9780691179148-069117914X-What Is Political Philosophy?

What Is Political Philosophy?

ISBN-13: 9780691179148
ISBN-10: 069117914X
Author: Larmore, Charles
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 200 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691179148
ISBN-10: 069117914X
Author: Larmore, Charles
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 200 pages

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Acknowledged authors Larmore, Charles wrote What Is Political Philosophy? comprising 200 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 069117914X and 9780691179148. Since then What Is Political Philosophy? textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A new understanding of political philosophy from one of its leading thinkers

What is political philosophy? What are its fundamental problems? And how should it be distinguished from moral philosophy? In this book, Charles Larmore redefines the distinctive aims of political philosophy, reformulating in this light the basis of a liberal understanding of politics.

Because political life is characterized by deep and enduring conflict between rival interests and differing moral ideals, the core problems of political philosophy are the regulation of conflict and the conditions under which the members of society may thus be made subject to political authority. We cannot assume that reason will lead to unanimity about these matters because individuals hold different moral convictions. Larmore therefore analyzes the concept of reasonable disagreement and investigates the ways we can adjudicate conflicts among people who reasonably disagree about the nature of the human good and the proper basis of political society. Challenging both the classical liberalism of Locke, Kant, and Mill, and more recent theories of political realism proposed by Bernard Williams and others, Larmore argues for a version of political liberalism that is centered on political legitimacy rather than on social justice, and that aims to be well suited to our times rather than universally valid.

Forceful and thorough yet concise, What Is Political Philosophy? proposes a new definition of political philosophy and demonstrates the profound implications of that definition. The result is a compelling and distinctive intervention from a major political philosopher.

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