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History of Political Theory: An Introduction

Volume II: Modern

Second Edition

George Klosko

February 2013

ISBN: 9780199695454

592 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

Price: £34.49

History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. The second volume traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views.

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History of Political Theory: An Introduction is an engaging introduction to the main figures in the history of Western Political Theory and their most important works. The second volume traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views.

  • This is a readable but careful and thorough lntroduction to a major subject
  • Key concepts clearly explained
  • Brings alive the subject's relevance today

About the Author(s)

George Klosko, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

George Klosko works in both normative political theory and the history of political thought. His books include Political Obligations (Oxford, 2005) the Second Edition of The Development of Plato's Political Theory (Oxford, 2006). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy (2011), which he edited. He is Henry L. and Grace Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1:Nicolò Machiavelli
    2:Thomas Hobbes
    3:John Locke and Liberal Political Theory
    4:David Hume
    5:Montesquieu
    6:Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    7:Edmund Burke and Conservative Political Theory
    8:Utilitarian Liberalism: Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, John Stuart Mill
    9:G. W. F. Hegel
    10:Karl Marx
    Index

Reviews

"Professor Kloskoâs two volume examination of the extent to which the ideas of political thinkers actually inspire political actors has earned an established place in the teaching of the history of western philosophical thought." - Derek Hawes, Journal of Contemporary European Studies

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