Arguing About Political Philosophy is an engaging survey of
political philosophy perfect for beginning and advanced
undergraduates. Selections cover classic philosophical sources such
as Rousseau and Locke, as well as contemporary writers such as
Nozick and Dworkin. In addition, this text includes a number of
readings drawn from economics, literature, and sociology which
serve to introduce philosophical questions about politics in a
novel and intriguing way. As well as standard topics such as
political authority and distributive justice, special attention is
given to global issues which have become especially pressing in
recent years, such as the right of individuals or groups to secede,
the nature of global distributive justice, the morality of
immigration, and the moral status of war and terrorism.
The volume is divided into 3 parts Foundational Concepts;
Government, the Economy and Morality; and Global Justice helping
the student get to grips with classic and core arguments and
emerging debates in:
- political authority
- political economy
- property rights
- distributive justice
- war, humanitarianism, torture.
Matt Zwolinski provides lucid and engaging introductions to each
section, giving an overview of the debate and outlining the
arguments of each section s readings. Arguing About Political
Philosophy is an exciting introduction for students new to
political philosophy. "
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