An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

An Introduction to Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by Jonathan Wolff
     
 


What would life be like without the state? What justifies the state? Who should rule? How much liberty should the citizen enjoy? How should property be justly distributed? This book examines the central problems involved in political philosophy and the past attempts to respond to these problems. Jonathan Wolff looks at the works of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau,… See more details below

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What would life be like without the state? What justifies the state? Who should rule? How much liberty should the citizen enjoy? How should property be justly distributed? This book examines the central problems involved in political philosophy and the past attempts to respond to these problems. Jonathan Wolff looks at the works of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Rawls (among others), examining how the debates between philosophers have developed, and searching for possible answers to these provocative questions. His final chapter looks at more recent issues, particularly feminist political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199296095
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/23/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
250,602
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. Individualism, Justice, Feminism
Guide to Further Reading

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