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Why should some have the right to pass power?

What would happen without government?

How much power should the state have?

An ideal introduction for students with no background in the subject, An Introduction to Political Philosophy, Third Edition, combines clarity and a conversational style with a thought-provoking account of the central questions in political philosophy.

Author Jonathan Wolff explores the subject through a series of enduring and timeless questions, jumping centuries and millennia to explore the most influential answers and demonstrate how political philosophy is relevant to contemporary issues.

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Jonathan Wolff is Dean of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at University College London. His work has largely concentrated on issues of distributive justice, with a particular interest in the relationship between theory and policy.

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"This is one of the very best introductions to political philosophy. It is informal yet in no way dumbed down, and it conveys the importance and interest of political philosophy to students."
--James Hampshire, University of Sussex

"This is an excellent undergraduate introductory text because of the admirable clarity, elegance, and accessibility of its prose. The book is very well conceived and covers the most important figures and problems in a deft and thoughtful manner."
--James Skidmore, Idaho State University

Review from previous edition: "While not unduly demanding even for 1st year undergraduates, the book is consistently thought-provoking, and demonstrates the relevance of political philosophy for an understanding of contemporary issues... All credit to the author, who emerges as the sort of
person who would be welcome at anyone`s dinner party."
--Mark Garnett, Lancaster University

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