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  1. Utilitarianism and distributive justice: Jeremy Bentham and the civil law.Paul Joseph Kelly - 1990 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Drawing extensively on Bentham's unpublished civil and distributive law writings, classical and recent Bentham scholarship, and contemporary work in moral and political philosophy, Kelly here presents the first full-length exposition and sympathetic defense of Bentham's unique utilitarian theory of justice. Kelly shows how Bentham developed a moderate welfare-state liberal theory of justice with egalitarian leanings, the aim of which was to secure the material and political conditions of each citizen's pursuit of the good life in cooperation with each other. A (...)
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    Locke's Second treatise of government: a reader's guide.Paul Joseph Kelly - 2007 - New York: Continuum.
    Locke's Second treatise in context -- The life and times of John Locke -- The political and philosophical context of the Second treatise -- Overview and key themes -- The Second treatise in Locke's philosophy -- Key themes -- Reading the text -- Getting started: the problem of absolutism -- From the First treatise to the Second treatise -- The state of nature -- Equality -- Freedom -- The law of nature -- Right and duty to punish: executive power of (...)
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  3. Political thinkers: from Socrates to the present.David Boucher & Paul Joseph Kelly (eds.) - 2003 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    Political Thinkers is an authoritative introduction to the entire history of Western political thought. Carefully edited by two of the leading scholars in the field, it features specially commissioned chapters by an impressive line-up of internationally renowned scholars from around the world. This book provides an overview of the canon of great political theorists--from Socrates and the Sophists to such contemporary thinkers as Habermas and Foucault. Each contributor critically discusses the ideas and significance of each thinker and gives a summary (...)
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    Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present.David Boucher & Paul Joseph Kelly (eds.) - 2003 - 2nd. ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Now in its second edition, this comprehensive introduction to the history of Western political thought includes two new chapters on Cicero and Kant.
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    John Stuart Mill, thought and influence: the saint of rationalism.Georgios Varouxakis & Paul Joseph Kelly (eds.) - 2009 - New York: Routledge.
    More than two hundred years after his birth, and 150 years after the publication of his most famous essay On Liberty, John Stuart Mill remains one of the towering intellectual figures of the Western tradition. This book combines an up-to-date assessment of the philosophical legacy of Millâes arguments, his complex version of liberalism and his account of the relationship between character and ethical and political commitment. Bringing together key international and interdisciplinary scholars, including Martha Nussbaum and Peter Singer, this book (...)
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