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Short Books That Changed The World

by Linda Hirshman

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Plato's Republic, 408 pp.; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, 400 pp.; Hobbes' Leviathan: With Selected Variants from the Latin Edition of 1668, 584 pp.; Locke, Two Treatises of Government And a Letter Concerning Toleration, 180 pp.; all of Rousseau's political writings, 249 pp.; Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham: Together With Selected Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, John Austin, Mary Warnock, 352 pp.
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