The Science and Philosophy of Politics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307486
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307487
  • DDC: 320.01
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Complementary and mutually reinforcing, political science and political philosophy lie at the heart of the study of governance. The concept of how government could or should operate in the abstract is the province of political philosophy, while political science concerns itself with the concrete. Readers will chronicle the history and development of both fields and introduces readers to the major thinkers—including Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Weber—whose works have informed the study of politics the world over.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Study of Politics: Scientific and Philosophical Approaches.
2: The Nature and Scope of Political Science.
3: The Nature and Scope of Political Philosophy.
4: Political Science: From Antiquity to the Early 20th Century.
5: Aristotle and the Stoics.
6: Early Christian and Medieval Thinkers.
7: Early Modern Developments.
8: The 19th Century.
9: The Early 20th Century: Developments in the United States.
10: The Early 20th Century: Developments Outside the United States.
11: Political Science: From the Mid-20th Century to the Present.
12: Behavioralism.
13: Political Culture.
14: Systems Analysis.
15: The Theory of Rational Choice.
16: Democratic Theory.
17: Enduring Debates.
18: Political Philosophy: From Antiquity to the End of the Middle Ages.
19: Plato.
20: Aristotle.
21: Cicero and the Stoics.
22: Augustine of Hippo.
23: The Early Medieval Period.
24: John of Salisbury.
25: Thomas Aquinas.
26: Dante.
27: Political Philosophy: From the Italian Renaissance to the End of the 18th Century.
28: Niccolò Machiavelli.
29: Thomas Hobbes.
30: Benedict de Spinoza.
31: Richard Hooker.
32: John Locke.
33: Edmund Burke.
34: Giambattista Vico.
35: Montesquieu.
36: Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
37: Political Philosophy: The 19th Century.
38: Utilitarianism.
39: Alexis de Tocqueville.
40: T.H. Green.
41: Liberal Nationalism.
42: American Constitutionalism.
43: Anarchism and Utopianism.
44: Henri de Saint-Simon and Auguste Comte.
45: G.W.F. Hegel.
46: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
47: Political Philosophy: From the 20th Century to the Present.
48: Marxist Doctrines.
49: Vladimir Ilich Lenin.
50: György Lukács and Antonio Gramsci.
51: Critical Theory.
52: Logical-Positivist Interlude.
53: The Philosophical Liberalism of John Rawls.
54: Libertarianism.
55: Libertarian Philosophy.
56: Contemporary Libertarianism.
57: Communitarianism.
58: Michel Foucault and Postmodernism.
59: Feminist Social and Political Philosophy.
60: Twenty-First–Century Questions.