An introduction to political philosophy

Colin Bird

Providing a comprehensive introduction to political philosophy, this 2006 book combines discussion of historical and contemporary figures, together with numerous real-life examples. It ranges over an unusually broad range of topics in the field, including the just distribution of wealth, both within countries and globally; the nature and justification of political authority; the meaning and significance of freedom; arguments for and against democratic rule; the problem of war; and the grounds for toleration in public life. It also offers an accessible, non-technical discussion of perfectionism, utilitarianism, theories of the social contract, and of recently popular forms of critical theory. Throughout, the book challenges readers to think critically about political arguments and institutions that they might otherwise take for granted. It will be a provocative text for any student of philosophy or political science.

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Providing a comprehensive introduction to political philosophy, this 2006 book combines discussion of historical and contemporary figures, together with numerous real-life examples. It ranges over an unusually broad range of topics in the field, including the just distribution of wealth, both within countries and globally; the nature and justification of political authority; the meaning and significance of freedom; arguments for and against democratic rule; the problem of war; and the grounds for toleration in public life. It also offers an accessible, non-technical discussion of perfectionism, utilitarianism, theories of the social contract, and of recently popular forms of critical theory. Throughout, the book challenges readers to think critically about political arguments and institutions that they might otherwise take for granted. It will be a provocative text for any student of philosophy or political science.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • Part I. Politics and Justification: 1. The puzzle of justification
  • 2. The common good
  • 3. Utilitarianism
  • 4. The social contract
  • Part II. Topics in Political Philosophy: 5. Property and wealth
  • 6. Economic justice
  • 7. Authority
  • 8. Liberty
  • 9. Democratic rule
  • 10. War
  • 11. Living with difference
  • 12. Radical criticism.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • Part I. Politics and Justification: 1. The puzzle of justification
  • 2. The common good
  • 3. Utilitarianism
  • 4. The social contract
  • Part II. Topics in Political Philosophy: 5. Property and wealth
  • 6. Economic justice
  • 7. Authority
  • 8. Liberty
  • 9. Democratic rule
  • 10. War
  • 11. Living with difference
  • 12. Radical criticism.

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この本の情報

書名 An introduction to political philosophy
著作者等 Bird, Colin
シリーズ名 Cambridge introductions to philosophy
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2006
ページ数 x, 311 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780521836258
9780521544825
NCID BA80788518
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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