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Thinking Politics Perspectives in Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Political Theory

ISBN-10: 1889119512
ISBN-13: 9781889119519
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
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List price: $51.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Theory and Vision
Setting Our Sights
Parsimony, Accuracy, and Significance
Scientific Theory
The Interpretive Nature of Political Theory
Hermeneutics and Intersubjectivity
The Normative Nature of Theory
Conceptual and Historical Analysis
Suggested Readings
The Question of Human Nature
The Political Significance of Human Nature
The Genetic Leash
Genes and Mores
Biological and Cultural Reproduction
Suggested Readings
Politics, Power, and the Public Good
Power and Force
The Nature of Political Power
The Public Realm and the Private Realm
Suggested Readings
Modernity and Postmodernity
Individualist Theories of Politics
Structuralist Theories of Politics
Poststructural and Postmodern Theories of Politics
Identity and the Exercise of Power
Social Power and Individual Freedom
Theorizing at the Edge of Modernity
Suggested Reading
Identity and Difference
Race, Religion, and Otherness
The Other in America
Limiting Power and Respecting Difference
Gender and Identity
The Historical Development of Feminism
Gender Justice
Equality and Difference
Feminism, Liberalism, and Patriarchy
The Politics of Class
Alienation and Revolution
History and Class Conflict
Communism versus Socialism
Suggested Readings
Statecraft and Soulcraft
Politics and Philosophy in Ancient Greece
Reason in the Soul and in the State
The Politics of Unity and Plurality
The Life of Liberty
Positive and Negative Liberty
The Excesses and Deficiencies of Freedom
Mastery and Liberty
The Life of Reason
Economic Reason
Political Reason
Ecological Reason
The Balance of Justice
The Primacy of Justice
The Limits of Justice
Giving to Each What Is Due
Suggested Readings
Ideology and Irony
The Nature of Ideology
The Nature of Irony
Between Ideology and Irony
The Power of Words
Suggested Readings
About the Author

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