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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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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 229.1 x 12.2mm | 276.8g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0765600226
  • 9780765600226

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As we approach the end of the century and reflect on the continued turmoil and conflict that beset our world, it is imperative to think about where we are going and to reconsider the political philosophies that have shaped both our world and our sense of where we ought to be.

Hudelson's book is a brief introduction to the major topics and issues in political philosophy from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism. Within the scope of ten short chapters, Hudelson presents both the historical background and a systematic discussion of contemporary issues relating to the major traditions within political philosophy, making this the ideal introduction to the topic for students and interested readers.

CONTENTS

Preface

1. Natural Rights

2. Utilitarianism

3. Liberals and Conservatives

4. Anarchists and Socialists

5. The New Liberalism and the Foundations of the Welfare State

6. Justice

7. The Libertarian Challenge

8. Answering the Libertarian Challenge

9. A Deeper Sense of Politics

10. Global Politics

11. Some Concluding Thoughts

Notes

Bibliography
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Table of contents

This work is one of two volumes presenting selected histories from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. It discusses issues within a female context and features political and economic issues, marriage practices, motherhood and enslavement, religious beliefs and spiritual development.
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