Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (Contemporary Debates in Philosophy)

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9781405133227: Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (Contemporary Debates in Philosophy)

This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality.

  • Presents fresh debates on six of the fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy
  • Each question is treated by a pair of opposing essays written by eminent scholars
  • Lively debate format sharply defines the issues, invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments and paves the way for further discussion
  • Will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in political philosophy, whilst also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers
  • Offers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate

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This collection of 24 essays, written by eminent philosophers and political theorists, brings together fresh debates on some of the most fundamental questions in contemporary political philosophy, including human rights, equality, constitutionalism, the value of democracy, identity and political neutrality.

Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy offers the unique opportunity to observe leading philosophers engaging in head-to-head debate and invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments, paving the way for further discussion. The original and lively essays are accessible enough to serve as an introduction to the major topics in political philosophy, whilst also making this book a great source of current scholarship.

About the Author:

Thomas Christiano is Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Arizona. He is also the co-director of the Rogers Program in Law and Society in the College of Law. He has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center, a visiting fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and a visiting fellow in the Research School of the Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He has published widely in the areas of moral and political philosophy and is the author of The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and Its Limits (2008) and The Rule of the Many: Fundamental Issues in Democratic Theory (1996). He is currently finishing a book on the foundations of equality.

John Christman is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, where he specializes in contemporary social and political philosophy. He is the author of The Myth of Property (1994), Social and Political Philosophy: A Contemporary Introduction (2002), and The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-historical Selves (2009).

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