9780071602617

Teach Yourself Political Philosphy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071602617

  • ISBN10:

    0071602615

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/21/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Understand political philosophy without help from a punditTeach Yourself Political Philosophyis a fascinating guide to the principles upon which our legal and political systems are founded. It explores the key political concepts that underpin our society and unravels fundamental political and economic theories such as capitalism, Marxism, conservatism and anarchism. Each of these concepts and theories are put into context by looking at the key figures in political thought from Aristotle and Hobbes to Rawls and Wollstonecraft. Political philosophy need not be confined to the past or the realms of academia--this book brings the issues to life and discusses the questions raised daily by our politicians, their critics, and the media.

Author Biography

Mel Thompson is a freelance writer, specializing in philosophy, religion and ethics. Mel has also been an assistant examiner on the Oxford, Cambridge, and RSA examination boards..

Table of Contents

Introduction
What is political philosophy?
Raising the issues
Freedom
Equality
The social contract
Authority and rights
Justice, fairness and the law
Political ideologies
A feminist perspective
Political values in a multi-cultural society
The state and its limits
The global perspective
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