Arguing About Political Philosophy (Arguing About Philosophy 2nd New edition)

Arguing About Political Philosophy (Arguing About Philosophy 2nd New edition)

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This second edition of Arguing About Political Philosophy is the most complete, up-to-date, and interdisciplinary anthology of its kind. Its selections cover both classic philosophical sources such as Hobbes and Rousseau, and contemporary figures such as Robert Nozick and G.A. Cohen. But additional excerpts from economists, psychologists, novelists, and legal theorists help students from diverse intellectual backgrounds to connect with and appreciate the problems and distinctive methodology of political philosophy. This second edition also goes beyond any other anthology on the market in its coverage of traditionally under-represented views such as libertarianism, neo-socialism, feminism, and critical race theory. And it is one of the only anthologies to go beyond A Theory of Justice in its coverage of the political thought of John Rawls. The volume is divided into 3 parts - Foundational Concepts; Government, the Economy and Morality; and Applied Political Philosophy - covering core arguments and emerging debates in topics like: social contract theory political economy property rights freedom equality immigration global distributive justice The new companion website offers valuable resources for instructors and students alike, including sample quizzes, exams, and writing assignments, extensive study questions for each reading, and an online version of the "What's Your Political Philosophy" self-assessment.

About Author

Matt Zwolinski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego, co-director of USD's Institute for Law and Philosophy, and the founder of and frequent contributor to the popular Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog. He is the author of numerous articles in political philosophy on topics such as exploitation, price gouging, and sweatshop labor.


Part 1 - Foundational Concepts a. Political Authority Social Contract Theory and its Critics Thomas Hobbes - Excerpts from Leviathan Robert Axelrod - Excerpts from The Evolution of Cooperation John Locke - Excerpts from Second Treatise of Civil Government David Hume - "Of the Original Contract" Murray Rothbard - "Society without a State," The Libertarian Forum Virginia Held - "Non-contractual Society: A Feminist View," Canadian Journal of Philosophy Charles Mills - Excerpts from The Racial Contract Obedience to Authority Plato - Crito Stanley Milgram - "The Perils of Obedience" Martin Luther King - "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" M.B.E. Smith - "Is There a Prima Facie Duty to Obey the Law?" b. Rights UN - "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" James Nickel, "Making Sense of Human Rights," Robert Nozick - "Libertarian Rights" c. Justice David Hume - "Justice as Convention" John Stuart Mill - "Justice and Utility," excerpts from Utilitarianism, John Rawls - "A Theory of Justice," excerpts from Theory of Justice d. Political Liberlism Michael Sandel - "The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self" John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness: Political Not Metaphysical," Gerald Gaus, "The Moral Foundations of Liberal Neutrality" Part 2 - Government, The Economy, and Morality a. Political Economy Karl Marx and Frederick Engels - "Communist Manifesto" Karl Marx and Frederick Engels - "Critique of the Gotha Program" Adam Smith, excerpts from The Wealth of Nations Charles Wolf - "Market Failure," excerpt from Markets or Governments Randy Simmons - "Pathological Politics: The Anatomy of Government Failure" b. Property Rights John Locke - Excerpts from Second Treatise of Civil Government Henry George - "The Injustice of Private Property in Land," David Schmidtz - "The Institution of Property" c. Distributive Justice Robert Nozick - "The Entitlement Theory of Justice" Friedrich Hayek - "The Atavism of Social Justice" G.A. Cohen - Why Not Socialism Philippe Van Parijs - "A Basic Income for All" e. Freedom John Stuart Mill - "On Liberty" Isaiah Berlin - "Two Concepts of Liberty" Franklin Delano Roosevelt - "The Four Freedoms" Philip Pettit - "Republican Political Theory" f. Equality Kurt Vonnegut - "Harrison Bergeron" Richard Arneson - "Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare," David Schmidtz - "Equal Respect and Equal Shares," Jean Jacques Rousseau - "Discourse on the Origins of Inequality," Catharine MacKinnon, "Difference and Dominance" Part 3 - Applied Political Philosophy a. Democratic Deliberation and Voting Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson - "Moral Disagreement in a Democracy," Jason Brennan - "Political Liberty: Who Needs It?" b. Immigration Michael Huemer - "Is There a Right to Immigrate?" David Miller - "Immigration: The Case for Limits" c. Global Distributive Justice Peter Singer - Excerpts from The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty Thomas Pogge - "World Poverty and Human Rights" Loren Lomasky - "Liberalism Beyond Borders"

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  • ISBN13: 9780415535823
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 722
  • ID: 9780415535823
  • weight: 1315
  • ISBN10: 0415535824
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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