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  1. Primary Texts 115 items
    The following primary texts should be read by all students on the module.
    1. Kant, Immanuel (1724 - 1804)

    2. Kant: political writings - Kant, I., Reiss, H.S., Nisbet, H.B. 1991

      Book  See especially 'Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose'; 'An Answer to the Question: "What is Enlightenment"?' and Perpetual Peace: a Philosophical Sketch'.

    3. See also:

    4. Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals - Kant, I., Gregor, M.J. 1998

      Book 

    5. Hegel, G.W.F. (1770-1831)

    6. Hegel's philosophy of right - Hegel, G.W.F., Knox, T.M. 1967

      Book  see especially 'Introduction', and then the opening parts to 'Morality'; 'Civil Society'; 'The State'.

    7. Alternatively, use:

    8. See also:

    9. Phenomenology of spirit - Hegel, G.W.F., Miller, A.V., Findlay, J.N. 1977

      Book  See the 'Lord and Bondsman' / 'Master and Slave' passages.

    10. Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)

    11. Economic and philosophic manuscripts of 1844 - Marx, K., Miligan, M., Struik, D.J. 1970

      Book  See especially 'Estranged Labour'

    12. The Communist manifesto - Marx, K., Engels, F., McLellan, D. 1998

      Book  See especially chapters 1 and 2. Other editions of this work are also available in the Library.

    13. The items above can all be found in:

    14. Karl Marx: selected writings - Marx, K., McLellan, D. 2000

      Book  There are also various other collections of Marx's writings you can find in the library: eg collections edited by Pierson, Tucker or Elster.

    15. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900):

    16. On the genealogy of morality - Nietzsche, F.W., Ansell-Pearson, K. 1994

      Book 

    17. Beyond good and evil: prelude to a philosophy of the future - Nietzsche, F.W., Faber, M. 1998

      Book 

    18. Thus spoke Zarathustra: a book for everyone and no one - Nietzsche, F.W., Hollingdale, R.J. 1969

      Book 

    19. Extracts from all these texts are included in:

    20. The Nietzsche reader - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Keith Ansell-Pearson, Duncan Large 2006

      Book 

    21. The Nietzsche reader - Nietzsche, F.W., Ansell-Pearson, K., Large, D. 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    22. Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986):

    23. The second sex - Beauvoir, S.de, Parshley, H.M. 1997

      Book  See especially the 'Introduction', pp.13-33; and sections on childhood, pp.295-351; the married woman, pp. 425-501; and the independent woman pp. 689-715.

    24. Frantz Fanon (1925-1961):

    25. Black skin, white masks - Fanon, F. 2008

      Book  See especially the chapters 'The Fact of Blackness', and 'The Negro and Recognition'.

    26. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fanon 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book  See especially the chapters 'The Fact of Blackness', and 'The Negro and Recognition'

    27. The wretched of the earth - Fanon, F. 2001

      Book  See especially the chapter 'On Violence'.

    28. Recommended Textbooks: 6 items
      1. Political thinkers: from Socrates to the present - Boucher, D., Kelly, P.J. 2009

        Book 

      2. Global theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri - Browning, G.K. 2011

        Book 

      3. Global theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri - Browning, G.K. 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. History of western political thought: a thematic introduction - Morrow, J. 2005

        Book 

    29. Selected Introductory Books on the History of Political Thought 11 items
      1. The history of political thought: a short introduction - Berki, R.N. 1977

        Book  A short and reliable guide.

      2. The Blackwell encyclopaedia of political thought - David Miller 1991

        Book  A comprehensive survey of political thinkers, giving short but informed accounts of political theorists.

      3. Interpreting modern political philosophy: from Machiavelli to Marx - Edwards, A., Townshend, J. 2002

        Book  An up-to-date and well-informed survey of political theorists.

      4. Interpreting modern political philosophy: from Machiavelli to Marx - Edwards, A., Townshend, J. 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  An up-to-date and well-informed survey of political theorists.

      5. Modern political theory from Hobbes to Marx: key debates - Lively, J., Reeve, A. 1989

        Book  This useful book brings together important articles on a range of political theorists from Hobbes to Marx and adds an introductory commentary on each of these political theorists as well as the nature of the history of political thought.

      6. A history of political theory - Sabine, G.H., Thorson, T.L. c1973

        Book  Newer edition of title above.

      7. History of political philosophy - Strauss, L., Cropsey, J. 1987

        Book  Gives a comprehensive survey of a great number of political theorists from Thucydides to Heidegger.

      8. The University Library has a good range of critical and historical works in this field and all students should familiarise themselves with the bibliography by examining the shelves and browsing, consulting the catalogue and taking advantage of the critical apparatus which can be found in various editions, commentaries and studies.

