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States of Nature and Social Contracts

The Metaphors of the Liberal Order

by Kevin Dooley (Author)
Monographs XIV, 152 Pages

Summary

This book examines the most significant metaphors of modern political philosophy: the state of nature and the social contract. Each of the main chapters is dedicated to the political theory of the different social contract thinkers and the ways they articulated the uniquely liberal view of equality and freedom. The last chapter, unique to most books that explore the social contract, highlights the recent challenges to these views. It is this balance between accepted contractarian ideas and their critiques that makes this book a unique contribution to the field of political philosophy.

Details

Pages
XIV, 152
ISBN (PDF)
9781433174087
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433174094
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433183799
ISBN (Book)
9781433183805
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (July)
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2021. XIV, 152 pp.

Biographical notes

Kevin Dooley (Author)

Kevin Dooley is the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at Monmouth University where he teaches courses in political theory and international relations. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and is the author of four books.

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