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Classics of Political Thought

This is a collection of the most significant writings in the history of political thought. It is designed to bring together in one convenient location the readings which a typical college course on this topic might require:

  1. The Politics
  2. Edmund Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
  3. James The Federalist (Gideon ed.) 1818
  4. James The Oceana (1656)
  5. Thomas Leviathan (1651)
  6. David Essays Moral, Political, Literary (1777)
  7. David A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)
  8. Thomas The Declaration of Independence (1776)
  9. Immanuel Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Essay (1795)
  10. John The Two Treatises of Civil Government (1689)
  11. Niccolo The Prince, (1513)
  12. Niccolo Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius ()
  13. Karl Marx, Capital
  14. John Stuart On Liberty (1859)
  15. John Stuart The Subjection of Women (1869)
  16. Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de The Spirit of Laws (1748)
  17. The Dialogues
  18. The Republic
  19. Jean-Jacques The Social Contract (1761)
  20. Jean-Jacques A Discourse on Inequality
  21. Alexis de De la Démocratie en Amérique (in French)

This list can also be viewed as a Collection in The Library: Classics in the History of Political Thought

Last modified April 10, 2014