The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by Robert L. Simon
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631221263

ISBN-13: 9780631221265

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social and political theory. Written by leading social and political philosophers, each essay provides a map to the history of the issue at hand and a judicious assessment of the main arguments that have been

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The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social and political theory. Written by leading social and political philosophers, each essay provides a map to the history of the issue at hand and a judicious assessment of the main arguments that have been brought to bear upon that issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631221265
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Social and Political Philosophy – Sorting Out the Issues: Robert L. Simon (Hamilton College).

Part I: Core Principles and the Liberal Democratic State:.

1. Political Obligation and Authority: A. John Simmons (University of Virginia).

2. Liberty, Coercion, and the Limits of the State: Alan Wertheimer (University of Vermont).

3. Justice: Christopher Heath Wellman (Georgia State University).

4. Equality: Richard J. Arneson (University of California at San Diego).

5. Preferences, Rationality, and Democratic Theory: Ann E. Cudd (University of Kansas).

Part II: Liberalism, Its Critics, and Alternative Approaches:.

6. Marx's Legacy: Richard W. Miller (Cornell University).

7. Feminism and Political Theory: Virginia Held (City University of New York Graduate School and Hunter College).

8. Liberalism and the Challenge of Communitarianism: James P. Sterba (University of Notre Dame).

9. Liberal Theories and Their Critics: William Nelson (University of Houston).

Part III: Pluralism, Diversity, and Deliberation:.

10. Deliberative Democracy: James S. Fishkin (University of Texas at Austin).

11. Citizenship and Pluralism: Daniel M. Weinstock (University of Montreal).

12. The New Enlightenment: Critical Reflections on the Political Significance of Race: A. Todd Franklin (Hamilton College).

13. Religion and Liberal Democracy: Christopher J. Eberle (Concordia University-River Forest).

Select Bibliography.

Index.

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