Description : Written simply and directly—but without sacrificing intellectual depth—this widely acclaimed text explores the preeminent theorists of Western political thought from the pre-Socratics to the contemporary era. The author provides an in-depth analysis of a limited number of major thinkers, which allows for a richly detailed examination of each philosopher in historical context. Western Political Thought, Second Edition, presents the fundamental terms, ideas, and dilemmas of Western political philosophy in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner. It organizes the theorists historically, explains basic concepts in depth, and draws out and analyzes the implications of various political theories. Moreover, this cohesive volume employs an overarching theme, examining each thinker in terms of the changing relationships of ethics and politics in Western political philosophy.
Description : This Book Covers Western Political Thought From The Very Beginning To Karl Marx. It Has Been Written In A Simple And Lucid Style. Controversial Matters Have Been Dealt With In Such A Way That Scientific And Objective Conclusions May Be Drawn. The Book Has Been Planned As An Ideal Textbook For The Students And A Reference Book For The Teachers.
Description : Western Political Thought: From Plato to Marx is a lucid and comprehensive account of political thought that stretches from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century. Analysing political philosophies chronologically, this book offers valuable insights into the political structures of societies across the ages, and presents a wide perspective on the various social and political ideologies. Each of the 12 chapters contains excerpts from the original works by the philosophers, comprehensive reading list, and thought provoking questions on the philosophies discussed.
Description : Western Political Thought, 2E is an attempt to include in its reach the political ideas of some of the more recent thinkers. These thinkers certainly draw on the classics of western political thought like the writings of Marx, Rousseau, Locke and Aristotle; however, they also extend our understanding of the political thought in several ways. The latest edition gives a comprehensive account of the thread of political thought that stretches from the ancient Greeks to modern times. Analysing political philosophies chronologically, this book offers valuable insights into the political structures of societies across the ages and presents a wide perspective on the various social and political ideologies.
Author by : Dr. Sadhana Pandey
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Publisher by : Horizon Books ( A Division of Ignited Minds Edutech P Ltd)
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Description : I have tried my best to write this book as per the syllabus of B. A. II year Political Science students. In this book I have mentioned Western Political Thinkers, their ideas and analysis. For better understanding of the student, the language of book is simple and no unnecessary details have been added. According to the need of students the book includes all the important quotations of thinkers and also has objective questions with their answers. This book has been written to provide students with all the consolidated study material related to western thinkers according to the syllabus at one place in simple language.
Description : The central argument of this book is that Western political philosophy is a coherent tradition dominated by an agreement that the nature of man should serve as the standard for evaluating political things. Although the philosophers of the Western political tradition are all original thinkers whose theories are alternatives to each other, and although there are actual and serviceable distinctions between the ancient and modern periods, these differences ultimately must be transcended in order to answer the question what constitutes the coherence or mainstream of the Western political tradition? Despite the significant disagreements among them, these philosophers agreed that the mainstream is defined by declaring that man has a nature, that his nature is ascertainable, and that his nature is the appropriate standard for evaluating political problems and prescribing remedies for political defects. The political community exists for man. It is an instrument of his happiness. Therefore, the mainstream is agreed that political life is, or can be, good, and that to live apolitically, outside the political community, is to live improperly and dysfunctionally. Finally, the mainstream is agreed that the rule of law is a very high thing because the rule of law is the means by which most men can live a decent and perhaps even a rational life. Contents: Preface; Western Political Philosophy: The Quest; The Ancients: The Discovery of a Standard; The Ancients: Political Things are Natural; The Ancients: The Art of Government; The Moderns: The Alteration of the Standard; The Moderns: Political Things are Conventional; The Moderns: The Science of Government; The Crosscurrent; The Principles of the Mainstream of Western Political Thought; Notes; Suggested Readings; Index."
Description : The Study Provides Different Phases Of The History Of Political Thought. In This Work, The Views Of Various Political Thinkers Have Been Given In A Beautiful Manner. The Study Also Provides In Bother And Fitter Place For Their Life And Achievements From Thomas Hobbes To H.J. Laski. In The First Chapter Importance Is Given To The Views Of Thomas Hobbes On State Of Nature And Social Contracts. In The Intervening Chapter A Graphic Picture Of Karl Marx Is Given In A Different Way So As To Fulfil The Requirements Of The Students And The General Nonbody. The Role Of Western Political Thinkers In This Field Is Described Very Beautifully In This Work. The Author Has Well Elaborated All The Views And Ideas Of All The Thinkers On This Book.