Fifty Major Political Thinkers

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Routledge, 2007 - Philosophy - 253 pages
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Fifty Major Political Thinkers introduces the lives and ideas of some of the most influential figures in Western political thought, from ancient Greece to the present day. The entries provide a fascinating introduction to the major figures and schools of thought that have shaped contemporary politics, including:

  • Aristotle
  • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Michel Foucault
  • Mohandas Gandhi
  • Jurgen Habermas
  • Machiavelli
  • Karl Marx
  • Thomas Paine
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Mary Wollstonecraft.

Fully cross-referenced and including a glossary of theoretical terms, this wide-ranging and accessible book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the evolution and history of contemporary political thought.

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Excellent short summary of key political philosophers. To the point. No fluff.

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Ian Adams is Honorary Fellow at the University of Durham

R.W. Dyson is a Lecturer in the School of Government and International Affairs at the University of Durham.

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