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Boucher, David 1951-

Works: 72 works in 486 publications in 4 languages and 16,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, htt, Author of introduction, Creator, 070
Classifications: JC257, 320.1
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Most widely held works by David Boucher
Social justice : from Hume to Walzer( )

28 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinkers from the new-right during the last 20 years have kept social justice issues away from the mainstream political agenda. These essays explore the origins of the debate and go back to Kant, Hume and John Stuart Mills for clarification
The philosophy of enchantment : studies in folktale, cultural criticism, and anthropology by R. G Collingwood( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the long-awaited publication of a set of writings by the British philosopher, historian, and archaeologist R.G. Collingwood on critical, anthropological, and cultural themes only hinted at in his previously available work. At the centre of the book are six chapters of a study of folktale and magic, composed by Collingwood in the mid-1930s and intended for development into a book. Here Collingwood applies the principles of his philosophy of history to problems in the long-term evolution of human society and culture." "The volume opens with three substantial introductory essays by the editors, authorities in the fields of critical and literary history, social and cultural anthropology, and the philosophy of history and the history of ideas; they provide their explanatory and contextual notes to guide the reader through the texts. The Philosophy of Enchantment brings hitherto unrecognized areas of Collingwood's achievement to light, and demonstrates the broad range of his intellectual engagements, their integration, and their relevance to current areas of debate in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, social and literary history, and anthropology."--Jacket
British idealism and political theory by David Boucher( )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an introduction to British Idealism through a study of each of the seven key thinkers: T.H. Green, Bernard Bosanquet, E.H. Bradley, Henry Jones, David Ritchie, R.G. Collingwood and Michael Oakeshott
The Scottish idealists : selected philosophical writings by David Boucher( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of readings, the first of its kind, has been chosen with a view to displaying the variety, richness and strength of the Scottish Idealist tradition. The collection begins with an essay from the famous Essays in philosophical Criticism (1883), a book that set out the future direction of enquiry for this group of thinkers
The political art of Bob Dylan by David Boucher( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses Dylan's career as a whole, dealing with such themes as alienation, protest, non-conformity, the American Dream and pivotal moments of Dylan's career such as the 'Judas' accusation at the 1966 Manchester Free Trade Hall concert. Dylan's songs are analysed for their political meaning, and the context of the songs in contemporary American political and popular culture is also examined. As notable specialists in the fields of political theory, literary criticism and popular culture, the authors examine Dylan's work from a variety of perspectives - aesthetic theory, Kant, Adorno, Lyotard, Lorca and Collingwood. Collectively, they question how Dylan's work relates to the theory and practice of politics."--Jacket
British idealism : a guide for the perplexed by David Boucher( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a significant renewal of interest in the British Idealists in recent years. Scholars have acknowledged their critical contribution to a number of philosophical theories in the fields of politics, law, morality, epistemology and metaphysics
The limits of ethics in international relations : natural law, natural rights, and human rights in transition by David Boucher( )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Boucher surveys the history of thinking about human rights and shows that far from being seen as universal and emancipatory, they have almost always privileged certain groups in relation to others
R.G. Collingwood : an autobiography and other writings ; with essays on Collingwood's life and work by R. G Collingwood( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a many-faceted view of the great Oxford philosopher R.G. Collingwood. At its centre is his autobiography of 1939, a cult classic for its compelling 'story of his thought'. That work is accompanied here by previously unpublished writings by Collingwood and eleven specially written essays on aspects of his life and work
Political thinkers : from Socrates to the present by David Boucher( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history of Western political thought written by scholars from four continents. This collection provides an overview of the canon of great theorists from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Habermas and Foucault
The social contract from Hobbes to Rawls by David Boucher( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading scholars from Britain and America survey the history of contractarian thought and the major debates in political theory which surround the notion of social contract. This work aims to be a comprehensive introduction within a broad theoretical framework
Political theories of international relations : from Thucydides to the present by David Boucher( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boucher uses ideas of Western philosophy's most significant thinkers to trace the history of political theory in international relations. He ends by showing how theories compare with and extend the themes addressed by their predecessors
Essays in political philosophy by R. G Collingwood( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social and political thought of R.G. Collingwood by David Boucher( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive study of the political philosophy of the British philosopher R.G. Collingwood, best known for his contributions to aesthetics and the philosophy of history. However his political thought, and in particular his book The New Leviathan, have been neglected, even dismissed in some quarters. Professor Boucher argues for the importance of this political theory and provides a perspicuous account of its development and originality. He contends that The New Leviathan is an attempt to reconcile philosophy and history, theory and practice. Collingwood's distinctive contribution to modern political and social thought is seen as his sustained project of distinguishing utility from right, and right from duty; the passion for history coincides with the ethical thought because Collingwood wishes to identify dutiful, or moral, action with a historical civilization. Drawing on a wealth of manuscript material, this book will prove invaluable to political philosophers and intellectual historians
