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In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument

Author: Bernard Williams; Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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"Bernard Williams is remembered as one of the most brilliant and original philosophers of the past fifty years. Widely respected as a moral philosopher, Williams began to write about politics in a sustained way in the early 1980s. There followed a stream of articles, lectures, and other major contributions to issues of public concern - all complemented by his books on ethics, which have important implications for
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Williams; Geoffrey Hawthorn
ISBN: 0691124302 9780691124308 9780691124308 9780691134109 0691134103
OCLC Number: 58457416
Description: xx, 174 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Realism and moralism in political theory --
2. In the beginning was the deed --
3. Pluralism, community and left Wittgensteinianism --
4. Modernity and the substance of ethical life --
5. The liberalism of fear --
6. Human rights and relativism --
7. From freedom to liberty : the construction of a political value --
8. The idea of equality --
9. Conflicts of liberty and equality --
10. Toleration, a political or moral question? --
11. Censorship --
12. Humanitarianism and the right to intervene --
13. Truth, politics, and self-deception.
Responsibility: Bernard Williams ; selected, edited, and with an introduction by Geoffrey Hawthorn.
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A collection of essays, addressing the core subjects of political philosophy such as justice, liberty, and equality; the nature and meaning of liberalism; toleration; power and the fear of power;  Read more...

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