Western Political Thought: From Plato to Marx

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Pearson Education India, 2009 - 252 sider
Western Political Thought: From Plato to Marx is a lucid and comprehensive account of political thought that stretches from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Analysing political philosophies chronologically, this book offers valuable insights into the political structures of societies across the ages, and presents a wide perspective on the various social and political ideologies. Each of the 12 chapters contains excerpts from the original works by the philosophers, comprehensive reading list, and thought provoking questions on the philosophies discussed.

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Introduction
1
Democratic Institutions in Athens
13
Justice and Reason
26
Moral Action and the Best Constitution
49
Christian Political Thought in the Middle Ages
71
Humanism and Republicanism
86
Contract as the Basis of Political Obligation
103
Theological Premises and Liberal Limits on Government
125
Representative Government as the Maximizer of Utility
162
The Benefits of the Liberty of Men and Women for Society
179
The Social Conditions for a NonContractual Theory of Freedom
198
The State and Class Struggle
216
Afterword
232
About the Author
233
Index
234
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The General Will and Moral and Political Liberty
142

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