Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy

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SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY focuses on the theory of the state, both politically and socially. The text includes readings on "Functions and Purposes," decision making, and obligations, as well as equality, economics, and social commentary on each of three sections within the text.
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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 38.1mm | 1,224.69g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155037463
  • 9780155037465

Table of contents

Part I. A. The Theory of the State. 1. Functions and Purposes of Legitimate States. 2. The Limits of Legitimate State Action. 3. Is There an Obligation to Obey the Law? Part I. B. Decision Making in the State. 4. Justifications of Majoritarian Decision Making. 5. Forms of Majoritarian Decision Making. 6. Constitutional Limits on Majoritarian Decision Making. Part I. C. Beyond The State. 7. National Self-Determination and Secession. 8. Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism, And Community. 9. Justice. 10. Equality. 11. Liberty, Rights, Property and Self-Ownership. Part II. Social Institutions. 12. Education. 13. The Family. 14. Punishment.
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Part I. A. The Theory of the State. 1. Functions and Purposes of Legitimate States. 2. The Limits of Legitimate State Action. 3. Is There an Obligation to Obey the Law? Part I. B. Decision Making in the State. 4. Justifications of Majoritarian Decision Making. 5. Forms of Majoritarian Decision Making. 6. Constitutional Limits on Majoritarian Decision Making. Part I. C. Beyond The State. 7. National Self-Determination and Secession. 8. Cosmopolitanism, Multiculturalism, And Community. 9. Justice. 10. Equality. 11. Liberty, Rights, Property and Self-Ownership. Part II. Social Institutions. 12. Education. 13. The Family. 14. Punishment.
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