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Political philosophy: an introduction [by] William T. Blackstone.


New York, Crowell [1973] .
ISBN 069064633X, 9780690646337

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George Washington
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JA66 .B5 1973 Available Request
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Subjects Political science.
Description xv, 266 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Chapter 6: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) -- Mill's Brand of Utilitarianism -- Justice as the Basic Moral and Political Objective -- The Meaning of Justice -- Liberty as the Fundamental Right -- Restrictions on Liberty -- Mill's Defense of Freedom of Thought and Discussion -- The Best Form of Government: Representative Democracy -- Is Mill Really a Democrat? -- Recommended Readings -- Model Two: Conclusion -- Recommended Readings -- Model Three: The Historicist Theory of the State -- Introduction -- Chapter 7: Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) -- Hegel's Metaphysics -- The Dialectic -- Moral and Political Institutions -- Abstract Right, Morality and Ethical Life -- The Family, Civil Society, and the State -- Freedom -- Forms of Government and Constitutions -- Divisions of Power in the State -- Hegel on Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy -- Public Opinion and Freedom of Speech -- Justice and Power (Is and Ought) -- War and International Relations -- Critique -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 8: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (1818-1883 and 1820-1895) -- The Hegelian Heritage -- Dialectical Materialism and Economic Determinism -- Classes and Class Struggles -- Alienation and Freedom -- The State -- The Socialist Dictatorship -- Mature Communism and Social Justice -- Critique -- Recommended Readings -- Model Three: Conclusion -- Recommended Readings -- Part Three: Criteria of Adequacy for a Political Philosophy -- Introduction -- Chapter 9: Criteria of Adequacy -- Adequacy and Openness -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 10: Freedom -- Political Freedom: An Overview of the Concept -- The Meaning and Justification of Political Freedom -- The Application of the Norm of Political Freedom: Conflicting Values -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 11: Equality: Rights and Justice -- The Norm of Equality: An Overview -- Descriptive and Normative Equality -- Criteria of Relevance for Differential Treatment -- The Justification of Criteria of Relevance -- The Application of the Equality Principle -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 12: The Public Interest -- An Overview of the Concept -- The Public Interest: An Interpretation -- Private and Public Interests -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 13: Democracy and Its Alternatives -- Introduction -- The Definition of Democracy -- The Justification of Democracy -- Majoritarian and Totalitarian Democracy -- The Extension of Social Justice -- Democracy as an Adequate Political Theory -- Recommended Readings
Part One: Defining political philosophy -- Chapter 1: What Is Political Philosophy -- The Problem of Definition -- A Sample Issue: Civil Disobedience -- Why Have Political Philosophy? -- Political Philosophy as Normative -- Political Philosophy as Analytic and Conceptual -- The Relationship of Analysis and Norms -- The Empirical Component of Political Philosophy -- The Three Components of Political Philosophy -- The Behaviorist Reduction -- The Positivistic Reduction -- The "Ordinary Use" Reduction -- Summation -- The Principal Questions of Political Philosophy -- A Classificatory Scheme -- Recommended Readings -- Part Two: Three Models of Political Justification -- Model One: The Theory of Natural Law -- Introduction -- Chapter 2: Thomas Aquinas (1226-1274) -- The Purposes and Aims of Society and Government -- The Best Form of Government -- Eternal and Natural Law -- The Principles of Natural Law -- Justice and Civil Disobedience -- Critique -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 3: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) -- Hobbes's Theory of Human Nature -- The State of Nature -- The Social Contract -- The Laws of Nature -- Absolute Sovereignty -- Civil Disobedience -- The Rights and Duties of Men -- Duties to God and Sovereign -- Critique -- Recommended Readings -- Chapter 4: John Locke (1632-1704) -- The State of Nature -- The Social Contract -- Natural Rights -- Government by Consent -- Civil Disobedience -- Limited, Representative Government -- Critique -- Recommended Readings -- Model One: Conclusion -- Recommended Readings -- Model Two: The Utilitarian Theory of the State -- Introduction -- Chapter 5: Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) -- Human Nature and Hedonism -- Utility as the Grounds of Legislation -- Justice and Utility -- Bentham's Critique of Natural Law and Natural Rights -- Bentham's Critique of the Social Contract Theory and Consent -- The Role of Government -- Freedom and Democracy -- Civil Disobedience -- Critique -- Recommended Readings
Network Numbers (OCoLC)533629
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