Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times

Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times

by Alan Haworth, Haworth Alan
     
 

This absorbing study invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Beginning with Socrates 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

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This absorbing study invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Beginning with Socrates 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, Rawls, and post-Rawlsian developments.

This is a fascinating, lively and engaging look at the topic and will be appropriate for any student taking a course in political philosophy or political thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415275903
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/23/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Study Political Philosophy? Part One: Athens 1. Socrates 2. Plato, The Republic 3. Aristotle 4. What Happened Next? Part Two: Reason and Revolutions 5. Hobbes Goes to Paris 6. Hobbes, Raising the Great Leviathan 7. Locke and the Modern Order 8. Locke, the Argument for Property 9. Rousseau Part Three: Modern 'isms' 10. After the Flood 11. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism and Liberalism 12. Marx 13. The Times of Rawls

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