Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present

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David Boucher, Paul Joseph Kelly
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Philosophy - 642 pages
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Political Thinkers provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Western political thought written by a team of internationally renowned scholars. This collection provides an overview of the canon of great theorists, from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Habermas and Foucault.

The second edition includes two new chapters on Cicero and Kant. It is also accompanied by an Online Resource Center which includes:

· Interactive timeline of thinkers

· Links to journal articles

· Web links

New to this edition:

· Part introductions pinpointing common themes between thinkers

· End-of-chapter discussion questions

· Annotated further reading

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Introduction David Boucher and Paul Kelly
pA rt 1 The Classical World Editors Introduction
The Sophists Peter Nicholson

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David Boucher is Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations at Cardiff University.

Paul Kelly is Professor of Political Theory at the London School of Economics.

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