An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by Jonathan Wolff
     
 

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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

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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
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The State of Nature
2. Justifying the State
3. Who Should Rule?
4. The Place of Liberty?
5. The Distribution of Property
6. Justice in a Changing World
Guide to Further Reading

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