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Description - Understanding the Political Philosophers by Alan Haworth

This lively and engaging guide invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Organised historically - beginning with Socrates and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory - Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter provides a concentrated study of a given thinker or group of thinkers and together they constitute a broad account of the main arguments in political philosophy. There are chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the Utilitarians, Marx, and post-Rawlsian developments. This updated and revised second edition also includes a new chapter on the relationship between Rawls and Habermas. Understanding the Political Philosophers is a superb survey of the topic, and is the ideal introductory text for students taking courses in political philosophy or political theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415685375
ISBN-10: 0415685370
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alan Haworth

Alan Haworth is a philosopher based at London Metropolitan University, where he teaches Political Philosophy, Ethics, and the History of Ideas. His previous books are Anti-Libertarianism: Markets, Philosophy and Myth (1994) and Free Speech (1998). He is an editorial advisor to the journal, Res Publica.

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