Teach Yourself Political Philosophy

Teach Yourself Political Philosophy[Reading] ➿ Teach Yourself Political Philosophy Author Mel R. Thompson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Understand political philosophy without help from a pundit Teach Yourself Political Philosophy is a fascinating guide to the principles upon which our legal and political systems are founded It explor Understand political philosophy without help from a pundit Teach Yourself Political Philosophy is a fascinating guide to the principles upon which our legal and political systems are founded It explores the key political concepts that underpin our society and unravels fundamental political and economic theories such as capitalism Marxism conservatism and anarchism Each of these concepts and theories are put into context by looking at the key figures Teach Yourself PDF/EPUB or in political thought from Aristotle and Hobbes to Rawls and Wollstonecraft Political philosophy need not be confined to the past or the realms of academia this book brings the issues to life and discusses the uestions raised daily by our politicians their critics and the media. A bit haphazard at times but it was good overall I read this over the weekend to shore up my understanding of all things political philosophy as I am taking a graduate course on John Rawls this semester and thought it would be good to read up on some basic stuffThe book is a good read overall and would be of good use to the introductory student of political philosophy In my particular case I found that I was already fairly well acuainted with most of the material that is covered here although the presentation of the material certainly helped refresh my memory on some things and indeed did introduce me to a few new ideas and new thinkers along the wayThe one criticism that I have of the book is that its latter chapters are arranged topically covering ideas such as gender and multiculturalism environmentalism globalization etc There's nothing terribly wrong with that but I found that those chapters became a bit of an ongoing discussion about random topics that many folks would be knowledgable of just simply by watching the news as opposed to a detailed engagement with philiosophical thought This is not true of the book's early chapters which introduce Plato Aristotle then several Enlightenment thinkers John Rawls is also given attention in one chapter and is mentioned throughout the bookOne con for the American audience this is a British publication and as such the overwhelming majority of case study examples used in the work come from British news stories or government affairs That's not a bad thing in and of itself but it does make the material a bit foreign to coin a term Additionally the book's treatment of the term liberalism falls along the BritishEuropean definition of the term which means something altogether different from the American political lexiconNevertheless this was a good read overall I give it 45 stars Great introduction to western political philosophy Not only does it adeuately summarize many of the works of ethical thinkers from Plato Rawls but it includes some objective commentary about some of the political movements of today Very insightful The title is Understand Political Philosophy and now I do No mean acievement with a middle brow reader like me

Teach Yourself Political Philosophy PDF/EPUB ✓
  • Paperback
  • 239 pages
  • Teach Yourself Political Philosophy
  • Mel R. Thompson
  • English
  • 06 July 2016
  • 9780071602617