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Politics & Social Sciences

Released: 2012-10-22

On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan


Three many years within the making, one of the bold and comprehensive histories of political philosophy in just about a century.

Each a historical past and an examination of human notion and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in e Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in e-Book II. Whether inspecting Lord Acton’s dictum that “absolute energy corrupts completely” or explicating John Stuart Mill’s rivalry that it’s “better to be a human disappointed than a pig happy,” Alan Ryan evokes the lives and minds of our finest thinkers in a technique that makes studying about them a transcendent experience. Whether writing about Plato or Augustine, de Toqueville or Thomas Jefferson, Ryan brings a wisdom to his text that illuminates John Dewey’s belief that the position of philosophy is much less to peer reality than to reinforce experience. With this unparalleled tour de drive, Ryan emerges in his personal right as one of the crucial influential political philosophers of our time.

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eBook Details

Creator: Alan Ryan Writer: Liveright Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 1152

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