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An Introduction to Political Philosophy

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9780199296095

ISBN10:
019929609X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/23/2006
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
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Summary

The revised edition of this highly successful text provides a clear and accessible introduction to some of the most important questions of political philosophy. Organized around major issues, Wolff provides the structure that beginners need, while also introducing some distinctive ideas of hisown.

Author Biography


Jonathan Wolff is Professor of Philosophy at University College London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(5)
The State of Nature
6(28)
Introduction
6(2)
Hobbes
8(9)
Locke
17(7)
Rousseau
24(5)
Anarchism
29(3)
Conclusion
32(2)
Justifying the State
34(28)
Introduction
34(5)
The social contract
39(9)
Utilitarianism
48(7)
The principle of fairness
55(4)
Conclusion
59(3)
Who Should Rule?
62(42)
Introduction
62(4)
Plato against democracy
66(11)
Rousseau and the general will
77(16)
Representative democracy
93(8)
Conclusion
101(3)
The Place of Liberty
104(29)
Mill on liberty
104(10)
Justifying the Liberty Principle
114(11)
Problems with liberalism
125(6)
Conclusion
131(2)
The Distribution of Property
133(44)
The problem of distributive justice
133(5)
Property and markets
138(14)
Rawls's theory of justice
152(16)
Rawls and his critics
168(8)
Conclusion
176(1)
Individualism, Justice, Feminism
177(24)
Individualism and anti-individualism
177(5)
Rights for women
182(7)
Transcending liberal individualism?
189(10)
Final word
199(2)
Guide to Further Reading 201(10)
Index 211


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