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Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy

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Part of Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements

Jonathan Wolff, Susan Mendus, Anthony O'Hear, Oswald Hanfling, Michael Otsuka, G. A. Cohen, John Kekes, Edna Ullman-Margalit, Hilary Putnam, Robert Grant, Joao Carlos Espada, Susan James
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  • Date Published: April 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521695596

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  • This collection of essays from the Royal Institute of Philosophy, first published in 2007, looks at a wide range of topics in political philosophy ranging from issues such as terrorism, egalitarianism and the just war to considerations of the political philosophy of Edmund Burke, of philosophical liberalism and of the current state of utilitarianism in political thought. There are also treatments of the role of innocence and of emotion in political discourse.

    • Contributions from leading philosophers
    • Written in an accessible style
    • Covers wide range of topics in political philosophy
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    • Date Published: April 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521695596
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Notes on contributors
    1. Making the world safe for utilitarianism Jonathan Wolff
    2. Innocent before God: politics, morality and the case of Billy Budd Susan Mendus
    3. Democracy and openness Anthony O'Hear
    4. Rights and human beings Oswald Hanfling
    5. Prerogative to depart from equality Michael Otsuka
    6. Casting the first stone: who can, and who can't, condemn the terrorists? G. A. Cohen
    7. Against egalitarianism John Kekes
    8. Big decision: opting, converting, drifting Edna Ullmann-Margalit
    9. The epistemology of unjust war Hilary Putnam
    10. High culture, low politics Robert Grant
    11. Edmund Burke and the Anglo-American tradition of liberty Joao Carlos Espada
    12. The politics of emotion: liberalism and cognitivism Susan James
    Index of names.

  • Editor

    Anthony O'Hear, University of Buckingham

    Contributors

    Jonathan Wolff, Susan Mendus, Anthony O'Hear, Oswald Hanfling, Michael Otsuka, G. A. Cohen, John Kekes, Edna Ullman-Margalit, Hilary Putnam, Robert Grant, Joao Carlos Espada, Susan James

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