Philosophy: Political Philosophy

  • Autonomy Unbound book cover

    Autonomy Unbound

    1st Edition

    By Paul Barry Clarke

    First published in 1999, this volume examines how the question of autonomy has come to be of recent interest in political theory. The author argues that autonomy goes deep into the Western consciousness and is a part of our very mode of being. He suggests that while autonomy is not universal,…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • A Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Social Justice book cover

    A Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Social Justice

    1st Edition

    By Adrian J. Walsh

    First published in 1997. Adrian Walsh develops an original account of social justice using neo-Aristotelian value theory. At the heart of the book is an account of the human good in which human interests are divided into three main categories: the basal interests, the eudaimonian interests and the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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  • Due Respect: The Morality of the Welfare State book cover

    Due Respect

    The Morality of the Welfare State, 1st Edition

    By Fred Groh

    Published in 1998, this critical analysis of welfare state morality argues that all its essential claims are untenable: that need-based distribution of goods is inconsistent with its rationale; that morality can be given a rational grounding from which follows an exceptionally strong right of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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  • Routledge Revivals: The Morality of Politics (1972) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Morality of Politics (1972)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bhikhu Parekh, R.N. Berki

    The Morality of Politics addresses the issues of politics and morality. The book asks the questions, has politics got a moral basis? Has morality anything to do with politics? Comprised of a collection of unique essays, the book looks at the idea that politics shies away from the discussing the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-30 
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  • Power, Impartiality and Justice book cover

    Power, Impartiality and Justice

    1st Edition

    By Peter G. Woolcock

    First published in 1998, this volume argues that two conditions need to be met for any agreement between people with conflicting desires to count as an unforced one, namely, that the parties argue as if they had equal power and that their antipathy to being coerced exceeds their desire to coerce…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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  • Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice book cover

    Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice

    1st Edition

    By David P. Levine

    First published in 1997, this volume delves into the most influential theories of economic justice, which ground themselves in utilitarian or related contractarian ideas about the self. These ideas take self-interest to be transparent and unproblematic. Favoured assumptions about the self also make…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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  • Taking the Liberal Challenge Seriously: Essays on Contemporary Liberalism at the Turn of the 21st Century book cover

    Taking the Liberal Challenge Seriously

    Essays on Contemporary Liberalism at the Turn of the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sirkku Hellsten, Marjaana Kopperi, Olli Loukola

    First published in 1997, this collection offers a critical view of modern liberal theory and attempts to present some signposts that could show a way towards a new form of liberal individualism. The first part takes a look at the theoretical aspects of contemporary liberalism. It analyses certain…

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  • The Relationship between Liberalism and Conservatism: Parasitic, Competitive or Symbiotic? book cover

    The Relationship between Liberalism and Conservatism

    Parasitic, Competitive or Symbiotic?, 1st Edition

    By Ann Bousfield

    First published in 1999, this volume is a radical text which contributes to the current debate over the future of liberal theory as it offers an explicit critique of some of the leading players in that debate - namely William Galston, Jeffrey Reiman and Richard Rorty. It also offers an implicit…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
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  • Empathy book cover

    Empathy

    1st Edition

    By Heidi Maibom

    Empathy is one of the most talked about and widely studied concepts of recent years. Some argue it can help create a more just society, improve medical care and even avert global catastrophe. Others object that it is morally problematic. Who is right? And what is empathy anyway? Is it a way of…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
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    New Problems of Philosophy

  • A Guide to Field Philosophy: Case Studies and Practical Strategies book cover

    A Guide to Field Philosophy

    Case Studies and Practical Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Brister, Robert Frodeman

    Philosophers increasingly engage in practical work with other disciplines and the world at large. This volume draws together the lessons learned from this work—including philosophers’ contributions to scientific research projects, consultations on matters of policy, and expertise provided to…

    Paperback – 2020-02-21 
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  • Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986): An Examination of Utilitarianism book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Greatest Happiness Principle (1986)

    An Examination of Utilitarianism, 1st Edition

    By Lanny O. Ebenstein

    First published in 1991, The Greatest Happiness Principle traces the history of the theory of utility, starting with the Bible, and running through Plato, Aristotle, and Epicurus. It goes on to discuss the utilitarian theories of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill in detail, commenting on the…

    Paperback – 2020-02-28 
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  • Theories of Distributive Justice: Who Gets What and Why book cover

    Theories of Distributive Justice

    Who Gets What and Why, 1st Edition

    By Jeppe von Platz

    How should we design our economic systems? Should we tax the rich at a higher rate than the poor? Should we have a minimum wage? Should the state provide healthcare for all? These and many related questions are the subject of distributive justice, and different theories of distributive justice…

    Paperback – 2020-03-10 
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