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Major Works: Political Philosophy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published major works in the subject of Political Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Religion, Secularization and Political Thought

    Thomas Hobbes to J. S. Mill

    Edited by James E. Crimmins

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    The increasing secularization of political thought between the mid-seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries has often been noted, but rarely described in detail. The contributors to this volume consider the significance of the relationship between religious beliefs, dogma and secular ideas in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Thomas Hobbes and the Debate over Natural Law and Religion

    By Stephen A. State

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    The argument laid out in this book discusses and interprets the work of Hobbes in relation to religion. It compares a traditional interpretation of Hobbes where Hobbes’ use of conventional terminology when talking about natural law is seen as ironic or merely convenient despite an atheist viewpoint...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political Knowledge

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman, Shterna Friedman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Since at least the time of Plato, political scientists and philosophers have been concerned about what citizens and rulers should know if they are to be governed—and govern—well. Moreover, the increasing complexity of modern societies has revivified thinking about and around the critical concept of...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Philosophy: Mini-set D 7 vols

    Routledge Library Editions: Islam

    By Author

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Islam

    Originally published between 1955 and 1981 the volumes in this mini-set include works by G E von Grünebaum, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, F Rahman, and A J Wensinck. Examining the nature and growth of the cultural tradition of Islam, the volumes in this set cover Islamic life and thought, the role of the...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  5. John Locke

    Edited by Peter R. Anstey

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Today, John Locke is recognized as one of the most important and formative philosophical influences on the modern world. His imprint is still felt in political and legal thought, in educational theory, moral theory and in the theory of knowledge. Locke’s key works, Two Treatises of Government, and...

    Published July 30th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Hannah Arendt

    Edited by Garrath Williams

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

    Hannah Arendt is increasingly recognised as one of the most important political thinkers of the twentieth century. She gained fame for her historical study of totalitarianism, notoriety for her reportage of Adolf Eichman’s trial, and philosophical recognition for her explorations of (political)...

    Published March 14th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Edited by John T. Scott

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was a pivotal thinker in the history of political philosophy, and in that of thought and literature more generally. Making major contributions in a variety of areas, he brought his political theory to bear on subjects such as the novel, music, education, and...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Hegel

    By Raymond Plant

    First published in 1973 this volume demonstrates the interconnection between Hegel's political and metaphysical writings. This book provides a point of entry into Hegel's system of ideas. Condemned unread, and when read far too often misunderstood, Hegel's thought has once more begun to make its...

    Published December 24th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Hobbes

    Morals and Politics

    By D D Raphael, D. D. Raphael

    First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface especially for this re-issue, which brings together recent scholarship on Hobbes, a...

    Published December 24th 2003 by Routledge

  10. John Locke

    By Geraint Parry

    From earliest times Locke's writings have been the subject of controversy. An intellectual caught up in the politics of late 17th century England, his writings on politics reveal a man attempting to combine an analysis of the underlying principles of society with a deep commitment to a specific...

    Published December 24th 2003 by Routledge


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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Political and Social Thought of F.M. Dostoevsky
    By Stephen Kirby Carter
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  2. Tolstoy's 'What is Art?'
    By Terry Diffey
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  3. Reflecting on Anna Karenina
    By Mary Evans
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  4. Tolstoy
    By Ernest Joseph Simmons
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  5. Tolstoi: The Teacher
    By Charles-Baudouin
    To Be Published August 6th 2014

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