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    Alan Ryan, R. Harre & P. F. Secord (1973). The Explanation of Social Behaviour. Philosophical Quarterly 23 (93):374.
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  2. Alan Ryan (2010). Happiness and Political Theory. Social Research: An International Quarterly 77 (2):421-440.
    Excerpt: …I here tackle three topics: first, the lowly place of happiness among the goals of political action in the great tradition of political thought; second, the novelty of the idea of happiness is the proper aim or public policy; and last, the importance of the distinction between what was aptly described by T.H. Green as "hindering hindrances to the good life" and the promotion of happiness by political action. As that might suggest, I shall say some unkind things about (...)
     
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    Alan Ryan (1995). John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism. W.W. Norton.
    "When John Dewey died in 1952, he was memorialized as America's most famous philosopher, revered by liberal educators and deplored by conservatives, but universally acknowledged as his country's intellectual voice. Many things conspired to give Dewey an extraordinary intellectual eminence: He was immensely long-lived and immensely prolific; he died in his ninety-third year, and his intellectual productivity hardly slackened until his eighties." "Professor Alan Ryan offers new insights into Dewey's many achievements, his character, and the era in which his scholarship (...)
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  4. Alan Ryan (2004). Intellectual Courage. Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (1):13-28.
     
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  5. Alan Ryan (2015). Introduction. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 1-18.
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  6. Shlomo Avineri, Richard Bernstein, Jonathan R. Cole, Hans-Peter Krüger & Alan Ryan (2009). Universities Under Conditions of Duress: Question and Answer Session. Social Research: An International Quarterly 76 (3):959-962.
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    Alan Ryan (2015). The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press.
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  8. Alan Ryan (2006). Fairness and Philosophy. Social Research: An International Quarterly 73 (2):597-606.
    The paper puts forward a pluralistic account of fairness within which concepts of equality of sacrifice and outcome, desert, and randomized outcomes within a fair framework all have their place. The distinction between efficiency and fairness is set out early on, and it is later argued that only efficient social arrangements can withstand the questioning about the fairness of the way they distribute their benefits to their beneficiaries and impose demands on those whose taxes pay for them that the modern (...)
     
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    Alan Ryan (2004). Professional Liars. Social Research: An International Quarterly 71 (3):733-752.
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    John Skorupski, John Stuart Mill, Alan Ryan & J. M. Robson (1982). An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy. Philosophical Quarterly 32 (127):171.
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  11. Alan Ryan (1988). The Idea of Freedom: Essays in Honour of Isaiah Berlin. Noûs 22 (2):330-332.
     
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  12. Alan Ryan (2009). Free Inquiry: Easy Times Can Be Difficult Too. Social Research: An International Quarterly 76 (3):943-958.
    This paper begins with some brief reflections on the 19th century apprehensions of Tocqueville and Mill and their relevance to ourselves, and goes on to ask for what and for whom universities exist. There is no incontrovertible answer, but one can distinguish two ideal types of a modern university, as I do. I praise one of them, without being dismissive of the others, and pose some problems about their institutionalization, and raise some old questions about the rights of citizens and (...)
     
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    Alan Ryan (1994). Self-Ownership, Autonomy, and Property Rights. Social Philosophy and Policy 11 (2):241-258.
    Writers of very different persuasions have relied on arguments about self-ownership; in recent years, it is libertarians who have rested their political theory on self-ownership, but Grotian authoritarianism rested on similar foundations, and, even though it matters a good deal that Hegel did not adopt a full-blown theory of self-ownership, so did Hegel's liberal-conservatism. Whether the high tide of the idea has passed it is hard to say. One testimony to its popularity was the fact that G. A. Cohen for (...)
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    Alan G. Ryan (1987). High‐School Graduates' Beliefs About Science‐Technology‐Society. IV. The Characteristics of Scientists. Science Education 71 (4):489-510.
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    Glen S. Aikenhead & Alan G. Ryan (1992). The Development of a New Instrument:'Views on Science—Technology—Society'(VOSTS). Science Education 76 (5):477-491.
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    Alan Ryan (1996). Hobbes's Political Philosophy. In Tom Sorell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes. Cambridge University Press 208--245.
  17. Alan Ryan (2005). Keeping Busy. Social Research: An International Quarterly 72 (2):427-446.
    “Busyness” like many concepts trades on contrast. The most obvious contrast is with “real work” and ‘really working.” “Busy work” is usually pretend work; we try to look as though we are achieving something but all we are doing is shuffling the paper on our desks, polishing the inlet manifold rather than diagnosing the fault about to destroy the engine, marching our soldiers up to the top of the hill and marching them down again rather than engaging the enemy. All (...)
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  18. Alan Ryan (1988). Hobbes and Individualism. In G. A. J. Rogers & Alan Ryan (eds.), Perspectives on Thomas Hobbes. Oxford University Press
     
