The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

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EditorGeorge Klosko

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy presents fifty original essays, each specially written by a leading figure in the field, covering the entire subject of the history of political philosophy. They provide not only surveys of the state of research but substantial piecesthat engage with, and move forward, current debates. Part I addresses questions of method. Contributors discuss the contextual method, classically articulated by Quentin Skinner, along with important alternative methods associated with Leo Strauss and his followers, and contemporary post-modernism. This section also examines the value of the historyof political philosophy and the history of the discipline itself. Part II, Chronological Periods, works through the entire history of Western political philosophy. While most contributions address recognizable chronological periods, others are devoted to more specialized topics, including the influence of Roman Law, medieval Arabic political philosophy, Socialism,and Marxism. Aspects of the history of political philosophy that transcend specific periods are the subject of Part III. Essays on topics such as democracy, the state, and imperialism trace theoretical developments over time. The histories of major non-Western traditions - Muslim, Confucian, and Hindu - are discussed in the final Part, with special reference to their relationships to Western political thought.

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy presents fifty original essays, each specially written by a leading figure in the field, covering the entire subject of the history of political philosophy. They provide not only surveys of the state of research but substantial piecesthat engage with, and move forward, current ...

George Klosko is Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He works in both normative political theory and the history of political theory.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:856 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 23, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgmentsIntroductionI Approaches1. Mark Bevir: The Contextual Approach2. Catherine Zuckert: The Straussian Approach3. Joshua Dienstag: Postmodern Approaches to the History of Political Thought4. Terence Ball: The Value of the History of Political Philosophy5. John Gunnell: History of Political Philosophy as DisciplineII Chronological Periods6. Danielle Allen: The Origins of Political Philosophy7. Daniel Devereux: Classical Political Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle8. Phillip Mitsis: Hellenistic Political Theory9. Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe: Early Christian Political Philosophy10. Donald Kelley: Influence of Roman Law11. Charles Butterworth: Arabic Contributions to Medieval Political Theory12. Janet Coleman: Medieval Political Theory c. 1000-150013. Mikael Hornqvist: Renaissance Political Philosophy14. Michael Baylor: Political Thought in the Age of the Reformation15. Anthony Pagden: The School of Salamanca16. Jeffrey Collins: The Early Modern Foundations of Classic Liberalism17. Mark Goldie: Absolutism18. Richard Whatmore: Enlightenment Political Philosophy19. Neil McArthur: Scottish Enlightenment20. Jeremy Jennings: Early Nineteenth-Century Liberalism21. Paul Redding: German Idealism22. Jonathan Beecher: Socialism23. Terrell Carver: Marxian Tradition24. David Weinstein: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Liberalism25. Peter Lassman: Political Philosophy and the Idea of a Social Science26. George Klosko: Contemporary Political Philosophy: Anglo-American27. Stephen White: Contemporary Continental Political Thought28. Terry Nardin: Political Philosophy in a Globalizing WorldIII Themes29. Mark Warren: Democracy30. Kenneth Pennington: Rights31. Christopher W. Morris: The State32. Daniel Philpott: Sovereignty33. Johann Sommerville: The Social Contract (Contract of Government)34. Richard Bellamy: Citizenship35. David Schmidtz: Property36. Jonathan Wolff: Equality37. Raymond Plant: Freedom38. Bernard Boxill: Douglass and Hobbes on Fear, Imagination, and Slavery39. Krishan Kumar: Imperialism40. Donald Moon: The Idea of the Welfare State41. Eric Mack: Libertarianism42. Perez Zagorin: Religious Toleration43. Richard Dagger: Republicanism44. George Klosko: Political Obligation45. Marshall Shatz: Anarchism46. Nancy Hirschmann: Feminism47. Julian Franklin: Animal Rights and Political TheoryIV Non-Western Perspectives48. David Wong: Confucian Political Philosophy49. Shahrough Ahkavi: The Muslim Tradition of Political Philosophy50. Dennis Dalton: Hindu Political Philosophy