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Description - Contemporary Political Philosophy - an Anthology 2E by Robert E. Goodin

This monumental volume provides the most comprehensive and authoritative collection of the essential primary readings in post-war political philosophy. The anthology includes classic articles on the nature of the state, democracy, justice, rights, liberty, equality, and oppression. It sets work in politics, law and economics alongside philosophical texts; work of continental philosophers alongside analytic philosophers; work of feminists, marxists, and other radicals alongside that of more traditional liberals. This new edition updates the existing sections, taking into account recent developments in the field, and adds a new section of articles reflecting the pressing interests in international affairs - just war, self-determination and the nation state, and global governance. Together with the Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Blackwell, paperback edition 1996), also edited by Goodin and Pettit, this volume forms the basis for a truly systematic introduction to political philosophy as it is practised today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405130646
ISBN-10: 1405130644
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 760
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert E. Goodin

Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and of Social and Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University. He was the Founding Editor of Blackwell's Journal of Political Philosophy and General Editor of the ten-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, in which he himself co-edits volumes on Public Policy (with Michael Moran and Martin Rein) and Contextual Political Analysis (with Charles Tilly). His recent own books include Reflective Democracy (2003) and What's Wrong with Terrorism? (2006). Philip Pettit is L.S.Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University. His recent publications include The Economy of Esteem, (2004, co-authored with Geoffrey Brennan), Rules, Reasons and Norms (2002), A Theory of Freedom (2001), Republicanism (1997), and Three Methods of Ethics (Blackwell 1997, co-authored with Marcia Baron and Michael Slote). Together, Robert E. Goodin and Philip Pettit are also the joint editors of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy (Blackwell 1993; second edition in preparation).

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