An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by Jonathan Wolff
     
 

ISBN-10: 019929609X

ISBN-13: 9780199296095

Pub. Date: 03/23/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

THIS BOOK INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO MANY OF THE CENTRAL TOPICS OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND IN THE PROCESS TO MANY OF ITS MOST DISTINGUISHED FIGURES FROM PLATO TO JOHN RAWLS. BY ORGANIZING HIS BOOK AROUND MAJOR ISSUES, WOLFF PROVIDES THE STRUCTURE THAT BEGINNERS NEED. HE ALSO INTRODUCES SOME DISTINCTIVE IDEAS OF HIS OWN, ESPECIALLY ON SUCH MATTERS AS THE OWNERSHIP OF…  See more details below

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THIS BOOK INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO MANY OF THE CENTRAL TOPICS OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND IN THE PROCESS TO MANY OF ITS MOST DISTINGUISHED FIGURES FROM PLATO TO JOHN RAWLS. BY ORGANIZING HIS BOOK AROUND MAJOR ISSUES, WOLFF PROVIDES THE STRUCTURE THAT BEGINNERS NEED. HE ALSO INTRODUCES SOME DISTINCTIVE IDEAS OF HIS OWN, ESPECIALLY ON SUCH MATTERS AS THE OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY, THE PERSUASIVENESS OF ANARCHISM, AND THE LIMITS OF THE RIGHT TO SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199296095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
138,787
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The State of Nature6
2Justifying the State37
3Who Should Rule?68
4The Place of Liberty115
5The Distribution of Property147
6Individualism, Justice, Feminism196
Guide to Further Reading223
Index233

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