The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by Robert L. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631221271

ISBN-13: 9780631221272

Pub. Date: 03/06/2002

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:
9780631221272
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/06/2002
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Social and Political Philosophy - Sorting Out the Issues1
Pt. ICore Principles and the Liberal Democratic State
1Political Obligation and Authority17
2Liberty, Coercion, and the Limits of the State38
3Justice60
4Equality85
5Preference, Rationality, and Democratic Theory106
Pt. IILiberalism, Its Critics, and Alternative Approaches
6Marx's Legacy131
7Feminism and Political Theory154
8Liberalism and the Challenge of Communitarianism177
9Liberal Theories and their Critics197
Pt. IIIPluralism, Diversity, and Deliberation
10Deliberative Democracy221
11Citizenship and Pluralism239
12The New Enlightenment: Critical Reflections on the Political Significance of Race271
13Religion and Liberal Democracy292
Select Bibliography319
Index321

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