Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 30, 2003

byDavid Miller

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This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, thelimitations of politics, and whether there are areas of life that shouldn't be governed by politics. It explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy amarket economy. David Miller discusses why nations are the natural units of government and whether the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will change this: will we ever see the formation of a world government?

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This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' It looks at political authority, the reasons why we need politics at all, thelimitations of politics, and whether there a...

David Miller is Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford, and an Official Fellow of Nuffield College. He has written books and articles on many aspects of political theory and philosophy. In 2002 he was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy. He lives in Oxford and is married with three children.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:July 30, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803956

ISBN - 13:9780192803955

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Table of Contents

1. Why do we need political philosophy?2. Political Authority3. Democracy4. Freedom and the Limits of Politics5. Justice6. Feminism and Multiculturalism7. Nations, States, and Global Justice