Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 2

Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times / Edition 2

by Alan Haworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415685370

ISBN-13: 9780415685375

Pub. Date: 05/11/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding the Political Philosophers is an absorbing and accessible introduction to the major philosophers and core texts of western political philosophy.

Organised historically - beginning with Socrates and Plato, and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory - Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter

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Understanding the Political Philosophers is an absorbing and accessible introduction to the major philosophers and core texts of western political philosophy.

Organised historically - beginning with Socrates and Plato, and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory - Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter provides a concentrated study of a given thinker or group of thinkers and together they constitute a broad account of the main arguments in political philosophy.

There are chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the Utilitarians, Marx, and Rawls’s early work. This revised second edition has been brought fully up-to-date, and includes expanded coverage of the period from the death of Aristotle to the sixteenth century, as well as a new chapter on Rawls’s later philosophy and the direction of post-Rawlsian philosophy.

Including a chronology and suggestions for further reading, Understanding the Political Philosophers is an ideal introductory text for students taking courses in political philosophy or political theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415685375
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/11/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
901,842
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Why Study Politcal Philosophy?1
Pt. IAthens
1Socrates7
2Plato, The Republic13
3Aristotle36
4What Happened Next?60
Pt. IIReason and Revolutions
5Hobbes Goes to Paris69
6Hobbes: Raising the Great Leviathan75
7Locke and the Modern Order100
8Locke: The Argument for Property117
9Rousseau137
Pt. IIIModern Times, Modern Themes
10After the Flood163
11John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism & Liberalism182
12Marx210
13Rawls: Through Reason to Justice237
14After Rawls260
Post Script: What Happens Next?267
Suggestions for further reading270
Notes280
Bibliography289
Index299

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