A History of Political Thought: Plato to Marx

 

A History of Political Thought: Plato to Marx 


This book presents a study in political tradition from the times of Pluto to Marx. It starts from the oldest known political thought provided by ancient philosophers of Greece like Plato and Aris-totle. It goes on to Renaissance thinkers like Machiavelli from Italy. From the 18th century we get the political views of Hegel, up to the political thoughts of Marx, we get an overview and changes in the political thoughts down the ages.

It focuses on how the current Political thinkers look at classical philosophers. Are they relevant to the modern times? Thirteen key thinkers are analysed and their unique contribution of Political thinking is delineated. Rousseau, Kant, Lock, Wollestonecroft, Burke and Hobbes are a part of this treatise.

The book is intended as study material for students of Political Science at various universities. Those preparing for IAS exams may also find it useful.

About the author:

Subrata Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy.

The authors are with the Department of Political Science in the University of Delhi. Dr. Mukherjee is the head of the department. He is one of India's leading intellectuals and contributed to the political think tank by writing several books on Gandhian Thought, Marxist Interpretations and several Essays. He has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Grant and has been the conven-or of the UGC committee in 2001.

Dr. Ramaswamy is an Associate Professor with the Jesus and Mary College under the Universi-ty of Delhi. She has received the Fulbright Postdoctoral fellowship and also the UGC research award. She has been a teaching fellow at the National University of Singapore. She has authored several books on Rawl's Political Theory, Marxist Theory of the State and Political Theory: Ideas and Concepts.


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