Philosophy and Real Politics

ISBN-10: 0691137889
ISBN-13: 9780691137889
Edition: 2008
Authors: Raymond Geuss
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But inPhilosophy and Real Politics, Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do. Far from being applied ethics, politics is a skill that allows people to survive and pursue their goals. To understand politics is to understand the powers, motives, and concepts that people have and that shape how they deal with the problems they face in their particular historical situations. Philosophy and Real Politicsboth outlines a historically oriented, realistic political philosophy and criticizes liberal political philosophies based on abstract conceptions of rights and justice. The book is a trenchant critique of established ways of thought and a provocative call for change.

Preface
Introduction
Realism
Who Whom?
Priorities, Preferences, Timing
Legitimacy
Tasks of Political Theory
Understanding, Evaluation, Orientation
Conceptual Innovation
Ideology
Failures of Realism
Rights
Justice
Equality
Fairness, Ignorance, Impartiality
Power
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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