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The history of political thought

R. N. Berki

The history of political thought

a short introduction.

by R. N. Berki

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published, 1977.

    SeriesEveryman"s university library
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJA81
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23060701M
    ISBN 100460011774

    John Locke in particular exemplified this new age of political theory with his work Two Treatises of Government. Bruce Haddock highlights the bewildering variety of contexts that have framed political thinking, yet also displays structural features that have proved to be remarkably stable over time. To understand the nature of human beings, you have to understand the nature of matter, because human beings are made out of matter. Augustine also preached that one was not a member of his or her city, but was either a citizen of the City of God Civitas Dei or the City of Man Civitas Terrena.

    Early Islamic philosophy emphasized an inexorable link between science and religionand the process of ijtihad to find truth - in effect all philosophy was " political " as it had real implications for governance. With its strong narrative, this original book required me to turn the historical frame upside down and look at issues in a new way. Thomas Hobbeswell known for his theory of the social contractgoes on to expand this view at the start of the 17th century during the English Renaissance. Roman political philosophy was influenced by Greek schools of thought, particularly Stoicismin conjunction with the Roman tradition of republicanismas evidenced by the political philosophy of the Roman statesman Cicero and later thinkers such as Marcus Aurelius. The industrial revolution produced a parallel revolution in political thought. This is a contentious claim, and maybe Ryan, like Straussians and other political science types, wants to insist on the continuing importance of 'the political.

    This rich and fascinating book sheds much light on what this reconciliation means—and what it couldn't mean. He thinks the glories of civilisation are only possible if we have an absolute monarch who stops us descending into the state of nature. Political Ideologies Back cover copy This book is a comprehensive introduction to the history of political thought, tracing the development of arguments and controversies from ancient Greece, through different forms of community, state and empire, to today's global concerns. In the Anglo-American world, anti-imperialism and pluralism began gaining currency around the start of the 20th century. Nye stretches his argument too far at times, but the interrelationship between war, protectionism, and statebuilding is pretty damn fascinating.


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