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Understanding the Political Philosophers By Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)

Understanding the Political Philosophers
by Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)

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This look at political philosophy asks you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers. Beginning with Socrates and finishing with post-Rawlsian theory, Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth.
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Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times by Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)

This absorbing study invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. 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, Rawls, and post-Rawlsian developments.

This is a fascinating, lively and engaging look at the topic and will be appropriate for any student taking a course in political philosophy or political thought.

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Understanding the Political Philosophers Reviews


"I know of no better text for introducing newcomers to the history of political philosophy."
-Craig Duncan, Ithaca College
"As a result, this work offers the teacher of political philosophy an effective text for courses combining discussion of classic and contemporary political ideas."
-David West, Australian National University

About Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)


Alan Haworth is a philosopher based at London Metropolitan University, where he teaches Political Philosophy, Ethics, and the History of Ideas. His previous books are Anti-Libertarianism: Markets, Philosophy and Myth (1994) and Free Speech (1998).

Table of Contents


Introduction: Why Study Political Philosophy? Part One: Athens 1. Socrates 2. Plato, The Republic 3. Aristotle 4. What Happened Next? Part Two: Reason and Revolutions 5. Hobbes Goes to Paris 6. Hobbes, Raising the Great Leviathan 7. Locke and the Modern Order 8. Locke, the Argument for Property 9. Rousseau Part Three: Modern 'isms' 10. After the Flood 11. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism and Liberalism 12. Marx 13. The Times of Rawls

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Understanding the Political Philosophers: From Ancient to Modern Times by Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Alan Haworth (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-11-06
320
0415275911
9780415275910
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