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Narveson, Jan 1936-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 189 publications in 3 languages and 6,779 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BD175.5.P65, 306.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Narveson
The libertarian idea by Jan Narveson( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libertarianism is both a philosophy and a political view. The key concepts defining Libertarianism are: Individual Rights as inherent to human beings, not granted by government; a Spontaneous Order through which people conduct their daily interactions and through which society is organized independent of central (government) direction; the Rule of Law which dictates that everyone is free to do as they please so long as they do not infringe upon the rights of others; a Divided and Limited Government, checked by written constitution; Free Markets in which price and exchange is agreed upon mutually by individuals; Virtue of Production whereby the productive labour of the individual and any translation of that labour into earnings belongs, by right, to the individual who should not have to sacrifice those earnings to taxes; and Peace which has, throughout history, most commonly been disrupted by the interests of the ruling class or centralized government
Political correctness : for and against by Marilyn Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and utility by Jan Narveson( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral issues( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and Italian and held by 473 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
Moral matters by Jan Narveson( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are liberty and equality compatible? by Jan Narveson( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 261 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
For and against the state : new philosophical readings( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respecting persons in theory and practice : essays on moral and political philosophy by Jan Narveson( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 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 senses of wh
Liberty, games and contracts : Jan Narveson and the defence of libertarianism( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 136 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
Liberalism : new essays on liberal themes by Jan Narveson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 57 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 )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributive justice( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etica e animali( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: Liberalism( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contractarian rights by Jan Narveson( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egalitarianism: partial, counterproductive, and baseless by Jan Narveson( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauthier on distributive justice and the natural baseline by Jan Narveson( )

in English and held by 2 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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You and the State; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 What Is Political Philosophy About? Why Do It?; 2 Right and Might: From the Jungle to Civilized Government?; 3 Pushing the Good: Conservatism and the Guardian State; 4 Classic Liberalism and the Minimal State; 5 Democracy: All Power to the People?; 6 The Modern Regulatory Welfare State; 7 War and Peace, Immigration and Trade; 8 Taking Anarchism Seriously; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
 
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Political correctness : for and against
Alternative Names
Jan Narveson amerikansk filosof

Jan Narveson US philosopher

Narveson, Jan

Narveson, Jan Frederick

Languages
English (142)

French (6)

Italian (3)

Covers
Political correctness : for and againstMoral issuesThis is ethical theoryMoral mattersYou and the state : a fairly brief introduction to political philosophyAre liberty and equality compatible?For and against the state : new philosophical readingsRespecting persons in theory and practice : essays on moral and political philosophy