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Hawthorn, Geoffrey

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Works: 32 works in 205 publications in 6 languages and 5,157 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HM24, 301.0903
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Publications about Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publications by Geoffrey Hawthorn
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Hawthorn
Enlightenment and despair : a history of sociology by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 776 libraries worldwide
The standard of living by Amartya Sen( Book )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 675 libraries worldwide
Reconsidering the idea of the standard of living, the author suggests an interpretation in terms of the capabilities and freedoms that states of affairs do or do not allow. His argument is conceptual but it refers to a wide range of examples
Plausible worlds : possibility and understanding in history and the social sciences by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
27 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Possibilities haunt history. The force of our explanations of events turns on the alternative possibilities those explanations suggest. It is these possible worlds that give us our understanding; and in human affairs, we decide them by practical rather than theoretical judgment. In this widely acclaimed account of the role of counterfactuals in explanation, Geoffrey Hawthorn deploys extended examples to defend his argument. His conclusions cast doubt on existing assumptions about the nature and place of theory, and indeed of the possibility of knowledge itself, in the human sciences
In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument by Bernard Williams( Book )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
"Williams had intended to weave these essays into a connected narrative on political philosophy with reflections on his own experience of postwar politics. Sadly he did not live to complete it, but this book brings together many of its components. Geoffrey Hawthorn has arranged the material to resemble as closely as possible William's original design and vision. He has provided both an introduction to William's political philosophy and a bibliography of his formal and informal writings on politics."--Jacket
The sociology of fertility by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Enlightenment and despair : a history of social theory by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Population and development by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and German and held by 254 libraries worldwide
First published in 1978, this book explores the vital global issue of high and low fertility in poorer countries through a series of case studies by contemporary experts in the fields of development and demography. These studies examine such issues as: the relations between fertility rates and income distributions in poor societies; the question of whether or not neo-classical macro-economics are sufficient to understand and to try to engineer relations between economies and populations; and, the specifics of the relations between fertility and a variety of socio-economic factors in both South Asia and West Africa. The point of the collection is to explain how very far general models can be taken, and to suggest that they cannot be taken as far as those who have tended to ignore the structural complexities of, and differences between, various societies have implied
Thucydides on politics : back to the present by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
This highly original and engaging perspective on Thucydides' understanding of practical politics explains how he presented the realities of politics and what makes his view distinctive, even from modern theories which claim an explicit connection with his work
Population policy; a modern delusion by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Mundos plausibles, mundos alternativos : posibilidad y comprensión en la historia y en las ciencias sociales by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Die Welt ist alles, was möglich ist : über das Verstehen der Vergangenheit by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Asia and the Pacific by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Gli studi di demografia storica in inghilterra by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Article )
in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Ironie della fiducia by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Article )
in Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Iluminismo e desespero : uma história da sociologia by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Portuguese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
El liberalismo como problema by Alan J Ryan( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Iluminismo y desesperación : una historia de la teoría social by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Azja i rejon Pacyfiku by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Special issue on population and development ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Pinochet : the politics by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Article )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (166)
Italian (11)
Spanish (9)
German (3)
Portuguese (1)
Polish (1)
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