Moral and political philosophy: key issues, concepts and theories

Smith, Paul (2008) Moral and political philosophy: key issues, concepts and theories. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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This book is written primarily for undergraduates in philosophy and cognate subjects, such as politics or law. It aims to be accessible, clear and concise. Consequently, it avoids technicalities, complications and details (some of which some people will think should not have been avoided). A book of this length must be highly selective in its topics and their discussion. I have selected some key concepts and theories that are central to moral and political philosophy and some controversial practical moral and political issues. These issues are selected to engage students and to develop their interest in the moral and political concepts and theories. The topic of each chapter has been the subject of whole books that offer comprehensive surveys. However, I have been highly selective, aiming to focus on the essentials of each topic.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
ISBN: 9780230552753
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Additional Information: Paul Smith was a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 13:01
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 20:16


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