Hartnack, Justus Books1986 0-88946-304-2
The history of epistemology from Hume to Kant, written by Justus Hartnack, who is universally recognized as one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time.
This book presents a cogent set of explications of the nature of government, democracy, ideology, law, the place of violence, criminality, merit, poverty, property - in fact, nearly the gamut of concepts seminal to the political universe of discourse and its position in the grid of moral concepts: good, duty, freedom, value, etc.. A thoroughgoing categorical objectivism is presented and defended, which is still articulate enough to declare roots and methods in liberal tradition, analytical philosophy, as well as in Hegelian dialectic. Produces a consistent argument, uniting a diverse philosophical heritage while maintaining political integrity. This is a first rate study by a mature philosopher, and should gain standard stature.