A Textual Introduction To Social and Political Theory
Richard Bellamy, Richard Paul Bellamy, Angus Ross
Manchester University Press, 15. mai 1996 - 344 sider
This book offers a stimulating new approach to studying social and political theory. It combines specially selected extracts from the political classics with original and insightful essays offering a commentary upon them. The reader is drawn into a dialogue with the Western political tradition’s principal thinkers, whose ideas provide a common currency in which to debate the problems facing modern societies. Each of the twelve chapters combines extracts from two (or in one case three) political philosophers on a key political concept with a commentary essay. Each chapter does more than just introduce the reader to the classics; it also explains, via the commentary essay, the key concepts of political debate, and the historical contexts which led the thinkers to their different understandings of the nature of society.
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Aristotle and Aquinas on community and natural
Locke and Aristotle on property
Rousseau and Wollstonecraft on sexual equality
Kant and Hegel on the state and civil society
Burke and de Tocqueville on conservatism
Rousseau and James Mill on democracy
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