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  1. Hobbes's System of Ideas: A Study in the Political Significance of Philosophical Theories.John W. N. Watkins - 1973 - Hutchinson.
  2. The Market Economy and Christian Ethics.Peter H. Sedgwick - 1999 - Cambridge University Press.
    Peter Sedgwick explores the relation of a theology of justice to that of human identity in the context of the market economy, and engages with critics of capitalism and the market. He examines three aspects of the market economy: first, how does it shape personal identity, through consumption and the experience of paid employment in relation to the work ethic? Second, what impact does the global economy have on local cultures? Finally, as manufacturing changes out of all recognition through the (...)
  3. Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order.John H. Hallowell - 1997 - Prentice Hall Canada.
  4. External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia, and Thailand, 1893-1952.Ja Ian Chong - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Machine generated contents note: 1. Molding the institutions of governance: theories of state formation and the contingency of sovereignty in fragile polities; 2. Imposing states: foreign rivalries, local collaboration, and state form in peripheral polities; 3. Feudalizing the Chinese polity, 1893-1922: assessing the adequacy of alternative takes on state-reorganization; 4. External influence and China's feudalization, 1893-1922: opportunity costs and patterns of foreign intervention; 5. The evolution of foreign involvement in China, 1923-52: rising opportunity costs and convergent approaches to intervention; 6. (...)
  5. Dialectical Perspectives in Philosophy and Social Science.Pasquale N. Russo (ed.) - 1983 - B.R. Grüner.
  6. Environmental and Housing Movements: Grassroots Experience in Hungary, Russia and Estonia.Katy Láng-Pickvance, Nick P. Manning & C. G. Pickvance (eds.) - 1997 - Avebury.
  7. Philosophy of Religion.William J. Wainwright (ed.) - 2009 - Routledge.
    The past forty years or so have witnessed a renaissance in the philosophy of religion. New tools (modal logic, probability theory, and so on) and new historical research have prompted many thinkers to take a fresh look at old topics (God’s existence, the problem of evil, faith and reason, and the like). Moreover, sophisticated examinations of contentious new issues, such as the problem of religious diversity or the role of emotions and other non-evidential factors in shaping rationally held religious beliefs, (...)
  8. The Political Thought of André Gorz.Adrian Little - 1996 - Routledge.
    Andre Gorz is one of the most important contemporary socialist thinkers, acquiring the reputation of an iconoclastic theorist who poses radical questions about the future of the Left. This full length assessment of his work is the first to critically evaluate all of his writings from the 1950s to the '90s. Highlighting the eclectic nature of Gorz's intellectual heritage beginning with his existentialist-Marxist roots in post-war France, Adrian Little creates a unique perspective, arguing that Gorz is primarily a theorist of (...)
  9. Alterity Politics: Ethics and Performative Subjectivity.Jeffrey Nealon - 1998 - Duke University Press.
    In conventional identity politics subjective differences are understood negatively, as gaps to be overcome, as lacks of sameness, as evidence of failed or incomplete unity. In _Alterity Politics _Jeffrey T. Nealon argues instead for a concrete and ethical understanding of community, one that requires response, action, and performance instead of passive resentment and unproductive mourning for a whole that cannot be attained. While discussing the work of others who have refused to thematize difference in terms of the possibility or impossibility (...)
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  10. Justice and Economic Distribution (2nd).John Arthur & William Shaw (eds.) - 1979 - Prentice-Hall.
  11. On Toleration.Susan Mendus & David Edwards (eds.) - 1987 - Oxford University Press.
    Is toleration a requirement of morality or a dictate of prudence? What limits are there to toleration? What is required of us if we are to promote a truly tolerant society? These themes--the grounds, limits, and requirements of toleration--are central to this book, which presents the W.B. Morrell Memorial Lectures on Toleration, given in 1986 at the University of York. Covering a wide range of practical and theoretical issues, the contributors--including F.A. Hayek, Maurice Cranston, and Karl Popper--consider the philosophical difficulties (...)
  12. Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare.Marc Bekoff & Carron A. Meaney (eds.) - 1998 - Greenwood Press.
  13. Making Globalization Good: The Moral Challenges of Global Capitalism.John H. Dunning (ed.) - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
    How can we develop a global economic architecture which is efficient, morally acceptable, geographically inclusive, and sustainable over time? If global capitalism -- arguably the most efficient wealth-creating system known to man -- is to be both economically viable and socially acceptable, each of its four constituent institutions must be both technically competent and buttressed by a strong moral ethos. Leading thinkers in international business and ethics identify the pressing moral issues which global capitalism must answer.
  14. Democracy Gone: A Chronicle of the Last Chapters of the Great American Democratic Experiment.Robert P. Abele - 2009 - Hamilton Books.
