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|Title||Teach Yourself®: Political Philosophy - A Complete Introduction|
|Author(s)||Dr. Phil Parvin and Dr. Claire Chambers|
|Description||★ Understand political philosophy faster
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Political Philosophy: A complete introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to understanding Political Philosophy.
Written by a leading expert, this book can help you whether you are studying for an important exam or simply want to improve your knowledge.
The first half of the book introduces the reader to the essential concepts within political philosophy, such as freedom, equality, power, democracy, rights and the state.
The second half of the book looks at how influential political philosophers, such as Plato, Rawls and Mill, have used these fundamental concepts in order to tackle a range of normative political questions such as whether the state has a responsibility to alleviate inequalities, and what role liberal and democratic states should play in regulating the cultural or religious beliefs of citizens.
• A range of quotes and viewpoints
• Key ideas are highlighted, to aid understanding
• Case studies, to provide practical and relevant examples
• End-of-chapter questions, to ensure you've understood everything
• Ideas for further reading, to help you dig deeper
|Dedication||"For Harley and Caspar"|
|Book Dimensions||Width: 5″|
|Height: 7.88″ (7 7/8″)|
|Depth: 0.88″ (7/8″)|
|Contents||Introduction: What is Political Philosophy?, PART ONE: Essential Concepts - 1 Freedom (1) Negative Freedom, 2 Freedom (2) Positive Freedom, 3 Equality (1) The concept of equality, 4 Equality (2) Equality of opportunity, 5 Power, 6 Democracy, 7 Rights, 8 Political obligation, PART TWO: Contemporary theories and debates - 9 Utilitarianism, 10 Rawls's justice as fairness, 11 Libertarianism, 12 Luck egalitarianism, 13 Communitarianism, 14 Political liberalism, 15 Perfectionism and state neutrality, 16 Multiculturalism, 17 Feminism, 18 Global justice, 19 Intergenerational justice, Index, Answers to Fact-checks|
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|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (An Hachette UK company) / The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.|
|Copyright||© 2012 Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers
The right of Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers to be identified as the Authors of the Work has been asserted by them in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.
|Printed in / Bound in||Great Britain by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon, CR0 4YY.
Wildwood House edition published 1984
Corgi edition published 1985
Black Swan edition published 1991
|Book Format||Paperback, Kindle (ebook)|
"Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers have produced a state of the art textbook, which provides students with a comprehensive and bang up-to-date introduction to comtemporary political philosophy. Topics are introduced in a clear and eminently readable fashion, using accessible real world examples whilst drawing on sophisticated scholarly literature. There is no comparable book which covers such a wide range of topics in such a student-friendly manner." — Dr. Daniel Butt, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Bristol.
"A lively, accessible and engaging read. Comprehensive and well organized, it provides an updated account of key concepts in comtemporary political philosophy, and highlights their relevance to political life in the 21st century. A valuable book for anyone taking their first steps in the world of political philosophy, or anyone who seeks to understand the normative challenges faced by our society today." — Dr. Avia Pasternak, Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Essex.
"Written in a clear and accessible style, it is an engaging introduction for those who are newto political philosophy and wish to think through some of its most important questions. In addition to offering outlines of key arguments, each chapter also contains a summary of main concepts, self-test questions, a wonderful selection of quotations and some attention-grabbing 'nuggets.'" — Dr. Zosia Stemplowska, University of Lecturer of Political Theory, University of Oxford.
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