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The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Political Philosophy is a concise yet thorough and highly engaging introduction to the essential problems of the discipline. Organized topically and presented in a straightforward manner by an eminent political philosopher, A. John Simmons, it investigates the nature and basis of political authority and the ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
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John
Jun 12, 2008 John rated it really liked it
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Well, I wouldn't be reading it if I hadn't gotten a free copy, but that's life for you.

Simmons arguments, taken individually, are well put and get to the heart of the matter of the justification and legitimacy of a state. He pushes toward a strongly libertarian conclusion, though, in a way that doesn't seem warranted by his arguments. That is to say, the arguments taken alone are quite good, but they don't seem to add up to what he wants.

That said, I'm only through ch. 4 right now, so perhaps hi
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