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The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

Edited by: Gerald Gaus , Fred D’Agostino

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415874564
eBook ISBN: 9780203092231
Adobe ISBN: 9781136202070

10.4324/9780203092231
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the Companion are:

  • an extensive coverage of the history of social and political thought, including separate chapters on the development of political thought in the Islamic world, India, and China as well in modern Germany, France, and Britain
  • a focus on the core concepts and the normative foundations of social and political theory
  • a seven-chapter section devoted exclusively to distributive justice, the central issue of political philosophy since Rawls' Theory of Justice
  • extensive coverage of global justice and international issues, which recently have emerged as vital topics
  • an eight-chapter section on issues in social and political philosophy.

The Companion is divided into eight thematic sections: The History of Social and Political Theory; Political Theories and Ideologies; Normative Foundations; The National State and Beyond; Distributive Justice; Political Concepts; Concepts and Methods in Social Philosophy; Issues in Social and Political Philosophy.

Comprised of sixty-nine newly commissioned essays by leading scholars from throughout the world, The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource in social and political philosophy for students and scholars.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Plato’s Political Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Aristotle’s Social and Political Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Aquinas Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Medieval Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Machiavelli Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Hobbes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Locke Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rousseau Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Hume and Smith on Justice Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kant Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hegel Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mill Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Marx Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Late Nineteenth-and Early Twentieth-Century British Thought Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Continental Political Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  French Political Thought in the Twentieth Century Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Political Philosophy of China Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Indian Political Theory Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Islamic Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Anarchism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Conservatism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Republicanism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Marxism and Contemporary Political Thought Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Feminism and the History of Political Philosoph Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Environmentalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Contractarianism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Contractualism and Political Liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Utilitarianism and Consequentialism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Perfectionism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Virtue Ethics and Political Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Natural Law and Rights Theory Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Luck Egalitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Difference Principle Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Left Libertarianism Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Libertarianism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Desert Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Needs and Distributive Justice Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Capability Approach (and Social Justice) Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Intergenerational Distributive Justice Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Human Rights and Cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Multiculturalism Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Global Justice and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Justice and Borders Download PDF
Chapter  47:  War Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Equality Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Autonomy Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Power Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Authority and Legitimacy Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Rights Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Toleration Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Social Evolution Download PDF
Chapter  57:  The Pragmatist Project in Political Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Postmodernism and Politics Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Social Choice Theory Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Rational Choice Theory Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Discourse Theory Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Education Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Health Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Marriage, Sex, and the Family Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Work Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Paternalism, Moralism, and Markets Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Religion in Public Life Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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