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    Alan Ryan (2004). Science and Democracy. In Philip Catton & Graham Macdonald (eds.), Karl Popper: Critical Appraisals. Routledge 174.
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    Alan Ryan (1964). Universalisability. Analysis 25 (2):44 - 48.
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    Alan Ryan (2013). The Planners and the Planned. Critical Review 25 (3-4):445-460.
    Much of what makes Hayek so controversial can be found in The Road to Serfdom, the theoretical basis of which is provided by The Counter-Revolution of Science. The first book, a polemic against the “planning mentality,” did not defend complete laissez faire, but argued that planning disrupts the coordination between prices and supply and demand; that effective planning is thus impossible in a modern industrial society; that it is coercive; and, of course, that it leads to totalitarianism. In The Counter-Revolution (...)
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    Alan Ryan (1987). The Philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Humanities Press International.
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 16. Utilitarianism and Bureaucracy: The Views of J. S. Mill. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 326-345.
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    Alan Ryan (1970). The Philosophy of the Social Sciences. London,Macmillan.
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    Alan Ryan (1966). Mill and the Naturalistic Fallacy. Mind 75 (299):422-425.
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    Dudley Knowles & Alan Ryan (1985). Property and Political Theory. Philosophical Quarterly 35 (141):433.
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    Alan Ryan (1965). Freedom. Philosophy 40 (152):93 - 112.
    In this paper I intend to do two things. The first is to discuss a method of doing philosophy, the method of ‘ordinary language’ philosophy, as it is commonly and misleadingly called. (Its other common title: ‘Oxford Philosophy’ is even more misleading, since the roots of the method lie in Cambridge, and many of the most flourishing branches are in the United States rather than England.)If it needs a name, perhaps the best is—adapting Popper to our purpose—‘piecemeal philosophical engineering’. Such (...)
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 11. The Nature of Human Nature in Hobbes and Rousseau. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 220-232.
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    Alan Ryan (2002). Does Inequality Matter—for its Own Sake? Social Philosophy and Policy 19 (1):225-243.
    This is a simple essay. It raises a familiar question about equality, adduces a very small amount of empirical evidence about the social consequences of equality as distinct from prosperity, and broods on the difficulty of providing a really persuasive answer to the question raised. I begin with the view that there simply cannot be anything intrinsically wrong with inequality, move on to the view that there are extrinsic reasons for anxiety, dividing these into conceptual and empirical reasons, though without (...)
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    Alan Ryan (1992). Book Review: Robert Nozick: Property, Justice, and the Minimal State. Jonathan Wolff. [REVIEW] Ethics 103 (1):154-.
  31. Alan Ryan (1985). John Rawls. In Quentin Skinner (ed.), The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences. Cambridge University Press 101--120.
     
