Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy - William H. Shaw - 9780137537990 - Philosophy - Social and Political Philosophy (112)
Series
Prentice Hall
Author
William H. Shaw  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
560
Pub.-date
November 1991
ISBN13
9780137537990
ISBN
0137537999
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Description

This anthology presents classical and contemporary readings on the major issues in social and political philosophy - obligation, democracy, rights, freedom, equality, justice,

Features

  • includes essays that explore traditional philosophical issues; and others that show how these issues apply to concrete political and social topics.
  • contains edited court cases that show the importance of the theoretical essays for actual political and legal conflicts.
  • gives special attention to the contributions of women to the topics and to problems of concern to women.
  • includes an Introduction by the editors to the entire text, brief introductory comments to each essay, and biographical information about each author.

Table of Contents



1. Political Obligation, Patriotism and Dissent.


2. Democratic Values and Constitutional Constraints.


3. The Nature and Value of Rights.


4. Freedom and the Limits of Liberty.


5. Problems of Equality.


6. Justice, Community, and Gender.