Classics of Moral and Political Theory / Michael L. Morgan; Second edition 1996; Indiniapolis Cambridge; condition: very good
No reader of this size will be able to cover everything. Indeed, given the sheer breadth of what must be covered omissions are inevitable. But given these constraints, the excerpts are extremely intelligently chosen. The editor, Michael Morgan furnishes lucid and pithy introductions that provide historical and ideational contexts for a selection of readings that favor depth over the superficial and hyperactive breadth of some other volumes. Included in this volume are often the full classic texts authored by thinkers within the primary traditions of Western political and moral thought, including: Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, and Weber.