Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy
Author: John Philip Christman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0415217989
ISBN 13: 9780415217989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

This accessible and user-friendly text offers a broad survey of some of the fundamental philosophical questions concerning social and political relations in modern society.

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Gerald F. Gaus,Fred D'Agostino
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 841
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415874564
ISBN 13: 9780415874564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the Companion are: an extensive coverage of the history of social and political thought, including separate chapters on the development of political thought in the Islamic world, India, and China as well in modern Germany, France, and Britain a focus on the core concepts and the normative foundations of social and political theory a seven-chapter section devoted exclusively to distributive justice, the central issue of political philosophy since Rawls' Theory of Justice extensive coverage of global justice and international issues, which recently have emerged as vital topics an eight-chapter section on issues in social and political philosophy. The Companion is divided into eight thematic sections: The History of Social and Political Theory; Political Theories and Ideologies; Normative Foundations; The National State and Beyond; Distributive Justice; Political Concepts; Concepts and Methods in Social Philosophy; Issues in Social and Political Philosophy. Comprised of sixty-nine newly commissioned essays by leading scholars from throughout the world, The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource in social and political philosophy for students and scholars.

The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language

The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language
Author: Justin Khoo,Rachel Katharine Sterken
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN 10: 1000375498
ISBN 13: 9781000375497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Social and Political Philosophy of Language Book Review:

This Handbook brings together philosophical work on how language shapes, and is shaped by, social and political factors. Its 24 chapters were written exclusively for this volume by an international team of leading researchers, and together they provide a broad expert introduction to the major issues currently under discussion in this area. The volume is divided into four parts: Part I: Methodological and Foundational Issues Part II: Non-ideal Semantics and Pragmatics Part III: Linguistic Harms Part IV: Applications The parts, and chapters in each part, are introduced in the volume’s General Introduction. A list of Works Cited concludes each chapter, pointing readers to further areas of study. The Handbook is the first major, multi-authored reference work in this growing area and essential reading for anyone interested in the nature of language and its relationship to social and political reality.

Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy
Author: John Somerville,Ronald Santoni
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2012-09-12
ISBN 10: 030782635X
ISBN 13: 9780307826350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

An anthology of basic statements by the most influential social and political philosophers of Western civilization. Includes Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Thoreau, Mill, Marx and Engels, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Dewey, and Gandhi.

Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Peter A. French,Theodore Edward Uehling,Howard K. Wettstein
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 546
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9780816611294
ISBN 13: 0816611297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

Social and Political Philosophy was first published in 1982. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Reassessing Marx s Social and Political Philosophy

Reassessing Marx   s Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Jan Kandiyali
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 1315398044
ISBN 13: 9781315398044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reassessing Marx s Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

Interest in the study of Marx’s thought has shown a revival in recent years, with a number of newly established academic societies, conferences, and journals dedicated to discussing his thought. This book brings together distinguished and up-and-coming scholars to provide a major re-evaluation of historical issues in Marx scholarship and to connect Marx’s ideas with fresh debates in contemporary Anglo-American social and political philosophy. Among the topics discussed are Marx’s relationship to his philosophical predecessors—including Hegel, the young Hegelians, and the utopian socialists—his concept of recognition, his critique of liberalism, and his views on the good life. This book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students interested in Marx, Hegel, the history of political thought, and social and political philosophy.

Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy
Author: James P. Sterba
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 1134602456
ISBN 13: 9781134602452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and questions whether these can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures in social and political philosophy. Each essay carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges. Topics include: * Moral Methodology * Libertarianism * Socialism * Lesbian and Gay Perspectives * Feminism * Racial and Multicultural Perspectives * Rationality * Welfare Liberalism * Environmentalism * Virtue Ethics and Community * Just War Theory and Pacifism * Civil Disobedience.

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy
Author: Kristian Høyer Toft
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 1351660101
ISBN 13: 9781351660105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy Book Review:

This book argues for the inclusion of the corporation as an integral element of political philosophy. It begins with a historical evaluation of the corporation as a constituent of political society. It shows how Adam Smith, Hegel, and Marx conceived the role of the corporation in relation to the state, the market and civil society, before moving on to the rejection of the corporation as a genuine moral and political agent by Rawls and Habermas. The next chapter of the book presents the corporation as a collective that possesses political and moral agency. The author outlines four distinct political philosophies of corporate responsibility: the Aristotelian conservative-virtue ethical conception; the market liberal theory; the social liberal theory of corporate citizenship and political CSR; and Marxist-inspired critical theories. It is argued that the social liberal theory provides a better justification compared to its rivals. The third and final group of chapters applies the social liberal conception – called the social liberal corporation – to important contemporary issues, including human rights in global supply chains, financial and digital firms, sustainability and climate change. Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy will appeal to political philosophers, political theorists, and applied ethicists, as well as scholars in other disciplines working on issues related to business ethics, organizational ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility. As it provides a comprehensive introduction to corporate responsibility it is also relevant to sustainability professionals who seek an overview of the theoretical debate on corporate responsibility.

