The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance Audiobook

The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance, by Joshua Kaplan
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This exciting course introduces vital works of political theory from history's greatest minds. The theorists we will study wanted very badly to reach their readers, to make them think about their world differently. As you learn about luminaries such as Plato, Thucydides, and Hobbes, you may see connections between their times and our own.

Professor Kaplan's goal is to make these works accessible without distorting or oversimplifying them. As you will see, the study of political theory is an enjoyable, gratifying, and challenging subject that will reward the effort you put into thinking about it many times over.

Political theory helps us to think about who we are, where we are coming from, and where we are going. At the same time, theory does not tell us what to do, but can help us to act with purpose and vision. It helps us to step back and get perspective on our problems and on who we really are.

Here, you'll investigate how the language of political theory conveys its meaning. This course is not a substitute for reading the texts, but it can help you to overcome some of the obstacles that the texts present. It is not easy to pick up a book by Aristotle or Hobbes and figure it out on your own. We all need some help in understanding the world, and that is the starting point for political theory itself.

As you embark on this adventure, you are taking part in a community that comes from specific times and places, but transcends them. These great works can speak to us today, wherever we are. Political theory does this better than many other subjects, in part because the theorist wants us to look around and think about the specifics of the world around us, but also to lift our heads and see farther than we normally do. By the conclusion of this course, you will see a dramatic difference in your ability to understand what you read or watch in the news. Download and start listening now!

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Though you may know Joshua Kaplan from the popular title The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance, Kaplan is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Kaplan, with the latest Nonfiction title being: The Modern Scholar: People and the Ballot: A History of American Party Politics. The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance was added to our catalog in 2008, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while The Modern Scholar: Political Theory: The Classic Texts and Their Continuing Relevance is the most popular and bestselling from Kaplan. Enjoy over 13 hours of listening from Kaplan, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Joshua Kaplan. For more choices and information on Joshua Kaplan, please visit their author page: Joshua Kaplan.