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Format: Paperback, 240 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 19 January 2006
The revised edition of this highly successful text provides a clear and accessible introduction to some of the most important questions of political philosophy. Organized around major issues, Wolff provides the structure that beginners need, while also introducing some distinctive ideas of his own.
Table of Contents

Introduction ; 1. The State of Nature ; 2. Justifying the State ; 3. Who Should Rule? ; 4. The Place of Liberty ; 5. The Distribution of Property ; 6. Individualism, Justice, Feminism ; Guide to Further Reading
About the Author

Jonathan Wolff is Professor of Philosophy at University College London.
Reviews

Review from previous edition 'A lucid and enviably clear introduction to some of the most important questions of political philosophy...The book is written in a style that manages to be chatty without being irritating, something not often achieved by professional philosophers aspiring to write for a general or student audience' Matt Matravers, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 'This is exactly what the title says - it introduces students to many of the central topics of political philosophy and in the process to many of its most distinguished figures from Plato to John Rawls. By organizing his book around major issues, Wolff provides the structure that beginners need. He also introduces some distinctive ideas of his own, especially on such matters as the ownership of property, the persuasiveness of anarchism, and the limits of the right to self-destructive behaviour. He writes with an enviable clarity and even-handedness' Alan Ryan 'A superb ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019929609X
EAN: 9780199296095
Dimensions: 21.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimetres (0.21 kg)

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