Ontology Revisited

Ontology Revisited
Author: Ruth Groff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415574110
ISBN 13: 9780415574112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ontology Revisited Book Review:

Groff's argument runs counter to the familiar anti-metaphysical habit. Social and political philosophy, she maintains, is not as metaphysically neutral as it may seem. Even the most deontological of theories connects up with an attendant set of philosophical commitments regarding what kinds of things exist, as a fundamental ontological matter, and what they are like. These are topics of interest not just to social and political philosophers, but to social scientists and to philosophers of social science as well. "Ruth Groff has broken new ground in demonstrating the connection between social and political thought and the ontology of causal powers. Her account of the structure of Humean thinking about agency is excellent. Especially significant is the role that she assigns to Kantianism in the analysis that she develops. She moves effortlessly between contemporary metaphysics, political theory, critical social theory, and the history of modern philosophy, offering trenchant insights along the way into the work of thinkers ranging from Hume himself to Mill, Adorno, and Martha Nussbaum, and into debates over agent causation and emergence. There is even a discussion, in the final chapter, of Spinoza. This is big-picture philosophy at its best: rigorous and exacting at the level of detail; original, compelling and systematic in the whole." - Stephen Mumford, Professor of Metaphysics and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham

Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy

Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Albert Kasanda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-05-11
ISBN 10: 1351209906
ISBN 13: 9781351209908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary African Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

This book explores what constitutes contemporary African social and political philosophy with regard to its meaning, aims, sources, and relevance for today’s Africa. Kasanda denounces conventional approaches considering these either as a subcategory of general philosophy or as the ideological attempts of individual African leaders and professional philosophers, such as Nkrumah, Nyerere, Senghor, Fanon, Hountondji and Towa. On the contrary, Kasanda defines contemporary African social and political philosophy as an inclusive reflection of African communities with regard to power and equitable modes of social and political organization in order to promote human excellence for everyone. This perspective also includes the criticism of social and political concepts in use within African communities. The author postulates that contemporary African social and political philosophy relies on the legacy of precolonial African societies, as well as on the contribution of the diaspora throughout the world. Contemporary African social and political philosophy is rooted in the daily lives of African people, and it expresses itself through multiple modalities including, for example, art, religion, literature, music and the policy of urbanization of African cities. This book sheds new light on debates concerning topics such as ethnophilosophy, negritude, pan-Africanism, democracy, African civil society, African cultures, and globalization. It aims to ward off the lethargy that strikes African social and political philosophy, taking a renewed and critical approach.

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Robert L. Simon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470756535
ISBN 13: 9780470756539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social and political theory. Written by leading social and political philosophers, each essay provides a map to the history of the issue at hand and a judicious assessment of the main arguments that have been brought to bear upon that issue.

An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Richard Schmitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN 10: 0742565262
ISBN 13: 9780742565265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

Social and political philosophy, unlike other fields and disciplines, involves conflict, disagreement, deliberation, and action. This text takes a new approach and understands philosophy not so much as a story of great thinkers or as a collection of philosophical positions but as a series of debates and disagreements in which students must participate. Adopting what may be called an 'active learning' method, Richard Schmitt, who has long taught social and political philosophy in the Ivy Leagues as well at state colleges, presents a range of problems and debates which engage the core question of freedom. Too often, students are bewildered, and then bored, by highly abstract philosophical questions because they are unable to connect those abstract issues to their own life experiences. This text immediately connects issues and experiences, and provides integrated, on-going questions to spark dialogue, whether in class settings or in the reader's own mind, and to help students form strong arguments with good reasons for their positions. In the course of examining different current controversies, the book develops theories of democracy, equality, the state, property, autonomy, and the role of morality in politics, all of which are standard for courses in social and political philosophy.

On Mechanism in Hegel s Social and Political Philosophy

On Mechanism in Hegel s Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Nathan Ross
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2008-03-15
ISBN 10: 1135892733
ISBN 13: 9781135892739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Mechanism in Hegel s Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy examines the role of the concept of mechanism in Hegel’s thinking about political and social institutions. It counters as overly simplistic the notion that Hegel has an ‘organic concept of society’. It examines the thought of Hegel’s peers and predecessors who critique modern political intuitions as ‘machine-like’, focusing on J.G. Herder, Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis. From here it examines the early writings of Hegel, in which Hegel makes a break with the Romantic way of thinking about ethical community. Ross argues that in this period, Hegel devises a new way of thinking about the integration of mechanistic and organic features within an organizational whole. This allows Hegel to offer an innovative theory of modern civil society as a component in ethical life. The second half of the book examines how Hegel develops this thought in his later works. It offers an in depth commentary on the chapter on mechanism in the Science of Logic, and it demonstrates the role of these thoughts in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. On Mechanism in Hegel's Social and Political Philosophy offers a critical response to debates over communitarianism by arguing against one of the central figures used by scholars to associate Hegel with communitarian thought, namely the notion that society is organic. In addition, it argues that Hegel political theory is deeply informed by his formal ontology, as developed in the Science of Logic.

