+30 210 64 66 118
Save 10%

How to Think Politically: Sages, Scholars and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Shaped the World

9781472961785
In stock Dispatched within 1-2 working days.
18.90 
List price: 21.00 
You save: 2.10 € (10%)
+
Add to wish list

'A wonderful introduction to history's most influential scribblers' – Steven Pinker

What is truly at stake in politics? Nothing less than how we should live, as individuals and as communities. This book goes beyond the surface headlines, the fake news and the hysteria to explore the timeless questions posed and answers offered by a diverse group of the 30 greatest political thinkers who have ever lived.

Are we political, economic, or religious animals? Should we live in small city-states, nations, or multinational empires? What values should politics promote? Should wealth be owned privately or in common? Do animals also have rights? There is no idea too radical for this global assortment of thinkers, which includes: Confucius; Plato; Augustine; Machiavelli; Burke; Wollstonecraft; Marx; Nietzsche; Gandhi; Qutb; Arendt; Nussbaum, Naess and Rawls.

In each brief chapter, the authors paint a vivid portrait of these often prescient, always compelling political thinkers, showing how their ideas grew out of their own dramatic lives and times and evolved beyond them. Now more than ever we need to be reminded that politics can be a noble, inspiring and civilising art. And if we want to understand today's political world, we need to understand the foundations of politics and its architects. This is the perfect guide to both.

Cover:
Paperback
Edition Number:
1
ISBN:
9781472961785
Pages:
320
Author:
Garrard Graeme
Publisher:
BLOOMSBURY
Release Year:
2019

Graeme Garrard is a writer and academic at Cardiff University where he teaches political philosophy and intellectual history.

James Bernard Murphy is Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, where he has taught since 1990. After graduating from Yale College in 1980, he earned a Master’s in City Planning from M.I.T. and worked as a city planner in the City of New York. H earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Political Science from Yale University in 1990.

Save 11%
Add to wish list
Save 10%
Add to wish list
Save 11%
Ontology Without Borders
25.00 
28.00 
Add to wish list
Save 11%
Fichte's Ethics
25.00 
28.00 
Add to wish list
Save 10%
An Anthropology of Marxism
27.90 
31.00 
Add to wish list