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Narveson, Jan 1936-

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Works: 55 works in 167 publications in 3 languages and 6,563 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HM665, 174.24
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Most widely held works by Jan Narveson
Moral matters by Jan Narveson ( )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberty, games and contracts Jan Narveson and the defence of libertarianism ( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jan Narveson is one of the most significant contemporary defenders of the libertarian political position. Unlike other libertarians who typically defend their view with reference to natural rights or an appeal to utilitarianism, Narveson's main contribution has been to offer a philosophical defence of libertarianism based on a Hobbesian individualist contractarian ethic. In this book Malcolm Murray brings together the most significant of Narveson's critics and presents their work alongside replies by Jan Narveson
The libertarian idea by Jan Narveson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are liberty and equality compatible? by Jan Narveson ( )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? This question is of central and continuing importance in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and welfare economics. In this book, two distinguished philosophers take up the debate. Jan Narveson argues that a political ideal of negative liberty is incompatible with any substantive ideal of equality, while James P. Sterba argues that Narveson's own ideal of negative liberty is compatible, and in fact leads to the requirements of a substantive ideal of equality. Of course, they cannot both be right. Thus, the details of their arguments about the political ideal of negative liberty and its requirements will determine which of them is right. Engagingly and accessibly written, their debate will be of value to all who are interested in the central issue of what are the practical requirements of a political ideal of liberty"--Provided by publisher
Political correctness : for and against by Marilyn Friedman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morality and utility by Jan Narveson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moral issues ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and Italian and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is ethical theory by Jan Narveson ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Professor Narveson distinguishes between a more general subject that may be called ethics and moral theory in particular, the main topic of this book. He gives a clear and precise account of the many explanations of right and wrong recommended by philosophers, covering such points of view as utilitarianism, natural law, egoism, moral relativism, virtue ethics, and religious derivations of ethics, and also explains the metaethical theories such as intuitionism, emotivism, and prescriptivism." "This Is Ethical Theory is both an introduction to ethical theory for those new to the field and a fresh exposition of Narveson's own approach, a form of contractarianism, which he develops after exposing the difficulties that arise with other approaches."--Jacket
You and the state : a fairly brief introduction to political philosophy by Jan Narveson ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For and against the state : new philosophical readings by John T Sanders ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is government justified? This perennial question is central to political philosophy and has never been more alive than at the present time, in the midst of continuing political and social upheaval worldwide. This collection of new essays by thirteen philosophers addresses questions of political authority in light of recent work in political theory. Whether supporters or critics of the state, the authors make their arguments using up-to-date analytical tools, such as game and decision theory, and the hindsight provided by modern history. For and Against the State will be an important collection
Respecting persons in theory and practice : essays on moral and political philosophy by Jan Narveson ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice is a collection of essays of the moral and political philosophy of Jan Narveson. The essays in this collection share a consistent theme running through much of Narveson's moral and political philosophy, namely that politics and morals stem from the interests of individual people, and have no antecedent authority over us. The essays in this collection, in various ways and as applied to various aspects of the scene, argue that the ultimate and true point of politics and morals is to enable us to make our lives better, according to our varied sense
Liberalism : new essays on liberal themes by Jan Narveson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No theory is more passionately and widely defined, or decried, than is liberalism in contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. But what is this theory, on which so much ink is spilled? This collection of original essays by leading specialists in political philosophy, legal theory, and economics offers answers to that question, by exploring the theoretical commitments of liberals and some of the practical implications of their view. Among the topics explored is the distinction between liberalism and conservatism, and the degree to which liberals must be committed to neutrality, individualism, equality, freedom, and a contractarian theory of justification. The practical implications of liberalism are further examined by considerations of the proper role of the liberal state in undertaking egalitarian redistribution, the provision of public goods, and retributive punishment. The papers assembled by Narveson and Dimock will be of benefit to anyone working in the areas of political philosophy, political theory, or political economics
Ethique et rationaliteĢ by David P Gauthier ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
You and the State A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy by Jan Narveson ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unusual introduction to political philosophy draws on its history and main theories_classic liberal, democratic, socialist, radical_with an eye to how each sees the place of the individual in the political order
Distributive justice ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Etica e animali ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there a duty to die ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although a legal and moral right to privacy is generally recognized in society, there is no agreement regarding how these rights should apply to medical information. In Privacy and Health Care, leading ethical, medical, legal, and philosophical thinkers debate the conflicting moral and legal demands for maintaining the privacy of health care records in an age of easy computer access to those records and growing pressure by insurance companies, public health agencies, and employers for personal health care data. The essays by Boleyn-Fitzgerald, Margo Goldman, and Bill Allen & Ray Moseley favor restrictions being placed upon access to medical information, whereas the chapters by David Korn and Mark Meany argue for the opposing view. An introductory article by Charity Scott delineates the principal legal and ethical issues on the general topic of medical privacy. Interdisciplinary and enlightening, Privacy and Health Care presents the latest moral and legal thinking for and against greater protection of the privacy of health care information, and advances this important issue to a new level of clarity and decision
Egalitarianism: partial, counterproductive, and baseless by Jan Narveson ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The justice of the market: comments on Gray and Radin by Jan Narveson ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special issue: Liberalism ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Narveson, Jan
Narveson, Jan Frederick
Languages
English (125)
French (5)
Italian (3)
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