A World History of Political Thought
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A World History of Political Thought

J. Babb

A World History of Political Thought is an outstanding and innovative work with profound significance for the study of the history of political thought, providing a wide-ranging, detailed and global overview of political thought from 600 BC to the 21st century. Treating both western and non-western systems of political thought as equal and placing them as they should be; side by side.
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Chapter 2: The foundational thinkers (600–400 BC)

J. Babb

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the three thinkers who can be considered foundational for the political thought of the three major early civilizations of India, East Asian and the Ancient Greece and Rome, respectively, the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates. Each of these individuals set forth political philosophies that transcended caste, status and class so made political ethics potentially accessible to all. Yet, the attitudes of the three toward women and those outside the elite are ambiguous.

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