Modern Political Philosophy

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Routledge, 2015 M02 12 - 192 pages
An introduction to the topics and issues in political philosophy, from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism. The author presents both the historical background of, and a systematic discussion of contemporary issues relating to the major traditions within political philosophy.

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True to its title, this relatively brief but well-written and comprehensive book begins with the American Revolution and the theory of natural rights. From there, Hudelson (philosophy, Univ. of ... Read full review

Contents

1 Natural Rights
3
2 Utilitarianism
18
3 Liberals and Conservatives
30
4 Anarchists and Socialists
44
5 The New Liberalism and the Foundations of the Welfare State
59
6 Justice
71
7 The Libertarian Challenge
88
8 Answering the Libertarian Challenge
101
9 A Deeper Sense of Politics
119
10 Global Politics
137
11 Some Concluding Thoughts
153
Notes
155
Bibliography
163
Index
169
About the Author
176
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