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Walzer, Michael

Works: 459 works in 1,541 publications in 10 languages and 42,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Honoree, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: U21.2, 355.02
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Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations by Michael Walzer( Book )

107 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war. From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity"--Back cover
On toleration by Michael Walzer( )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walzer offers an eloquent defense of toleration, group differences, and pluralism, moving quickly from theory to practical issues, concrete examples, and hard questions. His concluding argument is focused on the contemporary United States and represents an effort to join and advance the debates about "culture war," the "politics of difference," and the "disuniting of America." Although he takes a grim view of contemporary politics, he is optimistic about the possibility of coexistence: cultural pluralism and a common citizenship can go together, he suggests, in a strong and egalitarian democracy
Arguing about war by Michael Walzer( )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written during a period of intense debates over the proper use of armed force, this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war."--Jacket
Spheres of justice : a defense of pluralism and equality by Michael Walzer( Book )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how diverse societies distribute such entities as education, citizenship, work, leisure time, honors, and love, as well as wealth and power, and argues that a just distribution necessitates an open egalitarianism
Politics and passion : toward a more egalitarian liberalism by Michael Walzer( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, political philosopher Michael Walzer offers a critique of liberal theory and demonstrates that crucial realities have been submerged in the evolution of contemporary liberal thought."--Jacket
Law, politics, and morality in Judaism by Michael Walzer( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular
The revolution of the saints; a study in the origins of radical politics by Michael Walzer( Book )

69 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bibliographical note": pages [323]-328. Bibliographical footnotes
Authority( )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In God's shadow : politics in the Hebrew Bible by Michael Walzer( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the laws, histories, prophecies, and wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile
Obligations; essays on disobedience, war, and citizenship by Michael Walzer( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus and revolution by Michael Walzer( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the biblical story of the Exdous and shows its part in shaping Western political thought and action
The Tanner lectures on human values by Stanley Cavell( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pluralism, justice, and equality by David Miller( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book by a group of leading political theorists assess and develop the central ideas of Michael Walzer's path-breaking Spheres of Justice. Is social justice a radically plural notion, with its principles determined by the different social goods that men and women allocate to one another? Is it possible to prevent the unequal distribution of money and power from distorting the allocation of other goods? If different goods are distributed by different mechanisms, what (if any) kind of social equality is possible? Are there universal principles of justice which apply regardless of context? These and other related questions are pursued in depth by the contributors. The book concludes with an important new essay by Walzer in which he reflects on the positions taken in his original book in the light of the critical appraisals presented here
The paradox of liberation : secular revolutions and religious counterrevolutions by Michael Walzer( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the successful campaigns for national liberation in the years following World War II were initially based on democratic and secular ideals. Once established, however, the newly independent nations had to deal with entirely unexpected religious fierceness. Michael Walzer, one of America's foremost political thinkers, examines this perplexing trend by studying India, Israel, and Algeria, three nations whose founding principles and institutions have been sharply attacked by three completely different groups of religious revivalists: Hindu militants, ultra-Orthodox Jews and messianic Zionists, and Islamic radicals. In his provocative, well-reasoned discussion, Walzer asks why these secular democratic movements have failed to sustain their hegemony: Why have they been unable to reproduce their political culture beyond one or two generations? In a postscript, he compares the difficulties of contemporary secularism to the successful establishment of secular politics in the early American republic--thereby making an argument for American exceptionalism but gravely noting that we may be less exceptional today"--
Regicide and revolution; speeches at the trial of Louis XVI by Michael Walzer( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining that the trial and public execution of Louis XVI was an absolutely essential part of the French Revolution, Walzer discusses two types of regicide: the first, committed by would-be kings or their agents, left the monarchy's mystique and divine right intact, while the second was a revolutionary act intended to destroy it completely. Walzer defends the trial and execution of Louis XVI as necessary, since it not only tried to destroy the monarchy's mystique and divine right, but also required the deputies to fully explain their guiding philosophies and applied the rules of judicial process to establish equality before the law. New to this edition is an appendix containing "Revolutionary Justice," Ferenc Feher's classic rebuttal to Walzer's thesis, and Walzer's response, "The King's Trial and the Political Culture of the Revolution."
Thick and thin : moral argument at home and abroad by Michael Walzer( Book )

