The Routledge companion to social and political philosophy

The Routledge companion to social and political philosophy. Edited by Gerald Gaus and Fred D'Agostino New York, NY, USA: Routledge, 2013.

Title The Routledge companion to social and political philosophy
Place of Publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Routledge
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
Open Access Status
Series Routledge Philosophy Companions
ISBN 9780415874564
Language eng
Editor Gerald Gaus
Fred D'Agostino
Total number of pages 841
Year available 2012
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the Companion are:

• an extensive coverage of the history of social and political thought, including separate chapters on the development of political thought in the Islamic world, India, and China as well in modern Germany, France, and Britain
• a focus on the core concepts and the normative foundations of social and political theory
• a seven-chapter section devoted exclusively to distributive justice, the central issue of political philosophy since Rawls' Theory of Justice
• extensive coverage of global justice and international issues, which recently have emerged as vital topics
• an eight-chapter section on issues in social and political philosophy.

The Companion is divided into eight thematic sections: The History of Social and Political Theory; Political Theories and Ideologies; Normative Foundations; The National State and Beyond; Distributive Justice; Political Concepts; Concepts and Methods in Social Philosophy; Issues in Social and Political Philosophy.

Comprised of sixty-nine newly commissioned essays by leading scholars from throughout the world, The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource in social and political philosophy for students and scholars.
Keyword Political philosophy
Social philosophy
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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