9780192803955-0192803956-Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780192803955
ISBN-10: 0192803956
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Miller, David
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780192803955
ISBN-10: 0192803956
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Miller, David
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Miller, David wrote Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction comprising 160 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0192803956 and 9780192803955. Since then Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This Very Short Introduction introduces readers to the key concepts of political philosophy: authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time.

Miller first investigates how political philosophy tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' He furthermore looks at political authority, discusses the reasons society needs politics in the first place, explores the limitations of politics, and asks if there are areas of life that shouldn't be governed by politics. Moreover, he explores the connections between political authority and justice, a constant theme in political philosophy, and the ways in which social justice can be used to regulate rather than destroy a market economy.

In his travels through this realm, Miller covers why nations are the natural units of government and wonders if the rise of multiculturalism and transnational co-operation will change all this, and asks in the end if we will ever see the formation of a world government.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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