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By J. S. McClelland

ISBN-10: 0415119618

ISBN-13: 9780415119610

A background of Western Political notion is an brisk and lucid account of crucial political thinkers and the iconic issues of the final and a part millennia. Written with scholars of the background of political idea in brain, the book:
* strains the improvement of political suggestion from historic Greece to the overdue 20th century
* specializes in person thinkers and texts
* comprises forty biographies of key political thinkers
* deals unique perspectives of theorists and highlights these that could were unjustly neglected
* develops the broader subject matters of political concept and the relatives among thinkers over the years.

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A musician whose ear could not recognise perfect pitch and who lacked the dexterity to tune his lyre probably would not really know what to do. His ear would not tell him what to aim at and his incompetent hands would not be very helpful in achieving what he thought he was aiming at. With these handicaps, all the incompetent musician could do would be to try to do what he was doing better than other musicians. He would make a hash of it, but trying to tune his lyre better than other musicians were tuning theirs would be the only way he could proceed.

That would be paying the debt, but it could hardly be called helping a friend. Cephalus confesses that he is stumped by that objection. He could have said that justice is helping friends and paying debts, but not in that case. Plato does not allow him to say that for the obvious reason that a list of exceptions to the rules of justice would make for a very long list indeed. Not only would the list have to contain all the rules which a just man would follow, but it would also have to contain a complete list of the exceptions.

No doubt there was a good deal of dogma still around; dogma does not die the day it is shown to be baseless (any more than all the machines constructed on the basis of Newtonian physics stopped working on the day that Einstein discovered the principle of Special Relativity). Plato had his work cut out as a philosopher because he believed that it was still possible to find true knowledge, so he had to face the preliminary task of uncluttering men’s minds of the baseless opinion which still passed for knowledge in the world after Parmenides.

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