Critics’ Reviews

“This is a very fine text—engagingly written and full of wide learning without any trace of pedantry. The quotations and bibliographies are excellent, and Peter Loptson’s judgments are consistently wise and culturally sensitive. It will be valuable both for those new to the theories it describes and to those who have reflected on them before. Good philosophy isn’t often as enjoyable to read as this is.” — Terence Penelhum, University of Calgary

“I cannot think of a better book to which to refer someone who wants to understand in a short compass what Aristotle, liberalism, Rousseau, Marx, or feminism are all about.” — Julian Young, University of Auckland, Dialogue

Posted on November 2, 2015