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Philosophy and real politics

Author: Raymond Geuss
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. This text argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Geuss
ISBN: 9780691137889 0691137889
OCLC Number: 190842604
Description: viii, 116 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Who whom? --
Priorities, preferences, timing --
Legitimacy --
Tasks of political theory --
Rights --
Justice --
Equality --
Fairness, ignorance, impartiality --
Power.
Responsibility: Raymond Geuss.
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"A discipline-altering book."--Glen Newey, London Review of Books "[Geuss's] intention in Philosophy and Real Politics, his short, sharp new book, is ... to introduce a note of realism into Read more...

 
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