Political philosophy

Dudley Knowles

This comprehensive introduction to the major thinkers and topics in political philosophy explores the philosophical traditions which continue to inform our political judgements. Dudley Knowles introduces the ideas of key political thinkers including Hobbes, Locke, Marx and Mill and influential contemporary thinkers such as Berlin, Rawls and Nozick. He outlines central problems in political philosophy and encourages the reader to critically engage with all the issues discussed. The individual chapters discuss and analyse: * utilitarianism * liberty * rights * justice * obligation * democracy Political Philosophy is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in political theory and philosophy.

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This comprehensive introduction to the major thinkers and topics in political philosophy explores the philosophical traditions which continue to inform our political judgements. Dudley Knowles introduces the ideas of key political thinkers including Hobbes, Locke, Marx and Mill and influential contemporary thinkers such as Berlin, Rawls and Nozick. He outlines central problems in political philosophy and encourages the reader to critically engage with all the issues discussed. The individual chapters discuss and analyse: * utilitarianism * liberty * rights * justice * obligation * democracy Political Philosophy is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in political theory and philosophy.

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[目次]

  • Preface 1. Introduction: the methods of ethics and political philosophy
  • political philosophy 2. Utilitarianism: the foundations of utilitarianism
  • utilitarian political philosophy 3. Liberty: introduction
  • analysis
  • the value of freedom
  • free states and free citizens
  • conclusion 4. Rights: introduction
  • analysis and definition
  • the justification of rights 5. Distributive Justice: entitlement
  • human needs
  • equality of what?
  • John Rawls' theory of justice
  • the communitarian challenge 6. Political Obligation: the problems
  • anarchism and communitarianism
  • consent and contract
  • the benefits of good government
  • conclusion 7. Democracy: introduction
  • Rousseau: freedom, equality and the general will
  • direct and representative democracy
  • democracy and majority tyranny
  • democracy, deliberation and disagreement Notes Bibliography Index

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[目次]

  • Preface 1. Introduction: the methods of ethics and political philosophy
  • political philosophy 2. Utilitarianism: the foundations of utilitarianism
  • utilitarian political philosophy 3. Liberty: introduction
  • analysis
  • the value of freedom
  • free states and free citizens
  • conclusion 4. Rights: introduction
  • analysis and definition
  • the justification of rights 5. Distributive Justice: entitlement
  • human needs
  • equality of what?
  • John Rawls' theory of justice
  • the communitarian challenge 6. Political Obligation: the problems
  • anarchism and communitarianism
  • consent and contract
  • the benefits of good government
  • conclusion 7. Democracy: introduction
  • Rousseau: freedom, equality and the general will
  • direct and representative democracy
  • democracy and majority tyranny
  • democracy, deliberation and disagreement Notes Bibliography Index

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この本の情報

書名 Political philosophy
著作者等 Knowles, Dudley
シリーズ名 Fundamentals of philosophy
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xv, 392p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 1857285506
1857287606
NCID BA54597192
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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