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Derek Matravers

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Rousseau: Derek Matravers and Timothy O’Hagan

Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill - Audio

Rousseau and his opinions on liberty are discussed with particular reference to his seminal 1755 text Discourse on Inequality. A wide number of topics including sovereignty, legislators and social choice, is broached.

56mins

23 Aug 2009

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Marx: Derek Matravers and Jonathan Wolff

Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill - Audio

This discussion focuses on the concept of production and labour in Marx’s writings, and the way in which they highlight aspects of fundamental historical materialism, formal equality and the relationship between the state and the individual.

28mins

23 Aug 2009

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Derek Matravers and Gerry Cohen on The German Ideology

Reading Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Mill - Audio

The German Ideology, Marx and Engels’ 1845 book, is dissected and discussed. The discussion highlights the importance of the book in terms of Marx and the development of his theory of history, the inevitabilities in history, and rights as a moral truth.

29mins

23 Aug 2009

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Derek Matravers on the Definition of Art

Philosophy Bites

What is art? Can anything be a work of art? Derek Matravers, author of Art and Emotion, explores these questions in conversation with Nigel Warburton in this episode of Philosophy Bites (www.philosophybites.com).

12mins

22 Mar 2008

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