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Pettit, Philip 1945-

Works: 122 works in 769 publications in 7 languages and 21,071 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: JA71, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Philip Pettit
A Companion to contemporary political philosophy by Robert E Goodin( Book )

106 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political philosophy has become an active and central area of research in the past two or three decades. The editors have taken a broad view of the range of issues that are relevant to political philosophy, and the Companion covers the contributions of economics, history, law, political science and sociology as well as philosophy - analytic and continental. In general, political philosophers are not just interested in the routines that govern politics but also in the various systems which politics may be used to shape. They are concerned with all the institutions that help to determine what John Rawls describes as the 'basic structure' of society. To provide a comprehensive guide to current thinking in political philosophy, Robert Goodin and Philip Pettit have divided the book into three parts: Disciplinary Contributions, Major Ideologies and Special Topics. In addition, the Companion's 41 chapters have been contributed by some of today's most distinguished academics, drawn from several different disciplines. The first part of the book consists of a series of extended essays on the contribution that a number of different disciplines have made and are making to current debates. Analyses of political ideologies form the next section, followed by discussions of major concepts ranging from virtue and equality to sociobiology and environmentalism that form the subject matter of philosophical debate
Republicanism : a theory of freedom and government by Philip Pettit( Book )

65 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length presentation of a republican alternative to the liberal and communitarian theories that have dominated political philosophy in recent years. Professor Pettit's eloquent and compelling account opens with an examination of the traditional republican conception of freedom as non-domination, contrasting this with established negative and positive views of liberty. The first part of the book traces the rise and decline of this conception, displays its many attractions and makes a case for why it should still be regarded as a central political ideal. The second part of the book looks at what the implementation of the ideal would imply for substantive policy-making, constitutional and democratic design, regulatory control and the relation between state and civil society
The concept of structuralism : a critical analysis by Philip Pettit( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rawls : a theory of justice and its critics by Chandran Kukathas( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action and interpretation : studies in the philosophy of the social sciences by Philip Pettit( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judging justice : an introduction to contemporary political philosophy by Philip Pettit( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not just deserts : a republican theory of criminal justice by John Braithwaite( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing for a radical shift in the research agenda of criminology, this monograph offers a comprehensive theory of criminal justice which draws on a philosophical view of the good and the right, and which points the way to practical intervention in the real world of incremental reform
Made with words : Hobbes on language, mind, and politics by Philip Pettit( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that it was Hobbes, not later thinkers like Rousseau, who invented the invention of language thesis - the idea that language is a cultural innovation that transformed the human mind
The economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political society by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By outlining the psychology of esteem and the way that that psychology can give rise to an economy, it shows how a variety of social patterns that are otherwise anomalous come to make a lot of sense within an economics of esteem. And it looks at ways the economy of esteem may be reshaped to improve overall social outcomes. While making connections with older patterns of social theorizing, it offers a new way of thinking about how society works and how it may be made to work. It puts the economy of esteem firmly on the agenda of economic and social science and of moral and political theory."--BOOK JACKET
The common mind : an essay on psychology, society, and politics by Philip Pettit( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes human beings intentional and thinking subjects? How does their intentionality and thought connect with their social nature and their communal experience? How do the answers to these questions shape legitimate assumptions in social explanation and political evaluation? In this innovative study, Philip Pettit addresses these broad-ranging issues and defends a connected set of responses. The book argues for an original way of distinguishing thinking subjects, in particular human beings, from other intentional systems, natural and artificial. It defends the holistic view that human thought requires communal resources while denying that this social connection compromises the autonomy of individuals. And, in developing the significance of this view of social subjects - this holistic individualism - it outlines a novel framework for social and political theory. Within this framework, social theory is allowed to follow a number of paths: Space is found for intentional interpretation and decision-theoretic reconstruction as well as for structural explanation and rational choice derivation. But political theory is treated less ecumenically. The framework raises serious questions about contractarian and atomistic modes of thought and it points the way to a republican rethinking of liberal commitments. Designed to be accessible to readers in a number of disciplines and on the student as well as professional level, The Common Mind will interest philosophers as well as political scientists, economists, sociologists, cognitive scientists, and scholars of law
A theory of freedom : from the psychology to the politics of agency by Philip Pettit( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Portuguese and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is unique among contemporary approaches - although it is true to the spirit of classical writers like Hobbes and Kant - in seeking a theory that applies to psychological issues of free agency and free will as well as to political issues in the theory of the free state and the free constitution. The driving thesis is that it is only by connecting up the different issues of freedom, psychological and political, that we can fully appreciate the nature of the questions involved, and the requirements for their resolution. The book does not seek a comprehensive reach just for its own sake, but rather for the sake of the illumination it provides." "A Theory of Freedom is a volume which will be of interest to scholars and students in philosophy, jurisprudence and political theory."--Jacket
Subject, thought, and context( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world by Philip Pettit( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and German and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished-and controversial-ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference-we are left alone to do as we please-Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen's only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time
Semantics and social science by Graham Macdonald( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three methods of ethics : a debate by Marcia Baron( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Good polity : normative analysis of the state by Philip Pettit( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules, reasons, and norms : selected essays by Philip Pettit( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pettit presents a selection of essays touching upon metaphysics, philosophical psychology, and the theory of rational regulation. The first part of the book discusses the rule-following character of thought. The second considers how choice can be responsive to different sorts of factors, while still being under the control of thought. The third examines the implications of this view of choice and rationality for the normative regulation of social behavior."--Publisher
Group agency : the possibility, design, and status of corporate agents by Christian List( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are companies, churches, and states genuine agents? Or are they just collections of individual agents that give a misleading impression of unity? This question is important, since the answer dictates how we should go about explaining the behaviour of these entities and whether we should treat them as responsible and accountable in the manner of individuals. Group Agency offers a new approach to that question and is relevant, therefore, in a range of fields from philosophy to law, politics, and the social sciences
The robust demands of the good : ethics with attachment, virtue, and respect by Philip Pettit( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Pettit offers a new insight into moral psychology. He shows that attachments such as love, and certain virtues such as honesty, require their characteristic behaviours not only as things actually are, but also in cases where things are different from how they actually are. He explores the implications of this idea for key moral issues
A political philosophy in public life : civic republicanism in Zapatero's Spain by José Luis Martí( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A Companion to contemporary political philosophy
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Republicanism : a theory of freedom and governmentRawls : a theory of justice and its criticsAction and interpretation : studies in the philosophy of the social sciencesNot just deserts : a republican theory of criminal justiceMade with words : Hobbes on language, mind, and politicsThe economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political societyThe common mind : an essay on psychology, society, and politicsA theory of freedom : from the psychology to the politics of agency