'This erudite and accessible study of social contract theory brings a welcome new perspective to the legacy of modern political thought. This perspective yields innovative interpretations of notions such as equality, justice and "the individual". The inclusion of the usually neglected Spinoza adds depth to Richardson's brilliant and provocative project of rethinking the relevance of classical contractarianism for theory and practice today.'
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About the Author
Janice Richardson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter. She researches feminist philosophy and its intersection with law. Her previous book with Ashgate was Selves, Persons, Individuals: Philosophical Perspectives on Women and Legal Obligations.