Teach Yourself Political Philosphy

Teach Yourself Political Philosphy

by Mel Thompson
     
 

Understand political philosophy without help from a pundit

Teach Yourself Political Philosophy is a fascinating guide to the principles upon which our legal and political systems are founded. It explores the key political concepts that underpin our society and unravels fundamental political and economic theories such as capitalism, Marxism,

Overview

Understand political philosophy without help from a pundit

Teach Yourself Political Philosophy is a fascinating guide to the principles upon which our legal and political systems are founded. It explores the key political concepts that underpin our society and unravels fundamental political and economic theories such as capitalism, Marxism, conservatism and anarchism. Each of these concepts and theories are put into context by looking at the key figures in political thought from Aristotle and Hobbes to Rawls and Wollstonecraft. Political philosophy need not be confined to the past or the realms of academia—this book brings the issues to life and discusses the questions raised daily by our politicians, their critics, and the media.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071602617
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Teach Yourself Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Mel Thompson is a freelance writer, specializing in philosophy, religion and ethics. Mel has also been an assistant examiner on the Oxford, Cambridge, and RSA examination boards.

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