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Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy (Hardcover) (Karl Widerquist & Grant S. Mccall)

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How modern philosophers use and perpetuate myths about prehistoryThe state of nature, the origin of property, the origin of government, the primordial nature of inequality and war - why do political philosophers talk so much about the Stone Age? And are they talking about a Stone Age that really happened, or is it just a convenient thought experiment to illustrate their points?Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall take a philosophical look at the origin of civilisation, examining political theories to show how claims about prehistory are used. Drawing on the best available evidence from archaeology and anthropology, they show that much of what we think we know about human origins comes from philosophers' imagination, not scientific investigation.
Number of Pages: 274
Genre: Political Science, Philosophy
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Karl Widerquist & Grant S. Mccall
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2017
TCIN: 52281705
UPC: 9780748678662
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-7525
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