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Recommended Readings on Politics: Man and the State

In Great Books of the Western World
Plato:
Apology;
Crito;
Gorgias;
Laws;
Republic;
Statesman
Aristotle:
Politics;
Nicomachean Ethics, Book V
Augustine:
The City of God, Book XIX
Aquinas:
Summa Theologica, Parts I-II, QQ. 90-108
Machiavelli:
The Prince
Hobbes:
Leviathan, Part II
Bacon:
The New Atlantis
Locke:
Essay on Civil Government
Montesquieu:
The Spirit of Laws
Rousseau:
The Social Contract;
A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality;
A Discourse on Political Economy
Kant:
The Science of Right, Part II
Hamilton, Madison, and Jay:
The Federalist
Mill:
Liberty;
Representative Government;
Utilitarianism
Hegel:
The Philosophy of Right, Part III
Marx and Engels:
Manifesto of the Communist Party
Tolstoy:
War and Peace, Epilogue II
Freud:
Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego;
Thoughts for the Time on War and Death;
Civilization and Its Discontents
In Other Works
Acton, John E. E. D. (1834-1902):
Essays on Freedom and Power (1877)
Bakunin, Mikhail A. (1814-1876):
The Political Philosophy of Bakunin
Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832):
Fragment on Government (1776)
Buber, Martin (1878-1965):
Paths in Utopia
Burckhardt, Jacob (1818-1897):
Force and Freedom (1868-1871)
Calhoun, John C. (1782-1850):
A Disquisition on Government (1849)
Cardozo, Benjamin N. (1870-1938):
The Nature of the Judicial Process (1921);
The Growth of the Law (1924)
Cassirer, Ernst (1874-1945):
The Myth of the State (1944-1945)
Clausewitz, Karl von (1780-1831):
On War (1816-1831)
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321):
On World Government or De Monarchia (1310-1313)
Engels, Friedrich (1820-1895):
Socialism, Scientific and Utopian
Hayek, Friedrich A. von (1899-1992):
The Constitution of Liberty (1960)
Holmes, Oliver W., Jr. (1841-1935):
The Common Law (1881)
James, William (1842-1910):
Essays on Faith and Morals, No. XI "The Moral Equivalent of War"
Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804):
Perpetual Peace, A Philosophical Essay (1795)
Kropotkin, Peter A. (1842-1921):
Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal (1896);
Mutual Aid (1890-1896)
Laski, Harold J. (1893-1950):
The Grammar of Politics;
Liberty in the Modern State (1930)
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich (1870-1924):
The State and Revolution (1918)
Lippmann, Walter (1889-1974):
The Good Society;
The Public Philosophy
Maritain, Jacques (1882-1973):
Scholasticism and Politics (1972);
Man and the State (1951)
More, Thomas (1478-1535):
Utopia (1516)
Pound, Roscoe (1870-1964):
The Spirit of the Common Law (1921)
Russell, Bertrand (1872-1970):
Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism, Syndicalism (1919);
Power, A New Social Analysis
Thoreau, Henry D. (1817-1862):
Civil Disobedience (1849)
Viereck, Peter:
Conservatism: From John Adams to Churchill
Wallas, Graham (1858-1932):
The Great Society (1914)

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Adapted from
Adler's Philosophical Dictionary (1995)
and
Great Ideas from the Great Books (1963)
by Mortimer J. Adler

Revised 15 December 2000

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