The Prince Rethinking the Western Tradition

Codevilla provides a translation uniquely faithful to the original, and especially sensitive to the author’s use of verbal imprecision, double meanings, including puns, and the subjunctive mood. This edition also contains three essays that explore some of the most important ways The Prince clashes with the other main branch of Western civilization―the Socratic and Judeo-Christian traditions: "Machiavelli’s Realism" by Carnes Lord, "Machiavelli and Modernity" by W.

B. It leaves no room for the sacred, and it subordinates right and wrong to success. The volume includes an introduction by codevilla that places Machiavelli in the context of his own times, demonstrates his relevance to the history of political thought, and inquires into the place of Machiavelli’s ideas in modern debates.

A classic of the western tradition, Machiavelli’s The Prince has influenced political and philosophical thought since its publication four centuries ago. Allen, and "machiavelli and America" by Hadley Arkes. In this new edition of Machiavelli’s momentous book, Angelo M. Political power, Machiavelli taught, has no limits.


The Art Of War

This edition approved by the Holden-Crowther Organisation for Asian Studies. Note: the chapters in the book are not in order and it is intentional.

The First and Second Discourses

One of the most respected translations of this key work of 18th-century philosophy, this text includes a brief introduction to the two works as well as abundant notes that range from simple explanations to speculative interpretations.

Hobbes: Leviathan: Revised student edition Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

Other vital study aids include an extensive guide to further reading, a note on textual matters, a chronology of important events and brief biographies of important persons mentioned in Hobbes' text. Cambridge University Press. Since its first publication, richard tuck's edition of Leviathan has been recognized as the single most accurate and authoritative text, and for this revised edition Professor Tuck has provided a much-amplified and expanded introduction.

Hobbes' leviathan is arguably the greatest piece of political philosophy written in the English language.

Rhetoric Dover Thrift Editions

Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in an effective presentation, oral or written. Cambridge University Press. One of the seminal works of western philosophy, Aristotle's Rhetoric vastly influenced all subsequent thought on the subject — philosophical, political, and literary.

Modern readers will find considerable relevance in Aristotelian rhetoric and its focus on developing persuasive tools of argumentation. Aristotle's examinations of how to compose and interpret speeches offer significant insights into the language and style of contemporary communications, from advertisements to news reports and other media.

He also emphasizes the role of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought. The ancients regarded rhetoric as the crowning intellectual discipline — the synthesis of logical principles and other knowledge attained from years of schooling.

The Nicomachean Ethics Oxford World's Classics

This new edition combines david Ross's classic translation, lightly revised by Lesley Brown, with a new and invaluable introduction and explanatory notes. Oxford university Press, USA. A glossary of key terms and comprehensive index, as well as a fully updated bibliography, add further value to this exceptional new edition.

About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Happiness, noblest, "is the best, " he wrote, and most pleasant thing in the world. But he means not something we feel, not an emotion, but rather an especially good kind of life.

Contemporary ethical writings on the role and importance of the moral virtues such as courage and justice have drawn inspiration from this work, practical reasoning, which also contains important discussions on responsibility, and on the role of friendship in creating the best life. Cambridge University Press.

Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human capacities, both ones that contribute to our flourishing as members of a community, and ones that allow us to engage in god-like contemplation. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, voluminous notes to clarify the text, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more.

In the nicomachean ethics, which he is said to have dedicated to his son Nicomachus, Aristotle's guiding question is what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness.

Republic Hackett Classics

A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering. Oxford university Press, USA. Cambridge University Press. Used book in Good Condition. The revised edition of grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato’s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974.


The Tempest Folger Shakespeare Library

Prospero seems heroic, yet he enslaves Caliban and has an appetite for revenge. When his enemies are among those caught in a storm near the island, Prospero turns his power upon them through Ariel and other spirits. Caliban seems to be a monster for attacking Miranda, but appears heroic in resisting Prospero, evoking the period of colonialism during which the play was written.

Oxford university Press, USA. The characters exceed the roles of villains and heroes. Simon Schuster. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. Miranda’s engagement to ferdinand, the Prince of Naples and a member of the shipwrecked party, helps resolve the drama.

Putting romance onstage, prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, The Tempest gives us a magician, Antonio. Cambridge University Press. Prospero is exiled on an island, the spirit Ariel, Miranda, where his only companions are his daughter, and the monster Caliban. Mowat the folger shakespeare library in washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.

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The Law

French political libertarian and economist claude frÉdÉric BASTIAT 1801-1850 was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law. Cambridge University Press. Here, bastiat discusses: what is law?, in this 1850 classic, the proper function of the law, the law and morality, why socialism constitutes legal plunder, published two years earlier, "the vicious circle of socialism", a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, and the basis for stable government.

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The Art Of War

Oxford university Press, USA. The art of war is an ancient chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and it was believed to have been compiled during the late Spring and Autumn period or early Warring States period. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare.

Used book in Good Condition. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. Cambridge University Press. Simon Schuster. It has been the most famous and influential of china’s Seven Military Classics, and for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name.


Second Treatise of Government Hackett Classics

Macpherson examines locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution and suggests reasons for the appeal of these arguments in Locke's time and since. Second treatise of government. Oxford university Press, USA. John locke. B. Used book in Good Condition. The second treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence.

In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. 1980 edition. Cambridge University Press. Simon Schuster.