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How to Think Politically - Sages, Scholars and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Changed the World (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
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How to Think Politically - Sages, Scholars and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Changed the World (Paperback): James Bernard Murphy,...

How to Think Politically - Sages, Scholars and Statesmen Whose Ideas Have Changed the World (Paperback)

James Bernard Murphy, Graeme Garrard

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'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.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Continuum
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2019
Authors: James Bernard Murphy • Graeme Garrard
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-4729-6178-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Social & political philosophy
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LSN: 1-4729-6178-1
Barcode: 9781472961785

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