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Great books, bad arguments

W. G. Runciman

Great books, bad arguments

Republic, Leviathan, & the Communist manifesto

by W. G. Runciman

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementW. G. Runciman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJA71 .R86 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 127 p. ;
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562212M
ISBN 109780691144764
LC Control Number2009039248

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Great Books, Bad Arguments is not only lucid, but like the best detective fiction, keeps the reader guessing until the very end."—Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, University of Cambridge "Spirited and provocative."—Ian Shapiro, Yale University.

Aug 08,  · The author takes the contrary argument that the three 'great' books outlined, are not so great after all. He looks at the arguments as if they are brand new, as if he's never seen them before, and tries to find fault with them.

He presents reasons why the core arguments are not solid, but specious. The book is interesting for a brief summary of Cited by: 2. Jan 01,  · Great Books, Bad Arguments book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Plato's Republic, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Marx's Communist Mani /5.

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As it just so contingently happens, two out of three of my choices overlap with the books discussed by the English sociologist W. Runciman in his recent little book, Great Books, Bad Arguments.

Plato's Republic, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Marx's Communist Manifesto are universally acknowledged classics of Western political thought. But how strong are the core arguments on which they base their visions of the good society that they want to bring into being.

In this lively and provocative book, W. Runciman shows where and why they fail, even after due allowance has been made for the Cited by: 2. Jul 08,  · Similarly with Marx, the Manifesto's insight is about exploitation and economic interests, and its all-too-evident lack of political acumen does not mean it is not, in its way, a great book.

Actually, Runciman, too, has written a great little book - but it is full of bad arguments. Great Books, Bad Arguments: "Republic, Leviathan", and "The Communist Manifesto".

book which is, according to Richard Tuck, “generally held to be the masterpiece of English political thought” (p. ix) be held to be so when it ignores as it does the Great Rebellion was not a struggle between rival ide-Cited by: 2. Oct 01,  · It can be instructive to be provoked, as Plato knew quite well.

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