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  1. Realism in Political Theory.William A. Galston - 2010 - European Journal of Political Theory 9 (4):385-411.
    In recent decades, a ‘realist’ alternative to ideal theories of politics has slowly taken shape. Bringing together philosophers, political theorists, and political scientists, this countermovement seeks to reframe inquiry into politics and political norms. Among the hallmarks of this endeavor are a moral psychology that includes the passions and emotions; a robust conception of political possibility and rejection of utopian thinking; the belief that political conflict — of values as well as interests — is both fundamental and ineradicable; a focus (...)
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    Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality.William A. Galston - 1983 - Ethics 94 (2):329-333.
  3. Two Concepts of Liberalism.William A. Galston - 1995 - Ethics 105 (3):516-534.
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    Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy.William A. Galston - 1996 - Filosofie En Praktijk 18 (3):210-210.
  5. Liberal Purposes: Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State.William A. Galston - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a major contribution to the current theory of liberalism by an eminent political theorist. It challenges the views of such theorists as Rawls, Dworkin, and Ackerman who believe that the essence of liberalism is that it should remain neutral concerning different ways of life and individual conceptions of what is good or valuable. Professor Galston argues that the modern liberal state is committed to a distinctive conception of the human good, and to that end has developed characteristic (...)
     
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    [Book Review] Liberal Purposes, Goods, Virtues, and Diversity in the Liberal State. [REVIEW]William A. GALSTON - 1992 - Ethics 103 (2):393-397.
    This book is a major contribution to the current theory of liberalism by an eminent political theorist. It challenges the views of such theorists as Rawls, Dworkin, and Ackerman who believe that the essence of liberalism is that it should remain neutral concerning different ways of life and individual conceptions of what is good or valuable. Professor Galston argues that the modern liberal state is committed to a distinctive conception of the human good, and to that end has developed characteristic (...)
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  7. Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice.William A. Galston - 2003 - Political Theory 31 (6):891-896.
    William Galston is a distinguished political philosopher whose work is informed by the experience of having also served from 1993–5 as President Clinton's Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy. He is thus able to speak with an authority unique amongst political theorists about the implications of advancing certain moral and political values in practice. The foundational argument of this 2002 book is that liberalism is compatible with the value pluralism first espoused by Isaiah Berlin. William Galston defends a version of value (...)
     
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    Justice and the Human Good.William A. Galston - 1980 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy.William A. Galston - 1996 - Ethics 107 (3):509-512.
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    Kant and the Philosophy of History.William A. Galston - 1980 - Philosophical Review 92 (2):288-291.
  11. Genetic Prospects: Essays on Biotechnology, Ethics, and Public Policy.Harold W. Baillie, William A. Galston, Sara Goering, Deborah Hellman, Mark Sagoff, Paul B. Thompson, Robert Wachbroit, David T. Wasserman & Richard M. Zaner - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The essays in this volume apply philosophical analysis to address three kinds of questions: What are the implications of genetic science for our understanding of nature? What might it influence in our conception of human nature? What challenges does genetic science pose for specific issues of private conduct or public policy?
     
