A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy: vol. 1
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This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. * New contributors include some of today s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle * Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary philosophical debate in all major related disciplines, such as economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology * Presents analysis of key political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism * Includes detailed discussions of major concepts in political philosophy, including virtue, power, human rights, and just war

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 44mm | 1,319.95g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1444350870
  • 9781444350876
  • 441,131

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Robert E. Goodin is a Distinguished Professor jointly of Philosophy and of Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. General Editor of a 10-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science and founding editor of Blackwell s Journal of Political Philosophy, Goodin served as co-editor of the British Journal of Political Science and Associate Editor of Ethics. Philip Pettit, formerly of the Australian National University, is now L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. He works in moral and political theory and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social ontology. Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Professorial Fellow at the ANU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science.

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"The "Companion" will serve as a useful resource for undergraduates and researchers alike. The diverse selection of expert contributors is impressive." ("ARBA Online", March 2009)"Strongly recommended. University libraries catering for courses in politics, philosophy, law or the social sciences will all find useful material here, and should consider it for acquisition." ("Reference Reviews", February 2009)"As a whole the volume serves as a fine survey for the advanced undergraduate student and a good reference work for the professional seeking connections to ideas outside a narrow specialization. Summing Up: Recommended." ("CHOICE")

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Political philosophy has become an increasingly active area of research over the past four decades. In response to the growing interest in the field, this new edition of "A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy" has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. Straddling analytic and continental philosophy, the first part of the companion considers the contributions of economics, history, law, political science, international relations and sociology, to normative political thought. The collection then provides analyses of eight live political ideologies, including new chapters on Cosmopolitanism and Fundamentalism, and detailed discussions of key concepts, with much expanded coverage of international politics and global justice.An essential references for anyone interested in this dynamic field, the new edition of "A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy" is the most current and comprehensive resource available.

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