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Politics and Philosophy: The Necessity and Limitations or Rational Argument

ISBN: 978-0-631-16075-5
224 pages
August 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book demonstrates how an interest in political argument leads naturally to a philosophical way of thinking. It analyses both practising politicans and political theorists and is a much needed introudction to two vitally important, and independent, disciplines.
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1. Aims.

2. Political and Philosophical Thinking.

3. Liberalism.

4. Conservatism.

5. Socialism.

6. The Place of Philosophy.

Notes.

Guide to Further Reading.

Index.
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Stanley Kleinberg is Senior Lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Stirling. He took his first degree in philosophy, his second in politics and is an experienced teacher of both subjects.
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* Does not simply draw conclusions on issues of political philosophy, but sets them within wider philosophical concerns. * Unlike many interdisciplinary textbooks it does not lean in favour of one or the other. * Relates questions of political theory to contemporary political debate.
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"Kleinberg does his topic of study, and the portrayal of his text, justice. Politics and Philosophy is a most welcome and welcoming text." Times Higher Education Supplement
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