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    Pluralism and Social Unity.William A. Galston - 1989 - Ethics 99 (4):711-726.
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    On the Alleged Right to Do Wrong: A Response to Waldron.William A. Galston - 1982 - Ethics 93 (2):320-324.
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    Ethics in Congress: From Individual to Institutional Corruption. [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 1996 - Ethics 107 (1):161-163.
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    Getting Real About Realism: Voters Are More Reasonable, and Democracies More Responsive, Than Achen and Bartels Suggest.William A. Galston - 2018 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 30 (1-2):57-70.
    ABSTRACTOur constitutional system is more sensitive to public sentiment than Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels suggest in Democracy for Realists. Even if our system is not micro-responsive—maintaining fidelity to public opinion, or to campaign promises, in every detail of public policy—it is macro-responsive: politicians grasp core public expectations and do their best to meet them. While Achen and Bartels show that group loyalties decisively shape perceptions and expectations, people often revise these perceptions and expectations based on experience. Because we are (...)
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    What “Realistic Utopias” Are — and Aren’T.William A. Galston - 2016 - Social Philosophy and Policy 33 (1-2):235-251.
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    Without Foundations: Justification in Political Theory. Don Herzog.William A. Galston - 1986 - Ethics 96 (4):880-881.
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    Moral Personality and Liberal Theory.William A. Galston - 1982 - Political Theory 10 (4):492-519.
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    Community, Democracy, Philosophy: The Political Thought of Michael Walzer. [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (1):119 - 130.
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    Community, Democracy, Philosophy.William A. Galston - 1989 - Political Theory 17 (1):119-130.
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    Common-Sense Morality and the Idea of Nature : What We Can Learn From Thinking About Therapy.William A. Galston - 2011 - In Gregory E. Kaebnick (ed.), The Ideal of Nature: Debates About Biotechnology and the Environment. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 168.
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    Reason, Consent, and the U.S. Constitution: Bruce Ackerman's "We the People".Miriam Galston & William A. Galston - 1994 - Ethics 104 (3):446-466.
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    Pluralism and Civic Virtue.William A. Galston - 2007 - Social Theory and Practice 33 (4):625-635.
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    Cosmopolitan Altruism*: WILLIAM A. GALSTON.William A. Galston - 1993 - Social Philosophy and Policy 10 (1):118-134.
    This essay focuses on what I shall call “cosmopolitan altruism”—the motivationally effective desire to assist needy or endangered strangers. Section I describes recent research that confirms the existence of this phenomenon. Section II places it within interlocking sets of moral typologies that distinguish among forms of altruism along dimensions of scope, interests risked, motivational source, and baseline of moral judgment. Section III explores some of the relationships between altruism—a concept rooted in modern moral philosophy and Christianity—and the understanding of virtue (...)
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    Cosmopolitan Altruism.William A. Galston - 1993 - Social Philosophy and Policy 10 (1):118-134.
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    Liberal Democracy: A Critique of its Theory.William A. Galston - 1987 - Noûs 21 (1):98-102.
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    Pluralist Constitutionalism: William A. Galston.William A. Galston - 2011 - Social Philosophy and Policy 28 (1):228-241.
    This essay explores the ways in which a broadly pluralist outlook can help illuminate longstanding issues of constitutional theory and practice. It begins with a common-sense understanding of pluralism as the diversity of observed practices within a general category. It turns out that many assumptions Americans and others often make about constitutional essentials are valid only locally but not generically. The essay then turns to pluralism in a more technical and philosophical sense—specifically, the account of value pluralism adumbrated by Isaiah (...)
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    Poverty and Morality: Religious and Secular Perspectives.William A. Galston & Peter H. Hoffenberg (eds.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    This multi-authored book explores the ways that many influential ethical traditions - secular and religious, Western and non-Western - wrestle with the moral dimensions of poverty and the needs of the poor. These traditions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, among the religious perspectives; classical liberalism, feminism, liberal-egalitarianism, and Marxism, among the secular; and natural law, which might be claimed by both. The basic questions addressed by each of these traditions are linked to several overarching themes: what poverty (...)
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    After Socialism: Mutualism and a Progressive Market Strategy.William A. Galston - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (1):204-222.
    I undertake three tasks in this exploratory essay. First, I examine some of the lessons of recent history concerning the relation between socialism, markets, and liberal democracy. Second, I lay out the basic theoretical building-blocks of an alternative to both socialism and laissez-faire that I call “mutualism.” Finally, I draw some conclusions for public policy and practice, in the form of what I call a “progressive market strategy.” A brief conclusion ponders the question, What's left of socialism?
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    Liberal Egalitarian Attitudes Toward Ethical Pluralism.William A. Galston - 2009 - In Tracy B. Strong & Richard Madsen (eds.), The Many and the One: Religious and Secular Perspectives on Ethical Pluralism in the Modern World. Princeton University Press. pp. 25-41.
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    Kant and the Problem of History.W. H. Walsh & William A. Galston - 1977 - History and Theory 16 (2):196.
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    Book Review:Democracy and Disagreement. Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson. [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 1998 - Ethics 108 (3):607-.
  33. Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement.Enola G. Aird, Allan C. Carlson, David Elkind, William A. Galston, S. Jody Heymann, Wade F. Horn, Bernice Kanner, Juliet B. Schor, Raymond Seidelman, Theda Skocpol, Ruy Teixeira, Cornel West, Peter Winn, Edward Wolff & Ruth A. Wooden - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment—both personal and public—into the work of raising children and argues that we are all "stockholders" in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public crosses boundaries to bring together thinkers from diverse fields spanning the political spectrum. It features contributions from distinguished experts in economics, political science, public policy, child development, (...)
     
