Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198782742
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

"This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic republicanism, nationalism, and cultural pluralism." "The book now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, Marxism, communitarianism, and feminism. Extended guides to further reading have been added at the end of each chapter, listing the most important books and articles on each school of thought, as well as relevant journals and web sites."--BOOK JACKET.

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Will Kymlicka
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015019605990
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Poetry

A critical introduction to the growing literature on theories of justice and community. Each chapter covers a major school of contemporary political thought and discusses the work of the most influential Anglo-American theorists.

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405130646
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Philosophy

This authoritative collection of the seminal texts in post-war political philosophy has now been updated and expanded. Reprints key articles, mainly unabridged, touching upon the nature of the state, democracy, justice, rights, liberty, equality and oppression. Includes work from politics, law and economics, as well as from continental and analytic philosophy. Now includes thirteen additional texts, taking account of recent developments in the field and reflecting the most pressing concerns in international affairs. Can be used alongside A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Blackwell Publishing, 1993; second edition in preparation) as the basis for a systematic introduction to the subject.

Introduction to Contemporary Political Theory

Author: Colin Farrelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761949089
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Colin Farrelly's central objective in writing this introductory text is to demonstrate to students the practical relevance of contemporary theoretical debates to everyday issues in policy creation and implementation and politics.

Social and Political Philosophy

Author: John Philip Christman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415217989
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

Western democracy as we know it has developed out of a liberal paradigm that has dominated political thought and permeates our modern social structures. As societies evolve and diverge underlying social and political frameworks come under scrutiny and philosophical questions arise. Indeed, the nature of society is perhaps the most important issue facing modern political thought. Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction offers a broad survey of some of the fundamental philosophical questions concerning social and political relations in modern society. It contains clear and accessible discussions of the philosophical issues central to political thought. Questions concerning the foundations of political authority, the nature and grounds of economic justice, the limits of tolerance, considerations of community, race, gender, and culture in questions of justice, and radical critiques of current political theories are examined. This text should be of value to any student coming to social and political philosophy for the first time.

Judging Justice

Author: Philip Pettit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0710005636
Release Date: 1980-01-01
Genre: Justice


Contemporary Political Theory

Author: Colin Farrelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761941843
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

Contemporary Political Theory: A Reader provides an accessible introduction to the key works of major contemporary political theorists. Key theorists and writers include John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Michael Walzer, Michael Sandel, Susan Okin, Will Kymlicka, Iris Marion Young, Charles Taylor, Nancy Fraser and John Dryzek.

Social and Political Philosophy

Author: John Christman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317435983
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Philosophy

This accessible book is invaluable to anyone coming to social and political philosophy for the first time. It provides a broad survey of key social and political questions in modern society, as well as clear discussions of the philosophical issues central to those questions and to political thought more generally. Unique among books of this kind is a sustained treatment of specifically social philosophy, including topics such as epistemic injustice, pornography, marriage, sexuality, and the family. The relation between such social questions and specifically political topics is discussed. These topics include: political authority, economic justice, the limits of tolerance, considerations of community, race, gender, and culture in questions of justice, and radical critiques of current political theories.? Updates to the Second Edition emphasize the non-statist areas of the subject and include two brand new chapters on social philosophy and transnational justice. This Second Edition also includes revisions throughout and coverage of recent theoretical discussions and world events.

A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Thomas Pogge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444350876
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Philosophy

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

Engaging Political Philosophy

Author: Robert B. Talisse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136497964
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Genre: Philosophy

Engaging Political Philosophy introduces readers to the central problems of political philosophy. Presuming no prior work in the area, the book explores the fundamental philosophical questions regarding freedom, authority, justice, and democracy. More than a survey of the central figures and texts, Engaging Political Philosophy takes readers on a philosophical exploration of the core of the field, directly examining the arguments and concepts that drive the contemporary debates. Thus the fundamental issues of political philosophy are encountered first-hand, rather than through intermediary summaries of the major texts and theories. As a result, readers are introduced to political philosophy by doing philosophy. Written in a conversational style, Engaging Political Philosophy is accessible to students and general readers. Instructors can use it in the classroom as a stand-alone textbook, a complement to a standard collection of historical readings, or as a primer to be studied in preparation for contemporary readings.

Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy

Author: Thomas Christiano
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444310380
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Philosophy

This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality. Presents fresh debates on six of the fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments and paves the way for further discussion Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in political philosophy, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers Offers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Author: Keith Graham
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 0521287839
Release Date: 1982-06-24
Genre: Philosophy

First published in 1982, this volume is a collection of original essays by young British philosophers reflecting the state of political philosophy. For many years contemporary political philosophy could with justice have been accused of triviality and sterility, but by the early 1980s the substantive and normative questions were firmly back at the centre of debate - as this volume demonstrates. It falls into three parts. In the first the essays examine aspects of the conception of human nature that must underlie political beliefs - in particular the vital notions of interest and personhood; in part II they evaluate different and supposedly conflicting political ideals - liberty and equality, individual rights and socialism; and in part III explore the bases of acceptable forms of political organisation - where political obedience does not reduce to moral obligation and where genuine freedom of expression is possible. The essays do not stem from a single political standpoint, although all are written from within the analytical tradition. They go to the roots of these perennial issues with arguments that are clear and forthright, and as a collection they will serve as both an important addition and a bracing introduction to the subject.