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Waldron, Jeremy

Works: 162 works in 580 publications in 5 languages and 19,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Collector, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Contributor, Commentator for written text, ed
Classifications: JC571, 323.401
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Most widely held works about Jeremy Waldron
Most widely held works by Jeremy Waldron
God, Locke, and equality : Christian foundations of John Locke's political thought by Jeremy Waldron( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this concise and engaging book, Jeremy Waldron explores these questions in the company of the seventeenth-century English philosopher John Locke. Waldron believes that Locke provides us with 'as well-worked-out a theory of basic equality as we have in the canon of political philosophy.' But for us it is a challenging theory because its foundations are unabashedly religious. God has created us equal, says Locke, and a proper grasp of the implications of this equality is inseparable from an understanding of ordinary men and women as creatures of God, created in his image and 'made to last during his, not one anothers Pleasure'." "But this is not just a book about Locke. God, Locke, and Equality discusses contemporary approaches to equality as well as rival interpretations of Locke, and this dual agenda gives the whole book an unusual degree of accessibility and intellectual excitement. Indispensable for Locke scholars and for those who study the foundations of equality and the relation between politics and religion, it will be of interest also to philosophers, political theorists, lawyers, and theologians around the world."--Jacket
The harm in hate speech by Jeremy Waldron( )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every liberal democracy has laws or codes against hate speech, except the United States. For constitutionalists, regulation of hate speech violates the First Amendment and damages a free society. Against this absolutist view, the author argues that hate speech should be regulated as part of our commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities. Causing offense, by depicting a religious leader as a terrorist in a newspaper cartoon, for example, is not the same as launching a libelous attack on a group's dignity, according to the author, and it lies outside the reach of law. But defamation of a minority group, through hate speech, undermines a public good that can and should be protected: the basic assurance of inclusion in society for all members. A social environment polluted by anti-gay leaflets, Nazi banners, and burning crosses sends an implicit message to the targets of such hatred: your security is uncertain and you can expect to face humiliation and discrimination when you leave your home. Free-speech advocates boast of despising what racists say but defending to the death their right to say it. The author finds this emphasis on intellectual resilience misguided and points instead to the threat hate speech poses to the lives, dignity, and reputations of minority members. Finding support for his view among philosophers of the Enlightenment, he asks us to move beyond knee-jerk American exceptionalism in our debates over the serious consequences of hateful speech
Toward perpetual peace and other writings on politics, peace, and history by Immanuel Kant( )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torture, terror, and trade-offs : philosophy for the White House by Jeremy Waldron( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Torture, Terror, and Trade-offs Jeremy Waldron has been a challenging and influential voice in the moral, political and legal debates surrounding the response to terrorism since 9/11. His contributions have spanned the major controversies of the War on Terror including the morality and legality of torture, whether security can be 'balanced' with liberty, and the relationship between public safety and individual rights. He has also tackled underlying questions essential to understanding the practical debates - including what terrorism is, and what a right to security would entail. This volume collects all Waldron's work on these issues, including six published essays and two previously unpublished essays. It also includes a new introduction in which Waldron presents an overview of his contribution, and looks at the problems currently facing the Obama administration and the UK Government in dealing with the legacy of the Bush White House. The volume will be essential reading for all those engaged with contemporary politics, security law, and the continuing struggle for an ethical response to terrorism"--
"Partly laws common to all mankind" : foreign law in American courts by Jeremy Waldron( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should judges in United States courts be permitted to cite foreign laws in their rulings? In this book Jeremy Waldron explores some ideas in jurisprudence and legal theory that could underlie the Supreme Court's occasional recourse to foreign law, especially in constitutional cases. He argues that every society is governed not only by its own laws but partly also by laws common to all mankind (ius gentium). But he takes the unique step of arguing that this common law is not natural law but a grounded consensus among all nations. The idea of such a consensus will become increasingly important in jurisprudence and public affairs as the world becomes more globalized. -- Book jacket
Toleration and its limits by American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toleration has a rich tradition in Western political philosophy. It is, after all, one of the defining topics of political philosophy - historically pivotal in the development of modern liberalism, prominent in the writings of such canonical figures as John Locke and John Stuart Mill, and central to our understanding of the idea of a society in which individuals have the right to live their own lives by their own values, left alone by the state so long as they respect the similar interests of others." "Toleration and Its Limits explores the philosophical nuances of the concept of toleration and its scope in contemporary liberal democratic societies. Editors Melissa S. Williams and Jeremy Waldron carefully compiled essays that address the tradition's key historical figures; its role in the development and evolution of Western political theory; its relation to morality, liberalism, and identity; and its limits and dangers."--Jacket
The rule of law and the measure of property by Jeremy Waldron( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When property rights and environmental legislation clash, what side should the Rule of Law weigh in on? It is from this point that Jeremy Waldron explores the Rule of Law both from an historical perspective - considering the property theory of John Locke - and from the perspective of modern legal controversies. This critical and direct account of the relation between the Rule of Law and the protection of private property criticizes the view - associated with the 'World Bank model' of investor expectations - that a society which fails to protect property rights against legislative restriction is failing to support the Rule of Law. In this book, developed from the 2011 Hamlyn Lectures, Waldron rejects the idea that the Rule of Law privileges property rights over other forms of law and argues instead that the Rule of Law should endorse and applaud the use of legislation to achieve valid social objectives"--Provided by publisher
Law and disagreement by Jeremy Waldron( )

