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Understanding the Political Philosophers

From Ancient to Modern Times

by Alan Haworth

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages248
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ISBN 100415275903
ISBN 109780415275903


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Thomas Hobbes (social contract) People give up equality. This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition.

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Of course, to pass judg -File Size: 1MB. On the surface this book introduces the major political philosophers of the Western Tradition in historical order, Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle are the ancients, and the final moderns considered are Husserl and Heidegger (an epilogue dedicated to Leo Strauss is included; however, it is not particularly well written, Strauss's own writing is vastly superior).Cited by:.