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Description - Political Conduct by Mark Philp

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674024885
ISBN-10: 0674024885
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Philp

Mark Philp is former Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University and is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Oriel College, Oxford.

Books By Mark Philp

Autobiography by Mark Philp
Paperback, March 2018
Reforming Ideas in Britain by Mark Philp
Paperback, March 2017