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Minerva's Owl

The Tradition of Western Political Thought

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674057029

Publication Date: 09/30/2010

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction: The Canon of Political Thought
  • 1. Plato’s Republic: The Debate over Justice Begins
  • 2. The Students Revolt against Utopia
  • 3. Out of the Cave and into the Light—and Back Again?
  • 4. Beyond Plato’s Tragic Republic
  • 5. Aristotle’s Ethics: The Habits of Virtue
  • 6. Aristotle’s Politics: Severed Hands and Political Animals
  • 7. Augustine and the Problem of Evil
  • 8. Machiavelli’s Dirty Hands
  • 9. Hobbes and the Kingdom of Means
  • 10. Locke, Liberalism, and the Possessive Life
  • 11. Rousseau and the Rustic
  • 12. Rousseau and the Political
  • 13. Kant’s Crooked Timber
  • 14. John Stuart Mill and the Demands of Individuality
  • 15. Hegel, Marx, and the Owl of Minerva
  • 16. The Revival of Political Theory
  • Conclusion: The Passion for Politics
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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