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Why should some have the right to pass power?
What would happen without government?
How much power should the state have?
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 philosophy.
Author Jonathan Wolff explores the subject through a series of enduring and timeless questions, jumping centuries and millennia to explore the most influential answers and demonstrate how political philosophy is relevant to contemporary issues.
Jonathan Wolff is Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at University College London. His work has largely concentrated on issues of distributive justice, with a particular interest in the relationship between theory and policy.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The State of Nature 2. Justifying the State 3. Who Should Rule? 4. The Place of Liberty? 5. The Distribution of Property 6. Justice in a Changing World Guide to Further Reading