26 editions published between 1944 and 2019 in English and Polish and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice was published ten years ago, the front page of The New York Times Book Review hailed the work as "an imaginative alternative to the current debate over distributive justice." Now in Thick and Thin, Walzer revises and extends his arguments in Spheres of Justice, framing his ideas about justice, social criticism, and national identity in light of the new political world that has arisen in the past decade. Walzer focuses on two different but interrelated kinds of moral argument: maximalist and minimalist, thick and thin, local and universal." "According to Walzer the first, thick type of moral argument is culturally connected, referentially entangled, detailed, and specific; the second, or thin type, is abstract, ad hoc, detached, and general. Thick arguments play the larger role in determining our views about domestic justice and in shaping our criticism of local arrangements. Thin arguments shape our views about justice in foreign places and in international society. The book begins with an account of minimalist argument, then examines two uses of maximalist arguments, focusing on distributive justice and social criticism. Walzer then discusses minimalism with a qualified defense of self-determination in international society, and concludes with a discussion of the (divided) self capable of this differentiated moral engagement." "Walzer's highly literate and fascinating blend of philosophy and historical analysis will appeal not only to those interested in the polemics surrounding Spheres of justice but also to intelligent readers who are more concerned with getting the arguments right."--Jacket
Getting out : historical perspectives on leaving Iraq by Michael Walzer( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eventually every conqueror, every imperial power, every occupying army gets out. Why do they decide to leave? And how do political and military leaders manage withdrawal? Do they take with them those who might be at risk if left behind? What are immediate consequences of departure? Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills ask those questions about exiting, and worry specifically about difficulties certain to arise as we leave, Iraq. First section, entitled "Lessons Learned," examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. These cases offer a comparative perspective and an opportunity to learn from history of political and military retreats. Second section, "Exiting Iraq," begins with introduction to how United States got into Iraq and continues with examination of how U.S. might leave from a diversity of voices, ranging from those who believe that Iraq war has produced no real good to those who hope for a decent ending--Publisher's description
The company of critics : social criticism and political commitment in the twentieth century by Michael Walzer( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining the life and work of eleven leading social critics, Walzer explains the role of the public intellectual in the context of "the triumphs and catastrophes of our time: the two world wards, the struggles of the working class, national liberation, feminism and totalitarian politics" - cover p. 4
Interpretation and social criticism by Michael Walzer( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Italian and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical principles : reflections of an unreconstructed democrat by Michael Walzer( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations
On tolerationArguing about warSpheres of justice : a defense of pluralism and equalityPolitics and passion : toward a more egalitarian liberalismLaw, politics, and morality in JudaismThe revolution of the saints; a study in the origins of radical politicsAuthorityObligations; essays on disobedience, war, and citizenship
Alternative Names
Maykl Valzer

Michael Walzer American political theorist and public intellectual

Michael Walzer americký filosof

Michael Walzer Amerikaans filosoof

Michael Walzer filosof american

Michael Walzer filósofo estadounidense

Michael Walzer filosofo statunitense

Michael Walzer philosophe américain

Michael Walzer US-amerikanischer Sozialphilosoph und Intellektueller

Michael Walzer usona filozofo

Ṿaltser-Fas, Mikhaʾel 1935-

Ṿaltser, Maikel

Ṿaltser, Mikhaʼel

Ṿaltser, Mikhael 1935-

Volzer, Maĭkl

Volzer, Majkel 1935-

Walzer M.

Walzer, Michael

Walzer, Michael Laban.

Walzer, Michael Laban 1935-

Майкл Вальцер

Майкл Уолцер

Уолцер Майкл

Уолцер, Майкл 1935-

וולצר, מייקל

וולצר, מיכאל

וולצר, מיכאל 1935-

ולצר-פאס, מיכאל 1935-

מייקל וולצר

מייקל וולצר פילוסוף אמריקאי

왈저, 마이클 1935-

왈쩌, 마이클 1935-

왈처, 마이클 1935-

월저, 마이클 1935-

ウォーザー, M

ウォルツァー, M

ウォルツァー, マイケル

ウォルツァ-, マイケル 1935-

ウォルツアー, マイケル




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