David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Search of a Political Philosophy is an analysis of the three democratic `isms'--conservatism, liberalism, and socialism--and of the distinct nature of the all-consuming ideology of Marxist communism. W. J. Stankiewicz is concerned with the conscious and unconscious assumptions of the proponents and followers of each ideology, and those of their theoreticians and critics. Stankiewicz examines the norms by which political ideologies are characterized, and discusses which of these are given precedence. He provides an analysis of how each ideology views such issues as freedom and restraint, responsibility, equality, justice, power, authority, property, human nature and happiness. He also examines the areas of ideological contiguity and mutual influences, the sources of ideological incomprehension in our society, and the forces that split Western societies. In Search of a Political Philosophy takes issue with the positions of some of our leading political theorists and represents an original contribution to political philosophy in its own right. It makes a stimulating and challenging contribution to the areas of politics, political philosophy, ethics, political and social theory, the history of political thought, and the history of ideas.
|Keywords||Political science Philosophy Ideology Right and left (Political science|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.80 used (99% off) $46.80 new (77% off) $200.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||JA74.S668 1993|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Michael Freeden (2003). Ideology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
Ian Adams (1989). The Logic of Political Belief: A Philosophical Analysis of Ideology. Barnes & Noble Books.
Gayil Talshir, Mathew Humphrey & Michael Freeden (eds.) (2006). Taking Ideology Seriously: 21st Century Reconfigurations. Routledge.
Matt Beech (2006). The Political Philosophy of New Labour. Distributed in the U.S. By Palgrave Macmillan.
Gayil Talshir (2005). The Phoenix of Ideology. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (2):107-124.
Paul Schumaker (2008). From Ideologies to Public Philosophies: An Introduction to Political Theory. Blackwell Pub..
Torben Bech Dyrberg (2005). The Democratic Ideology of Right–Left and Public Reason in Relation to Rawls's Political Liberalism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (2):161-176.
Gordon Graham (1986). Politics in its Place: A Study of Six Ideologies. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #255,513 of 1,906,923 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,570 of 1,906,923 )
How can I increase my downloads?