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Machiavelli to Marx : Modern Western Political Thought - Dante Germino

Machiavelli to Marx

Modern Western Political Thought

Paperback Published: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780226288505
Number Of Pages: 416

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According to conventional periodization, a profound break in the continuity of Western political theory occurred around 1500 and marked the beginning of "modern" political thought. In "Machiavelli to Marx" Dante Germino examines the scholars of this period whose works he feels have made significant new approaches to the critical understanding of our world and, consequently, to the problems of our time. Beginning with Machiavelli, the author covers major political philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Burke and gives lucid, perceptive accounts of what they thought and taught about politics. He discusses utilitarianism, liberalism, scientism, and messianic nationalism through the writings of such influential thinkers as Bentham, Spencer, Saint-Simon, and Fichte and concludes with three of the foremost political philosophers of the nineteenth century--Fourier, Proudhon, and Marx.

Introduction: ""Modernity"" in the History of Western Political Thought
Reformation Political Thought: Luther, Calvin, Hooker
Locke and the Origins of Modern Liberalism
The Enlightenment in Modern Political Thought
Burke and the Reaction Against the French Revolution
Utilitarianism: Bentham and Mill
Dilemmas of Liberalism: Spencer and Green
Scientism: Saint-Simon and Comte
Messianic Nationalism: Fichte and Mazzini
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ISBN: 9780226288505
ISBN-10: 0226288501
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st January 1979
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Type: New edition