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Irwin DeVries tweeted about looking for a Western Philosophy Intro Reader. This is a ten minute start on that.
From an Open Yale syllabus let's take an initial set of readings "PLSC 114: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Fall, 2006) Steven B. Smith,"
Plato, Trial and Death of Socrates
Machiavelli, The Prince
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Political Writings
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
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- Plato Apology (Jowett translation)
- Plato The Republic (Jowett translation)
- Aristotle Politics (Ellis translation)
- Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince (Marriott translation) (audiobook )
- John Locke Second Treatise of Government
- Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx The Communist Manifesto (audiobook )
- Karl Marx Selected Essays (Stenning translation)
- John Stuart Mill On Liberty
- John Stuart Mill Considerations on Representative Government
- John Stuart Mill Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy
- Bertrand Russell Proposed Roads to Freedom
- Bertrand Russell Political Ideals
- Roscoe Pound An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law
An editable version of Rousseau in English seems trickier there'sbut it's a mess of ads and unclear rights.
Any how that's been 20 minutes and I've a meeting, hopefully this will save someone some time ... this of course isn't the hard part. that comes with selecting and introducing the texts, struggling with old / biased translations, and having enough subject knoweldge to know how to frame the whole thing.