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Published: 04 May 2017

696 Pages


ISBN: 9780198708926

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Political Thinkers

From Socrates to the Present

Third Edition

Edited by David Boucher and Paul Kelly

  • Excellent breadth and depth, giving students a comprehensive overview of Western political thought.
  • Written by internationally renowned experts, exposing students to multiple perspectives.
  • Connections and relationships between thinkers are made clear to help students gain a fuller understanding of the development of political thought, without viewing individual thinkers in isolation.
  • Carefully developed learning features, including a chapter guide, biography, key texts, and key ideas for each thinker, help students understand key concepts and ideas in the history of political thought, as well as the context that inspired them.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.
  • A new chapter on Hugo Grotius helps to introduce the just war tradition.
  • Revised part introductions make clear the connections between thinkers and their significance in relation to each other.

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