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Pettit, Philip 1945-

Works: 174 works in 818 publications in 7 languages and 22,928 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Philip Pettit
Republicanism : a theory of freedom and government by Philip Pettit( )

65 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,769 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
Made with words : Hobbes on language, mind, and politics by Philip Pettit( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,007 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
A political philosophy in public life : civic republicanism in Zapatero's Spain by José Luis Martí( )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary political philosophy : an anthology by Robert E Goodin( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to thinking in political philosophy, it focuses especially on normative issues. It provides analyses of political ideologies form a separate section, followed by discussions of major concepts ranging from virtue and equality to sociobiology and environmentalism. It presents an ideal text for course use
The concept of structuralism : a critical analysis by Philip Pettit( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common mind : an essay on psychology, society, and politics by Philip Pettit( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 937 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
Rawls : a theory of justice and its critics by Chandran Kukathas( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political society by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 856 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."--Jacket
A Companion to contemporary political philosophy( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action and interpretation : studies in the philosophy of the social sciences by Christopher Hookway( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the people's terms : a republican theory and model of democracy by Philip Pettit( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to republican political theory, choosing freely requires being able to make the choice without subjection to another and freedom as a person requires being publicly protected against subjection in the exercise of basic liberties. But there is no public protection without a coercive state. And doesn't state coercion necessarily take from the freedom of the coerced? Philip Pettit addresses this question from a civic republican perspective, arguing that state interference does not involve subjection or domination if there is equally shared, popular control over government"--
Not just deserts : a republican theory of criminal justice by John Braithwaite( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 647 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
Judging justice : an introduction to contemporary political philosophy by Philip Pettit( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to contemporary political philosophy( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 552 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
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 546 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
Just freedom : a moral compass for a complex world by Philip Pettit( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in German and English and held by 531 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
Rules, reasons, and norms : selected essays by Philip Pettit( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author draws together his essays on three subjects to which he has made contributions: the rule-following character of thought; how choice can be responsive to different sorts of factors; and the implications of this view of choice and rationality for normative regulation of social behaviour
Subject, thought, and context( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantics and social science by Graham Macdonald( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some goods that we generate for others, as when we give them attention or help or encouragement, require us to provide that benefit under the actual circumstances where we interact. Other goods that we generate require not just that we actually provide that sort of benefit but that we are also poised to provide it, even should actual circumstances change in various ways. These goods demand robust and not merely actual beneficence. Thus to give you friendship I must be robustly, not just accidentally, attentive to your needs; to give you a virtue like honesty I must be robustly disposed to tell you the truth; and to give you respect I must be robustly committed to showing restraint in my dealings with you. In this original contribution to normative ethics, Philip Pettit charts the range of robustly demanding goods, building on his earlier work on the robust demands of freedom. He explores the rationale behind our concern for being able to rely on others to treat us well, not just for being lucky enough to enjoy good treatment. And then he traces the implications for ethics of giving a central place to robustly demanding goods. The lessons he draws teach us that there is a tighter connection between being good and doing good than is generally recognized; that it is harder to count as doing good than it is to count as doing evil; and that there is a serious issue, ignored in many ethical theories, about the basis on which we should deliberate in day-to-day decisions about what it is right to do. The book amounts to a radical rethinking of ethics in which many standard positions shift or fall. The association between being good and doing good casts doubt on the orthodox dichotomy between evaluating agents and evaluating actions. The calibration between doing good and doing evil explains the Knobe effect, so called, as well as explaining the superficial appeal of doctrines like that of double effect. And the investigation of how to be guided in deliberating about the right reduces the gap between the recommendations of approaches like Kantianism, contractualism, and virtue theory and their common, consequentialist foe."--Publisher description
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A political philosophy in public life : civic republicanism in Zapatero's Spain
Made with words : Hobbes on language, mind, and politicsA political philosophy in public life : civic republicanism in Zapatero's SpainContemporary political philosophy : an anthologyThe common mind : an essay on psychology, society, and politicsRawls : a theory of justice and its criticsThe economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political societyA Companion to contemporary political philosophyAction and interpretation : studies in the philosophy of the social sciences
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