Fragments of Hierocles in the Studa.
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  39. Ralph Cudworth (1996/1976). A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality. Cambridge University Press.score: 166.0
    Ralph Cudworth (1617-1688) deserves recognition as one of the most important English seventeenth-century philosophers after Hobbes and Locke. In opposition to Hobbes, Cudworth proposes an innatist theory of knowledge which may be contrasted with the empirical position of his younger contemporary Locke, and in moral philosophy he anticipates the ethical rationalists of the eighteenth century. A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality is his most important work, and this volume makes it available, together with his shorter Treatise of Freewill, in (...)
     
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  40. Immanuel Kant (1998). Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason and Other Writings. Cambridge University Press.score: 166.0
    Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason is a key element of the system of philosophy which Kant introduced with his Critique of Pure Reason, and a work of major importance in the history of Western religious thought. It represents a great philosopher's attempt to spell out the form and content of a type of religion that would be grounded in moral reason and would meet the needs of ethical life. It includes sharply critical and boldly constructive discussions on topics (...)
     
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  41. Peter Abelard (1935/1976). Abailard's Ethics. Richwood Pub. Co..score: 164.0
     
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  42. Marcus Aurelius (1932). Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself. Macmillan and Co., Ltd..score: 164.0
     
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  43. Seymour J. Cohen & Naḥmanides (eds.) (1976). The Holy Letter: A Study in Medieval Jewish Sexual Morality, Ascribed to Nahmanides. Ktav Pub. House.score: 164.0
     
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  44. Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Asʻad Dawānī (1839/1977). Practical Philosophy of the Muhammadan People: Exhibited in its Professed Connexion with the European, so as to Render Either an Introduction to the Other: Being a Translation of the Akhlak-I Jalaly ... From the Persian of Fakir Jany Muhammad Asaad. Karimsons.score: 164.0
     
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  45. William Dudgeon (1737/1994). The Philosophical Works. Routledge/Thoemmes Press.score: 164.0
  46. Jean-Philippe Genêt (ed.) (1977). Four English Political Tracts of the Later Middle Ages. Offices of the Royal Historical Society, University College London.score: 164.0
  47. James Harrington (1980). The Political Writings of James Harrington: Representative Selections. Greenwood Press.score: 164.0
  48. Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda (1973). The Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart. London,Routledge & K. Paul.score: 164.0
     
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  49. Shlomo Pines (1975). The Oath of Asaph the Physician and Yoḥanan Ben Zabda: Its Relation to the Hippocratic Oath and the Doctrina Duarum Viarum of the Didachē. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.score: 164.0
     
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