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1. Why do we need political philosophy?

1. Why do we need political philosophy?  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0001
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9780192803955
‘Why do we need political philosophy?’ examines the three ideas that stand at its very heart: that good and bad government profoundly affect the quality of human lives; that the form our ... More
2. Hobbes's work

2. Hobbes's work  

Richard Tuck

in Hobbes: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775628
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802552.003.0002
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9780192802552
Hobbes began his philosophical enquiries from interest in the philosophical problems raised by modern natural science, and the idea of replacing late Renaissance scepticism with a ... More
5. Virtue, in me and in my society

5. Virtue, in me and in my society  

Julia Annas

in Plato: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775505
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802163.003.0005
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9780192802163
‘Virtue, in me and in my society’ explores how Plato deals with the question of how to live a good life. People think that their life will go well, and that they will be happy, if they have ... More
2. Reason and revelation

2. Reason and revelation  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0003
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‘Reason and revelation’ points out that in the Islamic world, there was no hard-and-fast distinction between theology, which draws on revelation, and philosophy, which uses only the natural ... More
Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Adamson

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.001.0001
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Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical ... More
4. Fields of medieval philosophy

4. Fields of medieval philosophy  

John Marenbon

in Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.003.0004
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9780199663224
‘Fields of medieval philosophy’ considers how logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of religion were ... More
2. Political authority

2. Political authority  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0002
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‘Political authority’ argues that today, we are creatures of the state and asks: Under what circumstances, if any, do states wield legitimate political authority? How far are we as ordinary ... More
1. A historical whirlwind tour

1. A historical whirlwind tour  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0002
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‘A historical whirlwind tour’ outlines philosophical thinking in the Islamic world, which spread from the Iberian peninsula in the West to the Indian and Chinese borders in the East. It ... More
6. Ethics and politics

6. Ethics and politics  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0007
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9780199683673
Philosophers of the Islamic world sought to reconcile the religious norms laid down in the religious law with the ethical and political norms established by unaided human reason. In ... More
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

David Miller

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.001.0001
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9780192803955
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction introduces the concepts of political philosophy — authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, ... More
3. A legal right

3. A legal right  

Raymond Wacks

in Privacy: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0003
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9780198725947
Privacy is acknowledged as an essential human right, recognized by a number of international declarations, among which the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant ... More

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