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Political Scientists On E2
This is the Political Scientists Metanode, an index of writeups about political scientists (including: political scientists, political economists, political philosophers, etc.) on E2. This is a subnode of the top-level Scientists node, and is a collaborative effort by the usergroup E2science. To suggest additions or alterations, please contact liveforever, Oolong, or e2 science (in that order).
Listed alphabetically, by surname
- Jeremy Bentham
The father of Utilitarianism.
- Milton Friedman
Economist and political commentator, leader of the "Monetarist" anti-Keynesian branch of the Chicago School in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Jürgen Habermas
Broke away from the Frankfurt School to become famous in his own right as a political philosopher
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Developed historical-political theories that introduced the concept of the dialectic into Western thought, providing the foundation for the work of (among others) Karl Marx.
- Thomas Hobbes
The author of Leviathan, Hobbes dealt with the philosophical reasoning behind the very concept of government, laying the foundation for all later works on the social contract.
- David Hume
Scottish economist, philosopher and historian. A major influence on Adam Smith, he saw political events as being the result more of impersonal forces than of individual actions.
- John Locke
English philosopher. Building on Hobbes' work, he introduced the concept of separation of powers.
- Karl Marx
German political economist. With Friedrich Engels, the father of Marxism.
- James Mill
British political economist. Father of John Stuart Mill.
- John Stuart Mill
British political philosopher, author of On Liberty. Son of James Mill.
- Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu
French political theorist, in his Esprit des lois, he presented a simplified version of John Locke's concept of separation of powers.
Greek philosopher who wrote numerous political dialogues starring his teacher Socrates, and provided us with the concept that there might be an ideal form of government.
- John Rawls
Vocal opponent of Utilitarianism, Rawls has worked extensively with moral theory and moral epistemology, in particular the concept of justice.
- Richard Rorty
American philosopher of mind, has written extensively on the subject of "frank ethnocentrism".
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Swiss author of The Social Contract, building on the works of John Locke and Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu.
Listed chronologically, by year of birth