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Political philosophy : an introduction

Author: Richard G Stevens
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This book by Richard G. Stevens is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of political philosophy. It offers definitions of philosophy and politics, showing the tension between the two and the origin of political philosophy as a means of resolution of that tension. Plato and Aristotle are examined in order to see the search for the best political order. Inquiry is then made into political philosophy's new  Read more...
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Stevens, Richard G., 1925-
Political philosophy.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010024895
(OCoLC)642352238
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Stevens
ISBN: 9780511992377 0511992378 9780511782169 0511782160 9780511988585 0511988583
OCLC Number: 701718111
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 309 pages)
Contents: Part I. The Nature and origin of political philosophy: 1. What philosophy is; 2. The origin of philosophy; 3. The nature of politics; 4. The origin of political philosophy --
Part II. The problem of political philosophy: 5. The best city; 6. Moderation --
Part III. The permutations of political philosophy: 7. Ancient and medieval political philosophy; 8. A kind of betrayal; 9. Modern political philosophy and post-modern thought; 10. Ancients and moderns.
Responsibility: Richard G. Stevens.

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