The British idealists( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British idealists made significant and lasting contributions to the social and political thought of the nineteenth century. They contributed to the evolution debate in insisting that the social organism could not be understood in naturalistic terms, but instead had to be conceived as an evolving spiritual unity. In this respect the British idealists developed a distinctive view of the state constitutive of the individual and they are commonly acknowledged as the forerunners of modern communitarian theory. Furthermore the idealists contributed to the major debates of their day, including evolution, democracy, the role of the state, education and international relations. In his introduction, David Boucher develops the themes illustrated in the writings of the British idealists. This volume also contains biographies of the British idealists which incorporate their principal works
Dylan and Cohen : poets of rock and roll by David Boucher( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen are widely acknowledged as the great pop poets of the 1960s. This text provides a political, psychological and artistic profile of two iconic writers and performers
The new Leviathan; or, Man, society, civilization and barbarism by Robin George Collingwood( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Leviathan, originally published in 1942, a few months before the author's death, is the book which R.G. Collingwood chose to write in preference to completing his life's work on the philosophy of history. It was occasioned by the Second World War and the threat which Nazism and Fascism constituted to civlization. The book draws upon many years of work in moral and political philosophy and attempts to establish the multiple and complex connections between the levels of consciousness, society, civilization, and barbarism. Collingwood argues that traditional social contract theory has failed to account for the continuing existence of the non-social community and its relation to the social community in the body politic. He is also critical of the tendency within ethics to confound right and duty. The publication of 120 pages of additional manuscript material in this revised edition demonstrates in more detail how Collingwood was determined to show that right and duty occupy different levels of rational practical consciousness. The additional writings also contain Collingwood's unequivocal rejection of relativism.; David Boucher's introduction shows that The New Leviathan and The Idea of History are integrally related and that neither can be properly understood independently of the other. He is also concerned to show how many of Collingwood's ideas have a contemporary relevance, and that his ideas on barbarism are not so unusual as they might at first appear
Texts in context : revisionist methods for studying the history of ideas by David Boucher( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The methodology of the study of the history of political thought is an area of study which has occupied my interests for nearly a decade. I was introduced to the subject in University College, Swansea. My teachers there provided me with an excellent grounding in political studies. I am particularly indebted to Bruce Haddock, Peter Nicholson and W.H. Greenleaf. Professor Greenleaf was kind enough to supply me with a copy of his bibliography and copies of two of his unpublished papers. I continued to pursue my interest in methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am indebted to Ken Minogue and Robert Orr who taught me there. My greatest debt is to Dr. Joseph Femia ofthe University of Liverpool who devoted a great deal of time to considering the arguments presented here. His criticisms and suggestions for improvement proved to be invaluable. I would also like to thank Alan Ryan for his general comments and encouraging advice. It would be remiss of me if I neglected to express my gratitude to Dewi Beynon who was my first teacher of politics. The research for this project was carried out in the following places; The British Library of Political Science, London; The Sidney Jones Library, University of Liverpool; The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; The Main Library, University of Edinburgh; The Arts and Social Science Library, University College, Cardiff; and the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Appropriating Hobbes : legacies in political, legal, and international thought by David Boucher( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how Hobbes's political philosophy has occupied a pertinent place in different contexts, and how his interpreters see their own images reflected in him, or how they define themselves in contrast to him. Appropriating Hobbes argues that there is no Hobbes independent of the interpretations that arise from his appropriation in these various contexts and which serve to present him to the world. There is no one perfect context that enables us to get at what Hobbes 'really meant', despite the numerous claims to the contrary. He is almost indistinguishable from the context in which he is read
A radical Hegelian : the political and social philosophy of Henry Jones by David Boucher( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy, history and civilization : interdisciplinary perspectives on R.G. Collingwood( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Social justice : from Hume to Walzer
The philosophy of enchantment : studies in folktale, cultural criticism, and anthropologyBritish idealism and political theoryThe Scottish idealists : selected philosophical writingsThe political art of Bob DylanBritish idealism : a guide for the perplexedThe limits of ethics in international relations : natural law, natural rights, and human rights in transitionR.G. Collingwood : an autobiography and other writings ; with essays on Collingwood's life and workPolitical thinkers : from Socrates to the present
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Boucher, David

バウチャー, D