History of Political Philosophy

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This article is about the textbook. For the history of political philosophy in general, see History of political thought.
History of Political Philosophy
History of Political Philosophy, first edition.jpg
Cover of the first edition
Editors Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey
Country United States
Language English
Subject Political philosophy
Published 1963 (University of Chicago Press)

History of Political Philosophy (1963; second edition 1972; third edition 1987) is a philosophy and political sciences textbook published by the University of Chicago Press, edited by American philosophers Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey. The volume is currently in its third edition.

Contributors and subjects[edit]

Some of the notable contributors include: Leo Strauss, Allan Bloom, Ralph Lerner, Muhsi Mahdi, James Holton, Joseph Cropsey, Harvey Mansfield, and Pierre Hassner. Some of the subjects in the volume include: Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Augustine of Hippo, Alfarabi, Moses Maimonides, Niccolò Machiavelli, Martin Luther, Thomas Hobbes, René Descartes, John Locke, Adam Smith, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Leo Strauss.

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