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  32. Alan Ryan (1998). Liberal Anxieties and Liberal Education. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    G. A. J. Rogers & Alan Ryan (eds.) (1988). Perspectives on Thomas Hobbes. Oxford University Press.
    This is the first in a series of occasional volumes of original papers on predefined themes. The Mind Association will nominate an editor or editors for each collection, and may join with other organizations in the promotion of conferences or other scholarly activities in connection with each volume. This collection, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Thomas Hobbes's birth, focuses on central themes in his life and work. Including essays by David Gauthier, Noel Malcolm, Arrigo Pacchi, David Raphael, (...)
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 13. Mill’s Essay On Liberty. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 257-278.
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 9. Hobbes and Individualism. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 186-203.
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    Alan Ryan (2015). The Right to Kill in Cold Blood: Does the Death Penalty Violate Human Rights? In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 139-156.
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    Alan Ryan (1986). Mill's Essay On Liberty. Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 20:171-194.
    John Stuart Mill is—surprisingly—a difficult writer. He writes clearly, non-technically, and in a very plain prose which Bertrand Russell once described as a model for philosophers. It is never hard to see what the general drift of the argument is, and never hard to see which side he is on. He is, none the less, a difficult writer because his clarity hides complicated arguments and assumptions which often take a good deal of unpicking. And when we have done that unpicking, (...)
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 26. John Rawls. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 505-520.
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    Alan Ryan (1991). The Right to Private Property by Jeremy Waldron. Journal of Philosophy 88 (3):155-159.
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    Alan Ryan (1970). John Stuart Mill. New York,Pantheon Books.
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    Alan Ryan (2013). Isaiah Berlin: The History of Ideas as Psychodrama. European Journal of Political Theory 12 (1):61-73.
    The essay is a ‘personal impression’ of Isaiah Berlin and his liberalism, beginning with some intellectual biography, and turning to the question of how the way Berlin wrote about political ideas illuminates the liberalism he espoused. The essay discounts Berlin’s self-description as a historian of ideas who had abandoned philosophy, and follows Bernard Williams in arguing that the historicity of our political values demands a dialogical approach to their analysis in which we engage with our forebears and contemporaries in an (...)
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    Alan Ryan (1999). Isaiah Berlin, Political Theory and Liberal Culture. Annual Review of Political Science 2 (June):345-362.
    The essay provides a short outline of Berlin's career and an assessment of his contribution to pluralist and liberal thought. He was a British academic with a Russian cast of mind, and an inhabitant of the ivory tower who was very much at home in the diplomatic and political world. Similarly, he was neither a historian of ideas nor a political philosopher in the narrow sense usually understood in the modern academy. Rather, he engaged in a trans-historical conversation about the (...)
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  43. Alan Ryan (2008). Hart and the Liberalism of Fear. In Matthew H. Kramer (ed.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press
     
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    Alan Ryan (1975). Critical Notice of Frank Cunningham, Objectivity in Social Science. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):295-298.
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    Alan Ryan (1983). Property, Liberty and On Liberty. Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 15:217-231.
    There are at least three tolerably distinct views about the connections between liberty and property; two of these I shall discuss fairly briefly in order to get on to Mill's central claims about the relationship between property rights and freedom, but in conclusion I shall return to them to show how they bear on what Mill has to say.
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    Alan Ryan (1974). J. S. Mill. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    Introduction The unusually wide range of John Stuart Mill's interests and abilities does much to make him an intellectually live figure a century after his ...
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    Alan Ryan (1987). Justice, Exploitation and the End of Morality. Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 22:117-134.
    This paper is a small contribution to two large subjects. The first large subject is that of exploitation—what it is for somebody to be exploited, in what ways people can be and are exploited, whether exploitation necessarily involves coercion, what Marx's understanding of exploitation was and whether it was adequate: all these are issues on which I merely touch, at best. My particular concern here is to answer the two questions, whether Marx thought capitalist exploitation unjust and how the answer (...)
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    Alan Ryan (1995). Book Review: Democracy: The Unfinished Journey. John Dunn. [REVIEW] Ethics 105 (2):423-.
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    Alan Ryan & John Wilson (1967). Equality. Philosophical Quarterly 17 (68):281.
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    Alan Ryan (2015). 15. Mill in a Liberal Landscape. In The Making of Modern Liberalism. Princeton University Press 292-325.
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