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Lectures on the history of political philosophy

Author: John Rawls; Samuel Richard Freeman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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"This last book by the late John Rawls, derived from written lectures and notes for his long-running course on modern political philosophy, offers readers an account of the liberal political tradition from a scholar viewed by many as the greatest contemporary exponent of the philosophy behind that tradition."--BOOK JACKET.
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Rawls, John, 1921-2002.
Lectures on the history of political philosophy.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608107395
Named Person: John Rawls
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rawls; Samuel Richard Freeman
ISBN: 0674024923 9780674024922
OCLC Number: 71266617
Description: xix, 476 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : remarks on political philosophy --
Lectures on Hobbes. Hobbes's secular moralism and the role of his social contract ; Human nature and the state of nature ; Hobbes's account of practical reasoning ; The role and powers of the sovereign ; Appendix : Hobbes index --
Lectures on Locke. His doctrine of natural law ; His account of a legitimate regime ; Property and the class state --
Lectures on Hume. "Of the social contract" ; Utility, justice, and the judicious spectator --
Lectures on Rousseau. The social contract : its problem ; The social contract : assumptions and the general will (I) ; The general will (II) and the question of stability --
Lectures on Mill. His conception of utility ; His account of justice ; The principle of liberty ; His doctrine as a whole ; Appendix : remarks on Mill's social theory --
Lectures on Marx. His view of capitalism as a social system ; His conception of right and justice ; His ideal : a society of freely associated producers.
Responsibility: John Rawls ; edited by Samuel Freeman.

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