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دیوید میلر در کتاب فلسفه‌ی سیاسی مفاهیمی مانند، اقتدار، دموکراسی، آزادی و محدودیت‌های آن، عدالت، فمینیسم، چند‌فرهنگی‌باوری و ملیت، را در فلسفه‌ی سیاسی معرفی می‌کند. در این کتاب سوال‌هایی از این دست مطرح می‌شود: «آیا حقیقت دارد که عملکرد دولت‌ها عمیقا بر کیفیت زندگی ما تاثیر می‌گذارد؟»؛ «آیا اقتدار سیاسی حکومت‌ها در گرو اعمال زور بر شهروندانشان است؟»؛ «شهروندان عادی چه نقشی ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by نشر ماهی (first published 2003)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #97), David Miller
This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم ماه ژوئن سال 2010 میلادی
عنوان: فلسفه
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Riku Sayuj

Azar Gat could learn a thing or two from Miller. But then Miller could also learn a thing or two -- about spending less time on the obvious and moving on to interesting and controversial subjects earlier in a book, especially such a short one.

Too cursory for much of the book. Mildly interesting towards the end, but that is primarily because Mill goes into polemic mode and reveals his cards and thus exposes his reasons for the way the book was constructed. He does not think over-enthusiastic cri
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Maru Kun
This book is an excellent introduction to political philosophy.

The opening, with a discussion of Amgrogio Lorenzetti's painting "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government", provides an interesting reminder of the deep historical roots of political philosophy.

Key issues, such as the sources of political authority, the practical limitations of democracy and the tension between the freedom of the individual and the obligations of the state to provide just social outcomes, are described effectively an
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Steve
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very short, very clear, very fair. Well done!
Steven
One day I forgot to take Cortázar's Hopscotch with me to work; thankfully, I always have a backup book in my bag. In this case it was David Miller's VSI to Political Philosophy that I had snuck in. (I have a big VSI collection and I like to just take one with me that I haven't yet read in case I feel like jumping in at some point during the day—well, mostly during the commute.)

Anyway, Miller assumes no background knowledge of political philosophy. He really doesn't. Which is a good thing if you
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Ying Sam
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Muhamed
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good overall. I had some disagreements here and there. but I think the book did a great job of presenting an introduction to PP.
MuHan Li
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a book written by an Englishman some 15 years ago, it seems incredible fair exceptionally pertaining to its discussion on democracy and human rights.

As an introductory material, the book raises more questions than it answers. Some notes I took when certain parts piqued my interests.

Chapter 1 - What Do We Need Political Philosophy?

What do we study political philosophy? Only answer is to examine our belief system and the values that we come to accept as universal truths in Western society:
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Alexandra Cheung
It is an over-simplistic book even for a short introduction. If you are someone who reads the news or listens to political commentary every day, you already know pretty much everything in the book. Also, while Miller does attempt to bring up alternative theories, he rarely explains their rationale in details and is very quick to dismiss them. I think this book is only good for someone who is completely unfamiliar with the political philosophy and thus does not mind an one-sided description of th ...more
Frank Jarman
Didn't hold my interest and didn't seam to have a purpose but then I'm a thriller reader and practical man.
Rocío G.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short, engrossing & highly appealing. A useful introduction to the main questions & points of contention in political philosophy. ...more
Clement Vitis
I feel this book oversimplified where it wasn't necessary. Though, important to condense such a large topic, there were a lot of word choices and descriptions that belittled the fields of social psychology and psychology and frequently conflated the two without having a solid and contemporary understanding of the two areas.

I was also disappointed and distracted by the chapter on multiculturalism and feminism. It overlooked so many issues and only had a minute understanding of the intersectional
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Michael
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, nonfiction
A short and interesting book about the philosophical basis of politics, a subject that consumes a great deal of my thinking (hey, give me a break! I don't like sports, so I need something to think about!). I enjoyed the author's musings on the meanings of words like justice and freedom and government and democracy. There was surprisingly little thought devoted to the concept of rights, while there was a predictably long section devoted to social justice. Overall, not much that I didn't already k ...more
jzthompson
The best of these VSI books feel like taking a university module in the subject and this is up there with the best that I have read - offering a very clear and concise introduction to some difficult concepts. The author's analysis of various theories and concepts is succinct and interesting and his own views are compelling.

I am perhaps slightly biased as Miller and I seem to be broadly in line in terms of our political views but he treats philosophies that he clearly doesn't agree with such as c
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Said AlMaskery
I started reading this book in Vienna last year. Despite its small size, it took me more than one year to read it. I was reading it in the historical Vienna, in hights of the Swiss Alps St.Morris, and finally finished reading it on the plane heading to Newyork.

Was the book really that difficult? It wasn't. In the contrary it was very engaging and fun. However the topic was quite deep and detailed. Because it's a very short introduction, Miller made sure every word was an added information.

