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Hawthorn, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 32 works in 185 publications in 7 languages and 4,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HM24, 301.0903
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Hawthorn
Plausible worlds : possibility and understanding in history and the social sciences by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 726 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
The standard of living by Amartya Sen( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsiders the idea of "the standard of living" and reflects on the moral and political implications
In the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argument by Bernard Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Williams had intended to weave these essays into a connected narrative on political philosophy with reflections on his own experience of postwar politics. Sadly he did not live to complete it, but this book brings together many of its components. Geoffrey Hawthorn has arranged the material to resemble as closely as possible William's original design and vision. He has provided both an introduction to William's political philosophy and a bibliography of his formal and informal writings on politics."--Jacket
The sociology of fertility by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 269 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.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Population and development by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 250 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
Population policy : a modern delusion by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 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

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

6 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population and development : high and low fertility in poorer countries( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and German and held by 18 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
El liberalismo como problema by Alan J Ryan( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 4 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

Ironie della fiducia by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iluminismo e desespero : uma história da sociologia by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on population and development( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azja i rejon Pacyfiku by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

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

Liberalism since the Cold War : an enemy to itself? by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of Asia and the Pacific by Geoffrey Hawthorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This text provides, in a concise form, the answers about what Asia and the Pacific will look like in 50 years' time
Pinochet : the politics by Geoffrey Hawthorn( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

Geoffrey Hawthorn British sociologist and writer

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The standard of livingIn the beginning was the deed : realism and moralism in political argumentAsia and the PacificEnlightenment and despair : a history of sociology