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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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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
1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence

1. Tocqueville’s democratic providence  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0002
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Born not long after the French Revolution, ‘Tocqueville's democratic providence’ traces the influences on Tocqueville's practice of politics. Despite an aristocratic family background he ... More
11. Studying Politics Scientifically

11. Studying Politics Scientifically  

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/9780192853882.003.0011
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The basic question in political science is: what causes such and such a political phenomenon? ‘Studying Politics Scientifically’ shows that political science requires that we forget about ... 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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Nov 2015
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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
5. The Philosophical Background

5. The Philosophical Background  

Jonathan Barnes

in Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Nov 2015
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9780191822322
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854087.003.0005
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‘The Philosophical Background’ focuses on the influence of Plato on Aristotle. Aristotle was a systematic thinker, and shared Plato’s vision of a unified theory of science. While Aristotle ... More
6. Tocqueville’s pride

6. Tocqueville’s pride  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0007
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‘Tocqueville's pride’ examines Tocqueville's disdain for what he calls rationalist philosophy that he expresses in his work, Recollections. This also is his own account of the French ... More
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

Modern War: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard English

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778223
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10.1093/actrade/9780199607891.001.0001
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9780199607891
Modern War: A Very Short Introduction draws on a variety of areas including history, political science, economics, theology, and psychology, explores the assumptions we make ... More
Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Kenneth Minogue

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.001.0001
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Politics: A Very Short Introduction provides a provocative, but balanced, discussion of the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Beginning ... More
5. Rational administration

5. Rational administration  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0006
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Tocqueville's second great work, The Old Regime and the Revolution, was unfinished at his death. ‘Rational administration’ is Tocqueville's analysis of the Old Regime in France, which he ... More
Introduction: a new kind of liberal

Introduction: a new kind of liberal  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0001
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What sort of man was Alexis de Tocqueville? A writer, certainly, and with great style, but a writer of nonfiction conveying fact and truth in compelling terms with brilliant formulations. A ... More
7. Relations between States: How to Balance Power

7. Relations between States: How to Balance Power  

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/9780192853882.003.0007
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‘Relations between States: How to Balance Power’ illustrates that a Europe of large and small political units has been an arena of wars, and they have generally been inconclusive. By ... More
2. Tocqueville’s praise of democracy

2. Tocqueville’s praise of democracy  

Harvey C. Mansfield

in Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365487
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10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.003.0003
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9780195175394
‘Tocqueville's praise of democracy’ explores Tocqueville's understanding of democracy and the development of this understanding in the course of his reading and experience, particularly in ... More
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction  

Harvey Mansfield

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365487
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195175394.001.0001
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9780195175394
Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction uncovers the man behind the landmark Democracy in America a book still considered one of the best sources for anyone trying to understand ... More

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