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Pettit, Philip 1945-

Works: 129 works in 646 publications in 3 languages and 16,827 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: JA71, 320.01
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A Companion to contemporary political philosophy by Thomas Pogge ( Book )
68 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political philosophy has become an active and central area of research in the past two or three decades. The editors have taken a broad view of the range of issues that are relevant to political philosophy, and the Companion covers the contributions of economics, history, law, political science and sociology as well as philosophy - analytic and continental. In general, political philosophers are not just interested in the routines that govern politics but also in the various systems which politics may be used to shape. They are concerned with all the institutions that help to determine what John Rawls describes as the 'basic structure' of society. To provide a comprehensive guide to current thinking in political philosophy, Robert Goodin and Philip Pettit have divided the book into three parts: Disciplinary Contributions, Major Ideologies and Special Topics. In addition, the Companion's 41 chapters have been contributed by some of today's most distinguished academics, drawn from several different disciplines. The first part of the book consists of a series of extended essays on the contribution that a number of different disciplines have made and are making to current debates. Analyses of political ideologies form the next section, followed by discussions of major concepts ranging from virtue and equality to sociobiology and environmentalism that form the subject matter of philosophical debate
Republicanism a theory of freedom and government by Philip Pettit ( Book )
45 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. Professor Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and positive views of liberty. The first part of the book traces the rise and decline of this conception, displays its many attractions and makes a case for why it should still be regarded as a central political ideal. The second part of the book looks at what the implementation of the ideal would imply for substantive policy-making, constitutional and democratic design, regulatory control and the relation between state and civil society
Made with words Hobbes on language, mind, and politics by Philip Pettit ( )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes's extreme, absolutist views in political philosophy have commanded such attention that they have eclipsed his foundational work in the philosophy of mind, personhood, and group formation. This text reconstructs that more basic Hobbesian theory and situates his political views in relation to it
A political philosophy in public life civic republicanism in Zapatero's Spain by José Luis Martí ( )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book examines an unlikely development in modern political philosophy: the adoption by a major national government of the ideas of a living political theorist. When José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero became Spain's opposition leader in 2000, he pledged that if his socialist party won power he would govern Spain in accordance with the principles laid out in Philip Pettit's 1997 book Republicanism, which presented, as an alternative to liberalism and communitarianism, a theory of freedom and government based on the idea of nondomination
The concept of structuralism : a critical analysis by Philip Pettit ( Book )
21 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The common mind : an essay on psychology, society, and politics by Philip Pettit ( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What makes human beings intentional and thinking subjects? How does their intentionality and thought connect with their social nature and their communal experience? How do the answers to these questions shape legitimate assumptions in social explanation and political evaluation? In this innovative study, Philip Pettit addresses these broad-ranging issues and defends a connected set of responses. The book argues for an original way of distinguishing thinking subjects, in particular human beings, from other intentional systems, natural and artificial. It defends the holistic view that human thought requires communal resources while denying that this social connection compromises the autonomy of individuals. And, in developing the significance of this view of social subjects - this holistic individualism - it outlines a novel framework for social and political theory. Within this framework, social theory is allowed to follow a number of paths: Space is found for intentional interpretation and decision-theoretic reconstruction as well as for structural explanation and rational choice derivation. But political theory is treated less ecumenically. The framework raises serious questions about contractarian and atomistic modes of thought and it points the way to a republican rethinking of liberal commitments. Designed to be accessible to readers in a number of disciplines and on the student as well as professional level, The Common Mind will interest philosophers as well as political scientists, economists, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and scholars of law
Rawls : a theory of justice and its critics by Chandran Kukathas ( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Action and interpretation : studies in the philosophy of the social sciences by Christopher Hookway ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political society by Geoffrey Brennan ( Book )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors contend that people care about others' opinions of them and that the actions they take to raise the esteem they enjoy produce social patterns. They also point out that the actions taken to raise esteem affect individual economic behaviour
Contemporary political philosophy : an anthology ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judging justice : an introduction to contemporary political philosophy by Philip Pettit ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Not just deserts : a republican theory of criminal justice by John Braithwaite ( Book )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arguing for a radical shift in the research agenda of criminology, this monograph offers a comprehensive theory of criminal justice which draws on a philosophical view of the good and the right, and which points the way to practical intervention in the real world of incremental reform
A theory of freedom : from the psychology to the politics of agency by Philip Pettit ( )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is unique among contemporary approaches - although it is true to the spirit of classical writers like Hobbes and Kant - in seeking a theory that applies to psychological issues of free agency and free will as well as to political issues in the theory of the free state and the free constitution. The driving thesis is that it is only by connecting up the different issues of freedom, psychological and political, that we can fully appreciate the nature of the questions involved, and the requirements for their resolution. The book does not seek a comprehensive reach just for its own sake, but rather for the sake of the illumination it provides." "A Theory of Freedom is a volume which will be of interest to scholars and students in philosophy, jurisprudence and political theory."--BOOK JACKET
Subject, thought, and context ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rules, reasons, and norms : selected essays by Philip Pettit ( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author draws together his essays on three subjects to which he has made contributions: the rule-following character of thought; how choice can be responsive to different sorts of factors; and the implications of this view of choice and rationality for normative regulation of social behaviour
Semantics and social science by Graham Macdonald ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three methods of ethics : a debate by Marcia Baron ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Good polity : normative analysis of the state by Philip Pettit ( Book )
19 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Group agency : the possibility, design, and status of corporate agents by Christian List ( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are companies, churches, and states genuine agents? How do we explain their behaviour? Can we treat them as accountable for their actions? List and Pettit offer arguments, grounded in work on social choice, economics, and philosophy, to show there really are group agents, over and above the individual agents who compose them
Metaphysics and morality : essays in honour of J.J.C. Smart ( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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