By (author) A. John Simmons
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Political Philosophy by A. John Simmons
Book DescriptionThe most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A. John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of political authority and the structure and organization of political life. Each chapter focuses on a central problem, considers how it could be addressed, and outlines the various philosophical positions surrounding it. Covering both historical and contemporary work, this unique text offers a survey of major concepts and debates while also reflecting the author's views and contributions. Accessible to novices yet also useful for advanced students, Political Philosophy presents a unified and accessible portrait of the issues that have been puzzling political philosophers for years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195138023
(210mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author A. John Simmons
Boundaries of Authority, Hardback (August 2016)
Modern states claim (and exercise) rights of jurisdiction and control over particular geographical areas and their associated natural resources. Boundaries of Authority explores the possible moral bases for such territorial claims by states, in the process arguing that many of these territorial claims in fact lack any moral justification.
Justification and Legitimacy, Hardback (October 2000)
This book contains essays by A. John Simmons, perhaps the most innovative and creative of today's political philosophers.
Punishment, Paperback (November 1994)» View all books by A. John Simmons
The problem of justifying legal punishment has been at the heart of legal and social philosophy from the very earliest recorded philosophical texts. This title offers proposals for improving established theories of punishment and compelling arguments against long-held positions.
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