Western Political Thought

By Shefali Jha
Publisher: Pearson India
ISBN: 9788131798539
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Western Political Thought is a lucid and comprehensive account of the thread of political thought that stretches from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Analysing political philosophies chronologically, this book offers valuable insights into the political structures of societies across the ages, and presents a wide perspective on the various social and political ideologies. Each of the 12 chapters has boxes with excerpts from the original works by the philosophers, a comprehensive reading list, and thought-provoking questions on the philosophies discussed in this book.
Front Cover
Title Page
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Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. The Greek City-State: Democratic Institutions in Athens
2. Plato (427-347 BCE): Justice and Reason
3. Aristotle (384-322 BCE): Moral Action and the Best Constitution
4. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas: Christian Political Thought in the Middle Ages
5. Machiavelli (1469-1527): Humanism and Republicanism
6. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679): Contract as the Basis of Political Obligation
7. John Locke (1632-1704): Theological Premises and Liberal Limits on Government
8. Rousseau (1712-1778): The General Will and Moral and Political Liberty
9. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832): Representative Government as the Maximizer of Utility
10. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): The Benefits of the Liberty of Men and Women for Society
11. G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831): The Social Conditions for a Non-Contractual Theory of Freedom
12. Karl Marx (1818-1883): The State and Class Struggle
Afterword
About the Author
Index
Back Cover
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