By Christine M. Korsgaard

The essays during this quantity supply an method of the heritage of ethical and political philosophy that takes its idea from John Rawls. The virtue of this technique is to handle substantive normative questions in ethical and political philosophy via an research of the texts and theories of significant figures within the heritage of the topic: Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, and Marx. by way of reconstructing the middle of those theories in a manner that's proficient by way of modern theoretical issues, the members exhibit how the heritage of the topic is a source for realizing current and perennial difficulties in ethical and political philosophy.

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