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Geuss, Raymond
Philosophy and real politics / Raymond Geuss
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  JA71 .G46 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Political science -- Philosophy
Political ethics
Physical Description viii, 116 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [103]-112) and index
Contents Who whom? -- Priorities, preferences, timing -- Legitimacy -- Tasks of political theory -- Rights -- Justice -- Equality -- Fairness, ignorance, impartiality -- Power
Note 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. This text argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do

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