The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Robert Simon has assembled a strong, well-organized collection. The volume's contributors are distinguished and the essays have been chosen to convey a balanced picture of the field." George Sher, Rice University

"This superbly edited volume addresses central questions surrounding the liberal democratic theory of the state. Both the advocates of contemporary expressions of liberal democratic theory and critics of those formulations receive a fair hearing. Excellent discussions of the values of liberty, justice, equality, individual rights, and democratic choice are included as well as timely discussions of pluralism and the treatment of groups in democratic theory." Norman E. Bowie, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631221272
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2002
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy Guides Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Simon is Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. He is author of numerous articles in social and political philosophy as well as Fair Play (1991) and Neutrality and the Academic Ethic (1994), and co-author of The Individual and the Political Order, (third edition, 1998). He is currently working on issues in discourse ethics and on the ethics of competition in athletics, and is a past president of the International Association of the Philosophy of Sport.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Social and Political Philosophy - Sorting Out the Issues 1
Pt. I Core Principles and the Liberal Democratic State
1 Political Obligation and Authority 17
2 Liberty, Coercion, and the Limits of the State 38
3 Justice 60
4 Equality 85
5 Preference, Rationality, and Democratic Theory 106
Pt. II Liberalism, Its Critics, and Alternative Approaches
6 Marx's Legacy 131
7 Feminism and Political Theory 154
8 Liberalism and the Challenge of Communitarianism 177
9 Liberal Theories and their Critics 197
Pt. III Pluralism, Diversity, and Deliberation
10 Deliberative Democracy 221
11 Citizenship and Pluralism 239
12 The New Enlightenment: Critical Reflections on the Political Significance of Race 271
13 Religion and Liberal Democracy 292
Select Bibliography 319
Index 321
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