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Political Philosophy: The Fundamentals
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What is freedom? What are human rights? Are wars ever justified? "Political Philosophy" critically explores these and several related questions with the aim of introducing students to the most important and interesting work in the field. Everyday examples and lively discussion of key political philosophers and their ideas makes "Political Philosophy" an important resource for students coming to the subject for the first time.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 12/07/2011 ISBN-13: 9781405189385  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Thom Brooks is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of Hegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right (Edinburgh UP, 2007), Punishment (Routledge, 2008), Global Justice (Blackwell, forthcoming), and more than thirty articles in political and moral philosophy in journals, such as Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, Georgia State University Law Review, History of Political Thought, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophy, Ratio, Rutgers Law Record, Utilitas, and several others. Brooks is editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy and several books, including Rousseau and Law (Ashgate, 2005), The Legacy of John Rawls (with Fabian Freyenhagen, 2005, 2nd ed 2007), Locke and Law (Ashgate, 2007), The Global Justice Reader (Blackwell, 2008), and Hegel's Political Philosophy (Blackwell, forthcoming). He is an elected member of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Philosophy and Law, the Hegel Society of Great Britain's Council, and the executive board of the Political Studies Association.

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