Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers (Paperback)
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Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers (Paperback)

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Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers presents the work of important political theorists from Plato to Marx. The primary source material introduces students to the political and ethical questions theorists have, with varying degrees of success, tried to answer and shows how these questions have evolved over time.

The political thinkers are covered chronologically and the selected readings from their works are organized with subheadings that enable readers to easily locate key passages for study and discussion. Each chapter opens with an informative introductory essay that acquaints readers with the theorist's life and times, and his or her particular approach to the study of politics and the human condition. Together the introductory essays and selected readings provide an overview of the assumptions and important arguments still used by those seeking to understand human nature, society and political life. Above all, Political Theory and the Human Predicament aims to encourage a careful and, therefore, a critical reading of the most significant and often controversial ideas-regarding justice, legitimate authority, law, rights, freedom, and the good life-examined in the works of classical and modern political theory.

Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to encourage students to consider their own assumptions and political values when assessing the merits of a particular argument, and can be used to enhance classroom discussion, or to facilitate essay and homework assignments.

Political Theory and the Human Predicament is written for introductory political theory courses, political ethics courses, and more specialized courses in ancient and modern political thought.

Publisher: Cognella, Inc
ISBN: 9781621315254
Number of pages: 562
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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