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Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  308 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This edition of Will Kymlicka's critical introduction to contemporary political thought has been fully revised to include discussion of the most literature on the various schools of thought. The book now includes two chapters on civic republicanism and multiculturalism, in addition to chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, socialism, communitar ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published October 25th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 21st 1991)
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Alexander
Thorough and yet very accessible. One quibble: Nearly all of Kymlicka's criticisms are undertaken from his (liberal egalitarian) point of view. While some of them are definitely spot-on (e.g., his discussions of the communitarian critique of the liberal self and perfectionist strands of Marxism) and the emergence of the author's own outlook is almost inevitable (and by no means necessarily unwelcome), I still think he could have made a greater effort to canvass a broader set of perspectives.
Mehmet
Çağdaş siyaset felsefesi çerçevesinde liberal eşitlik,liberterlik,marksizm gibi 10'a yakın baskın siyasi görüşün etrafında dönen hemen hemen her tartışmaya yer veren ama bölümlerin ve cevaplanılması gereken soruların tasnifinde pek özen gösterilmemiş bir kitap.

Kitap, Mill'in faydacılığının, Rawls'un liberal eşitlikçiliğinin ve Nozick'in liberter felsefesinin güzel bir kritiğini yapmakla birlikte asıl enerjisini Komüniteryanizm'e sarfederek okuyucuyu ciddi şekilde boğuyor. Yazarın belli bir akışk
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Steve
fascinating review of Rawls' theory of justice and moving into Libertarianism, especially Nozick Entitlement Theory on self ownership of property.
I could follow the final chapter on Marxism and Feminism as closely.
Soha Bayoumi
This book is an almost perfect introduction to contemporary political philosophy and its most important debates...
Scott Winship
I found this to be a very fair and balanced primer. You certainly FEEL smart at the end. While I'm not sure it was the author's intent, I concluded that political philosophy is an exercise in persuasion that is doomed if it seeks a coherent set of principles that are "right".
Victoria
I did not study much political philosophy before this so this was a tough read. It was good to learn tho.
Ade
cukup bagus untuk pemula yang akan berniat belajar etika
Govind
Jul 23, 2007 Govind rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: philosophers, people interested in political theory
the best introduction to political philosophy
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