The Individual and the Political Order: An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 279 lappuses
This fourth edition of The Individual and the Political Order provides a careful, accessible, and reasoned liberal justification for the democratic state and political authority. The central feature of liberalism is the commitment to individual autonomy. The authors show how that commitment provides a defense of democracy, and they give a liberal interpretation to such core values as liberty, equality, and political authority. Although the authors support liberal theory, they also provide a sympathetic treatment of the critics of liberalism. The authors give a sound explanation of such positions as feminist political theory, communitarianism, and post-modernism but they also argue persuasively that these theories fall short as adequate theories of the political order. A significant feature of the new edition is the treatment of international issues and globalization, particularly the war on terrorism and poverty in the third world. This edition retains its balanced treatment of such major theorists as Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Rawls and, in this edition, Marx. This edition continues the tradition of readability, balance, and careful argumentation that characterized the earlier editions. The Individual and the Political Order is accessible to a wide audience and to nearly all individuals who are interested in how citizens in a state should be governed.
 

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LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT? INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE AND POLITICAL AUTHORITY
9
UTILITARIANISM
29
HUMAN RIGHTS MEANING AND JUSTIFICATION
51
JUSTICE
83
LIBERTY
105
DEMOCRACY
153
LIBERAL POLITICAL THEORY AND ITS CRITICS
183
ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
207
WAR MORALITY AND TERRORISM
235
POSTSCRIPT
271
INDEX
273
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
279
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Norman E. Bowie is the Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of 15 books and over 75 scholarly articles in business ethics, political philosophy and related fields. His most recent book is Management Ethics. Robert L. Simon is the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. He is the author of Fair Play: Values and Sport and Neutrality and the Academic Ethics as well as many articles in ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of sport.

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