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2. Communication and imagination

2. Communication and imagination  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0002
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In the breadth of his interests and knowledge, Adam Smith was a typical member of the Enlightenment. ‘Communication and imagination’ explains how the arguments in the Moral Sentiments and ... More
12. Ideology Challenges Politics

12. Ideology Challenges Politics  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0012
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‘Ideology Challenges Politics’ identifies what ideologies are and how they differ from political doctrines. Ideology refers to the negative and positive poles of a dogmatic conviction. It ... More
6. How to Analyse a Modern Society

6. How to Analyse a Modern Society  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0006
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‘How to Analyse a Modern State’ considers the relationships between politics, the state, society, and the economy along with the views of Hobbes, Hegel, and Marx. The new sovereign state ... More
6. Keynes's legacy

6. Keynes's legacy  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0007
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9780199591640
In the late twentieth century, Keynes's legacy was precarious. ‘Keynes's legacy’ analyses the impact that Keynes has had on the economic policy of his time and how his ideas were viewed at ... More
1. Life and times

1. Life and times  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

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Oct 2018
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
3. Sympathetic spectators

3. Sympathetic spectators  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. What the book sets out to do is investigate or analyse how, in practice, judgments and decisions about what is right or wrong ... More
4. The morphology of liberalism

4. The morphology of liberalism  

Michael Freeden

in Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191783258
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670437.003.0004
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‘The morphology of liberalism’ examines the detailed structure of liberalism in order to determine how its durable and more transient features can help us to identify it as a member of a ... More
2. Colonial India: impoverishment

2. Colonial India: impoverishment  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0002
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‘Colonial India: impoverishment’ considers why India is poor and divided. India has been wealthy historically and so the ubiquity of poverty in contemporary India needs to be explained with ... More
4. The odyssey of mind

4. The odyssey of mind  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0004
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‘The odyssey of mind’ considers the meaning of Geist to Hegel, the concept that forms a central part of his philosophy. Geist has two meanings. It is the standard word for ‘mind’, in the ... More
7. Legacy and reputation

7. Legacy and reputation  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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‘Legacy and reputation’ considers historical and contemporary views of the Wealth of Nations and why Adam Smith is ritually referred to as the ‘father of economics’. Ever since the Wealth ... More
6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies

6. Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies  

Chris Shilling

in The Body: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191802164
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10.1093/actrade/9780198739036.003.0007
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‘Bodies matter: dilemmas and controversies’ considers three key questions—are mediated bodies immoral? How do people manage bodily change? Have our bodies become sacred? They each show how ... More
7. Human divisiveness

7. Human divisiveness  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0007
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‘Human divisiveness’ asks: Why do humans divide themselves? Many believe it is a natural process due to either racial difference (a view which is now widely discredited) or evolutionary ... More
3. Membership and belonging

3. Membership and belonging  

Richard Bellamy

in Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191775604
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802538.003.0003
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9780192802538
Citizenship involves a sense of belonging to a given political community. Does this link with membership render citizenship ‘exclusive’? This notion has become increasingly controversial of ... More
Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

Hegel: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Singer

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.001.0001
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Hegel: A Very Short Introduction outlines Hegel's philosophy and provides a broad discussion of his ideas and major works. Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and ... More
3. Freedom and community

3. Freedom and community  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0003
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‘Freedom and community’ examines Hegel's concept of freedom. The aim is to show that whatever Hegel's motivation, his thinking on the subject should be taken seriously. Hegel's concern is ... More
2. What is a nation?

2. What is a nation?  

Steven Grosby

in Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.003.0002
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‘What is a nation?’ attempts to define the term of nation. Nations are comprised of social (i.e. norms, customs, or language) and territorial relations, which give rise to a collective ... More
4. Revolutionary

4. Revolutionary  

Terrell Carver

in Engels: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776021
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804662.003.0004
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9780192804662
‘Revolutionary’ explores Engels' relationship with Marx and the role of their partnership in the 1848 revolutions and the development of communism. Although Marx was far more intellectually ... More
Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Steven Grosby

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776281
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10.1093/actrade/9780192840981.001.0001
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9780192840981
Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various ... More

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