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The Resource Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them, Ferdinand Mount

Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them, Ferdinand Mount

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Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them
Title
Prime movers
Title remainder
from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them
Statement of responsibility
Ferdinand Mount
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ferdinand Mount delves into the lives and theories of twelve great political thinkers, from Pericles, the maker of ancient Athens, to Muhammad Iqbal, the inspiration behind the founding of Pakistan. We take an exhilarating ride through their extraordinary careers, feeling their irresistible charm and eloquence, but we are also brought face to face with the crippling gaps and flaws in their thought and the damage it left behind. We see, too, how often the great political fighters like Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft and Karl Marx are the most vicious and acute critics of each other, while remaining blind to their own defects. The author argues against the single-mindedness of these figures and instead proposes an alternative tradition recognizing that our dearest principles often conflict with each other and that societies survive by trade-off. Prime Movers offers a challenge to the way political theory is usually presented
Cataloging source
YDX
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1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mount, Ferdinand
Dewey number
320.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.M685 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pericles
  • Jesus Christ
  • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
  • Smith, Adam
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Wollstonecraft, Mary
  • Mazzini, Giuseppe
  • Marx, Karl
  • Gandhi
  • Iqbal, Muhammad
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Philosophy
Label
Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them, Ferdinand Mount
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-422) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fatal blandishing -- 1. Pericles (495 BC -- 429 BC) and the invention of democracy -- 2. Jesus (7/2 BC -- AD 30/33) and the brotherhood of man -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) and the self supreme -- 4. Adam Smith (1723-90) and the invisible hand -- 5. Edmund Burke (1729-97) and the stickiness of society -- 6. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and the endless revolution -- 7. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and the management of happiness -- 8. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) and the rights of woman -- and men too -- 9. Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-72) and the religion of nationhood -- 10. Karl Marx (1818-83) and the death of capitalism -- 11. Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) and the non-violent path -- 12. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) and the dream of Islam -- Finale: In praise of trade-off
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471156007
Lccn
2017491946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn991484509
  • (OCoLC)991484509
Label
Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them, Ferdinand Mount
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The fatal blandishing -- 1. Pericles (495 BC -- 429 BC) and the invention of democracy -- 2. Jesus (7/2 BC -- AD 30/33) and the brotherhood of man -- 3. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) and the self supreme -- 4. Adam Smith (1723-90) and the invisible hand -- 5. Edmund Burke (1729-97) and the stickiness of society -- 6. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) and the endless revolution -- 7. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and the management of happiness -- 8. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) and the rights of woman -- and men too -- 9. Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-72) and the religion of nationhood -- 10. Karl Marx (1818-83) and the death of capitalism -- 11. Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) and the non-violent path -- 12. Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) and the dream of Islam -- Finale: In praise of trade-off
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471156007
Lccn
2017491946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn991484509
  • (OCoLC)991484509

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