Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 25, 2011 - Philosophy - 320 pages
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This absorbing look at political philosophy asks you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers. This lively and engaging book is appropriate for any student taking a course in political thought.
  

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Contents

Introduction Why study political philosophy?
1
Athens
5
1 Socrates
7
2 Plato The Republic
13
3 Aristotle
36
4 What happened next?
60
Reason and Revolutions
67
5 Hobbes goes to Paris
69
Modern Times Modern Themes
161
10 After the flood
163
utilitarianism and liberalism
182
12 Marx
210
through reason to justice
237
14 After Rawls
260
Postscript What happens next?
267
Suggestions for further reading
270

raising the great Leviathan
75
7 Locke and the modern order
100
the argument for property
117
9 Rousseau
137
Notes
280
Bibliography
289
Index
299
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About the author (2011)

Alan Haworth is a philosopher based at London Metropolitan University, where he teaches Political Philosophy, Ethics, and the History of Ideas. His previous books are Anti-Libertarianism: Markets, Philosophy and Myth (1994) and Free Speech (1998).

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