Elements of Social and Political Philosophy

Elements of Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Jan J.T. Srzednicki
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1976-06-30
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3294043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

The general purpose of this book differs from those of most of the works found traditionally in the field of political philosophy. Firstly, the present approach is in no way prescriptive or normative, as the interest centres on explication rather than an evaluative assess ment of this, that or another type of arrangement, or act. 1 It will be clear that I am in complete disagreement with Gewirth when he claims that "The central concern of political philosophy is the moral evaluation of political power. " It seems obvious that the under standing of political and social forms of life, and a fortiori of political power, must come before its evaluation. This cannot be provided by moral assessment alone. Thus an analytical or explicative approach which promotes such understanding must come first, and must be the "central concern" of the appropriate philosophical discipline. This is not to say that moral assessment is illegitimate, nor even that it cannot be one of the concerns of political philosophy, but it is to deny that it can be central, even though it might be somebody's central interest. To the extent to which this book is successful it will provide an argu mentin my favour - if the job can be done, obviously it is of primary importance. But we should not assume that it cannot be done unless we can show that there is no separate sphere of political and/or social phenomena.

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft
Author: Sandrine Bergès,Alan Coffee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN 10: 0191079421
ISBN 13: 9780191079429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft Book Review:

Interest in the contribution made by women to the history of philosophy is burgeoning. Intense research is underway to recover their works which have been lost or overlooked. At the forefront of this revival is Mary Wollstonecraft. While she has long been studied by feminists, and later discovered by political scientists, philosophers themselves have only recently begun to recognise the value of her work for their discipline. This volume brings together new essays from leading scholars, which explore Wollstonecraft's range as a moral and political philosopher of note, both taking a historical perspective and applying her thinking to current academic debates. Subjects include Wollstonecraft's ideas on love and respect, friendship and marriage, motherhood, property in the person, and virtue and the emotions, as well as the application her thought has for current thinking on relational autonomy, and animal and children's rights. A major theme within the book places her within the republican tradition of political theory and analyses the contribution she makes to its conceptual resources.

Fichte s Social and Political Philosophy

Fichte s Social and Political Philosophy
Author: David James
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-20
ISBN 10: 1139495410
ISBN 13: 9781139495417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fichte s Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

In this study of Fichte's social and political philosophy, David James offers an interpretation of Fichte's most famous writings in this area, including his Foundations of Natural Right and Addresses to the German Nation, centred on two main themes: property and virtue. These themes provide the basis for a discussion of such issues as what it means to guarantee the freedom of all the citizens of a state, the problem of unequal relations of economic dependence between states, and the differences and connections between the legal and political sphere of right and morality. James also relates Fichte's central social and political ideas to those of other important figures in the history of philosophy, including Locke, Kant and Hegel, as well as to the radical phase of the French Revolution. His account will be of importance to all who are interested in Fichte's philosophy and its intellectual and political context.

Social and Political Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy
Author: Andrea Veltman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015078790766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social and Political Philosophy Book Review:

Social and Political Philosophy: Classic and Contemporary Readings is a comprehensive primary-source anthology of readings on social and political thought. Ranging from ancient classics to contemporary works, this unique text combines the essential classics in the field--including the work of ancient Greek political philosophers and modern social contract theorists--with a significant amount of contemporary work on issues pertaining to poverty, drug legalization, multiculturalism, race, gender, and class. It also integrates contemporary feminist perspectives.

The Individual and the Political Order

The Individual and the Political Order
Author: Norman E. Bowie,Robert L. Simon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780742550056
ISBN 13: 0742550052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Individual and the Political Order Book Review:

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.

Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth
Author: Christopher Zurn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN 10: 0745686788
ISBN 13: 9780745686783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Axel Honneth Book Review:

With his insightful and wide-ranging theory of recognition, AxelHonneth has decisively reshaped the Frankfurt School tradition ofcritical social theory. Combining insights from philosophy,sociology, psychology, history, political economy, and culturalcritique, Honneth’s work proposes nothing less than anaccount of the moral infrastructure of human sociality and itsrelation to the perils and promise of contemporary sociallife. This book provides an accessible overview of Honneth’s maincontributions across a variety of fields, assessing the strengthsand weaknesses of his thought. Christopher Zurn clearly explainsHonneth’s multi-faceted theory of recognition and itsrelation to diverse topics: individual identity, morality, activistmovements, progress, social pathologies, capitalism, justice,freedom, and critique. In so doing, he places Honneth’stheory in a broad intellectual context, encompassing classic socialtheorists such as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Dewey, Adorno andHabermas, as well as contemporary trends in social theory andpolitical philosophy. Treating the full range of Honneth’scorpus, including his major new work on social freedom anddemocratic ethical life, this book is the most up-to-date guideavailable. Axel Honneth will be invaluable to students and scholarsworking across the humanities and social sciences, as well asanyone seeking a clear guide to the work of one of the mostinfluential theorists writing today.

An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht

An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht
Author: Anthony Squiers
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9401211817
ISBN 13: 9789401211819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht Book Review: