Political Philosophy

1st Edition

Dudley Knowles

Routledge
Published June 21, 2001
Textbook - 412 Pages
ISBN 9781857285505 - CAT# RU39234
Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy

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Summary

This comprehensive introduction to the major thinkers and topics in political philosophy explores the philosophical traditions which continue to inform our political judgements.
Dudley Knowles introduces the ideas of key political thinkers including Hobbes, Locke, Marx and Mill and influential contemporary thinkers such as Berlin, Rawls and Nozick. He outlines central problems in political philosophy and encourages the reader to critically engage with all the issues discussed.
The individual chapters discuss and analyse:
* utilitarianism
* liberty
* rights
* justice
* obligation
* democracy
Political Philosophy is ideally suited to students taking introductory courses in political theory and philosophy.

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