By (author) Mark Philp
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Political Conduct by Mark Philp
Book DescriptionThis book explores how the processes and practices of politics shape political values, such as liberty, justice, equality, and democracy. Mining the history of political episodes and political thinkers, including Caesar and Machiavelli, Mark Philp argues that it is through political activity that "values are articulated and embraced, and they become powerful motivating forces". "Political Conduct" is thus an attempt to inform and enrich political theory - to show that its principles would be more relevant to actual politics if they were immersed in history and practice. Philp argues for a separation between moral and political philosophy and proposes that a less abstract and ideal approach to political philosophy than that provided by Rawls, Dworkin, Nagel and Cohen would be more useful in illuminating the conduct of politicians and the limitations on what they can achieve.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674024885
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Philp
On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays, Paperback (July 2015)
The four essays in this volume examine the most central issues that face liberal democratic regimes. They tackle the protection of individual liberty, the basic principles of ethics, the benefits and the costs of representative institutions, and the central importance of gender equality in society.
Re-Imagining Democracy in the Age of Revolutions, Paperback (May 2015)
Charts the transformation in the way people thought about democracy in the North Atlantic region in the years between the American Revolution and the revolutions of 1848.
Reforming Ideas in Britain, Hardback (November 2013)
An important re-evaluation of radicalism, loyalism and republicanism in British political thought during the French Revolution.
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, Paperback (October 2013)» View all books by Mark Philp
Godwin's Political Justice is the founding work of philosophical anarchism. Drawing on the principles of liberty and utility Godwin criticizes government and all forms of secular and religious authority, advocating the free exercise of individual judgement. He raises enduring questions about the nature of our duty to others.
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Author Biography - Mark Philp
Mark Philp is Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Oriel College, University of Oxford.
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