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De Toueville 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. The thing I liked about most of the book is that it was easy to read and comprehensive It obviously does have flaws though or else I wouldn t have given it such a low rating The author often gets lost in his thoughts and views the theories and societies of the past through the modern liberal lens which means that the book comes down to being about the development of democratic thought in the West which is not what the book is supposed to be about Since that is the topic of the book he often interprets thinkers and political systems in a way that emphasises their liberal democratic aspects too much or eve Twisted 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 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy political Transforming Multilateral Diplomacy: The Inside Story of the Sustainable Development Goals philosophers of our time. The thing I liked about most of the book is that it was easy to read and comprehensive It obviously does have flaws though or else I wouldn t have given it such a low rating The author often gets lost in his thoughts and views the theories and societies of the All Night Long (Nannies, past through the modern liberal lens which means that the book comes down to being about the development of democratic thought in the West which is not what the book is supposed to be about Since that is the topic of the book he often interprets thinkers and

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On Politics A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present

Ower 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. An extremely well composed survey of western political theory written by an accomplished political theorist Early in volume I Ryan posits that the uestion 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 figures that Ryan covers in this work What On Politics is intended to do however it does remarkably well it introduces or re

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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 p. 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 s than a bit galling to have a tenured professor explain to you in patient l


10 thoughts on “On Politics A History of Political Thought From Herodotus to the Present

  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 ho

  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 H

  3. says:

    A long time ago when I first took a class in political theory we used George Sabine's magnificent history This

  4. says:

    An extremely well composed survey of western political theory written by an accomplished political theorist Early in volu

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    Ancient Greece which is known as the cradle of western democracy what a pity was not democratic Neither Plato nor Aristotle were demo

  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book even when I didn't understand some of the political theories because Alan Ryan's writing is wonderful Yes I have read some of the chapters several times before I decided that I need to just forge ahead and finish it

  7. 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 o

  8. says:

    I've been struggling with this book for some time and simply gave up the other night It was around about the time I was reading about Hegel so about 700 pages into the bookI got much the same feeling I did as when I tried reading Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy in college while this is well written I uestioned how seriously I could take his viewpoint when he evaluated all the material himself and never gave the r

  9. says:

    The thing I liked about most of the book is that it was easy to read and comprehensive It obviously does have flaws though or else I wouldn't have given it such a low rating The author often gets lost in his thoughts and views the theories and societies of the past through the modern liberal lens which means that the book comes down to being about the development of democratic thought in the West which is not what the book is s

  10. 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 interes

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