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Hawthorn, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 39 works in 236 publications in 4 languages and 5,684 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HM24, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Hawthorn
Enlightenment and despair : a history of sociology by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The standard of living by Amartya Sen( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsiders the idea of "the standard of living" and reflects on the moral and political implications
Plausible worlds : possibility and understanding in history and the social sciences by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibilities haunt history. The force of our explanations of events turns on the alternative possibilities those explanations suggest. It is these possible worlds that give us our understanding; and in human affairs, we decide them by practical rather than theoretical judgment. In this widely acclaimed account of the role of counterfactuals in explanation, Geoffrey Hawthorn deploys extended examples to defend his argument. His conclusions cast doubt on existing assumptions about the nature and place of theory, and indeed of the possibility of knowledge itself, in the human sciences
In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument by Bernard Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bernard Williams is remembered as one of the most brilliant and original philosophers of the past fifty years. Widely respected as a moral philosopher, Williams began to write about politics in a sustained way in the early 1980s. There followed a stream of articles, lectures, and other major contributions to issues of public concern - all complemented by his books on ethics, which have important implications for political theory."
The sociology of fertility by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment and despair : a history of social theory by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thucydides on politics : back to the present by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly original and engaging perspective on Thucydides' understanding of practical politics explains how he presented the realities of politics and what makes his view distinctive, even from modern theories which claim an explicit connection with his work
Population and development by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1978, this book explores the vital global issue of high and low fertility in poorer countries through a series of case studies by contemporary experts in the fields of development and demography. These studies examine such issues as: the relations between fertility rates and income distributions in poor societies; the question of whether or not neo-classical macro-economics are sufficient to understand and to try to engineer relations between economies and populations; and, the specifics of the relations between fertility and a variety of socio-economic factors in both South Asia and West Africa. The point of the collection is to explain how very far general models can be taken, and to suggest that they cannot be taken as far as those who have tended to ignore the structural complexities of, and differences between, various societies have implied
Population policy : a modern delusion by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mundos plausibles, mundos alternativos : posibilidad y comprensión en la historia y en las ciencias sociales by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Welt ist alles, was möglich ist : über das Verstehen der Vergangenheit by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia della sociologia : dall'illuminismo alla disillusione by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asia and the Pacific by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iluminismo y desesperación : una historia de la teoría social by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El liberalismo como problema by Alan Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli studi di demografia storica in inghilterra by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightenment and despair : a history of social theory by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Hawthorn has written a substantial conclusion for the second edition of his widely acclaimed critical history of social theory in England, France, Germany and the USA from the eighteenth century onwards. Hawthorn begins with the 'prehistory' of the subject and traces, particularly in the thought of Rousseau, Kant and Hegel, the emergence of certain fundamental distinctions and assumptions whose existence is often overlooked in studies of the traditional 'founding-fathers' of sociology like Marx, Durkheim and Weber
Ironie della fiducia by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokugawa political writings by John Dunn( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themes in the Social Sciences by Joel Wallman( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Hawthorn britischer Soziologe und Autor

Geoffrey Hawthorn British sociologist and writer

Geoffrey Hawthorn Brits socioloog (1941-2015)

Languages
English (188)

Italian (12)

Spanish (9)

German (3)

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Plausible worlds : possibility and understanding in history and the social sciencesIn the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argumentEnlightenment and despair : a history of social theoryMundos plausibles, mundos alternativos : posibilidad y comprensión en la historia y en las ciencias socialesAsia and the PacificEnlightenment and despair : a history of social theory