    30. Selected Books on Specific Thinkers: 35 items
      What follows is a select list of new mongraphs, many of them written for undergraduate students and available in inexpensive paperback editions.
      1. Kant:

      2. Kant and the theory and practice of international right - Cavallar, G. 1999

        Book 

      3. The Cambridge companion to Kant - Paul Guyer 1992

        Book 

      4. Kant, critique, and politics - Hutchings, K. 1996

        Book 

      5. Kant: the philosophy of right - Murphy, J.G. 1970

        Book 

      6. Kant's critique of Hobbes: sovereignty and cosmopolitanism - Williams, H. 2003

        Book 

      7. Kant's political philosophy - Williams, H. 1983

        Book 

      8. Hegel:

      9. Hegel's theory of the modern state - Avineri, S. 1972

        Book 

      10. The Cambridge companion to Hegel - Beiser, F.C. 1993

        Book 

      11. Hegel and the history of political philosophy - Browning, G.K. 1999

        Book 

      12. An introduction to Hegel: freedom, truth and history - Houlgate, S. 2005

        Book 

      13. Hegel - Plant, R. 1973

        Book 

      14. Hegel - Singer, P. 1983

        Book 

      15. Hegel - Taylor, C. 1975

        Book 

      16. Hegel's ethical thought - Wood, A.W. 1990

        Book 

      17. Marx:

      18. Marxism: an historical and critical study - Lichtheim, G. 1964

        Book 

      19. Marx - McLellan, D. 1986

        Book 

      20. Marx - Singer, P. 1980

        Book 

      21. Nietzsche:

      22. Nietzsche & the political - Conway, D.W. 1997

        Book 

      23. Nietzsche: a very short introduction - Tanner, M. 2000

        Book 

      24. Simone de Beauvoir

      25. Simone de Beauvoir: a critical reader - Fallaize, E. 1998

        Book 

      26. Existentialism, feminism and Simone de Beauvoir - Mahon, J., Campling, J. 1997

        Book 

      27. How to read Beauvoir - Sandford, S. 2006

        Book 

      28. Fanon:

      29. Fanon: the postcolonial imagination - Nigel C. Gibson 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      30. Fanon: the postcolonial imagination - Gibson, N.C. 2003

        Book 

      31. Fanon and the decolonization of philosophy - Hoppe, E., Nicholls, T. c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      32. Fanon: a critical reader - Gordon, L.R., Sharpley-Whiting, T.D., White, R.T. c1996

        Book 

    31. Selected Articles and Books on Key Themes: 29 items
      1. Cosmopolitanism and Ethics: 6 items
        1. Cosmopolitanism: ethics in a world of strangers - Appiah, A. 2007

          Book 

        2. Cosmopolitanism and human rights - Anderson-Gold, S. 2001

          Book 

        3. Another cosmopolitanism - Benhabib, S. et al. 2006

          Book 

        4. Cosmopolitanism - Breckenridge, C. 2002

          Book 

      2. History, Modernity and Postmodernity: 9 items
        1. The idea of the postmodern: a history - Bertens, J.W. 1994

          Book 

        2. After History? - Burns, T. 1994

          Book 

        3. The end of history and the last man - Fukuyama, F. 1993

          Book 

        4. Modernity and its futures - Held, D., McGrew, A.G., Hall, S. 1992

          Book 

        5. Rethinking History - Jenkins, K. 1991

          Book 

        6. The postmodern condition: a report on knowledge - Jean-Franc╠žois Lyotard c1984

          Book 

        7. History of the idea of progress - Nisbet, R.A. 1980

          Book 

        8. The end of modernity: nihilism and hermeneutics in post-modern culture - Vattimo, G. 1988

          Book  Another copy also available at Harcourt Hill library.

      3. Gender, Feminism and Political Theory: 8 items
        1. Women in political theory: from ancient misogyny to contemporary feminism - Coole, D.H. 1988

          Book 

        2. Feminism and political theory - Evans, J. 1986

          Book 

        3. The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a more Progressive Union 1979

          Article  Article not available online via Brookes library.

        4. Women in Western political philosophy: Kant to Nietzsche - Kennedy, E., Mendus, S. 1987

          Book 

        5. Women in Western political thought - Okin, S.M. 1979 (i.e.1980)

          Book 

        6. The sexual contract - Pateman, C. 1988

          Book 

        7. Feminist interpretations and political theory - Shanley, M.L., Pateman, C. 1991

          Book 

      4. Race, Colonialism and Political Theory: 6 items
        1. The racial contract - Mills, C.W. 1999

          Book 

        2. Race: a philosophical introduction - Taylor, P.C. 2013

          Book 

    32. Journals: 4 items
      A number of journals taken by the Library contain articles on political theory and the history of political thought:
      1. Political studies

        Journal  This is a prestigious journal which has useful articles on political concepts and specific political theorists - new interpretations and readings - as well as reviews of new books from which an up-to-date survey of the field can be maintained.

      2. History of political thought

        Journal  This is another high quality journal and it is specifically devoted to the history of political thought. Most theorists are the subject of an article in this journal.

      3. A history of modern political thought: major political thinkers from Hobbes to Marx - Hampsher-Monk, I. 1992

        Book  The bibliography in this book provides details of journal articles which are useful.

      4. Contemporary Political Theory

        Journal  A useful feature article in the journal is Political Theory Revisited.