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    A Genealogy of Political Theory: A Polemic.James Alexander - forthcoming - Contemporary Political Theory:1-22.
    Here is a sketch of a genealogy of political theory for the last century. This is a genealogy in Nietzsche’s sense: therefore, neither unhistorical taxonomy, nor a history of political theory as it is written by historians, but a typology in time. Four types of modern political theory are distinguished. These are called, with some justification, positive, normative, third way and sceptical political theory. Seen from the vantage of the twenty-first century, they form an instructive sequence, emerging as a series (...)
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  2. Three Rival Views of Tradition (Arendt, Oakeshott and MacIntyre).James Alexander - 2012 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):20-43.
    If we define tradition too hastily we leave to one side the question of what the relevance of tradition is for us. Here the concept of tradition is opened up by considering the different views of it taken by Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott and Alasdair MacIntyre. We see that each has put tradition into a fully developed picture of what our predicament is in modernity; and that each has differed in their assessment of what our relation to tradition is or (...)
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    Notes Towards A Definition of Politics.James Alexander - 2014 - Philosophy 89 (2):273-300.
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    Changing the Subject: Philosophy From Socrates to Adorno By Raymond Geuss Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press , Pp. 334 + Xxiii, £21.95 ISBN: 9780674545724. [REVIEW]James Alexander - forthcoming - Philosophy:1-6.
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    The Four Points of the Compass.James Alexander - 2012 - Philosophy 87 (1):79-107.
    Philosophy has four forms: wonder, faith, doubt and scepticism. These are not separate categories, but separate ideal possibilities. Modern academic philosophy has fallen, for several centuries, into an error: which is the error of supposing that philosophy is only what I call doubt. Philosophy may be doubt: indeed, it is part of my argument that this is undeniably one element of, or one possibility in, philosophy; but doubt is only one of four points of the compass. In this essay I (...)
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    Reaction in Politics.James Alexander - forthcoming - Journal of the Philosophy of History.
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    The Philosophy of Political History in Oakeshott and Collingwood.James Alexander - 2016 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 10 (2):279-303.
    _ Source: _Page Count 25 Every political philosopher has a philosophy of political history, if sometimes not a very good one. Oakeshott and Collingwood are two twentieth century political philosophers who were particularly concerned with the significance of history for political philosophy; and who both, in the 1940s, sketched what I call philosophies of political history: that is, systematic schemes which could make sense of the entire history of political philosophy. In this article I observe that Oakeshott depended for the (...)
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    A Dialectical Definition of Conservatism.James Alexander - forthcoming - Philosophy:1-18.
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    A Systematic Theory of Tradition.James Alexander - 2016 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 10 (1):1-28.
    _ Source: _Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1 - 28 We still lack a systematic or complete theory of tradition. By referring to the works of many major figures of the last century – Arendt, Boyer, Eisenstadt, Eliot, Gadamer, Goody, Hobsbawm, Kermode, Leavis, MacIntyre, Oakeshott, Pieper, Pocock, Popper, Prickett, Shils and others – I show that a theory of tradition must include insights taken not only from the study of sociology and anthropology, but also from the study of literature and (...)
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    The Fundamental Contradiction of Modern Cosmopolitanism.James Alexander - 2016 - The European Legacy 21 (2):168-183.
    This article is a study of that eminently European contribution to world politics: the idea of cosmopolitanism. The argument is that modern cosmopolitanism depends on two postulates which are contradictory. Cosmopolitans have always claimed, “There are two cities, one higher and one lower.” Modern cosmopolitans, however, claim, without abandoning the first postulate, “There is only one city.” In this article I ask four questions which enable the contradiction between these to be illustrated. These are: Is the cosmopolis the higher of (...)
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    Lanfranc of Bec. Margaret Gibson.James W. Alexander - 1979 - Speculum 54 (2):375-376.
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    Blending in Mathematics.James C. Alexander - 2011 - Semiotica 2011 (187):1-48.
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    The Philosophy of Political History in Oakeshott and Collingwood.James Alexander - forthcoming - New Content is Available for Journal of the Philosophy of History.
    _ Source: _Page Count 25 Every political philosopher has a philosophy of political history, if sometimes not a very good one. Oakeshott and Collingwood are two twentieth century political philosophers who were particularly concerned with the significance of history for political philosophy; and who both, in the 1940s, sketched what I call philosophies of political history: that is, systematic schemes which could make sense of the entire history of political philosophy. In this article I observe that Oakeshott depended for the (...)
