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An Introduction to Political Philosophy

An Introduction to Political Philosophy
Author: Jonathan Wolff
ISBN 13: 9780199296095
ISBN 10: 19929609
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2006-03-23
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
List Price: $34.99

What would life be like without the state? What justifies the state? Who should rule? How much liberty should the citizen enjoy? How should property be justly distributed? This book examines the central problems involved in political philosophy and the past attempts to respond to these problems. Jonathan Wolff looks at the works of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and Rawls (among others), examining how the debates between philosophers have developed, and searching for possible answers to these provocative questions. His final chapter looks at more recent issues, particularly feminist political theory.