Book Review: A Student’s Guide To Political Philosophy

Edge Induced Cohesion

A Student’s Guide To Political Philosophy, by Harvey C. Mansfield

I must admit that I have always been deeply interested in the subject of political philosophy, as soon as I became aware of it [1].  This book is probably not meant for me, but it is certainly a book I can (and do) celebrate because it is written to encourage other people to become more knowledgeable about political philosophy and also more interested in it.  The fact that the author also correctly notes that one can be a political philosopher through the rational (!) observation of political activity, such as is omnipresent in our contemporary world, also means that this subject is a great deal more practical than might first seem the case for some of the book’s readers.  Like the bourgeois merchant in Moliere’s famous play, political philosophy is something that many people do without being aware of what…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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