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Modern Theories of Politics

by Evangelia Sembou (Author)
Monographs VIII, 248 Pages
Series: Peter Lang Ltd., Volume 37
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Summary

Everything you ever wanted to know about modern political theory, but never dared to ask …
This book offers a concise introduction to the main ideas and arguments of the major political thinkers of modernity. It considers the following key thinkers: Hobbes, Locke, Bentham, J. S. Mill, Rousseau, Burke, Hegel and Marx.
Perhaps the best way to understand the ideas of a thinker is to read from their work. This book devotes each chapter to the main writings of a single thinker, providing excerpts from their work and explaining their views in detail. Readers are not expected to have any previous knowledge of the writings of these eight political philosophers, but by the end they should have a solid grasp of their central ideas. This book serves as an essential guide to some of the most important writings on political philosophy of modern times.

Details

Pages
VIII, 248
ISBN (eBook)
9783035303971
ISBN (Book)
9781906165451
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (April)
Published
Oxford, 2013. VIII, 248 pp.

Biographical notes

Evangelia Sembou (Author)

Evangelia Sembou holds a BA in Politics and History (First Class Honours) from the University of London, an MSc in Social and Political Theory (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and a DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford. She is currently Convenor of the Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of the UK.

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