Political Philosophy

Paperback | April 19, 2007

byA. John Simmons

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The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A.John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of political authority and the structure and organization of political life. Each chapter focuses on a central problem, considers how it could be addressed, and outlines the various philosophical positions surrounding it. Covering both historicaland contemporary work, this unique text offers a survey of major concepts and debates while also reflecting the author's views and contributions. Accessible to novices yet also useful for advanced students, Political Philosophy presents a unified and accessible portrait of the issues that have beenpuzzling political philosophers for years.

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The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A.John Simmons, it investigates the nature and...

A.John Simmons is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.59 inPublished:April 19, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138023

ISBN - 13:9780195138023

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Acknowledgments1. Morals and Politics2. States3. Obligations4. Justice5. Democracy6. The World of StatesNotesIndex