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Walzer, Michael

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Works: 361 works in 1,282 publications in 10 languages and 36,063 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Documentary films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: U21.2, 355.02
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Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations by Michael Walzer( Book )
100 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,283 libraries worldwide
"This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war. From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity"--Back cover
Spheres of justice : a defense of pluralism and equality by Michael Walzer( Book )
57 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,765 libraries worldwide
Explains how diverse societies distribute such entities as education, citizenship, work, leisure time, honors, and love, as well as wealth and power, and argues that a just distribution necessitates an open egalitarianism
The revolution of the saints; a study in the origins of radical politics by Michael Walzer( Book )
73 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
Arguing about war by Michael Walzer( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
"Michael Walzer is one of the world's most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise." "The essays in the book are divided into three sections. The first deals with issues such as nuclear deterrence, humanitarian intervention, and terrorism. The second consists of Walzer's responses to particular wars, including the first Gulf War and the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And in the third Walzer imagines a future in which war might play a less significant part in our lives. In his introduction to the book, Walzer explains that his thinking has changed over time."
Obligations; essays on disobedience, war, and citizenship by Michael Walzer( Book )
30 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,284 libraries worldwide
On toleration by Michael Walzer( Book )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
Walzer offers an eloquent defense of toleration, group differences, and pluralism, moving quickly from theory to practical issues, concrete examples, and hard questions. His concluding argument is focused on the contemporary United States and represents an effort to join and advance the debates about "culture war," the "politics of difference," and the "disuniting of America." Although he takes a grim view of contemporary politics, he is optimistic about the possibility of coexistence: cultural pluralism and a common citizenship can go together, he suggests, in a strong and egalitarian democracy
Exodus and revolution by Michael Walzer( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
Examines the biblical story of the Exdous and shows its part in shaping Western political thought and action
Regicide and revolution; speeches at the trial of Louis XVI by Michael Walzer( Book )
25 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Maintaining that the trial and public execution of Louis XVI was an absolutely essential part of the French Revolution, Walzer discusses two types of regicide: the first, committed by would-be kings or their agents, left the monarchy's mystique and divine right intact, while the second was a revolutionary act intended to destroy it completely. Walzer defends the trial and execution of Louis XVI as necessary, since it not only tried to destroy the monarchy's mystique and divine right, but also required the deputies to fully explain their guiding philosophies and applied the rules of judicial process to establish equality before the law. New to this edition is an appendix containing "Revolutionary Justice," Ferenc Feher's classic rebuttal to Walzer's thesis, and Walzer's response, "The King's Trial and the Political Culture of the Revolution."
Interpretation and social criticism by Michael Walzer( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 897 libraries worldwide
The company of critics : social criticism and political commitment in the twentieth century by Michael Walzer( Book )
32 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
The Company of Critics provides a fascinating survey of the terrain of social criticism in the last century. Organizing the book as a series of eleven intellectual biographies, Michael Walzer tells not just the dramatic story of the cultural and political radical but also the more personal story of the meaning of criticism to the critic. By looking at the life and work of Julien Benda, Randolph Bourne, Martin Buber, Antonio Gramsci, Ignazio Silone, George Orwell, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, and Breyten Breytenbach, Walzer explains the role of the public intellectual in the context of what he identifies as "the triumphs and catastrophes of our time: the two world wars, the struggles of the working class, national liberation, feminism, totalitarian politics."The new edition, featuring a new preface, contains Walzer's thoughts on his own role as a public intellectual and, most important, the challenges that lie ahead for the engaged social critic. With its unique emphasis on life as a proving ground for thought, The Company of Critics is a necessary addition to the literature of social and political engagement both within and outside of the academy
Thick and thin : moral argument at home and abroad by Michael Walzer( Book )
22 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 771 libraries worldwide
"When Michael Walzer's Spheres of Justice was published ten years ago, the front page of The New York Times Book Review hailed the work as "an imaginative alternative to the current debate over distributive justice." Now in Thick and Thin, Walzer revises and extends his arguments in Spheres of Justice, framing his ideas about justice, social criticism, and national identity in light of the new political world that has arisen in the past decade. Walzer focuses on two different but interrelated kinds of moral argument: maximalist and minimalist, thick and thin, local and universal." "According to Walzer the first, thick type of moral argument is culturally connected, referentially entangled, detailed, and specific; the second, or thin type, is abstract, ad hoc, detached, and general. Thick arguments play the larger role in determining our views about domestic justice and in shaping our criticism of local arrangements. Thin arguments shape our views about justice in foreign places and in international society. The book begins with an account of minimalist argument, then examines two uses of maximalist arguments, focusing on distributive justice and social criticism. Walzer then discusses minimalism with a qualified defense of self-determination in international society, and concludes with a discussion of the (divided) self capable of this differentiated moral engagement." "Walzer's highly literate and fascinating blend of philosophy and historical analysis will appeal not only to those interested in the polemics surrounding Spheres of justice but also to intelligent readers who are more concerned with getting the arguments right."--Jacket
