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  1. Rationality and Relativism.Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.) - 1982 - MIT Press.
    Are there absolute truths that can be gradually approached over time through rational processes? Or are all modes and systems of thought equally valid if viewed from within their own internally consistent frames of reference? Are there universal forms of reasoning and understanding that enable us to distinguish between rational beliefs and those that are demonstrably false, or is everything relative?These central questions are addressed and debated by the distinguished contributors to this lively book. Some of them - Hollis, Lukes, (...)
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  2. Power: A Radical View.Steven Lukes & Jack H. Nagel - 1976 - Political Theory 4 (2):246-249.
     
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  3. Marxism and Morality.Steven Lukes - 1985 - Oxford University Press.
    It is reported that the moment anyone talked to Marx about morality, he would roar with laughter. Yet, plainly, he was fired by outrage and a burning desire for a better world. This paradox is the starting point for Marxism and Morality. Discussing the positions taken by Marx, Engels, and their descendants in relation to certain moral issues, Steven Lukes addresses the questions on which Marxist thinkers and actors have taken a number of characteristic stands as well as other questions--personal (...)
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    Moral Relativism.Steven Lukes - 2008 - Picador.
    Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all? These questions turn up everywhere, from Montaigne's essay on cannibals, (...)
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  5. Individualism.Steven Lukes - 1974 - Political Theory 2 (4):449-450.
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    The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History.Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.) - 1985 - Cambridge University Press.
    The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors (...)
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  7. Comparing the Incomparable: Trade-Offs and Sacrifices.Steven Lukes - 1997 - In Ruth Chang (ed.), Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason. Harvard University Press. pp. 184--195.
     
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  8. Moral Conflict and Politics.Steven Lukes - 1991 - Clarendon Press.
    This fascinating study, Steven Lukes, one of the foremost political theorists writing in English today, examines value pluralism and moral conflict and their implications for political thinking and practice. In Parts I and II he discusses them directly and their consequences for how we are to think about equality, liberty, power, and authority. In Part III he focuses on the non-obvious role of morality in Marxist theory and practice, and in Part IV he examines the contributions of contemporary political thinkers, (...)
     
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    Comment : Do People Have Character Traits?Steven Lukes - 2009 - In Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (ed.), Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Philosophical Theory and Scientific Practice. Cambridge University Press. pp. 291.
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    Essays in Social Theory.Benjamin Gibbs & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (113):374.
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    The Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. Newton-Smith & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52 (1):71 - 107.
  12. Multicultural Questions.Christian Joppke & Steven Lukes - 1999
     
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  13. The Problem of Apparently Irrational Beliefs.Steven Lukes - 2007 - In Stephen P. Turner & Mark W. Risjord (eds.), Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology. Elsevier. pp. 591--606.
     
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    Rethinking Social Criticism: Some Puzzles.Steven Lukes - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (4):85-89.
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  15. Making Sense of Moral Conflict.Steven Lukes - 1989 - In Nancy L. Rosenblum (ed.), Liberalism and the Moral Life. pp. 127--142.
     
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    Social Justice: The Hayekian Challenge.Steven Lukes - 1997 - Critical Review 11 (1):65-80.
    Abstract Hayek's argument that social justice is a mirage consists of six claims: that the very idea of social justice is meaningless, religious, self?contradictory, and ideological; that realizing any degree of social justice is unfeasible; and that aiming to do so must destroy all liberty. These claims are examined in the light of contemporary theories and debates concerning social justice in order to assess whether the argument's persuasive power is due to sound reasoning, and to what extent contemporary theories of (...)
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  17. Relativism in its Place.Steven Lukes - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. MIT Press. pp. 261--305.
     
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    Ernest Gellner and Modernity.Steven Lukes - 2003 - Contemporary Political Theory 2 (3):351-353.
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    Liberalism for the Liberals, Cannibalism for the Cannibals.Steven Lukes - 2001 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (4):35-54.
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    Marxism, Morality and Justice.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 14:177-205.
    A paradox, according to the OED, is ‘a statement seemingly self-contradictory or absurd, though possibly well-founded or essentially true’. In this article I shall try to show that the classical orthodox Marxist view of morality is a paradox. I shall seek to resolve the paradox by trying to show that it is only seemingly self-contradictory or absurd. But I shall not claim the standard Marxist view of morality to be well-founded or essentially true. On the contrary, I shall suggest that, (...)
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    Different Cultures, Different Rationalities?Steven Lukes - 2000 - History of the Human Sciences 13 (1):3-18.
    Winch’s ‘Understanding a Primitive Society’ addressed the question of how to interpret apparently irrational alien beliefs and practices. Criticizing Evans-Pritchard’s study of Zande witchcraft, Winch argued that across cultures there are divergent conceptions of what is rational and real and that, where they diverge, it is mistaken to apply ‘our’ standards and conceptions to ‘their’ beliefs. Winch’s position is here re-examined in the light of the current debate about whether the Hawaiians thought Captain Cook was divine. Sahlins holds that they (...)
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    The Meanings of "Individualism".Steven Lukes - 1971 - Journal of the History of Ideas 32 (1):45.
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    Social Theory: An Anti-Individualist Story. [REVIEW]Steven Lukes - 2013 - Theory and Society 42 (6):653-657.
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    Toleration and Recognition.Steven Lukes - 1997 - Ratio Juris 10 (2):213-222.
  25. James Martin Hollis, 1938-1998.Steven Lukes & Quentin Skinner - 2002 - Proceedings of the British Academy 115:245-255.
     
