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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
1. Why do we need political philosophy?

1. Why do we need political philosophy?  

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/9780192803955.003.0001
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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
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. 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
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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
10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology

10. Conclusion: why politics can’t do without ideology  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0010
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9780192802811
If discourse, emotion, criticism, culture all intersect with the concept of ideology and claim it for their own, can politics still declare a prior vested interest in ideology? Can ... 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
5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block

5. Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0005
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Ideology is a mode of thinking about politics. However it is not the only mode and in ‘Thinking about politics: the new boys on the block’ alternative modes are considered. Also, ... 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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9780199683673
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
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Barnes

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.001.0001
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9780192854087
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction argues that Aristotle’s influence on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. His various doctrines and beliefs were ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Quentin Skinner

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

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191874215
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10.1093/actrade/9780198837572.003.0005
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9780198837572
Niccolò Machiavelli died nearly 500 years ago, but his name lives on as a byword for cunning, duplicity, and the exercise of bad faith in political affairs. So much notoriety has gathered ... More
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

Ideology: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Freeden

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.001.0001
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Ideology: A Very Brief Introduction is an examination of the major theories of ideology and the ways they have enriched our comprehension of ideology. Ideology is one of the ... 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
Identity: A Very Short Introduction

Identity: A Very Short Introduction  

Florian Coulmas

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
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9780191867033
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828549.001.0001
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9780198828549
The term identity is used ubiquitously, but rarely explained. What exactly is identity? Identity: A Very Short Introduction provides a survey of the many faces of the concept of identity, ... More
18. Practical Philosophy

18. Practical Philosophy  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0018
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Though Aristotle focused mainly on the theoretical sciences, the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics belong to the practical branch of philosophy. These are practical in that they aim not ... More
8. Discursive realities and surrealities

8. Discursive realities and surrealities  

Michael Freeden

in Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775673
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802811.003.0008
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Ideological fragmentation and malleability has led to new developments in the theory of ideology. ‘Discursive realities and surrealities’ examines the differing responses to these ... More
9. Using other fields

9. Using other fields  

Timothy Williamson

in Philosophical Method: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191847240
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10.1093/actrade/9780198810001.003.0009
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9780198810001
‘Using other fields’ looks at the connections between philosophy and other fields of systemic enquiry, from psychology and history to physics, economics, and computer science. Reading ... More
Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

David Miller

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.001.0001
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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
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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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
7. Misappropriations, disparagements, and lapses

7. Misappropriations, disparagements, and lapses  

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/9780199670437.003.0007
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9780199670437
‘Misappropriations, disparagements, and lapses’ first considers one of the most prominent misrepresentations of liberalism: neoliberalism. In terms of liberal morphology, neoliberals ... More

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