Understanding the Political Philosophers From Ancient to Modern Times

ISBN-10: 0415685370

ISBN-13: 9780415685375

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Alan Haworth
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Description: This lively and engaging guide invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Organised historically - beginning with Socrates and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory - Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter provides a concentrated study of a given thinker or group of thinkers and together they constitute a broad account of the main arguments in political philosophy.There are chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the Utilitarians, Marx, and post-Rawlsian developments. This updated and revised second edition also includes a new chapter on the relationship between Rawls and Habermas.Understanding the Political Philosophersis a superb survey of the topic, and is the ideal introductory text for students taking courses in political philosophy or political theory.

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Caitrin Lynch is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Olin College. She is the author of Juki Girls, Good Girls: Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka's Global Garment Industry and Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory .

Preface to the second edition
Introduction
Athens
Socrates
Plato: The Republic
Aristotle
What happened next?
Reason and revolutions
Hobbes goes to Paris
Hobbes: raising the great Leviathan
Locke and the modern order
Locke: the argument for property
Rousseau
Modern times, modern themes
After the flood
John Stuart Mill: utilitarianism and liberalism
Marx
Rawls: through reason to justice
In Theory's wake
Rawls: constructing a 'political' liberalism
Concluding reflections
Timeline
References
Index
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