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    Marxism and Morality: Reflections on the Revolutions of 1989.Steven Lukes - 1990 - Ethics and International Affairs 4 (1):19–31.
    Can the momentous events in Tianamen Square and the revolutionary changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe be seen as the inevitable triumph of one political ideology over another? Lukes contends that the Marxist morality failed because it didnt deliver on its promises.
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    Marxism, Morality and Justice: Steven Lukes.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 14:177-205.
    A paradox, according to the OED, is ‘a statement seemingly self-contradictory or absurd, though possibly well-founded or essentially true’. In this article I shall try to show that the classical orthodox Marxist view of morality is a paradox. I shall seek to resolve the paradox by trying to show that it is only seemingly self-contradictory or absurd. But I shall not claim the standard Marxist view of morality to be well-founded or essentially true. On the contrary, I shall suggest that, (...)
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    Comments on David Bloor.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):313-318.
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    Relativism: Cognitive and Moral.Steven Lukes & W. G. Runciman - 1974 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 48 (1):165 - 208.
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    Ii. Elster on Counterfactuals.Steven Lukes - 1980 - Inquiry 23 (2):145 – 155.
    It is argued that, despite its considerable virtues, Jon Elster's approach to counter-factual reasoning in history misfires in a number of ways. First, his classification of the various approaches to the problem among logicians and philosophers is inadequate and confusing: he claims to follow the meta-linguistic approach, uses the idiom of the possible worlds approach but would be better advised, given his own intuitions and purposes, to adopt the condensed argument approach. This would not only make his argument clearer and (...)
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    On the Moral Blindness of Communism.Steven Lukes - 2001 - Human Rights Review 2 (2):113-124.
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    Social Democracy and Economic Liberty.Steven Lukes - 2015 - Res Publica 21 (4):429-441.
    Tomasi’s view of social democracy is shown to mischaracterize it as hostile to private economic liberties, which all real-world social democracies guarantee. The supposed Manichean choice between social and market democracy, seen as requiring contrasting accounts of fairness, results from combining Rawls-style idealization of regime types, the Hayekian presumption that social democracies are advancing along the road to serfdom, and tendentious appeal to scant and unconvincing historical evidence. The proposed constitutional protection of ‘thick,’ market-based economic liberties, as favoring both individual (...)
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    Emile Durkheim. His Life and Work.Durkheim. Morality and Milieu.Emile Durkheim. Sociologist and Philosopher.S. C. Humphreys, Steven Lukes, Ernest Wallwork & Dominick La Capra - 1975 - History and Theory 14 (2):233.
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    Global Matrix: Nationalism, Globalism and State Terrorism.Steven Lukes - 2007 - Contemporary Political Theory 6 (3):370-372.
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    Marxism and Dirty Hands.Steven Lukes - 1986 - Social Philosophy and Policy 3 (2):204.
    Lenin asked the question: what is to be done? A second question, which Lenin did not ask is: What is not to be done? A third question arises when answering the first and second yields incompatible directives. How are we to understand and respond to such situations, in which, as Machiavelli put it, the Prince must learn, “among so many who are not good,” how “to enter evil when necessity commands” for the good of the Republic? This is the Classical (...)
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  36. On the Relativity of Power.Steven Lukes - 1979 - In Stuart C. Brown (ed.), Philosophical Disputes in the Social Sciences. Humanities Press.
     
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    Can the Base Be Distinguished From the Superstructure?Steven Lukes - 1982 - Analyse & Kritik 4 (2):211-222.
    This article considers Cohen's claim that the economic structure or base can be conceived independently of the superstructure by adressing his attempt to identify "a rechtsfrei economic structure to explain law ". It examines his programme of presenting relations of production as a set of powers and constraints that 'match' the rights and obligations of property relations. It is argued that, first, Cohen does not carry through this programme rigorously but, second, he could not do so, since it cannot be (...)
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  38. Durkheim's 'Individualism and the Intellectuals'.Steven Lukes - 1969 - Political Studies 17:14-30.
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    Moral Diversity and Relativism.Steven Lukes - 1995 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 29 (2):173–179.
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    The Question of Power: Europe Versus America.Steven Lukes - 2003 - Constellations 10 (3):352-357.
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    Discussione Su "Trust Within Reason" di Martin Hollis.Steven Lukes, Roberta Sassatelli & Robert Sugden - 1999 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 12 (1):197-216.
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    The Limits of Intelligibility.Steven Lukes - 1993 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 7 (1):55 – 59.
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    The Singular and the Plural: On the Distinctive Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin.Steven Lukes - 1994 - Social Research 61:687-718.
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    Moral Weakness.Steven Lukes - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 15 (59):104-114.
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    Reply to Van Parijs.Steven Lukes - 1995 - Ratio Juris 8 (1):64-67.
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    Socialism and Capitalism, Left and Right.Steven Lukes - 1990 - Social Research 57:571-578.
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  47. Conclusion, Carrithers, M., Collins, S. And Lukes, S.Steven Lukes - 1985 - In Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.), The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History. Cambridge University Press.
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  48. Comments on David Bloor.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 13 (4):313.
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  49. Condorcet: Political Writings.Steven Lukes & Nadia Urbinati (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Nicolas de Condorcet, the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the (...)
     
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  50. Essays in Social Theory.Steven Lukes - 1981 - Science and Society 45 (1):112-114.
     
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