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Great Figures in Philosophy Eary Modern Political Thought: From Machiavelli to Kant


Please note: many readings found throughout the syllabus are linked to a url and can be read from this site.

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Reading List

Reading list for Phil 4341:

Please note the call numbers for books in the library or the url for reading found online.

Nicolo’ Machiavelli          The Prince

Nicolo’ Machiavelli          Discourses on Livy

Hugo Grotius                      The Rights of War and Peace          

Francis Bacon                    New Atlantis

Thomas Hobbes                 Elements of Law Natural and Politics

Thomas Hobbes                 Leviathan

Benedict de Spinoza         Theological Political Treatise

Benedict de Spinoza         Political Treatise

John Locke                          Letters on Toleration

John Locke                          Two Treatises on Government

Robert Filmer                    The Patriarch

Mary Astell                          Reflections Upon Marriage

Jean Jacques Rousseau      Discourse on Inequality

Jean Jacques Rousseau      The Social Contract

Cesare Beccaria                An Essay on Crime and Punishment

David Hume                        Essays Moral, Political, Literary

Edmund Burke                   Reflections on the Revolutions in France

Thomas Payne                    Rights of Man

Mary Woolstonecraft        Vindication of the Rights of Man

Mary Woolstonecraft        Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Immanuel Kant                   Perpetual Peace