<philosophical terminology> what pertains to the life of the city (Gk. polis) or state. Hence, study of citizenship or the art of governance generally. Political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and MacKinnon examine the origins, forms, and limits of political power as exercised in practical life. Recommended Reading: Political Philosophy, ed. by Anthony Quinton (Oxford, 1989); Jene M. Porter and John Hallowell, Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order (Prentice Hall, 1997); Classics of Moral and Political Theory, ed. by Michael L. Morgan (Hackett, 1997); History of Political Philosophy, ed. by Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey (Chicago, 1987); and The Routledge Dictionary of Twentieth Century Political Thinkers, ed. by Robert Benewick and Philip Green (Routledge, 1998).
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