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Author Knowles, Dudley.

Title Political philosophy / Dudley Knowles.

Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 392 pages).
Series Fundamentals of philosophy
Fundamentals of philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-385) and index.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1 Introduction""; ""The methods of ethics and political philosophy""; ""A methodological impasse?""; ""Reflective equilibrium""; ""Political philosophy""; ""2 Utilitarianism""; ""The foundations of utilitarianism""; ""Formal theory""; ""Value theory""; ""Utilitarian political philosophy""; ""Liberty""; ""Rights""; ""Distributive justice""; ""The state""; ""Conclusion""; ""3 Liberty""; ""Introduction""; ""Liberty, liberalism, libertarianism""; ""Analysis""; ""Isaiah Berlin: negative and positive liberty""; ""The republican theory of freedom""
""The value of freedom""""Freedom of action""; ""Autonomy""; ""Moral freedom""; ""Toleration""; ""Free states and free citizens""; ""Democratic freedom""; ""Civil liberty""; ""Mill's harm principle""; ""Supplementary principles""; ""Conclusion""; ""4 Rights""; ""Introduction""; ""Analysis and definition""; ""Preliminaries""; ""Hohfeld's classification""; ""The justification of rights""; ""Lockean themes: modes of ownership""; ""Autonomy again""; ""Rights and interests""; ""Rights and utility""; ""The no-theory theory""; ""5 Distributive justice""; ""Entitlement""
""Nozick's theory of entitlement""""F.A. Hayek""; ""Private property""; ""Human needs""; ""Equality of what?""; ""John Rawls's theory of justice""; ""Justice as fairness""; ""The Original Position""; ""The principles of justice""; ""Desert""; ""The communitarian challenge""; ""6 Political obligation""; ""The problems""; ""Anarchism and communitarianism""; ""Consent and contract""; ""Original contracts""; ""Express consent""; ""Tacit consent""; ""Quasi-consent""; ""Hypothetical consent and hypothetical contract""; ""The benefits of good government""; ""The principle of fairness""
""Gratitude and good government""""Conclusion""; ""7 Democracy""; ""Introduction""; ""Rousseau: freedom, equality and the general will""; ""Direct and representative democracy""; ""Democracy and majority tyranny""; ""Democracy, deliberation and disagreement""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""
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Subject Political science -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Knowles, Dudley. Political philosophy. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001 0773522360 (OCoLC)46660958
ISBN 9780773586048 (electronic bk.)
0773586040 (electronic bk.)