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On Politics Both a history and an examination of human thought and behavior spanning three thousand years, On Politics thrillingly traces the origins of political philosophy from the ancient Greeks to Machiavelli in Book I and from Hobbes to the present age in Book II Whether examining Lord Acton s dictum that absolute power corrupts absolutely or explicating John Stuart Mill s contention that it is better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied, Alan Ryan evokes the lives and minds of our greatest thinkers in a way that makes reading about them a transcendent experience Whether writing about Plato or Augustine, de Toqueville or Thomas Jefferson, Ryan brings a wisdom to his text that illuminates John Dewey s belief that the role of philosophy is less to see truth than to enhance experience With this unparalleled tour de force, Ryan emerges in his own right as one of the most influential political philosophers of our time. New Read [ On Politics ] author [ Alan Ryan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – valtrex-4.us

↠ Book Publishing Ò On PoliticsKindle Ebook By AlanRyan ì bolsheviks – valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 1152 pages
  • On Politics
  • Alan Ryan
  • English
  • 22 April 2017
  • 0871404656

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  1. says:

    Talk about bad timing Ryan has obviously been writing this book for years now, and had it been released in, say, 2007, it would have seemed perfectly sensible It s important to discuss political ideas, to think about how we rule and are ruled, and from where we get our assumptions But with the world economy in a never ending tailspin, massive unemployment in most developed economies and faltering investment rates in developing ones, a very real resurgence of class warfare and ludicrous ideolo Talk about bad timing Ryan has obviously been writing this book for years now, and had it been released in, say, 2007, it would have seemed perfectly sensible It s important to discuss political ideas, to think about how we rule and are ruled, and from where we get our assumptions But with the world economy in a never ending tailspin, massive unemployment in most developed economies and faltering investment rates in developing ones, a very real resurgence of class warfare and ludicrous ideology on both sides of the political spectrum, it sthan a bit galling to have a tenured professor explain to you, in patient, lucid prose, that young people are very well equipped to deal with labor market flexibility, or that liberal capitalism works really well because this is not an exaggeration, he really uses this as his example contemplative people can become long distance truck drivers and have time to think and venture into their imagination In between, presumably, ingesting ma...


  2. says:

    After fits and starts, I have put this book down for another day although I did complete volume 1 and a good chunk of volume 2 On Politics A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan s a magisterial work that brings together some of the great thinkers in Western political philosophy, and summarizes their points, an...


  3. says:

    A long time ago when I first took a class in political theory, we used George Sabine s magnificent history This book is a successor to Sabine although I have heard that the Sabine book is being updated It is a rich and wonderful book that I heartily recommend to anyone interest in classical approaches to political theory The book is organized to chapters that focus on a particular author and all the real classics are represented from Herodotus and Thucydides through Marx There is also a se A long time ago when I first took a class in political theory, we used George Sabine s magnificent history This book is a successor to Sabine although I have heard that the Sabine book is being updated It is a rich and wonderful book that I heartily recommend to anyone interest in classical approaches to political theory The book is organized to chapters that focus on a particular author and all the real classics are represented from Herodotus and Thucydides through Marx There is also a series of essays raising issues of importance to the 20th and 21st centuries that span the classic authors The chapters were without exception well written, rich in content, and helpful in provided needed context for a thinker and his work...


  4. says:

    An extremely well composed survey of western political theory, written by an accomplished political theorist Early in volume I, Ryan posits that the question of how men are best able to govern themselves has been one of the central refrains in the history of political thought His survey is written from the perspective of a proponent, albeit a cautious one, of modern liberalism One should not expect perfect objectivity or a full fleshing out of the theoretical nuances of each of the many figur An extremely well composed survey of western political theory, written by an accompl...


  5. says:

    This is a major work and a welcome one Once upon a time, I thought that Sabine s history of political philosophy was the apogee in this arena But I think that the author, Alan Ryan, has actually surpassed Sabine He does a nice job of introducing us to the variety of political thinkers over time But his analysis of the works going beyond just description is the real contribution of this two volume set Ryan notes that page xxiii This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophe This is a major work and a welcome one Once upon a time, I thought that Sabine s history of political philosophy was the apogee in this arena But I think that the author, Alan Ryan, has actually surpassed Sabine He does a nice job of introducing us to the variety of political thinkers over time But his analysis of the works going beyond just description is the real contribution of this two volume set Ryan notes that page xxiii This is a book about the...


  6. says:

    Fokus er p filosofi mindre end historie, men begge dele indg r Der tages udgangspunkt i en r kke ber mte filosofiske tekster om politik, og disse tekster indrammes gennem diskussioner af de historiske forhold for de samfund, hvori teksterne er skrevet Hermed udelades meget interessant, og m ske meget af det, som jeg synes er interessant Udeladt er s ledes alle politiske forhold fra f r, der blev skrevet interessante tekster om politik Jeg kender naturligvis en del til dette gennem diverse a Fokus er p filosofi mindre end historie, men begge dele indg r Der tages udgangspunkt i en r kke ber mte filosofiske tekster om politik, og disse tekster indrammes gennem diskussioner af de historiske forhold for de samfund, hvori teksterne er skrevet Hermed udelades meget interessant, og m ske meget af det, som jeg synes er interessant Udeladt er s ledes alle politiske for...


  7. says:

    on hold This book is being read by the Good Reads History Book Club for over a year and they are finishing shortly I became interested in checking out the book club upon reading that Neal Stephenson has been a member of a history only book club for twenty plus years Perhaps this Book One Two is available at the Nashua Public Library I am giving Book One a shot which is on hold This book is being read by the Good Reads History Book Club for over a year and they are finishing shortly I became interested in checking out the book club upon reading that Neal Stephenson has been a member of a history only book club for twenty plus years Perhaps this Book One Two is available at the Nashua Public Library I am giving Book One a shot which is 399 pages and covers the ideas of Herodotus to Machiavelli The book jacket calls it a comprehensive, ambitious and accessible history of political t...


  8. says:

    The author accomplished something that I have not encountered yet a very in depth detailed account of political history He does a wonderful job of taking you through the political climes and thoughts of all ages from Socrates and Aristotle into today s very divisive political arenas The read is very long and information dense, so it will take some time to get through the material Also, plan on devoting some time to diving deeper into certain ...


  9. says:

    I enjoyed learning about so many great thinkers through the ages, and how they examined previous ideas and were inspired by or rejected them I loved to see how the thread of ideas from as early as Athens echo forward into the present day.The question How should human societies best ...


  10. says:

    Two much to really sum up, but detailing the history of political thought from the Greeks to globalisation It s a stunning survey in the end though it all seems to boil down to the same questions about the political contract and the fact that rulers and ruled don t trust each other much.

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