A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy / Edition 1

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An essential reference for anyone interested in this dynamic field, the new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy is the most current and comprehensive resource available.

  • Expanded second edition brings together fifty-five chapters on current thinking in political philosophy
  • New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, Michael Doyle and Antony Quinton
  • Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major disciplines
  • Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism
  • Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume does contemporary political philosophy proud.... the real quality of the volume like this is a function of its contributions, and the pieces here could hardly be bettered." Utilitas

"It will provide an unrivalled overview of the principal positions and debates in political philosophy over the past thirty years or so. It should establish itself as the standatd one-volume reader for some time to come." Daniel Weinstock, University of Montreal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631199519
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1996
  • Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Series, #64
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 1.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Goodin is a Distinguished Professor jointly of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. General Editor of a 10-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science and founding editor of Blackwell’s Journal of Political Philosophy, Goodin served as co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science and Associate Editor of Ethics.

Philip Pettit, formerly of the Australian National University, is now L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social ontology.

Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Analytical philosophy 7
2 Continental philosophy 39
3 History 72
4 Sociology 90
5 Economics 123
6 Political science 157
7 Legal studies 183
8 Anarchism 215
9 Conservatism 244
10 Feminism 269
11 Liberalism 291
12 Marxism 312
13 Socialism 333
14 Autonomy 359
15 Community 366
16 Contract and consent 379
17 Constitutionalism and the rule of law 394
18 Corporatism and syndicalism 404
19 Democracy 411
20 Dirty hands 422
21 Discourse 431
22 Distributive justice 438
23 Efficiency 462
24 Environmentalism 471
25 Equality 489
26 Federalism 508
27 International affairs 515
28 Legitimacy 527
29 Liberty 534
30 Power 548
31 Property 558
32 Republicanism 568
33 Rights 575
34 Secession and nationalism 586
35 Sociobiology 597
36 The state 611
37 Toleration and fundamentalism 622
38 Totalitarianism 629
39 Trust 638
40 Virtue 645
41 Welfare 651
Index 665
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