Voyage to Utopias: A Fictional Guide Through Social Philosophy

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Policy Press, 2010 - Social Science - 241 pages
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This fascinating fictional account will introduce the reader to key ideas in social and political philosophy. It presents crucial skills of philosophical investigation in an accessible, rigorous and light-hearted way. The novel is funny, informative and entertaining, allowing the reader to experience often complex ideas from the 'inside' by using skills they will have acquired, unconsciously, from films, TV and novels. The reader will learn about freedom, responsibility, justice and fairness and see how these are played out in the different utopian futures of a range of socio-political regimes.This work of fiction covers the following philosophies: Market Liberal; Marxist/Communist; Communitarian/Republican; Moral Conservative; Egalitarian/Socialist; Social Democratic; Feminist; and Ecological.
 

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Contents

Chapter On e
1
Chapter Two
14
Chapter Three
26
Chapter Four
40
Chapter Five
50
Chapter Six
61
Chapter Seven
74
Chapter Eight
85
Chapter Thirteen
125
Chapter Fourteen
139
Chapter Fifteen
151
Chapter Sixteen
161
Chapter Seventeen
174
Chapter Eighteen
183
Chapter Nineteen
194
Chapter Twenty
201

Chapter Nine
91
Chapter Ten
99
Chapter El even
107
Chapter Twelve
123
Chapter TwentyOn e
209
NOTES
223
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Tony Fitzpatrick, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

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