Social & Political Philosophy

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  1. Book ImageSt. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Paul E. Sigmund

    St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology.More

  2. Book ImageThe Souls of Black Folk

    W. E. B. Du Bois, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terri Hume Oliver

    When it was published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk revolutionized thinking about the experience of African Americans in the United States.More

  3. Book ImageThe Marx-Engels Reader

    Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx, Robert C. Tucker

    Second Edition

    This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.More

  4. Book ImageThe Praise of Folly and Other Writings

    Desiderius Erasmus, Robert M. Adams

    This Norton Critical Edition provides a wide selection of Erasmus’s writings, translated from the Latin into fresh, modern English.More

  5. Book ImageLeviathan

    Thomas Hobbes, Richard Flathman, David Johnston

    This Norton Critical Edition of arguably the greatest work of political theory written in the English language contains the bulk of Hobbes's treatise, including all chapters except those of interest primarily to professional historical scholars.More

  6. Book ImageInventing Human Rights: A History

    Lynn Hunt

    “A tour de force.”—Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageThe Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Robert M. Adams

    Second Edition

    Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.More

  8. Book ImageThe Prince: A Norton Critical Edition

    Niccolò Machiavelli, Wayne A. Rebhorn

    Third Edition

    “A highly-readable translation and very inclusive selection of critical responses, making this the best edition of the text for an undergraduate readership.”  —Christian M. Billing, University of Hull  

    “It is quite thorough for one semester, and bears up well for ongoing study. This is a very well-thought-out concept for such a seminal work.  It more than meets the requirements for my upper-level undergraduate courses.”  —Jeff Steele, Principia College

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  9. Book ImageThe Communist Manifesto

    Frederic L. Bender, Karl Marx

    Second Edition

    Karl Marx’s 1848 text is reframed in this revised Norton Critical Edition in the context of twenty-first-century theoretical debates, capitalist globalization, the information technology revolution, and contemporary struggles up to and including the 2011 “Arab Spring.”More

  10. Book ImageUtopia

    Thomas More, Robert M. Adams, George M. Logan

    Third Edition

    Inspiring, provocative, prophetic, and enigmatic, Utopia is the literary masterpiece of a visionary statesman and one of the most influential books of the modern world.More

  11. Book ImageCommon Sense and Other Writings

    Thomas Paine, J. M. Opal

    Thomas Paine often declared himself a citizen of the world. This Norton Critical Edition presents Paine and his writing within the transatlantic and global context of the revolutionary ideas and actions of his time.More

  12. Book ImageConstitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution

    Christopher Phillips

    “A provocative extension of Jefferson’s original plan.”—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  13. Book ImageRousseau's Political Writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, On Social Contract

    Jean Jacques Rousseau, Alan Ritter, Julia Conaway Bondanella

    This Norton Critical Edition includes the three most important of Rousseau’s political writings: Discourse on Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, and On Social Contract.More

  14. Book ImageRespect in a World of Inequality

    Richard Sennett

    The powerful case for a society of mutual respect.More

  15. Book ImageThe Essential Adam Smith

    Adam Smith, Robert L. Heilbroner, Laurence J. Malone

    Few writings are more often cited as a cornerstone of modern economic thought than those of Adam Smith. Few are less read.More

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