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Acton, H. B. (Harry Burrows) 1908-1974

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Works: 66 works in 320 publications in 7 languages and 5,106 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed
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Most widely held works by H. B Acton
The illusion of the epoch; Marxism-Leninism as a philosophical creed by H. B Acton( Book )

58 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading list": pages 273-274. Bibliographical footnotes
Kant's moral philosophy by Harry Burrows Acton( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Marx really said by Harry Burrows Acton( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of punishment : a collection of papers by Harry Burrows Acton( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural law : the scientific ways of treating natural law, its place in moral philosophy, and its relation to the positive sciences of law by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel( )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the central problems in the history of moral and political philosophy since antiquity has been to explain how human society and its civil institutions came into being. In attempting to solve this problem philosophers developed the idea of natural law, which for many centuries was used to describe the system of fundamental, rational principles presumed universally to govern human behavior in society. By the eighteenth century the doctrine of natural law had engendered the related doctrine of natural rights, which gained reinforcement most famously in the American and French revolutions. According to this view, human society arose through the association of individuals who might have chosen to live alone in scattered isolation and who, in coming together, were regarded as entering into a social contract. In this important early essay, first published in English in this definitive translation in 1975 and now returned to print, Hegel utterly rejects the notion that society is purposely formed by voluntary association. Indeed, he goes further than this, asserting in effect that the laws brought about in various countries in response to force, accident, and deliberation are far more fundamental than any law of nature supposed to be valid always and everywhere. In expounding his view Hegel not only dispenses with the empiricist explanations of Hobbes, Hume, and others but also, at the heart of this work, offers an extended critique of the so-called formalist positions of Kant and Fichte
The morals of markets: an ethical exploration by Harry Burrows Acton( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morals of markets and related essays by H. B Acton( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Morals of Markets offers a philosophically and historically informed defense of a market-based form of social organization. Acton discusses the profit motive, competition, monopoly, the supposed impersonality of the marketplace, the assumed chaos of markets, self-interest, egalitarianism, central planning, and distributive justice. For all their high moral tone, Acton concludes the criticisms leveled and the political platforms proffered against free markets are full of contradictions and unanalyzed assumptions. A particular strength of Acton's book is that he is himself something of a moral traditionalist
Utilitarianism, liberty, representative government : selections from Auguste Comte and positivism by John Stuart Mill( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his introduction, the editor reconsiders Mill's moral and poltical philosophy in the light of present-day thought and scholarship
The idea of a spiritual power : Auguste Comte memorial trust lecture, delivered on 15 May 1973 at the London School of Economics and Political Science by Harry B Acton( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of language in revolutionary France by Harry Burrows Acton( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism, liberty, representative government by John Stuart Mill( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics of capitalism by H. B Acton( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to work and the right to strike by H. B Acton( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agenda for a free society; essays on Hayek's The constitution of liberty by Arthur Seldon( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La moral del mercado by H. B Acton( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilitarianism, liberty, representative government by John Stuart Mill( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The morals of markets and related essays
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Natural law : the scientific ways of treating natural law, its place in moral philosophy, and its relation to the positive sciences of lawThe morals of markets and related essays
Alternative Names
Acton, H. B.

Acton, H. B. 1908-1974

Acton, H. B. Harry Burrows

Acton, H. B. (Harry Burrows), 1908-

Acton, Harry Burrows.

Acton, Harry Burrows 1908-

Acton, Harry Burrows 1908-1974

H. B. Acton filosoof uit Engeland (1908-1974)

H. B. Acton philosopher

액튼, H. B. 1908-1974

액튼, 해리 버로우즈 1908-1974

アクトン, H. B

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