Political Philosophy A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: Phil Parvin
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444167085
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Genre: Philosophy

Written by Phil Parvin and Clare Chambers, who are current political philosophy lecturers and leading researchers, Political Philosophy - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key thinkers, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book's structure follows that of most university courses on political philosophy, by looking at the essential concepts within political philosophy (freedom, equality, power, democracy, rights, the state, political obligation), and then looking at the ways in which piolitical philosophers have used these fundamental concepts in order to tackle a range of normative political questions such as whether the state has a responsibility to alleviate inequalities, and what interest liberal and demovratic states should take in the cultural or religious beliefs of citizens. Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: 'I find it difficult to remember what I've read.'; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, - Problem: 'Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time.'; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam. - Problem: 'Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course.'; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Political Philosophy A Complete Introduction

Author: Phil Parvin
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1444167065
Release Date: 2013-11-29
Genre: Philosophy

Political Philosophy - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key thinkers, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book's structure follows that of most university courses on political philosophy, by looking at the essential concepts within political philosophy (freedom, equality, power, democracy, rights, the state, political obligation), and then looking at the ways in which piolitical philosophers have used these fundamental concepts in order to tackle a range of normative political questions such as whether the state has a responsibility to alleviate inequalities, and what interest liberal and demovratic states should take in the cultural or religious beliefs of citizens. Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: I find it difficult to remember what I've read. Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps - Problem: Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time. Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarized, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam. - Problem: Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course. Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Understand Philosophy A Teach Yourself Guide

Author: Mel Thompson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0071747575
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Philosophy

Find out the thinking behind modern thinking Understand Philosophy is the essential introduction to the history of Western thought. Covering all the key thinkers, both ancient and modern, and all the major branches of philosophy, it will give you new insights about the world we live in. Packed full of examples and clear explanations and with key terms defined and explained, it is ideal whether you are student looking for a quick refresher or just want to explore this fascinating topic out of personal interest. Also included: Up-to-date examples and practical applications so you can better understand difficult concepts, works, characters and theories Context and significance of all major philosophical texts Discussion of contemporary issues and arguments One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of philosophy Topics include: The theory of knowledge, The philosophy of science, Language and Logic, The philosophy of mind, The philosophy of religion, Ethics, Political philosophy, Continental philosophy, Some other branches of philosophy, The scope of philosophy today

Against Marriage

Author: Clare Chambers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198744009
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Philosophy

Clare Chambers offers a lively, controversial, and rigorous critique of marriage. She argues that marriage violates both equality and liberty and should not be recognized by the state. In contrast to recent egalitarian pro-marriage movements, Chambers argues that same-sex marriage is not enough to make marriage equal. She shows how feminist and liberal principles require creation of a marriage-free state: one in which private marriages, whether religious orsecular, would have no legal status. She sets out a new model for the legal regulation of personal relationships: instead of regulating by status, the state should regulate relationships according to thepractices they involve. The marriage-free state might regulate private marriages, including religious marriages, so as to protect equality. But it would take no interest in defining or protecting the meaning of marriage.

Inventors of Ideas Introduction to Western Political Philosophy

Author: Donald Tannenbaum
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133711759
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Political Science

INVENTORS OF IDEAS connects the major philosophers' original political and societal views with current politics and political thought. Significantly revised to give increased coverage to the major thinkers, the Third Edition covers the traditional canon of writers. INVENTORS OF IDEAS gives students the practical and historical foundations with which to look at contemporary political issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Philosophy A Complete Introduction

Author: Sharon Kaye
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 144419013X
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Philosophy

Philosophy: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on philosophy - using the work of key philosophers to springboard into a discussion of all the main areas of philosophy. Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: I find it difficult to remember what I've read. Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps - Problem: Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time. Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam. - Problem: Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course. Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Philosophy A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: Sharon Kaye
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444190151
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Philosophy

Written by Sharon Kaye, who is Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, Philosophy: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on philosophy - using the work of key philosophers to springboard into a discussion of all the main areas of philosophy. Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: 'I find it difficult to remember what I've read.'; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps - Problem: 'Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time.'; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam. - Problem: 'Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course.'; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.

Linguistics A Complete Introduction Teach Yourself

Author: David Hornsby
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444180343
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by David Hornsby, who is a current Linguistics lecturer and researcher at the University of Kent, Linguistics - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on linguistics - with separate chapters focusing on linguistic thought, syntax, sound systems, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition, and much more.

