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Introduction to Modern Political Philosophy, An

The Democratic Vision of Politics
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The goals of An Introduction to Modern Political Philosophy: The Democratic Vision of Politics are two-fold: (1) to clearly explain the central ideas and concepts in modern political philosophy as well as the main differences between the dominant modern political ideologies, and (2) to show how these various concepts and ideas fit together into a coherent vision of democratic : Lesley A.

Jacobs. An ideal introduction for students with no background in the subject, An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Third Edition, combines clarity and a conversational style with a thought-provoking account of the central questions in political by: Contemporary political philosophy (the subject, not this book) is an odd beast: simultaneously one of the most niche and unknown subjects (how many people are even aware of it?), yet also arguably the most important subject of all as the answers we choose to its questions (again, often unaware of our choices) ultimately determine how we choose to get along or not get along with each other -- of more Cited by: Political Philosophy moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Cicero) through the medieval period (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant, Hamilton and Madison, Burke, Bentham, Tocqueville).

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Kymlicka's approach is. Russ Payne’s An Introduction to Philosophy takes this approach and does a good job at it. The first two chapters describe the nature of philosophy and the place of logic and concepts like ‘truth’, while subsequent chapters focus on two key periods in the An book of philosophy (Ancient Greece and Early Modernity), and core themes in the /5(2).

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Obviously, philosophy is very rigorous and helps train one to think critically. Contemporary Political Philosophy has been revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last eleven years, particularly the new debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic republicanism, nationalism, and cultural pluralism.

The text now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in. Hudelson's book is a brief introduction to the major topics and issues in political philosophy from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism. The goal of political philosophy is to determine the standards by which we judge different institutions good or bad, just or unjust.

This book serves as an introduction to some of the major theories of justice, to the arguments philosophers have made for and against these theories, and, ultimately, to how to be more thoughtful and rigorous in your own thinking. Modern Political Philosophy - Richard Hudelson - Google Books An introduction to the topics and issues in political philosophy, from the Enlightenment.

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It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings.

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Machiavelli emphasized the need for realism, as opposed to idealism. This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates over issues of democratic citizenship and cultural pluralism.

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Political philosophy tries to determine the proper standards by which we can judge institutions as good or bad, just or unjust. Of course, to pass judg -File Size: 1MB. This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition.

Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). 2 Recommended books: From a number of classic surveys on the uses of political thought and its history – including G.H.

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This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates over issues of democratic citizenship and cultural pluralism.

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