    This book argues that the last eight years in particular have shown us that our democracy has largely evaporated, leaving behind only an exoskeleton that was once its original vertebrae of ends and principles. It is critical to our form of democracy in the U.S. that citizens become active participants.
  15. The Proliferation of Rights: Moral Progress or Empty Rhetoric?Carl Wellman - 1999 - Westview Press.
    The Proliferation of Rights explores how the assertion of rights has expanded dramatically since World War II. Carl Wellman illuminates for the reader the historical developments in each of the major categories of rights, including human rights, civil rights, women’s rights, patient rights, and animal rights. He concludes by assessing where this proliferation has been legitimate and helpful, cases where it has been illusory and unproductive, and alternatives to the appeal to rights.
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  16. Rousseau's Theory of Human Association: Transparent and Opaque Communities.Greg Hill - 2006 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    This book examines Rousseau’s ideas about the natural transparency of human intention, the loss of this transparency in the opaque cities of Europe, and the possibility of its restoration within small republican communities. The author weaves together Rousseau’s provocative conjectures about transparency and opaqueness to provide an original interpretation of Rousseau’s political thought and its bearing on several contemporary controversies. He also argues that civic cooperation in Rousseau’s model republic requires mutual surveillance; that Hobbes’s argument for a sovereign state assumes (...)
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  17. The War Puzzle.John A. Vasquez - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book constructs a new scientific explanation of the causes of war. The author describes systematically those factors common to wars between equal states to see if there is a pattern that suggests why war occurs and delineates the typical path by which relatively equal states have become embroiled in wars with one another in the modern global system. The book differs from others in that it employs the large number of empirical findings generated in the past twenty-five years to (...)
  18. Political Philosophy as Therapy: Marcuse Reconsidered.Gertrude A. Steuernagel - 1979 - Greenwood Press.
  19. A Theory of Freedom.Stanley I. Benn - 1988 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a major contribution to the study of the philosophy of action, moral philosophy, and political philosophy. Its central idea is a radically unorthodox theory of rational action. Most contemporary Anglo-American philosophers believe that action is motivated by desire. Professor Benn rejects the doctrine and replaces it with a reformulation of Kant's ethical and political theory, in which rational action can be determined simply by principles, regardless of consequences. The book analyzes the way in which value conflicts can (...)
  20. International Justice and the Third World: Studies in the Philosophy of Development.Robin Attfield & Barry Wilkins (eds.) - 1992 - Routledge.
    International Justice and the Third World examines the conceptual and ethical issues surrounding the idea of development. The contributors forcefully contest the view that there is no such thing as justice beween societies of unequal power, and no obligation to assist poor people in distant countries. While attentive to and explicatory of the presuppositions adhering to development models, Liberal and Marxist approaches to universal responsibilities are forwarded and these approaches' ability to manage global issues of equity are weighed.
  21. Reading Mill: Studies in Political Theory.Ian Cook - 1998 - St. Martin's Press.
    This book studies the work of John Stuart Mill in order to answer the question: what is political theory? Looking at what political theorists have written about this subject leads to the conclusion that they have different ways of defining political theory, resulting in different readings of political theory. In defense of this argument, Reading Mill includes three different readings of the works of John Stuart Mill and identifies a fourth type of political theorist unlikely to read Mill. When it (...)
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  22. The Logic of Liberty.Gary Brent Madison - 1986 - Greenwood Press.
  23. Rethinking Welfare: A Critical Perspective.Iain Ferguson - 2002 - Sage Publications.
    `I would encourage undergraduates students to read it, for it does summarise well a classical Marxist analysis of social policy and welfare' - Social Policy The anti-capitalist movement is increasingly challenging the global hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments against the neo-liberal agenda are clearly articulated in Rethinking Welfare. The authors highlight the growing inequalities and decimation of state welfare, and use Marxist approaches to contemporary social policy to provide a defence of the welfare state. Divided into three main sections, the (...)
  24. Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy.Steven M. Cahn (ed.) - 2002 - Oxford University Press.
    Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy provides in one volume the major writings from nearly 2,500 years of political and moral philosophy. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, it moves from classical thought (Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Cicero) through medieval views (Augustine, Aquinas) to modern perspectives (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Adam Smith, Kant). It includes major nineteenth-century thinkers (Hegel, Bentham, Mill, Nietzsche) as well as twentieth-century theorists (Rawls, Nozick, Nagel, Foucault, Habermas, Nussbaum). Also included are numerous essays from (...)
  25. An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics.Donald A. Wells (ed.) - 1996 - Greenwood Press.
  26. The Public Forum and Christian Ethics.Robert Gascoigne - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book addresses the question of the communication of Christian ethics in the public forum of liberal, pluralist societies. Drawing on debates in philosophy, theology and sociological theory, it relates the problem of communication to fundamental questions about the nature of liberal societies and the identity of Christian faith and the Christian community. With particular emphasis on Kantian and neo-Kantian ethics, it explores the link between autonomy and community in liberal societies. The theology of communio, expressed in revealed Christian traditions, (...)
