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Political Philosophy

1st Edition

By Jean Hampton


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Political philosophy, perhaps even more than other branches of philosophy, calls for constant renewal to reflect not just re-readings of the tradition but also the demands of current events. In this lively and readable survey, Jean Hampton has created a text for our time that does justice both to the great traditions of the field and to the newest

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part One The Nature of Political Authority -- The Problem of Political Authority -- Modern Social Contract Theories -- Consent and Democracy -- Part Two The Extent of Just Political Authority -- Distributive Justice -- Liberalism, Communitarianism, and Postliberal Theory -- Citizenship, Nationalism, and Culture -- Epilogue

About the Author

The late Jean Hampton was professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and the author of Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition and many articles on moral and political theory.

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