Inventors of Ideas: An Introduction to Western Political Philosophy
Inventor of Ideas connects the major philosophers' original political and societal views with current politics and political thought. Significantly revised to give increased coverage to the major thinkers, the Third Edition covers the traditional canon of writers. Inventor of Ideas gives students the practical and historical foundations with which to look at contemporary political issues. [From the publisher]
Tannenbaum, Donald G. Inventors of Ideas: An Introduction to Western Political Philosophy. 3rd ed. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2012.