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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, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With its clear and careful analysis of the doctrine of the social contract, utilitarianism, and socialism, this volume has a critical place in the traditions it expounds. Marked by Rawls's characteristic patience and curiosity, these lectures are a fitting final addition to his oeuvre, and to the history of political philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Rawls; Samuel Richard Freeman
ISBN: 0674042565 9780674042568 9780674030633 067403063X
OCLC Number: 1162002259
Language Note: English.
Notes: Editor's Foreword Introductory Remarks Texts Cited Introduction: Remarks on Political Philosophy Lectures on Hobbes Lecture I: Hobbes's Secular Moralism and the Role of His Social Contract Lecture II: Human Nature and the State of Nature Lecture III: Hobbes's Account of Practical Reasoning Lecture IV: The Role and Powers of the Sovereign Appendix: Hobbes Index Lectures on Locke Lecture I: His Doctrine of Natural Law Lecture II: His Account of a Legitimate Regime Lecture III: Property and the Class State Lectures on Hume Lecture I: "Of the Original Contract" Lecture II: Utility, Justice, and the Judicious Spectator Lectures on Rousseau Lecture I: The Social Contract: Its Problem Lecture II: The Social Contract: Assumptions and the General Will (I) Lecture III: The General Will (II) and the Question of Stability Lectures on Mill Lecture I: His Conception of Utility Lecture II: His Account of Justice Lecture III: The Principle of Liberty Lecture IV: His Doctrine as a Whole Appendix: Remarks on Mill's Social Theory Lectures on Marx Lecture I: His View of Capitalism as a Social System Lecture II: His Conception of Right and Justice Lecture III: His Ideal: A Society of Freely Associated Producers APPENDIXES Four Lectures on Henry Sidgwick Lecture I: Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics Lecture II: Sidgwick on Justice and on the Classical Principle of Utility Lecture III: Sidgwick's Utilitarianism Lecture IV: Summary of Utilitarianism Five Lectures on Joseph Butler Lecture I: The Moral Constitution of Human Nature Lecture II: The Nature and Authority of Conscience Lecture III: The Economy of the Passions Lecture IV: Butler's Argument against Egoism Lecture V: Supposed Conflict between Conscience and Self-Love Appendix: Additional Notes on Butler Course Outline Index
Originally published: 2007.
Awards: Nominated for David Easton Award 2008
Description: 1 online resource (496 p. ) : illustrations
Contents: Editor's Foreword --
Introductory Remarks --
Texts Cited --
Introduction Remarks on Political Philosophy --
Lectures on Hobbes --
Hobbes I. Hobbes's Secular Moralism and the Role of His Social Contract --
Hobbes II. Human Nature and the State of Nature --
Hobbes III. Hobbes's Account of Practical Reasoning --
Hobbes IV. The Role and Powers of the Sovereign --
Appendix: Hobbes Index --
Lectures on Locke --
Locke I. His Doctrine of Natural Law --
Locke II. His Account of a Legitimate Regime --
Locke III. Property and the Class State --
Lectures on Hume. Hume I. "Of the Original Contract" --
Hume II. Utility, Justice, and the Judicious Spectator --
Lectures on Rousseau --
Rousseau I. The Social Contract: Its Problem --
Rousseau II. The Social Contract: Assumptions and the General Will (I) --
Rousseau III. The General Will (II) and the Question of Stability --
Lectures on Mill --
Mill I. His Conception of Utility --
Mill II. His Account of Justice --
Mill III. The Principle of Liberty --
Mill IV. His Doctrines as a Whole --
Appendix: Remarks on Mill's Social Theory [c. 1980] --
Lectures on Marx --
Marx I. His View of Capitalism as a Social System. Marx II. His Conception of Right and Justice --
Marx III. His Ideal: A Society of Freely Associated Producers --
Appendixes --
Four Lectures on Henry Sidgwick --
Five Lectures on Joseph Butler --
Course Outline --
Index.
Responsibility: John Rawls ; edited by Samuel Freeman.

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