Foundations of Western Political Thought; 2 Volumes
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Book ID : 33883
ISBN-10 : 81-7479-097-7 / 8174790977
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7479-097-2 / 9788174790972
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xiv, 1019p., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Vol.1: 1. Study of Classics and the Problem of Interpretation; 2. Socrates; 3. Plato; 4. Aristotle; 5. St.Agustine; 6. Thomas Acquinas; 7. Niccolo Machiavelli; 8. Thomas Hobbes; 9. John Locke.
Vol.2: 10. Rousseau; 11. Edmund Burke; 12. Jeremy Bentham; 13. John Stuart Mill; 14. Thomas Hill Green; 15. Immanuel Kant; 16. Hegel; 17. Karl Marx.
Foundations of Western Political Thought is an energetic, engaged and lucid account of the most important politiclal and social thinkers and the enduring themes of the last two and a half millennia. Written with the undergraduate and graduate students of political science, the book traces the development of political thought from Socrates to Marx. It focuses on individual thinkers and texts and offers original views of theorists and by highlighting those which may have been unjustly neglected. It develops the wider themes of political thought and relations between thinkers over time. Each chapter is intended to present a coherent political theory derived from the works of a classical political thinker. All chapters share a common organizational structure, a feature that should facilitate comparison, accentuating the distinctive implications of accepting one of those alternative ways of looking at political reality for understanding and evaluating political possibilities. Although each of the subsequent chapter can stand by itself, none should be considered a substitute for reading the original work of a great political thinker. Professor B N Ray has presented a fascinating history of Western political thought in a witty, confident and sometime extremely poetic style. It will inform, challenge, provoke and entertain in what people have had to say about politics in the last two and half thousand years.