  27. How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence.Virginia Held - 2008 - Oup Usa.
    How Terrorism is Wrong collects essays by Virginia Held that examine terrorism and other forms of political violence. Held assesses popular attitudes that glorify some kinds of violence and vilify others, and discusses the kinds of moral evaluation appropriate for terrorism, war, violent political change, or repression. This collection suggests ways of improving how we understand and deal with violence.
  28. From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First.Charles Blattberg - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
    The moral and political philosophy of pluralism has become increasingly influential. To pluralists, when values genuinely conflict we should aim to strike an appropriate balance or trade-off between them, though this means accepting that compromise will be inevitable. Politics, as a result, appears as a thoroughly tragic affair. Drawing on a "hermeneutical" conception of interpretation, the author develops an original account of practical reasoning, one which assumes that, though making compromises in the face of conflicts is indeed often unavoidable, there (...)
  29. The Autonomous Brain: A Neural Theory of Attention and Learning.Peter M. Milner - 1999 - L. Erlbaum Associates.
    The thesis of this bk is that the brain is innately constructed to initiate behaviors likely to promote the survival of the species & to sensitize sensory systems to stimuli required for those behaviors. Intended for behavioral & brain scientists.
  30. Dismantling the Public Sphere: Situating and Sustaining Librarianship in the Age of the New Public Philosophy.John Buschman - 2003 - Libraries Unlimited.
    This work presents a thorough examination of librarianship and the social and economic contexts in which the profession and its institutions operate.
  31. Principles and Political Order: The Challenge of Diversity.B. A. Haddock, Peri Roberts & Peter Sutch (eds.) - 2006 - Routledge.
    The liberal and democratic political order is underpinned by universal principles of justice. However, the universality of these principles is now being questioned and undermined by challenges from postmodernism, communitarianism, multiculturalism and other forms of anti-foundationalism. These challenges highlight the sheer diversity of cultures and values, treating liberal values and democratic political culture as one idea of social organization amongst many. While social and political orders are capable of almost endless variation, it may be that not every diverse order is (...)
  32. Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy.J. M. Moore (ed.) - 1975 - University of California Press.
    Aristotle's The constitution of Athens.--The constitution of the Athenians, ascribed to Xenophon the orator.--Xenophon's The politeia of the Spartans.--The Boeotian constitution, from the Oxyrhynchus historian.
  33. What Do We Deserve?: A Reader on Justice and Desert.P. Pojman Louis & McLeod Owen (eds.) - 1998 - Oxford University Press.
    The concept of desert, which once enjoyed a central place in political and ethical theory, has been relegated to the margins of much of contemporary theory, if not excluded altogether. Recently a renewed interest in the topic has emerged, and several philosophers have argued that the notion merits a more central place in political and ethical theory. Some of these philosophers contend that justice exists to the extent that people receive exactly what they deserve, while others argue that desert should (...)
  34. Intergenerational Justice.Axel Gosseries & Lukas Meyer (eds.) - 2009 - Oxford University Press.
    Is it fair to leave the next generation a public debt? Is it defensible to impose legal rules on them through constitutional constraints? From combating climate change to ensuring proper funding for future pensions, concerns about ethics between generations are everywhere. In this volume sixteen philosophers explore intergenerational justice. Part One examines the ways in which various theories of justice look at the matter. These include libertarian, Rawlsian, sufficientarian, contractarian, communitarian, Marxian and reciprocity-based approaches. In Part Two, the authors look (...)
  35. Classical Sociological Theory.Craig J. Calhoun (ed.) - 2007 - Blackwell.
    This comprehensive collection of classical sociological theory is a definitive guide to the roots of sociology from its undisciplined beginnings to its current guideposts and reference points in contemporary sociological debate. A definitive guide to the roots of sociology through a collection of key writings from the founders of the discipline Explores influential works of Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Mead, Simmel, Freud, Du Bois, Adorno, Marcuse, Parsons, and Merton Editorial introductions lend historical and intellectual perspective to the substantial readings Includes a (...)
  36. Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice.Mark Rowlands - 2009 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Animal rights and moral theories -- Arguing for one's species -- Utilitarianism and animals : Peter Singer's case for animal liberation -- Tom Regan : animal rights as natural rights -- Virtue ethics and animals -- Contractarianism and animal rights -- Animal minds.
  37. A History of Modern Political Thought: Major Political Thinkers From Hobbes to Marx.Iain Hampsher-Monk - 1992 - Oxford, Uk ;Blackwell.
