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Inventors of Ideas Introduction to Western Political Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0534612636
ISBN-13: 9780534612634
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the Western political thought from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century, INVENTORS OF IDEAS connects major thinkers' political and societal views to a larger understanding of current politics. Covering  More...

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Book details

List price: $177.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A concise yet comprehensive introduction to the Western political thought from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century, INVENTORS OF IDEAS connects major thinkers' political and societal views to a larger understanding of current politics. Covering the traditional canon of writers while also reflecting a concern or emphasis upon the role of gender and science in western political thought, the book gives students practical and historical foundations with which to look at contemporary social and political issues.

David Schultz is a professor in the School of Business at Hamline University and a senior fellow and professor in the Institute of Law and Politics at the University Of Minnesota School of Law. He is the author of over 25 books and 70 plus articles, including The Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution (2008) and The Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court (2005). David is a past vice-president of both the Texas and Minnesota chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Political Philosophy: Introducing the Challenge
Ancient Political Thought
The Playwrights of Athens: Sophocles and Aristophanes
Plato: Advocating Justice
Aristotle: Advocating Community
Cicero and Roman Political Thought: The Transformation of the Political
Medieval Political Thought
Paul and Augustine: Emergence of the Christian Political World
The Contribution of Islam: John of Salisbury, Thomas Aquinas, and the Rise of the Medieval Political World
Dante and Marsilius: The End of Medieval Political Unity
Modern Political Thought
Machiavelli: Escaping Anarchy
Luther and Calvin: The Religious Basis of Modern Political Thought
Copernicus, Bacon, Descartes, and Newton: The Scientific Basis of Modern Politics
Hobbes: Securing Peace
Locke: Protecting Property
Rousseau: Establishing Democracy
Mary Wollstonecraft: Origins of Modern Feminism
Hume, Burke, and Kant: Critics and Defenders of the Enlightenment
Mill: Grounding Liberty
Marx: Revealing History's Meaning
Postmodern Political Thought
Freud and Nietzsche: The End of Reason
Inventors of Ideas and Their Inventions: The Continuing Challenge.

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