Comparative Political Philosophy: Studies Under the Upas Tree

Comparative Political Philosophy: Studies Under the Upas Tree

by Anthony J Parel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0803994125

ISBN-13: 9780803994126

Pub. Date: 09/03/1992

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Like many disciplines, the study of political philosophy has, to a large extent, been the study of modern western political philosophy, particularly liberalism, utilitarianism, and socialism. As a consequence, the study of comparative political philosophy is still in its infancy. The contributors to this volume move beyond this Eurocentric bias to facilitate and

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Like many disciplines, the study of political philosophy has, to a large extent, been the study of modern western political philosophy, particularly liberalism, utilitarianism, and socialism. As a consequence, the study of comparative political philosophy is still in its infancy. The contributors to this volume move beyond this Eurocentric bias to facilitate and exchange perspectives originating in European, Chinese, Indian, and Islamic communities. They document the responses to the perilous transition from "tradition" to "modernity" and address the commonality of human distress which characterizes such momentous transition.
With respect to the central theme of transition, Comparative Political Philosophy is unusual in its coverage of so many eminent political philosophers—Aristotle, Plato, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Voltaire, Hegel, Marx, Confucius, Mao Zedong, Kautilya, Gandhi, Farabi, and Khomeini. The book will be of interest to those interested in political theory, intellectual history, philosophy, as well as the general disciplines of political science, history, and area studies.
"The book should appeal to readers across the disciplinary boundaries. "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803994126
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/03/1992
Pages:
260

Table of Contents

The Comparative Study of Political Philosophy - Anthony J Parel
Classical Western Political Philosophy - Barry C Cooper
Modern Western Political Philosophy - Barry C Cooper
Law and Society in the Thoughts of Confucius - Ronald C Keith
Mao Zedong's View of Modernity - Ronald C Keith
What Good is Democracy? The Alternatives in China and the West - Robert X Ware
Of Artha and the Arthashastra - K J Shah
Mahatma Gandhi's Critique of Modernity - Anthony J Parel
Farabi and Greek Philosophy - Yusuf K Umar
Khomeini's Doctrine of Legitimacy - Majid Tehranian

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