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Philosophy and real politics

Raymond. Geuss

c2008

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  • Title:
    Philosophy and real politics
  • Author: Raymond. Geuss
  • Description: pt. I. Realism -- pt. II. Failures of realism.
    Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But in Philosophy and Real Politics, Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do. Far from being applied ethics, politics is a skill that allows people to survive and pursue their goals. To understand politics is to understand the powers, motives, and concepts that people have and that shape how they deal with the problems they face in
  • Publication Date: c2008
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (127 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4008-3551-8;ISBN 1-299-05111-1
  • Subjects: Political science -- Philosophy; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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