44 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comprehensive critique of the idea of the judicial review of legislation. The author argues that a belief in rights is not the same as a commitment to a Bill of Rights. He shows the flaws and difficulties in many common defences of the 'democratic' character of judicial review. And he argues for an alternative approach to the problem of disagreement: when disagreements about rights arise, the respectful way to resolve them is by decision-making among the right-holders on a basis that reflects an equal respect for them as the holders of views about rights. This rights-based defence of majoritarian legislation will be welcomed by scholars of legal and political philosophy throughout the world
Another cosmopolitanism by Seyla Benhabib( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these two important lectures, distinguished political philosopher Seyla Benhabib argues that since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, we have entered a phase of global civil society which is governed by cosmopolitan norms of universal justice -- norms which are difficult for some to accept as legitimate since they are in conflict with democratic ideals. In her first lecture, Benhabib argues that this tension can never be fully resolved, but it can be mitigated through the renegotiation of the dual commitments to human rights and sovereign self-determination. Her second lecture develops this idea in detail, with special reference to recent developments in Europe (for example, the banning of Muslim head scarves in France). The EU has seen the replacement of the traditional unitary model of citizenship with a new model that disaggregates the components of traditional citizenship, making it possible to be a citizen of multiple entities at the same time."--Publisher description
The right to private property by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a comprehensive, critical examination of the claim that private property is one of the fundamental rights of humankind, Waldron here contrasts two types of arguments about rights: those based on historical entitlement, and those based on the importance of property for freedom
Theories of rights by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects nine of the most important articles published in the last twenty years on the subject of rights--their nature, content, and justification--in philosophy, jurisprudence, and political theory. Contributors include Margaret MacDonald, Gregory Vlastos, H.L.A. Hart, Alan Gewirth, David Lyons, T.M. Scanlon, Ronald Dworkin, J.L. Mackie, and Joseph Raz
The dignity of legislation by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the writings of Aristotle, Locke and Kant, this book recovers and highlights ways of thinking about legislation that present it as a dignified mode of governance and a respectable source of law
'Nonsense upon stilts' : Bentham, Burke and Marx on the rights of man by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nonsense upon Stilts ̧ first published in 1987, Waldron includes and discusses extracts from three classic critiques of the idea of natural rights embodied in the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Each text is prefaced by an historical introduction and an analysis of its main themes. The collection as a whole in introduced with an essay tracing the philosophical background to the three critiques as well as the eighteenth-century idea of natural rights which they attacked. But the point of reproducing these works is not merely historical. Modern attacks on 'rights-based.'
Liberal rights : collected papers, 1981-1991 by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a wide-ranging collection of the papers written by Jeremy Waldron, one of the most internationally highly-respected political theorists writing today. The main focus of the collection is on substantive issues in modern political philosophy. The first six chapters deal with freedom, toleration, and neutrality and argue for a robust conception of liberty. Waldron defends the idea that people have a right to act in ways others disapprove of, and that the state should be neutral vis-a-vis religious and ethical systems. The chapters that follow are concerned with socio-economic rights. Waldron argues that poverty and homelessness are not to be understood apart from the value of freedom. On the contrary our moral response to them should be based on the same values that underlie traditional liberal philosophy. The volume is a tribute to the resources and unity of the liberal political tradition