Radical principles : reflections of an unreconstructed democrat by Michael Walzer( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 711 libraries worldwide
Politics and passion : toward a more egalitarian liberalism by Michael Walzer( Book )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
"In this book, political philosopher Michael Walzer offers a critique of liberal theory and demonstrates that crucial realities have been submerged in the evolution of contemporary liberal thought."--Jacket
The Jewish political tradition by Michael Walzer( Book )
44 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
This text launches a four-volume collaborative work exploring the political thought of the Jewish peole from biblical times to the present. This volume addresses the basic question of who ought to rule a community
The political imagination in literature : a reader by Philip Green( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
In God's shadow : politics in the Hebrew Bible by Michael Walzer( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 494 libraries worldwide
In this eagerly awaited book, political theorist Michael Walzer reports his findings after decades of thinking about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile. Because there are many biblical writers with differing views, pluralism is a central feature of biblical politics. Yet pluralism, Walzer observes, is never explicitly defended in the Bible; indeed, it couldn't be defended since God's word had to be as singular as God himself. Yet different political regimes are described in the biblical texts, and there are conflicting political arguments-and also a recurrent anti-political argument: if you have faith in God, you have no need for strong institutions, prudent leaders, or reformist policies. At the same time, however, in the books of law and prophecy, the people of Israel are called upon to overcome oppression and "let justice well up like water, righteousness like an unfailing stream."--Jacket
Getting out : historical perspectives on leaving Iraq by Michael Walzer( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Eventually every conqueror, every imperial power, every occupying army gets out. Why do they decide to leave? And how do political and military leaders manage withdrawal? Do they take with them those who might be at risk if left behind? What are immediate consequences of departure? Michael Walzer and Nicolaus Mills ask those questions about exiting, and worry specifically about difficulties certain to arise as we leave, Iraq. First section, entitled "Lessons Learned," examines seven historical cases of how and how not to withdraw: Britain's departure from American colonies and from India, the French withdrawal from Algeria, Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, and U.S. decision to leave (or not leave) Philippines, Korea, and Vietnam. These cases offer a comparative perspective and an opportunity to learn from history of political and military retreats. Second section, "Exiting Iraq," begins with introduction to how United States got into Iraq and continues with examination of how U.S. might leave from a diversity of voices, ranging from those who believe that Iraq war has produced no real good to those who hope for a decent ending--Publisher's description
Law, politics, and morality in Judaism by Michael Walzer( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Jewish legal and political thought developed in conditions of exile, where Jews had neither a state of their own nor citizenship in any other. What use, then, can this body of thought be today to Jews living in Israel or as emancipated citizens in secular democratic states? Can a culture of exile be adapted to help Jews find ways of being at home politically today? These questions are central in Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaism, a collection of essays by contemporary political theorists, philosophers, and lawyers. --From publisher's description
Michael Walzer: Sphären der Gerechtigkeit Ein kooperativer Kommentar by Manuel Knoll( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Was bedeutet soziale und politische Gerechtigkeit? Wie können der Sozialstaat und die dazu nötigen Umverteilungen von Einkommen und Vermögen gerechtfertigt werden? Über diese Fragen wurde in den letzten Jahrzehnten ausgiebig geforscht und diskutiert. Die vielleicht bemerkenswertesten Antworten präsentierte der amerikanische Philosoph Michael Walzer in seinem 1983 erschienenen Werk Spheres of Justice. Die fünfzehn Beiträge des Bandes kommentieren die verschiedenen Maßstäbe einer gerechten Verteilung, die Walzer für Güter bzw. Sphären wie Staatsbürgerschaft, Wohlfahrt und Sicherheit, Geld, Ämter
The Tanner lectures on human values by Sterling M McMurrin( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Maykl Valzer
Michael Walzer American political theorist and public intellectual
Michael Walzer Amerikaans filosoof
Michael Walzer filosofo statunitense
Michael Walzer US-amerikanischer Sozialphilosoph und Intellektueller
Ṿaltser, Mikhael 1935-
Volzer, Maĭkl
Volzer, Majkel, 1935-
Walzer, Michael
Walzer, Michael Laban.
Walzer, Michael Laban 1935-
Майкл Вальцер
Майкл Уолцер
Уолцер, Майкл 1935-
וולצר, מייקל
וולצר, מיכאל
וולצר, מיכאל 1935-
מייקל וולצר
왈저, 마이클 1935-
왈쩌, 마이클 1935-
월저, 마이클 1935-
ウォーザー, M
ウォルツァー, M
ウォルツァー, マイケル
ウォルツァ-, マイケル 1935-
ウォルツアー, マイケル
マイケル・ウォルツァー
瓦瑟
Languages
English (544)
French (24)
German (19)
Spanish (13)
Italian (3)
Polish (3)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (2)
Dutch (2)
Russian (1)
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