The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

Hardcover | June 6, 2012

EditorDavid Estlund

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Even though political philosophy has a long tradition, it is much more than the study of old and great treatises. Contemporary philosophers continue to press new arguments on old and timeless questions, but also to propose departures and innovations. The field changes over time, and new workinevitably responds both to events in the world and to the directions of thought itself. This volume includes 22 new pieces by leaders in the field on both perennial and emerging topics of keen interest to contemporary political philosophers. In addition to longstanding issues such as Authority, Equality, and Freedom, and Democracy, there are articles on less classical topics such as Race, Historical Injustice, Deliberation, Money and Politics, Global Justice, and Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory. All of the pieces combine clarity andaccessibility with a top scholar's critical and original point of view. The introductory essay briefly situates this snapshot of the state of the art in a broader view of developments in political philosophy in the last 40 years, and looks forward to future developments. Students and scholars alikewill find the pieces to be valuable not only surveys but as provocations to think further about the questions, puzzles, and practical problems that animate recent work in political philosophy. The issues will be of interest to many working in philosophy, political science, law, economics, andmore.

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Even though political philosophy has a long tradition, it is much more than the study of old and great treatises. Contemporary philosophers continue to press new arguments on old and timeless questions, but also to propose departures and innovations. The field changes over time, and new workinevitably responds both to events in the wor...

David Estlund is Professor of Philosophy at Brown University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:June 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. David Estlund: IntroductionI. Classic questions1. A. John Simmons: Authority2. Elizabeth Anderson: Equality3. Richard Arneson: Justice4. Philip Pettitt: Freedom5. Gerald Gaus: PropertyII. Approaches6. John Tomasi and Jason Brennan: Classical Liberalism7. Samuel Freeman: Social Contract Approaches8. Peter Vallentyne: Left-Libertarianism9. Andrew Levine: Marxist and Socialist PerspectivesIII. Democracy10. Jeremy Waldron: Democracy11. Robert Talisse: Deliberation12. Robert Audi: Religion and Politics13. Thomas Christiano: Money and PoliticsIV. The Globe14. Matthias Risse: Global Justice15. Allen Buchanan: Human Rights16. Jefferson McMahan: WarV. Injustice17. Jeff Spinner-Halev: Historical Injustice18. Tommie Shelby: Race19. Debra Satz: Gender20. Zophia Stemplowska and Adam Swift: Ideal and Non-Ideal TheoryVI. In Retrospect21. Leif Wenar: Rawls22. David Schmidtz and Christopher Freiman: Nozick