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Lakoff, Sanford A.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 152 publications in 4 languages and 6,491 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Composer
Classifications: UG743, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sanford A Lakoff
 
Most widely held works by Sanford A Lakoff
Knowledge and power; essays on science and government by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality in political philosophy by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

25 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1983, Ronald Reagan made one of the most controversial announcements of his presidency when he called on the nation's scientists and engineers to develop a defensive shield so impenetrable as to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete." This book provides the first comprehensive review and evaluation of the project launched to implement that announcement - the project officially known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and more popularly as "Star Wars." The authors - a political scientist and a physicist who has played a key role in developing military technologies - provide an intriguing account of how political rather than technical judgment led to the initial decision, and they explain the technical issues in terms accessible to nonspecialists. Judging SDI as "a classic example of misplaced faith in the promise of technological salvation," the authors examine the implications of the program for strategy, arms control, the unity of the Western alliance, its prospective economic impact, and the way the American political process has dealt with all these issues. Publisher's description
Democracy : history, theory, practice by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written with remarkable erudition and clarity, this is the most comprehensive introduction to democracy available in a single volume. Tocquevillian in its scope and historical-philosophical in its orientation, Democracy traces popular government from its classical origins through the authoritarian and totalitarian backlash of the twentieth century. Unified by the theme of democracy as the expression of the belief in autonomy - communal, plural, and individual - the text examines democratic government and politics in normative, institutional, and procedural terms." "Students of the history of political thought will find especially valuable its account of the democratic ideal, from Athenian direct democracy and Roman republicanism to the rise of liberal democracy: Stressing the interplay of theory and practice, Lakoff moves from history to the present by examining modern democracy as "compound autonomy," expressed in voting and electoral systems, federalism, and efforts of democratization around the world. His synthesis leads to the conclusion that although democracy is neither perfect nor inevitable, it is humanity's best hope for free, stable, and peaceful government."--Jacket
A glossary of political ideas by Maurice Cranston( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Lerner : pilgrim in the promised land by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

5 editions published between 1455 and 1998 in English and Thai and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Lerner was a gifted writer and educator whose passion for life made him anything but an ivory tower recluse. In public a prominent commentator and college professor, in his private life he was a romantic adventurer, pursuing erotic relationships with unflagging zeal. Politically, Lerner went through a series of metamorphoses. During the 1930s, he was an anti-fascist "Popular Front progressive" writing for the Nation and the New Republic. From the 1940s through the 1970s, he became the country's leading liberal columnist - first with the lively but short-lived PM, then for the New York Post. In the 1980s, however, he was repelled by the New Left and the counterculture and joined the ranks of the neoconservatives, scandalizing some readers but insisting he owed it to them to tell the truth as he saw it
Science and ethical responsibility : proceedings of the U.S. Student Pugwash Conference, University of California, San Diego, June 19-26, 1979 by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten political ideas that have shaped the modern world by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when political labels are hurled carelessly in the public square, Sanford Lakoff provides a careful and highly accessible introduction to ten political ideas that have shaped modern thinking. Each chapter traces the history and examines the meaning of one of these ideas, clarifying its intent and impact by surveying its history and interpretation. By explaining what these ideas have come to mean, both those we may endorse and those we may deplore, Lakoff challenges readers' preconceptions and promotes critical thinking about the big questions of politics. Lakoff takes account of the belief that major ideas are apt to be "essentially contested" but contends that in many cases disputes about the meaning of political ideas can be resolved or at least considerably clarified
Private government; introductory readings by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic defense and the western alliance( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europæisk og amerikanske anskuelser vedrørende NATOs fremtidige strategi i lyset af Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), således som de blev fremsat under en konference i San Diego 1986
Strategic defense in the nuclear age : a reference handbook by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age presents a concise, up-to-date overview of the history of SDI, chronicling its successes and failures through the ongoing evolution of the program. Sanford Lakoff chronicles the history of the program from its initial introduction during the Reagan years, through the ongoing struggles associated with research and development that plague the program to this day. Each chapter provides analysis of the strategic, scientific, and diplomatic challenges policy makers and scientists to overcome, at the same time exploring the changing strategic needs and specific purposes for the program. Offering a glossary that provides an explanation of key scientific terms and an appendix by noted physicist Richard L. Garwin, this book will appeal to scholars and students, as well as to the general public."--book jacket
Knowledge and power essays on science and government by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity by Maurice Cranston( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this third and final volume of his masterly biography, Maurice Cranston traces the last tempestuous years of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's life. From his brilliant authorship of the Confessions, the Dialogues, and the Reveries to his controversial religious views, from his notorious public quarrel with David Hume in England to his clandestine return to France, from his unsettled wanderings to his death in 1778 - these and other critical events in Rousseau's most embattled years are detailed in this sympathetic yet balanced portrait. In 1762, with the condemnation of Emile and The Social Contract harried by both church and state, Rousseau fled Paris, seeking refuge in Neuchatel and England. Deemed a social outcast and beset by feelings of persecution and abuse, not wholly unwarranted, the philosopher turned in despair to the production of autobiographical works intended to reveal his essential innocence and integrity. Through this bitter introspection, Rousseau transformed his solitude into some of the most enduring literature of his time
Beyond START? : a Soviet report proposing radical reductions in nuclear weapons( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private government : introductory readings by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagaku to kokka( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of equality : a study in European polit. philosophy from the Reformation through the 19th century by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tocqueville and liberalism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, hosted this discussion. Professors from the United States and Europe reflect on Tocqueville's ideas as they relate to liberalism
Liberty, equality, democracy: Tocqueville' s response to Rousseau by Sanford A Lakoff( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move
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English (134)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Thai (1)

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Democracy : history, theory, practiceMax Lerner : pilgrim in the promised landStrategic defense in the nuclear age : a reference handbookThe solitary self : Jean-Jacques Rousseau in exile and adversity