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Political philosophy

Author: Dudley Knowles
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
Series: Fundamentals of philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Knowles, Dudley.
Political philosophy.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)46660958
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dudley Knowles
ISBN: 9780773586048 0773586040
OCLC Number: 646897958
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 392 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
1 Introduction --
The methods of ethics and political philosophy --
A methodological impasse? --
Reflective equilibrium --
Political philosophy --
2 Utilitarianism --
The foundations of utilitarianism --
Formal theory --
Value theory --
Utilitarian political philosophy --
Liberty --
Rights --
Distributive justice --
The state --
Conclusion --
3 Liberty --
Introduction --
Liberty, liberalism, libertarianism --
Analysis --
Isaiah Berlin: negative and positive liberty --
The republican theory of freedom The value of freedomFreedom of action --
Autonomy --
Moral freedom --
Toleration --
Free states and free citizens --
Democratic freedom --
Civil liberty --
Mill's harm principle --
Supplementary principles --
Conclusion --
4 Rights --
Introduction --
Analysis and definition --
Preliminaries --
Hohfeld's classification --
The justification of rights --
Lockean themes: modes of ownership --
Autonomy again --
Rights and interests --
Rights and utility --
The no-theory theory --
5 Distributive justice --
Entitlement Nozick's theory of entitlementF.A. Hayek --
Private property --
Human needs --
Equality of what? --
John Rawls's theory of justice --
Justice as fairness --
The Original Position --
The principles of justice --
Desert --
The communitarian challenge --
6 Political obligation --
The problems --
Anarchism and communitarianism --
Consent and contract --
Original contracts --
Express consent --
Tacit consent --
Quasi-consent --
Hypothetical consent and hypothetical contract --
The benefits of good government --
The principle of fairness Gratitude and good governmentConclusion --
7 Democracy --
Introduction --
Rousseau: freedom, equality and the general will --
Direct and representative democracy --
Democracy and majority tyranny --
Democracy, deliberation and disagreement --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: Fundamentals of philosophy.
Responsibility: Dudley Knowles.
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