Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

by David Miller
     
 

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This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as how should we live together in society? It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, the limitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldnt

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This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as how should we live together in society? It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, the limitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldnt be governed by politics. It explores the connections between political authority and justice, aconstant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy. David Miller discusses why nations are the natural units of government and whether the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will change this: willwe ever see the formation of a world government? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191577864
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
06/26/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,263,432
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

David Miller is Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford, and an Official Fellow of Nuffield College. In 2002 he was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy.

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