First published in 1987. This study is an attempt to distinguish the problem of political obligation as it was formulated in the ancient world from the problem as it has presented itself in the modern world, and assesses the idealist achievement in the philosophical treatment of the problem of political obligation. This title will be of interest to students of philosophy and politics.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Problem; 1. The Problem of Political Obligation 2. The Underlying Philosophical Assumptions; Part Two: The Concrete Universal; 3. The Issues 4. T. H. Green 5. Bosanquet 6. Oakeshott; Part Three: Political Obligation; 7. T. H. Green 8. Bosanquet 9. Oakeshott 10. Conclusion; Appendices; Biblography