CONTENTS: Preface, Introduction, Plato, Aristotle, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Niccolo Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Immaneul Kant, John Stuart Mill, Georg Willhelm Fredrich Hegel, Karl Marx,
This book is an introduction to western political thought, spanning from the ancient to the modern times. It aims to give students to give opportunities to study a range of thinkers who are considered to be the key in the 'canon' of western political thought. Written simply and directly , it represents the basic ideas and dilemmas of western political thought through an in-depth analysis of a limited number of major thinkers - Plato to Karl Marx. It views the thinkers in historical context examines them in terms of the changing relationship of ethics and politics in western political thought.