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The Idea of the Republic
     

The Idea of the Republic

by Norberto Bobbio
 

In this lively and engaging book, Norberto Bobbio, the distinguished contemporary Italian philosopher, and the political theorist Maurizio Viroli, explore a range of themes relating to the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical issues of the day.

  • A lively discussion of politics and political theory by one of the world’s most

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In this lively and engaging book, Norberto Bobbio, the distinguished contemporary Italian philosopher, and the political theorist Maurizio Viroli, explore a range of themes relating to the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical issues of the day.

  • A lively discussion of politics and political theory by one of the world’s most distinguished political theorists and philosophers.
  • Provides an excellent introduction to the work of Bobbio for the newcomer.
  • Explains the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical themes of the day.
  • Demonstrates philosophy in action, with a breadth of reference including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Pettit and Skinner.

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"This delightful dialogue moves with ease between ideas in the history of political thought and political theory and issues in contemporary politics, Italian, European and global. It breathes new political life into old academic bones."
—Philip Pettit, William Nelson Cromwell, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745630977
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.34(d)

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From the Publisher
"This delightful dialogue moves with ease between ideas in the history of political thought and political theory and issues in contemporary politics, Italian, European and global. It breathes new political life into old academic bones."
—Philip Pettit, William Nelson Cromwell, Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Meet the Author

Norberto Bobbio is Emeritus Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Turin.

Maurizio Viroli is Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

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