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390988
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Genre: Philosophy

What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org

Philosophy for Life

Author: Rupert Read
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441162557
Release Date: 2007-07-31
Genre: Philosophy

Philosophy for Life is a bold call for the practice of philosophy in our everyday lives. Philosopher and writer Rupert Read explores a series of important and often provocative contemporary political and cultural issues from a philosophical perspective, arguing that philosophy is not a body of doctrine, but a practice, a vantage point from which life should be analysed and, more importantly, acted upon. Philosophy for Life is a personal journey that explores four key areas of society today: Politics, Religion, Art, and the Environment. Taking tangible examples from modern politics, from climate change to the war on terror, and culture, from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy to the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Read shows that philosophy is already an active part of today's world. This captivating and timely book offers a philosophical response to some of the key questions facing today's society and encourages us to use philosophy as a kind of therapy. Philosophy for Life shows that we can improve our perspective on the world and our place in it by doing philosophy everyday.

Media Studies A Complete Introduction

Author: Joanne Hollows
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781473618992
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Genre: Social Science

Written by an academic and researcher with over twenty years' experience in teaching and convening Media Studies courses, Media Studies: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like case studies, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way Media Studies is taught on many university courses. Chapters include essential coverage of the history, organization and production of the media industries, and regulation of the media. The analysis of media texts is covered in detail, as are the issues of identity and gender, the idea of globalization and the shifting face of social media in its many contexts.

Understand Existentialism Teach Yourself

Author: Mel Thompson
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444134216
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Genre: Philosophy

Understand Existentialism breaks down a complex mode of thought into more manageable sections, enabling you to get to grips with the key concepts within the movement. Chart the origins and development of existentialism in a variety of disciplines and learn about significant thinkers from Sartre and De Beauvoir to Beckett and Camus. Whether you are a newcomer or more experienced student, this book will enhance your understanding of a brand of philosophy designed to give meaning and direction amongst the uncertainties of modern life. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Postmodernism

Author: Glenn Ward
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division
ISBN: 0340859709
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Postmodernism

Postmodernism embodies the idea that there are no new ideas to be invented - everything is borrowed from previous times and we live in a post-modern age. This book is the essential introduction to postmodernism and offers an indispensible guide to this sometimes demanding terrain. It is aimed at readers encountering theories of postmodernism for the first time, and places the subject in a wide context. It will appeal to all those studying the subject academically and anyone with a desire to know more. Teach Yourself Postmoderism puts forward a number of ideas and debates which are both stimulating and worthwhile. Chapters are organised around broad themes and concerns rather than around individual ideologies, schools of thought or art-forms. This allows the reader to tailor the subject matter to their own interests and requirements.

Arguing about Political Philosophy

Author: Matt Zwolinski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415535816
Release Date: 2014-05-02
Genre: Philosophy

This second edition of Arguing About Political Philosophy is the most complete, up-to-date, and interdisciplinary anthology of its kind. Its selections cover both classic philosophical sources such as Hobbes and Rousseau, and contemporary figures such as Robert Nozick and G.A. Cohen. But additional excerpts from economists, psychologists, novelists, and legal theorists help students from diverse intellectual backgrounds to connect with and appreciate the problems and distinctive methodology of political philosophy. This second edition also goes beyond any other anthology on the market in its coverage of traditionally under-represented views such as libertarianism, neo-socialism, feminism, and critical race theory. And it is one of the only anthologies to go beyond A Theory of Justice in its coverage of the political thought of John Rawls. The volume is divided into 3 parts – Foundational Concepts; Government, the Economy and Morality; and Applied Political Philosophy – covering core arguments and emerging debates in topics like: social contract theory political economy property rights freedom equality immigration global distributive justice The new companion website offers valuable resources for instructors and students alike, including sample quizzes, exams, and writing assignments, extensive study questions for each reading, and an online version of the "What's Your Political Philosophy" self-assessment.

Marx The Key Ideas

Author: Gill Hands
Publisher:
ISBN: 1444124943
Release Date: 2010-02-26
Genre: Communists

Marx - the Key Ideas will give you a complete understanding of the life and work of 'the father of communism'.