Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy

Who ought to govern? Why should I obey the law? How should conflict be controlled? What is the proper education for a citizen and a statesman? These questions probe some of the deepest and most enduring problems that every society confronts, regardless of time and place. Today we ask the same crucial questions about law, authority, justice, and freedom that Plato, Aristotl Who ought to govern? Why should I obey the law? How should conflict be controlled? What is the proper education for a cit...

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Title:Political Philosophy
Author:Steven B. Smith
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:0300181809
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:296 pages pages

Political Philosophy Reviews

  • Ci
    Mar 17, 2015
    This book largely follows the online course offered by Yale. In fact, most the paragraphs are verbatim from the class lecturing. This is a good summary of the course itself, yet one must remember to read the original texts from various writers to make sense of the course itself. The ov...
  • Billie Pritchett
    Aug 23, 2014
    Steven Smith's Political Philosophy is a great book where he engages the Great Philosophers on their views of political philosophy. What I like most of all is how clearly and concisely he explains each of the major figure's views. Smith has definitely had practice honing these essays, ...
  • Melora
    Oct 03, 2013
    I didn't actually finish this one. Yet. This year we are studying ancient history, so I stopped at Machiavelli. Antigone, Socrates, King David, etc. were all touched on in a useful sort of way. Nothing in depth, obviously, but was there was was interesting. I'll pick this up again when...
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    Mar 25, 2013
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    Sep 26, 2015
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  • Jozeph Daniel
    Mar 30, 2014
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    Jul 24, 2013
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    Dec 12, 2015
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    May 16, 2015
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    Jun 07, 2015
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    Feb 06, 2015
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  • Ozzie Crocco
    Aug 08, 2014
    Great look at the history of political philosophy. Added nice depth to my little existing knowledge. I got a lot of ideas for further reading, too. ...
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    Jul 27, 2014
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    May 27, 2017
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    Nov 28, 2014
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    Mar 21, 2015
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    Sep 07, 2015
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    Mar 27, 2016
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    May 03, 2016
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  • Karl Nordenstorm
    Sep 23, 2016
    Four years after listening to the lectures they are not especially vivid, the course did not make that strong an impression - but it is absolutely worth a listen. ...
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    Jan 13, 2018
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  • EvilRoySlade69
    Jan 14, 2017
    it was a fine if slightly too brief survey of some great political thinkers (with a mildly conservative bent) until the last chapter. Dr Smith decided the last chapter should be an idiotic and reactionary ode to patriotism (a defensible subject! really!) that had all the grace and logi...