    It is an indispensable secondary source which aims to situate, explain, and provoke thought about the major works of political theory likely to be encountered ...
  38. Choosing to Die: Elective Death and Multiculturalism.C. G. Prado - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, C. G. Prado addresses the difficult question of when and whether it is rational to end one's life in order to escape devastating terminal illness. He specifically considers this question in light of the impact of multiculturalism on perceptions and judgements about what is right and wrong, permissible and impermissible. Prado introduces the idea of a 'coincidental culture' to clarify the variety of values and commitments that influence decision. He also introduces the idea of a 'proxy premise' (...)
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  39. Deliberative Democracy: Essays on Reason and Politics.James Bohman & William Rehg (eds.) - 1997 - MIT Press.
    The contributions in this anthology address tensions that arise between reason and politics in a democracy inspired by the ideal of achieving reasoned agreement among free and equal citizens.
  40. Liberalism, Community and Culture.Will Kymlicka - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    in a very different sense, to refer to the cultural community, or cultural structure, itself On this view, the cultural community continues to exist even when its members arc free to modify the character of the culture, should they find its traditional ...
  41. In Search of a Political Philosophy: Ideologies at the Close of the Twentieth Century.W. J. Stankiewicz - 1993 - Routledge.
    In Search of a Political Philosophy is an analysis of the three democratic `isms'--conservatism, liberalism, and socialism--and of the distinct nature of the all-consuming ideology of Marxist communism. W. J. Stankiewicz is concerned with the conscious and unconscious assumptions of the proponents and followers of each ideology, and those of their theoreticians and critics. Stankiewicz examines the norms by which political ideologies are characterized, and discusses which of these are given precedence. He provides an analysis of how each ideology views (...)
  42. Military Ethics: Guidelines for Peace and War.N. Fotion - 1986 - Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    Forfatterne søger at opstille et etisk system for anvendelse af militære magtmidler, såvel i fred som under krig, byggende på normer, som efter erfaringen ...
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  43. Secrets and Laws: Collected Essays in Law, Lives, and Literature.Melanie Williams - 2005 - [Distributed by] International Specialized Book Services.
    This book demonstrates that law can be newly interrogated when examined through the lens of literature. Like its forerunner, Empty Justice, the book creates simple pathways which energise and illustrate the links between legal theory and legal science and doctrine, through the wider visions of history, literature and culture. This broadening approach is integral to understanding law in the context of wider debates and media in the community. The book provides a collection of essays, with additional commentary which reflects upon (...)
  44. God and Globalization.Max L. Stackhouse, Peter J. Paris, Don S. Browning & Diane Burdette Obenchain (eds.) - 2000 - Trinity Press International.
    v. 1. Religion and the powers of the common life -- v. 2. The spirit and the modern authorities -- v. 3. Christ and the dominions of civilization -- v. 4. Globalization and grace.
  45. Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice.Cormac Cullinan - 2011 - Chelsea Green.
    Anthills and aardvarks -- The illusion of independence -- The myth of the master species -- Why law and jurisprudence matter -- The conceit of law -- Respecting the great law -- Remembering who we are -- The question of rights -- Elements of Earth governance -- Seeking Earth jurisprudence -- The rhythms of life -- The law of the land -- A communion of communities -- Transforming law and governance -- The mountain path.
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  46. The State and Justice: An Essay in Political Theory.Milton Fisk - 1989 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book offers a political theory combining elements from the Marxist and liberal traditions. It presents the reader with a disturbing view of the contemporary state as at war with itself. This internal conflict is no accident but stems from the state's having the double task of spurring on the economy and protecting the welfare and rights of all its citizens. Such conflict does not end at national boundaries but extends through the system of any imperial state. This perspective illuminates (...)
  47. Today's Moral Issues: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives.Daniel A. Bonevac (ed.) - 2001 - Mcgraw Hill.
    Designed for contemporary moral problems courses, Bonevac's Today's Moral Issues is unique in providing theoretical readings related to the contemporary issues readings that follow; students connect theory and practice, thereby making the theory interesting and relevant. In addition to providing readings on contemporary topics, the book lends historical perspective to current moral issues with its unique inclusion of classic selections by philosophers such as Aristotle, Mill, Kant, and Locke.
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  48. Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical & Political Issues.Kristen Renwick Monroe, Ronald B. Miller & Jerome Tobis (eds.) - 2007 - University of California Press.
    This book encompasses the complexities without sacrificing the other main virtue of the collection: to definitively illuminate the debate for all.
  49. Arguing with God.Hugh Silvester - 1971 - Downers Grove, Ill., Intervarsity Press.
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  50. The Political Theory of Montesquieu.Charles Secondat Montesquiedeu - 1977 - Cambridge University Press.
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