One another's equals : the basis of human equality by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring theme of Western philosophy is that we are all one another's equals. Yet the principle of basic equality is woefully under-explored in modern moral and political philosophy. In a major new work, Jeremy Waldron attempts to remedy that shortfall with a subtle and multifaceted account of the basis for the West's commitment to human equality. What does it mean to say we are all one another's equals? Is this supposed to distinguish humans from other animals? What is human equality based on? Is it a religious idea, or a matter of human rights? Is there some essential feature that all human beings have in common? Waldron argues that there is no single characteristic that serves as the basis of equality. He says the case for moral equality rests on four capacities that all humans have the potential to possess in some degree: reason, autonomy, moral agency, and ability to love. But how should we regard the differences that people display on these various dimensions? And what are we to say about those who suffer from profound disability--people whose claim to humanity seems to outstrip any particular capacities they have along these lines? Waldron, who has worked on the nature of equality for many years, confronts these questions and others fully and unflinchingly. Based on the Gifford Lectures he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 2015, One Another's Equals takes Waldron's thinking further and deeper than ever before.-Provided by publisher
Dignity, rank, and rights by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writers on human dignity roughly divide between those who stress the social origins of this concept and its role in marking rank and hierarchy, and those who follow Kant in grounding dignity in an abstract and idealized philosophical conception of human beings. In these lectures, Jeremy Waldron contrives to combine attractive features of both strands. In the first lecture, Waldron presents a conception of dignity that preserves its ancient association with rank and station, thus allowing him to tap rich historical resources while avoiding what many perceive as the excessive abstraction and dubious metaphysics of the Kantian strand. At the same time he argues for a conception of human dignity that amounts to a generalization of high status across all human beings, and so attains the appealing universality of the Kantian position. The second lecture focuses particularly on the importance of dignity - understood in this way - as a status defining persons' relation to law: their presentation as persons capable of self-applying the law, capable of presenting and arguing a point of view, and capable of responding to law's demands without brute coercion. Together the two lectures illuminate the relation between dignity conceived as the ground of rights and dignity conceived as the content of rights; they also illuminate important ideas about dignity as noble bearing and dignity as the subject of a right against degrading treatment; and they help us understand the sense in which dignity is better conceived as a status than as a kind of value"
Philosophy and the law of torts by Gerald J Postema( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings issues of legal theory to life by relating them to real problems in British politics. Questions about human rights, the rule of law, the unwritten constitution, the role of judges, law and politics and civil disobediance are discussed
Political political theory : essays on institutions by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political institutions are or ought to be the main subject of political theory. The essays in this collection are works of political theory devoted specifically to the institutions and institutional principles of modern democracy. They illustrate the author's contention in the opening chapter that the theory of politics needs to reorient itself so that it is not just the study of social justice. Institutions need to be taken seriously, by normative political theorists as much as by empirical political scientists. The collection includes studies of constitutionalism, the separation of powers, bicameralism, loyal opposition, representation, legislative due process, democratic accountability, and judicial review. It also includes critical essays on the political philosophies of Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin"--Publisher's information
Principio di maggioranza e dignità della legislazione by Jeremy Waldron( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Theories of rights
Toward perpetual peace and other writings on politics, peace, and historyTorture, terror, and trade-offs : philosophy for the White HouseToleration and its limitsLaw and disagreementAnother cosmopolitanismThe right to private propertyTheories of rightsThe dignity of legislation
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Jeremy Waldron abogado estadounidense

Jeremy Waldron avocat américain

Jeremy Waldron avocat american

Jeremy Waldron filosoof uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Waldron, Jeremy

Джереми Уолдрон

Џереми Волдрон

ג'רמי וולדרון עורך דין אמריקאי

וולדרון, ג'רמי 1953-

جرمی والدرون

월드론, 제러미 1953-

ウォルドロン, J

ウォルドロン, ジェレミー