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Wolff, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 21 works in 156 publications in 7 languages and 6,457 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JA71, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Wolff
An introduction to political philosophy by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 872 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
Why read Marx today? by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 596 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
Political thought( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 396 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
Ethics and public policy : a philosophical inquiry by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Train crashes cause, on average, a handful of deaths each year in the UK. Technologies exist that would save the lives of some of those who die. Yet these technical innovations would cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Should we spend the money? How can we decide how to trade off life against financial cost? Such dilemmas make public policy is a battlefield of values, yet all too often we let technical experts decide the issues for us. Can philosophy help us make better decisions? Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry is the first book to subject important and controversial areas of public policy to philosophical scrutiny. Jonathan Wolff, a renowned philosopher and veteran of many public committees, such as the Gambling Review Body, introduces and assesses core problems and controversies in public policy from a philosophical standpoint."--Publisher description
Disadvantage by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be disadvantaged? Is it possible to compare different disadvantages? What should governments do to move their societies in the direction of equality, where equality is to be understood both in distributional and social terms? Linking rigorous analytical philosophical theory with broad empirical studies, including interviews conducted for the purpose of this book, Wolff and de-Shalit show how taking theory and practice together is essential if the theory is to berich enough to be applied to the real world, and policy systematic enough to have purpose and justification. The
The proper ambition of science by M. W. F Stone( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 202 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
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 )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuo qi ke by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal state by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State and Utopia is one of the works which dominates contemporary debate in political philosophy. Drawing on traditional assumptions associated with individualism and libertarianism, Nozick mounts a powerful argument for a minimal nightwatchman' state and challenges the views of many contemporary philosophers, most notably John Rawls. Jonathan Wolff's new book is the first full-length study of Nozick's work and of the debates to which it has given rise. He 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. The book concludes by assessing Nozick's place in contemporary political philosophy
Global Justice and Health : the Basis of the Global Health Duty by Jonathan Wolff( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robetŭ Nojik : chayuchuŭi chŏngch'i ch'ŏrhak by Jonathan Wolff( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

London studies in the history of philosophy( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Routledge philosophy guidebooks to( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An introduction to political philosophy by Jonathan Wolff( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political thought( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An introduction to political philosophy by Jonathan Wolff( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The problems of philosophy : their past and present( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The equal society : essays on equality in theory and practice by George Hull( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Equal Society collects fourteen new scholarly essays by established and emerging researchers on the topic of equality-including new work by Ann E. Cudd, Miranda Fricker, Charles W. Mills and Jonathan Wolff. The authors address political, legal and ethical aspects of their subject, and provide fresh perspectives on themes prominent in current social and political philosophy, including relational equality, epistemic injustice, the capabilities approach, African ethics, gender equality and the philosophy of race
E by Jonathan Wolff( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Alternative Names
Wolff Jonathan

Wolff, Jonathan 1959 June 25-

Wulpʻŭ, Jonasan

울프, 조나단 1959-

울프, 조나산 1959-

ウルフ, J.

ウルフ, ジョナサン

ウルフ, ジョナサン 1959-

沃尓夫, 乔纳森

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The human right to healthWhy read Marx today?Political thoughtEthics and public policy : a philosophical inquiryDisadvantageThe proper ambition of scienceRobert Nozick : property, justice, and the minimal stateE