A Companion to contemporary political philosophy /
edited by Robert E. Goodin and Philip Pettit.
Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993.
xiii, 679 p. ; 26 cm.
0631179933 (alk. paper), 9780631179931
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Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1993.
0631179933 (alk. paper)
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Fisher copy: With dust jacket.
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Gift; Michael Walsh; 2014; RB315553.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume aims at providing guidance to those interested in finding their way through the current state of political philosophy broadly conceived as normative or evaluative political thought. A third of the 21 contributors, including the editors, are associated with the National University of Australia. The first section includes nine essays devoted to the contributions of various schools and disciplines (e.g., the analytic and Continental traditions of philosophy, economics, history, international political economy, and legal studies) to political philosophy. The second section addresses eight "major ideologies" or "principled world views" (e.g., anarchism, liberalism, conservatism, Marxism, feminism, and religious fundamentalisms). Volume II--not reviewed here—comprises 38 essays on narrower topics. A few essays dwell too much on the particular interests of their authors, a few others shortchange the contemporary scene for overly ambitious accounts of the history that produced it, and the suggestions for further reading that accompany each chapter would be more useful if they were annotated, but as a whole the volume serves as a fine survey for the advanced undergraduate student and a good reference work for the professional seeking connections to ideas outside a narrow specialization. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. D. H. Rice University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Analytical philosophyp. 7
Continental philosophyp. 39
Historyp. 72
Sociologyp. 90
Economicsp. 123
Political sciencep. 157
Legal studiesp. 183
Anarchismp. 215
Conservatismp. 244
Feminismp. 269
Liberalismp. 291
Marxismp. 312
Socialismp. 333
Autonomyp. 359
Communityp. 366
Contract and consentp. 379
Constitutionalism and the rule of lawp. 394
Corporatism and syndicalismp. 404
Democracyp. 411
Dirty handsp. 422
Discoursep. 431
Distributive justicep. 438
Efficiencyp. 462
Environmentalismp. 471
Equalityp. 489
Federalismp. 508
International affairsp. 515
Legitimacyp. 527
Libertyp. 534
Powerp. 548
Propertyp. 558
Republicanismp. 568
Rightsp. 575
Secession and nationalismp. 586
Sociobiologyp. 597
The statep. 611
Toleration and fundamentalismp. 622
Totalitarianismp. 629
Trustp. 638
Virtuep. 645
Welfarep. 651
Indexp. 665
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