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Political Thought by Michael Rosen
Book DescriptionHuman beings live together in societies which, by their very nature, give rise to institutions governing the behaviour and freedom of individuals. This raises important questions about how these institutions ought to function, and the extent to which actual systems of government succeed or fail in meeting these ideals. This Oxford Reader contains 140 key writings on political thought, covering issues about human nature and its relation to society, the extent to which the powers of the State are justified, the tension between liberty and rights, and the way resources should be distributed. Topics such as international relations, minority rights, democracy, socialism, and conservatism are also discussed, by contributors ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault, Isaiah Berlin, and Martin Luther King.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780192892782
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Michael Rosen
Jonathan Wolff is Reader in Philosophy at University College London, and author of An Introduction to Political Philosophy (OUP, 1996) and Robert Nozick (Blackwell, 1991). Michael Rosen is a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, co-editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant, and author of Hegel's Dialectic and its Criticism (CUP, 1982) and The Need for Interpretation (Abalone, 1987).
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