The
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Philip
I don't quite know how to assess this book. It definitely lays out some views of political philosophy, but sometimes I thought the author leaned one way and at other times he seemed to lean the other way. Also, I could have used less of the author's opinions (I wanted a basic text on the political philosophies without commentary). But that may be asking for too much. My own political views were sometimes in conflict with the author's statements, but I think that is the nature of politics.
Ashley Lee
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very clear introduction to political philosophy, and the author makes very valid points. It was fun to make notes while reading. What i hope for would be headings under each chapters to make points easier to understand. Language not the simplest, but enough to understand and not feel this is beginners' level.
Karl Hallbjörnsson
Disappointing, boring, stupid at times — author even managed somehow to write a whole chapter entitled "Feminism and multiculturalism" without referring to a single woman, person of colour or anyone from an ethnic minority. He mentioned John Stuart Mill, that sanctimonious cuckball, and that's it. This book was for a course in school, wouldn't reccommend.
Guido Calderini
This is a bad book for readers new to the subject, because it fails to do a good survey of the discipline and a horrible book for political philosophers, since the author briefly misrepresents a whole system of thought and quickly dismisses without much explanation before moving on to the next.
Jesse Rice
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Concise, to the point. Good introduction.
Lloyd Downey
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess it is always a little problematic to take a book like this which has in its title "A very short introduction" and expect to get a good grasp of a subject by reading the 130 pages. However, David Miller does a reasonable job...covering off:
1 Historical ideas of good government
2. Political authority ....kings, despots, democracy, states, etc
3. Democracy..and it's problems...minorities, uninformed voters etc
4. Freedom and the limits of government...trading off one group's freedom for anothe
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Jim Cook
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a few other books in this series from OUP (Geography, History, and one on Jurgen Habermas, which was excellent), so I was pleased when I found Miller’s book. He employs an Italian fresco painted by Lorenzetti in the 14th century as a heuristic to help illustrate the essential elements of political philosophy. These perennial issues include answers to questions like: what are the differences between legitimate political authority and tyranny; what is the relationship between governmen ...more
Luke
Before you think about getting your hands on this (don’t) - I highly recommend read the other 2 star reviews.

What a mess. Not so much outdated as it was out of touch. Given the chapter dedicated to assessing anarchist and communitarian alternatives to government I initially assumed that what would follow would be a sound denunciation of the reasoning commonly deployed to justify the state and its inherent authoritarianism.

Instead what we get is: political authority is a defined as thus, but sh
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Zane
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read this book a few weeks ahead of an event on political philosophy, which is not my expertise but neither something I am unfamiliar with. Miller does a very good job at introducing the 'bread-and-butter' of political philosophy in this concise and well-written book. The brevity of the book precludes an in-depth engagement with a lot of interesting topics, but Miller nonetheless does a good job to mention the fact that there is an ongoing discussion about one or more topics without ...more
Donal
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid overview, though it seems like an impossible project: we go to these books to get a basic understanding of a broad topic but they often just leave us more confused. Every page, nay, paragraph, leads off into so many directions, theories, ideas, and movements.

It's also strangely 'dated' in that the mess of stuff going on right now feels relevant and absent: terms like populism, identity politics, Brexit, Antifa... the shifting sands seem to be accelerating. Language is tripping over itsel
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Hayden
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The introduction has a memorable summary of the goals of political philosophy and defense of the discipline.

The content of most of the book is standard -- it is an intro to the liberal humanistic political phil canon. But, this is intro is usually elegant!

I didn't have problems until the chapter on multiculturalist/feminist political phil. This chapter is bad for a lot of reasons. The main one is that it doesn't take seriously enough the critiques of these of modern philosophical traditions of t
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Fhsanders54
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
David Miller, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford provides us with a concise summary of the main strands of political philosophy, chronologiaccly starting with a painting by Lorenzetti illustrating "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government". Moving from government by divinity to government by the people by way of the Renaissance, he examines views about anarchism, liberty, social justice via thinkers such as Hobbes, Rousseau and Marx and of course the ancients such as Plato and Socrates. He c ...more
V
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Introduction to many basic concepts in political philosophy, and providing short analysis of different arguments by different philosophers.

Political philosophy provides us with theories of how our world can evolve into a better place, providing solutions to how we, as an individual living in a political community, can live in peace with one another, at the same time protecting values that we as humans deem important. Allowing diversity while living together in harmony.

Politics affects our daily
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Florian
The book raises some interesting points, it's a good introduction for anyone wondering about some basic notions of political philosophy as "freedom", "justice" or "democracy".
The autour does state in the beginning that his own views will be reflected in the book (liberal nationalism), claiming that it will influence the way he approches theories.
This should be kept in mind as he tends to minimalise and quickly pass over alternative theories that in my opinion deserve some more attention.
Good
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Ali
Apr 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fairly simple walkthrough of some of the foundational questions and arguments in Political Philosophy. Can be used as a good supplement/reading material to get students interested in those arguments.
There are places where you can detect the author's biases, which manifest perhaps as a result of not wanting to ruffle too many feathers and get everyone on board first, and his want to largely maintain the status quo. But I appreciate the simplicity and thoroughness with which he presents this v
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