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2. Utilitarianism

2. Utilitarianism  

Will Kymlicka

in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2001
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Sep 2017
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9780191850868
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198782742.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198782742
This chapter examines the practical implications of utilitarianism as a political morality. It first considers two features of utilitarianism that make it an attractive theory of political ... More
7. The Ideal State

7. The Ideal State  

Peter Ferdinand, Robert Garner, and Stephanie Lawson

in Politics

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Apr 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191852015
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10.1093/hepl/9780198787983.003.0007
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9780198787983
This chapter examines the basics of political philosophy, focusing in particular on what makes the state legitimate, or what is the ideal state we should be striving for. It first considers ... More
14. Hume

14. Hume  

Paul Kelly

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191850998
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0014
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9780198708926
This chapter examines David Hume's political thought and philosophy. Hume is regarded as a major influence on the development of conservative ideology and a significant precursor of ... More
17. Burke

17. Burke  

David Boucher

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191850998
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0017
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9780198708926
This chapter examines Edmund Burke's political thought. It first provides a short biography of Burke before discussing the three main interpretations of him: first, as a utilitarian; ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Will Kymlicka

in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2001
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850868
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198782742.003.0001
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9780198782742
This edition provides an introduction to the major schools of thought that dominate contemporary debates in political philosophy. The focus is on theories which have attracted a certain ... More
2. Justifying the State

2. Justifying the State  

Jonathan Wolff

in An Introduction to Political Philosophy (3rd edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850929
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10.1093/hepl/9780199658015.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199658015
This chapter examines consent theory and utilitarian theory, along with some other approaches to the moral defence of the state. Before deciding how best to justify the state, the chapter ... More
25. Public Opinion and the European Union

25. Public Opinion and the European Union  

Simona Guerra and Lauren M. McLaren

in European Union Politics (5th edn)

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Jan 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850820
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708933.003.0025
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9780198708933
This chapter examines trends in public opinion toward the European Union. Through the mid-1980s, EU member governments and bureaucrats were interested in limited public involvement in the ... More
Contemporary Political PhilosophyAn Introduction

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)  

Will Kymlicka

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Sep 2001
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850868
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198782742.001.0001
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book
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9780198782742
Contemporary Political Philosophy has been revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last eleven years, ... More
23. J. S. Mill on the Subjection of Women

23. J. S. Mill on the Subjection of Women  

Jennifer Ring

in Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191850998
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708926.003.0023
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9780198708926
This chapter examines John Stuart Mill's treatise The Subjection of Women, a manifesto of liberal feminism that advocates ‘perfect equality’ between the sexes. Written in 1861 and published ... More
3. Liberal Equality

3. Liberal Equality  

Will Kymlicka

in Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2001
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191850868
DOI: 
10.1093/hepl/9780198782742.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198782742
This chapter examines the notion of liberal equality by considering John Rawls’s alternative to utilitarianism. In his A Theory of Justice, Rawls complains that political theory was caught ... More

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