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An Introduction to Political Philosophy

Authors

Colin Bird, University of Virginia

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Now revised and updated and containing several entirely new chapters, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to political philosophy. It discusses historical and contemporary figures and covers a vast range of topics and debates, including immigration, war, national and global economics, the ethical and political implications of climate change, and the persistence of racial oppression and injustice. It also presents accessible, non-technical discussions of perfectionism, utilitarianism, theories of the social contract, and the Marxian tradition of social criticism. Real-life examples…

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Key features

  • Features updates throughout the book to reflect new developments in the field, including several new chapters
  • Provides clear, non-technical, real-world examples and gives guidance on further reading
  • Helps students to think about politics in a modern, non-partisan and philosophical way

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