An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy : A Question-Based Approach, Paperback / softback Book

An Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy : A Question-Based Approach Paperback / softback

Part of the Elements of Philosophy series

Description

Social and political philosophy, unlike other fields and disciplines, involves conflict, disagreement, deliberation, and action.

This text takes a new approach and understands philosophy not so much as a story of great thinkers or as a collection of philosophical positions but as a series of debates and disagreements in which students must participate.

Adopting what may be called an 'active learning' method, Richard Schmitt, who has long taught social and political philosophy in the Ivy Leagues as well at state colleges, presents a range of problems and debates which engage the core question of freedom.

Too often, students are bewildered, and then bored, by highly abstract philosophical questions because they are unable to connect those abstract issues to their own life experiences.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780742564138

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