Political Philosophy: From Plato to Mao

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Guiding the reader through the key arguments of the classic figures of Western political philosophy, from Plato through to the modern era, this revised edition includes new essays on Aristotle's 'Politics', Confucianism, Islamic social philosophy and Nazism, as well as additional material on 'Roman Law', Anarchism and 'anti-capitalism'.

Cohen moves chronologically through the development of political philosophy. He presents key texts in their own terms, before offering short, precise analyses of their strengths, weaknesses and influence. The book finishes with a discussion of modern liberalism and conservatism.

Providing both a broad overview and precise summaries of key ideas, this is an invaluable guide for all students of political thought.

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Martin Cohen is Research Fellow at University College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, and author of 101 Philosophy Problems (Routledge, 1999), and editor of The Philosopher and author of the bestselling 101 Philosophy Problems.

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'Offers a broad sweep across the history of political thought starting with Plato's Republic and ending with Mao's Little Red Book. This wide range is covered with surprising agility and clarity' -- Times Higher Education Supplement 'Clear, relaxed, jargon-free and often witty' -- The Philosopher

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