A History of Political Thought

From Ancient Greece to Early Christianity

Author: Janet Coleman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631218227

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Janet Coleman's two volume history of European political theorising, from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance is the introduction which many have been waiting for. In this volume, Coleman discusses the acknowledged great works of Greek, Roman, and early Christian writers to show how the historical contexts in which certain ideas about ethics and politics became dominant or fell from dominance, help to explain the ideas themselves. Throughout she draws on recent scholarly commentaries written by specialists in philosophy, contemporary political theory, classical languages and cultures, and on ancient and early Christian history and theology. Janet Coleman shows that the Greeks and Romans' arguments can be seen as logical and coherent if we can grasp the questions they thought it important to answer.
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A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Author: Anthony Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198790686

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Page: 304

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This revised and expanded edition of A World History of Ancient Political Thought examines the political thought of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, India, China, Greece, Rome and early Christianity, from prehistory to c.300 CE. The book explores the earliest texts of literate societies, beginning with the first written records of political thought in Egypt and Mesopotamia and ending with the collapse of the Han dynasty and the Western RomanEmpire.
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Understanding the Political Philosophers

From Ancient to Modern Times

Author: Alan Haworth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135198969

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This absorbing study invites you to climb inside the heads of the major political philosophers, as it were, and to see the world through their eyes. Beginning with Socrates and concluding with post-Rawlsian theory, Alan Haworth presents the key ideas and developments with clarity and depth. Each chapter provides a concentrated study of a given thinker or group of thinkers and together they constitute a broad account of the main arguments in political philosophy. There are chapters on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, the Utilitarians, Marx, Rawls, and post-Rawlsian developments. This is a fascinating, lively and engaging look at the topic and will be appropriate for any student taking a course in political philosophy or political thought.
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Fundamentals of Philosophy

Author: John Shand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134588313

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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Fundamentals of Philosophy is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to philosophy. Based on the well-known series of the same name, this textbook brings together specially commissioned articles by leading philosophers of philosophy's key topics. Each chapter provides an authoritative overview of topics commonly taught at undergraduate level, focusing on the major issues that typically arise when studying the subject. Discussions are up to date and written in an engaging manner so as to provide students with the core building blocks of their degree course. Fundamentals of Philosophy is an ideal starting point for those coming to philosophy for the first time and will be a useful complement to the primary texts studied at undergraduate level. Ideally suited to novice philosophy students, it will also be of interest to those in related subjects across the humanities and social sciences.
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A Culture of Freedom

Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe

Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199588031

Category: History

Page: 315

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When and where did Europe begin? With the ancient Greeks, argues Christian Meier. But do we really know who the ancient Greeks were? And what was it that made their culture so special? Taking us on a fascinating tour through the ancient Greek world, Culture for the Sake of Freedom attempts to answer this question - to find the key to the 'miracle' of ancient Greece.
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Global Journalism Ethics

Author: Stephen J. A. Ward

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773585214

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 305

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Stephen Ward argues that present media practices are narrowly based within the borders of single country and thus unable to successfully inform the public about a globalized world. Presenting an ethical framework for work in multimedia, the author extends John Rawl s theories of justice and the human good to redefine the aims for which journalism should strive and then applies this new foundation to issues such as the roles of patriotism and objectivity in journalism. An innovative argument that presents a necessary corrective to contemporary media practices, Global Journalism Ethics is a theoretically rich study for journalists on the air, in print, and on the internet.
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Graffiti in Antiquity

Author: Peter Keegan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317591267

Category: History

Page: 330

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Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived experience in the ancient world unavailable from other sources. Graffiti in Antiquity reveals how and why the inhabitants of Greece and Rome - men and women and free and enslaved - formulated written and visual messages about themselves and the world around them as graffiti. The sources - drawn from 800 BCE to 600 CE - are examined both within their individual historical, cultural and archaeological contexts and thematically, allowing for an exploration of social identity in the urban society of the ancient world. An analysis of one of the most lively and engaged forms of personal communication and protest, Graffiti in Antiquity introduces a new way of reading sociocultural relationships among ordinary people living in the ancient world.
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