Political Philosophy The Search for Humanity and Order

ISBN-10: 0130639915

ISBN-13: 9780130639912

Edition: 1997

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Description: This book is designed to introduce students to the major thinkers in political philosophy by explicating their original writings. Although it acquaints the reader with some of the key controversies in interpreting each thinker and the socio-cultural context in which they wrote, this text's focuses on the arguments developed in each of their key works. This text can be used by itself, or with Porter'sClassics in Political Philosophy, which is a collection of works which comprise the foundation of modern political philosophy.

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List price: $125.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/3/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.090

Preface
Introduction
Plato
The Pre-Socratic Philosophers
The Sophists. Socrates
Plato: HIs Life and Works
The Gorgias
The Republic
The Republic: Selection of the Guardians and Their Manner of Living
The Republic: The Definition of Justice
The Republic: Education of the Guardians
The Republic: The Four Stages of Cognition
The Republic: The Allegory of the Cave
The Republic: The Decline of the Best State
The Republic: Concluding Observations
The Laws
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Aristotle
Aristotle: His Life and Works
Aristotle's Metaphysics
Nicomachean Ethics
Theoretical and Practical Reason
The Politics: The Nature of the Polis
Household Management
Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Republic
Types of Political Order
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
The Hellenistic Age and the Roman Lawyers
The Early Cynics
Epicureanism. Stoicism
The Revision of Stoicism
Polybius
Cicero
The Roman Law
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
St. Augustine and the Early Middle Ages
The Hebraic Tradition. Early Christianity
The Christian Creeds
Augustine: His Life and Works
Augustine's Conception of Human Nature
The City of God and the City of Babylon
Augustine's Conception of the State
Augustine on Slavery and Property
Greek and Christian Thought Compared
Church and State in the Early Middle Ages
Law in the Early Middle Ages
Law in the Early Middle Ages
Feudalism
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
St. Thomas Aquinas and the High Middle Ages
Recovery of Greek Philosophy
Aquinas: His Life and Works
Reason and Revelation
Political Philosophy
Virtue
Law
Political Structure
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Machiavelli
The Renaissance
Machiavelli: His Life and Works
The Prince
The Discourses
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Thomas Hobbes and The Intellectual Revolution of the Seventeenth Century
Seventeenth Century
The Rise of Modern Science
The Reaction of the Church
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
Hobbes: His Life and Works
Leviathan
The First Part: Of Man
The Second Part: Of Commonwealth
The Third Part: Of a Christian Commonwealth
The Fourth Part: Of the Kingdom of Darkness
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
John Locke. Locke: His Life and Works
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
The Two Treatises. First Treatise
Second Treatise
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rousseau: His LIfe and Works
Discourse on the Sciences and Arts (The First Discourse)
Discourse on Inequality (The Second Discourse)
On the Social Contract
The General Will with Moral Liberty
Popular Sovereignty and Participation
The Institutional Structure within the Political System
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Utilitarianism: John Stuart Mill
Bentham and John Stuart Mill
Bentham: HIs Life and Works
Mill: His Life and Works
Utilitarianism Reconsidered
On Liberty
Government and Society
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
Karl Marx
Marx: His Life and Works
Philosophic Background
Historical Materialism
Economics
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Readings
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