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The Great Political Theories, Volume 2

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The philosophy of politics

This carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers will be an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, political science, and government. Such essential forces as Revolution, Romanticism, Marxism, Anarchy, Utilitarianism, Theology
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published by Avon Books (An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers) (first published April 1962)
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Michael Gerald
May 30, 2012 Michael Gerald rated it liked it
I read this book as required reading for one of my major Political Science Courses, Political Theory, in DLSU. I was much interested in political philosophy and expected to learn a lot about the evolution of theoretical discourse of politics. Though the book introduced me to thinkers and concepts I was only briefly aware of at that time, I think the book could have been more effective if only the author made a more thorough analysis and explanation of some of Political Science's ideas and values ...more
Fran
Note to self: Main reference for Soc Sci 2: Social, Economic and Political Thought under Prof. Raymond Quilop, First Semester 1995-96, GE course from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Rob, the Monk
Jun 07, 2008 Rob, the Monk rated it really liked it
Once read, you will find these books indispensable as a handy resource. Brief summaries and excerpts of some of the greatest political ideas in history, they allow one an easy polish to any term paper- because how many people quote Cicero?
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A good collection of original writings and interpretation of political philosophy from Rousseau Plato through modern writers (as of 1962) following the development of current concepts of western political science.
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