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Description - The Idea of the Republic by Norberto Bobbio

In this lively and engaging book, Norberto Bobbio, the distinguished contemporary Italian philosopher, and the political theorist Maurizio Viroli, explore a range of themes relating to the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical issues of the day. Through a series of engaging philosophical reflections on republicanism, patriotism, civil virtue, rights, duties, religious experience and more, they succeed in bringing to light the relevance of these concepts to our lives in the 21st century. This book is an exciting example of political philosophy in action, with a breadth of reference (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Pettit and Skinner), and a lightness of touch which is uncommon to works in this field. The Idea of the Republic provides an excellent way for a newcomer to the work of Bobbio to appreciate the scope and tenor of his work. For the reader already versed in Bobbio's ideas, it will provide, above all, the spark of serious intellectual debate.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745630977
ISBN-10: 0745630979
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Pages: 116
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norberto Bobbio

Norberto Bobbio is Emeritus Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Turin. Maurizio Viroli is Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

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