© 2002

Interpreting Modern Political Philosophy

From Machiavelli to Marx

  • Alistair Edwards
  • Jules Townshend

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alistair Edwards, Jules Townshend
    Pages 1-20
  3. Maureen Ramsay
    Pages 21-40
  4. Alistair Edwards
    Pages 41-59
  5. Timothy Kenyon
    Pages 60-80
  6. John Salter
    Pages 81-98
  7. Alan Apperley
    Pages 99-120
  8. David P. Shugarman
    Pages 121-142
  9. Katrin Flikschuh
    Pages 143-161
  10. Anthony Burns
    Pages 162-179
  11. Jonathan Seglow
    Pages 180-197
  12. Jules Townshend
    Pages 198-218
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 219-241

About this book


The interpretive literature in the history of political thought is now vast, complex and esoteric, posing as much a barrier to the understanding of the undergraduate student as it offers assistance. This unique and innovative text provides the student with a guide through this maze of argument. Each chapter sets out the major positions and debates that surround the texts of key thinkers, analyzes major problems of interpreting them, examines the sources of disagreement, and evaluates the different interpretations in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and contributions to scholarship.


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Jean-Jacques Rousseau John Locke Karl Marx Machiavelli Niccolò Machiavelli political philosophy political theory Political Thought Rousseau work

Editors and affiliations

  • Alistair Edwards
    • 1
  • Jules Townshend
    • 2
  1. 1.Political Thought in the Department of GovernmentUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

About the editors

ALISTAIR EDWARDS is Lecturer in Political Thought, University of Manchester.

JULES TOWNSHEND is Reader in Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interpreting Modern Political Philosophy
  • Book Subtitle From Machiavelli to Marx
  • Editors Alistair Edwards
    Jules Townshend
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-77241-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-77242-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-0725-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Political Theory
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