Social & Political Philosophy

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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    Christopher Phillips

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

  4. Book ImageDemocracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeves, Isaac Kramnick

    The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.More

  5. 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

  6. Book ImageInventing Human Rights: A History

    Lynn Hunt

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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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  12. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  13. Book ImageRespect in a World of Inequality

    Richard Sennett

    The powerful case for a society of mutual respect.More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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