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  34. War After September 11.Benjamin R. Barber, Lloyd J. Dumas, Robert K. Fullinwider, William A. Galston, Paul W. Kahn, Judith Lichtenberg & David Luban - 2002 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    War After September 11 considers the just aims and legitimate limits of the United States' response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
     
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    The Resurrection of Nature: Political Theory and the Human Character. [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 1987 - Ethics 98 (1):173-174.
  36. Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime.Kenneth L. Deutsch, John A. Murley, George Anastaplo, Hadley Arkes, Larry Arnhart, Laurence Berns With Eva Brann, Mark Blitz, Aryeh Botwinick, Christopher A. Colmo, Joseph Cropsey, Kenneth Deutsch, Murray Dry, Robert Eden, Miriam Galston, William A. Galston, Gary D. Glenn, Harry Jaffa, Charles Kesler, Carnes Lord, John A. Marini, Eugene Miller, Will Morrisey, John Murley, Walter Nicgorski, Susan Orr, Ralph Rossum, Gary J. Schmitt, Abram Shulsky, Gregory Bruce Smith, Ronald Terchek & Michael Zuckert - 1999 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Responding to volatile criticisms frequently leveled at Leo Strauss and those he influenced, the prominent contributors to this volume demonstrate the profound influence that Strauss and his students have exerted on American liberal democracy and contemporary political thought. By stressing the enduring vitality of classic books and by articulating the theoretical and practical flaws of relativism and historicism, the contributors argue that Strauss and the Straussians have identified fundamental crises of modernity and liberal democracy.
     
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    Book ReviewStephen Macedo,. Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000. Pp. 343. $45.00. [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 2002 - Ethics 112 (2):386-391.
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    Democracy and Value Pluralism: WILLIAM A. GALSTON.William A. Galston - 2000 - Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (1):255-268.
    My intention in this essay is to open up a question I cannot fully resolve: the relationship between democracy and value pluralism. By “value pluralism” I mean the view propounded so memorably by the late Isaiah Berlin and developed in various ways by thinkers including Stuart Hampshire, Steven Lukes, Thomas Nagel, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Stocker, Bernard Williams, Charles Taylor, John Kekes, and John Gray, among others. I shall define and discuss this view in some detail in Section III. For now, (...)
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  39. Duce Moral Conflict, the Serious Practice of Moral Accommodation as Described by Gutmann and Thompson Would Significantly Improve the Tone and Content of Our Politics.William A. Galston - 1998 - In Stephen Everson (ed.), Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  40. Foreword.William A. Galston - 2014 - In IsaiahHG Berlin (ed.), Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought. Princeton University Press.
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  41. Heidegger's Plato: A Critique of Plato's Doctrine of Truth.William A. Galston - 1982 - Philosophical Forum 13 (4):371.
     
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  42. Jewish Philosophy and American Democracy.William A. Galston - 2012 - In Raphael Jospe & Dov Schwartz (eds.), Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives. Academic Studies Press.
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  43. Kant and the Problem of History.William A. Galston - 1975 - University of Chicago Press.
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    Liberal Democracy: A Critique of Its Theory. Andrew Levine.William A. Galston - 1982 - Ethics 93 (3):601-603.
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    Lucas, J. R., "On Justice". [REVIEW]William A. Galston - 1982 - Ethics 93:156.
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  46. Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice.William A. Galston - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    William Galston is a distinguished political philosopher whose work is informed by the experience of having also served from 1993–5 as President Clinton's Deputy Assistant for Domestic Policy. He is thus able to speak with an authority unique amongst political theorists about the implications of advancing certain moral and political values in practice. The foundational argument of this 2002 book is that liberalism is compatible with the value pluralism first espoused by Isaiah Berlin. William Galston defends a version of value (...)
     
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  47. Leo Strauss's Qualified Embrace of Liberal Democracy.William A. Galston - 2009 - In Steven B. Smith (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss. Cambridge University Press. pp. 193--214.
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    Moral Inquiry and Liberal Education in the American University.William A. Galston - 2000 - Ethics 110 (4):812-822.
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    On Justifying Democracy. William N. Nelson.William A. Galston - 1982 - Ethics 93 (3):600-601.
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    Pluralism and Civic Virtue.William A. Galston - 2007 - Social Theory and Practice 33 (4):625-635.
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