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Wolff, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 82 works in 222 publications in 7 languages and 7,212 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
Classifications: B3305.M74, 335.4092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Wolff
Why read Marx today? by Jonathan Wolff( )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fall of the Berlin Wall had enormous symbolic resonance, marking the collapse of Marxist politics and economics. Indeed, Marxist regimes have failed miserably, and with them, it seems, all reason to take the writings of Karl Marx seriously. Jonathan Wolff argues that if we detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of some never-to-be-realized worker's paradise, he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. The author shows how Marx's main ideas still shed light on wider concerns about culture and society and he guides the reader through Marx's notoriously difficult writings. Wolff also argues that the value of a great thinker does not depend on his or her views being true, but on other features such as originality, insight, and systematic vision. From this perspective, Marx still richly deserves to be read. Why Read Marx Today? reinstates Marx as an important critic of current society, and not just a figure of historical interest
The proper ambition of science by M. W. F Stone( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the proper relation between the scientific worldview and other parts or aspects of human knowledge and experience? Can any science aim at "complete coverage" of the world, and if it does, will it undermine - in principle or by tendency - other attempts to describe or understand the world? Questions of this sort have been of pressing philosophical concern since antiquity. This volume presents nine particular case studies, looking at how this problem has been approached from the ancient world right up to the late 1990s. A comparison of the last two contributions - from David Papineau and Nancy Cartwright - show how far we still are from consensus on the question of the proper ambition of science
An introduction to political philosophy by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book Wolff looks at the works of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx and Rawls and examines how the debates between these philosophers have developed
The human right to health by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A philosophy professor discusses the right to health and explores both views on the issue including the idea that it is a fundamental right along the lines of free speech and also that it is an issue of impractical overreach
Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia is one of the works which dominate contemporary debate in political philosophy. Drawing on traditional assumptions associated with individualism and libertarianism, Nozick mounts a powerful argument for a minimal 'night-watchman' state and challenges the views of many contemporary philosophers, most notably John Rawls. This book is the first full-length study of Nozick's work and of the debates to which it has given rise. Wolff situates Nozick's work in the context of current debates and examines the traditions which have influenced his thought. He then critically reconstructs the key arguments of Anarchy, State, and Utopia, focusing on Nozick's doctrine of rights, his derivation of the minimal state, and his Entitlement Theory of Justice. Wolff subjects Nozick's reasoning to rigorous scrutiny and argues that, despite the seductive simplicity of Nozick's libertarianism, it is, in the end, neither plausible nor wholly coherent. The book concludes by assessing Nozick's place in contemporary political philosophy
Ethics and public policy : a philosophical inquiry by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics and Public Policy:€A Philosophical Inquiry€is the first book to subject important and controversial areas of public policy, such as drugs, health and€gambling€to philosophical scrutiny
Disadvantage by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors combine a philosophical analysis of the idea of disadvantage with proposals for moving society in the discretion of equality, by 'declustering disadvantage'. The book will help political philosophers, social policy theorists, and practitioners involved in the design and delivery of actual social policy
Political thought by Michael, ed Rosen( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Political Thought contains essential readings covering the most important debates in the Western political tradition and presents samples of the major political ideologies. Issues discussed include: the role of human nature in determining social arrangements; the political significance of gender differences; the justification for the powers of the state; democracy and the rights of minorities; the tension between liberty and equality; the way in which resources ought to be distributed; and international relations."--Jacket
Will & Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will and Grace are best friends. Will is a gay lawyer and Grace is a straight interior designer. They both live in New York and have become quite comfortable living together. Jack is Will's flamboyant gay friend and Karen is Graces' secretary/assistant who come over all the time to spice up the friendships
Lectures on the history of moral and political philosophy by G. A Cohen( )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G.A. Cohen was one of the leading political philosophers of recent times. He first came to wide attention in 1978 with the prize-winning book Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence. In subsequent decades his published writings largely turned away from the history of philosophy, focusing instead on equality, freedom, and justice. However, throughout his career he regularly lectured on a wide range of moral and political philosophers of the past. This volume collects these previously unpublished lectures. Starting with a chapter centered on Plato, but also discussing the pre-S
Will & Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 6 episodes of the second season with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen
Filosofía política : una introducción by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"En la mejor de las tradiciones anglosajonas de la divulgación académica, este magnífico trabajo de síntesis, argumentación y exposición de la filosofía política introduce al lector en los principales autores e ideas que conforman la disciplina. Se trata de una obra única que por su claridad y rigor se ha convertido a lo largo de los años en el texto de referencia para estudiantes y lectores de alrededor del mundo. Wolff ofrece una excelente panorámica de las grandes cuestiones que los filósofos políticos se han planteado a lo largo de la historia, especialmente a la hora de determinar el equilibrio correcto entre la autonomía, la libertad del individuo, y la autoridad, el poder del Estado. O dicho de otra forma, cómo debe ser distribuido el poder político y de qué libertades debe gozar el ciudadano. Además de desgranar el largo recorrido que va desde Platón a Rawls, el valor fundamental del libro es su enfatización en la vigencia de las tesis planteadas." --Contratapa
Will & Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 6 episodes of the second season with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen
Will & Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 7 episodes of the second season with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen
Will & Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes 5 episodes of the second season with Will, Grace, Jack and Karen
Transformation of American Jews' identity in contemporary century by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Southern Africa : 2020 vision : public policy priorities for the next decade by Conference Southern Africa 2020 Vision: Public Policy Priorities for the Next Decade( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Married with children. Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The outrageous first season with the Bundys
Siyasal düşünce = political thought ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nuo qi ke by Jonathan Wolff( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wolff, Jonathan
Wolff, Jonathan 1959 June 25-
Wolff, Jonathan S.
Wulpʻŭ, Jonasan
ウルフ, ジョナサン
Languages
English (139)
Spanish (6)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (4)
Turkish (2)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
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