Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Paperback | January 30, 2008

EditorAndrea Veltman

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Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive reader that offers a carefully balanced perspective of modern-day social and political philosophy, and the ways in which classic thought has shaped it. Editor Andrea Veltman seamlessly integrates the work ofcontemporary philosophers, Canadian scholarship, and feminist perspectives with some of the most valued readings in political thought. Suited to both one- and two-semester courses, Social and Political Philosophy is a uniquely Canadian text that brings fresh insight into many of the issues facingtoday's society. Pedagogical features, including biographical sketches, recommended readings, and end-of-chapter review questions engage readers, and helps students foster important connections between the past and present.

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Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive reader that offers a carefully balanced perspective of modern-day social and political philosophy, and the ways in which classic thought has shaped it. Editor Andrea Veltman seamlessly integrates the work ofcontemporary philosophers, Canadian scholars...

Presently, Andrea Veltman is an Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy and religion at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, USA. Prior to her move to the USA, she taught social and political philosophy, ancient philosophy, and feminist philosophy at both York University and University of Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Ancient Greek PhilosophersPlatoPlato, CritoPlato, RepublicAristotleAristotle, Politics2. Modern PhilosophersThomas HobbesThomas Hobbes, LeviathanJohn LockeJohn Locke, Second Treatise of GovernmentJohn Locke, Letter Concerning TolerationJean-Jacques RousseauJean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origin of InequalityJean-Jacques Rousseau, On the Social ContractDavid HumeDavid Hume, Of the Original Contract3. Nineteenth-Century PhilosophersJohn Stuart Mill and Harriet TaylorJohn Stuart Mill, On LibertyJohn Stuart Mill, The Subjection of WomenHarriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of WomenKarl Marx and Fredrick EngelsKarl Marx, 'Alienated Labour'Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, The Communist Manifesto4. Twentieth Century PhilosophersHannah ArendtHannah Arendt, The Human ConditionJurgen HabermasJurgen Habermas, "The Public Sphere"Jurgen Habermas, "Three Normative Models of Democracy"John RawlsJohn Rawls, A Theory of JusticeJohn HospersJohn Hospers, "What Libertarianism Is"Carole PatemanCarole Pateman, The Sexual ContractCharles MillsCharles Mills, The Racial ContractMichael WalzerMichael Walzer, Spheres of JusticeMichael Walzer, "Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses"Susan Moller OkinSusan Moller Okin, Justice, Gender and the FamilySusan Moller Okin, "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?"Charles TaylorCharles Taylor, "Atomism"Charles Taylor, "The Politics of Recognition"Will KymlickaWill Kymlicka, Multicultural CitizenshipCredits