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    The Interpretation of Scripture in the Ante-Nicene Period.James N. S. Alexander - 1958 - Interpretation 12 (3):272-280.
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    Oakeshott on Hegel's 'Injudicious' Use of the Word 'State'.James Alexander - 2011 - History of Political Thought 32 (1):147-176.
    This article attempts to make sense of Oakeshott's enigmatic comment in 'On Human Conduct' that it was perhaps injudicious of Hegel to use the word state in the Philosophy of Right for his conception of a bounded association. But the article does not confine itself to making sense of Oakeshott's meaning: it compares Oakeshott's conception of societas to Hegel's conception of der Staat, Oakeshott's conception of philosophy as an unconditional consideration of conditional objects with Hegel's conception of philosophy as a (...)
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    Robert Somerville, Scotia Pontificia: Papal Letters to Scotland Before the Pontificate of Innocent III. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. Pp. Xiii, 177; Black-and-White Facsimile Frontispiece. $59. [REVIEW]James W. Alexander - 1983 - Speculum 58 (4):1135.
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    Who Was the First Philosopher? Or, How Many Philosophers Does It Take?James Alexander - 2017 - Think 16 (46):51-57.
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    On What Matters.James Alexander - 2011 - Philosophy Now 87:42-43.
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    What Are Universities For?By Stefan Collini.James Alexander - 2012 - British Journal of Educational Studies 60 (4):450-451.
  20. Shirley Ann Brown, with a Contribution by Michael W. Herren, The Bayeux Tapestry: History and Bibliography. Woodbridge, Suffolk; and Wolfeboro, NH: Boydell Press, 1988. Pp. Xi, 186. $67. [REVIEW]James W. Alexander - 1991 - Speculum 66 (2):387-387.
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    England in the Reign of Edward III.Scott L. Waugh.James W. Alexander - 1993 - Speculum 68 (3):906-907.
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    The Beaumont Twins: The Roots and Branches of Power in the Twelfth Century. David Crouch.James W. Alexander - 1988 - Speculum 63 (3):650-651.
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  23. Scott L. Waugh, England in the Reign of Edward III.(Cambridge Medieval Textbooks.) Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1991. Pp. Xi, 303; 2 Maps, 3 Figures, and 5 Tables. $44.50 (Cloth); $12.95 (Paper). [REVIEW]James W. Alexander - 1993 - Speculum 68 (3):906-907.
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    Family Therapy Process and Outcome Research: Relationship to Treatment Ethics.Carol A. Wilson, James F. Alexander & Charles W. Turner - 1996 - Ethics and Behavior 6 (4):345 – 352.
    We know from the research literature that psychotherapy is effective, but we also know that hundreds of diverse therapies are being practiced that have not been subjected to scientific scrutiny; thus, in some circumstances iatrogenic effects do occur. Therefore, it is crucial that we recognize and implement therapeutic interventions that are evidence based rather than succumb to ethical dilemma, frustration, and complacency. Recommendations for family therapists are discussed, including the need to (a) keep abreast of research findings, (b) translate research (...)
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    The Alleged Palatinates of Norman England.James W. Alexander - 1981 - Speculum 56 (1):17-27.
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    What Are Universities For? By Stefan Collini: Pp 216+ Viii. London: Penguin. 2012.£ 9.99 (Pbk). ISBN 978-1-846-14482-0.James Alexander - 2012 - British Journal of Educational Studies 60 (4):450-451.
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    Nugae curialium: Le Règne d'Henri II Plantegenêt et l'éthique politiqueEgbert Türk.James W. Alexander - 1978 - Speculum 53 (4):868-869.
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    The English Church Under Henry IM. Brett.James W. Alexander - 1977 - Speculum 52 (4):929-930.
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    The Norman Empire. John Le Patourel.James W. Alexander - 1978 - Speculum 53 (3):596-597.
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  30. Los Godos En De Correptione Donatistarum (Ep. 185).James S. Alexander & J. Anoz - 1999 - Augustinus: Revista Trimestral Publicada Por Los Padres Agustinos Recoletos 44 (172-75):29-34.
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