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Hunter, Ian 1949-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 253 publications in 2 languages and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Records and correspondence  Music videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Singer, Author of introduction, Instrumentalist, Performer, Translator, Composer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Hunter
On pornography : literature, sexuality, and obscenity law by Ian Hunter( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policing of pornography remains a subject of widespread controversy. On Pornography provides a history of this policing and an understanding of the current debate. The authors show that obscenity law should not be understood negatively as censorship but as part of the positive administration of a particular practice of sexuality. This book indicates that obscenity law is not, as liberals claim, a mistaken attempt to police moral ideas, but rather forms part of the legitimate governmental regulation of a problematic social conduct
Rival enlightenments : civil and metaphysical philosophy in early modern Germany by Ian Hunter( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rival Enlightenments, first published in 2001, is a major reinterpretation of early modern German intellectual history. Ian Hunter approaches philosophical doctrines as ways of fashioning personae for envisaged historical circumstances, here of confessional conflict and political desacralization. He treats the civil philosophy of Pufendorf and Thomasius and the metaphysical philosophy of Leibniz and Kant as rival intellectual cultures or paideiai, thereby challenging all histories premised on Kant's supposed reconciliation and transcendence of the field. This study reveals the extraordinary historical self-consciousness of the civil philosophers, who repudiated university metaphysics as inimical to the intellectual formation of those administering desacralized territorial states. The book argues that the marginalization of civil philosophy in post-Kantian philosophical history may itself be seen as a continuation of the struggle between the rival enlightenments. Combining careful and well-documented scholarship with vivid polemic, Hunter presents penetrating insights for philosophers and historians alike
Rethinking the school : subjectivity, bureaucracy, criticism by Ian Hunter( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educationalists have long worked to democratise our school system and purge traces of its religious origins. Rethinking the School shows that these efforts have been in vain. The bureaucratic organisation of schooling is here to stay, and Christian moral discipline is an integral part of the school as we know it. Hunter argues that both liberal and Marxian theory ignore the historical reality of the school. He does not see the school as the failed attempt to realise principles of social equality, complete personal development and intellectual enlightenment. Rather, he sees the modern school as an improvised apparatus for the training of good citizens and the guidance of souls. Rethinking the School is one of the first major applications of Foucault's genealogical method to the school system, and will be widely debated by educationalists, policy-makers and those interested in the interaction of government and subjectivity
The whole duty of man according to the law of nature by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Whole Duty of Man (1691), first published in Latin in 1673 as De officio hominis et civis, Pufendorf elaborates his conception of ethics, which separates civil duties from religious hopes. Unlike many Christian political theologians of the seventeenth century, Pufendorf refused to ground his natural law ethics in the ideal of human perfection or holiness; rather, he grounded them in the need for sociability, which he regarded as simply a means to an end - that is, human self-preservation and civil peace. Like Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf was responding to the religious wars that wracked early modern Europe by constructing a version of natural law capable of defending the civil state against the religious and moral delegitimation wielded by international Catholicism and Protestant zealots."--Jacket
Natural law and civil sovereignty : moral right and state authority in early modern political thought( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty new research by leading international scholars is brought to bear on a single crucial issue: the role of early modern natural law doctrines in reconstructing the relations between moral right and civil authority in the face of profound religious and political conflict. In addition to providing fresh insights into the hard-fought struggle to legitimate a desacralised civil order, the book also shows the degree to which the legitimacy of the modern secular state remains dependent on this decisive set of developments
Heresy in transition : transforming ideas of heresy in medieval and early modern Europe by Ian Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume offer readers a unique insight into the changing concepts of heresy from the Middle Ages to the early modern period, c.1100 to c.1800. The contributors explore the role of nationalism and linguistic identity in constructions of heresy, its analogies with treason and madness, the role of class and status in the responses to heresy, and provide insights into the roots of the historicization of heresy
The philosopher in early modern Europe : the nature of a contested identity( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking collection of essays the history of philosophy appears in a fresh light, not as reason's progressive discovery of its universal conditions, but as a series of unreconciled disputes over the proper way to conduct oneself as a philosopher. By shifting focus from the philosopher as proxy for the universal subject of reason to the philosopher as a special persona arising from rival forms of self-cultivation, philosophy is approached in terms of the social office and intellectual deportment of the philosopher, as a personage with a definite moral physiognomy and institutional setting. In so doing, this collection of essays by leading figures in the fields of both philosophy and the history of ideas provides access to key early modern disputes over what it meant to be a philosopher, and to the institutional and larger political and religious contexts in which such disputes took place
Essays on church, state, and politics by Christian Thomasius( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history of natural law until Grotius -- The right of Protestant princes regarding indifferent matters or adiaphora -- On the power of secular government to command its subjects to attend church diligently -- Is heresy a punishable crime? -- On the crime of sorcery -- On the right of a Christian prince in religious matters. - Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-286) and index. - Translated into English. - Formerly CIP
Culture and government : the emergence of literary education by Ian Hunter( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the Romantics culture has been identified with the promise of a complete development of human capacities and, typically, the 'rise of English' has been viewed in terms of the (true or distorted) fulfilment of this promise in the education system. This book presents a sustained and historically informed challenge to that view
The secularisation of the confessional state : the political thought of Christian Thomasius by Ian Hunter( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christian Thomasius (1655-1728) was a tireless campaigner against the political enforcement of religion in the early modern confessional state. In a whole series of combative disputations - against heresy and witchcraft prosecutions, and in favour of religious toleration - Thomasius battled to lay the intellectual groundwork for the separation of church and state and the juridical basis for pluralistic societies. Ian Hunter departs from the usual view of Thomasius as a natural law moral philosopher. In addition to investigating his anti-scholastic cultural politics, Hunter discusses Thomasius' work in public and church law, particularly his disputations arguing for the toleration of heretics, providing a revealing comparison with Locke's arguments on the same topic. If Locke sought to base toleration in the subjective rights protecting Christian citizens against an intolerant state, Thomasius grounded it in the state's duty to impose toleration as an obligation on intolerant citizens"--Publisher description
Law and politics in British colonial thought : transpositions of empire by Shaunnagh Dorsett( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Law and Politics in British Colonial Thought' examines topics such as European law and global justice, transpositions of empire, the frontiers of justice and the crown in colonial New Zealand
Accounting for the humanities : the language of culture and the logic of government( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of stress on dreams by Louis Breger( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repensar la escuela : subjetividad, burocracia y crítica by Ian Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three faces of the law : a Christian perspective by Ian Hunter( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once bitten twice shy by Ian Hunter( Recording )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All American alien boy by Ian Hunter( Recording )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rival enlightenments : civil and metaphysical philosophy in early modern Europe by Ian Hunter( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston and Archie : the letters of Sir Archibald Sinclair and Winston S. Churchill 1915-1960 by Winston Churchill( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill had a unique personal and political friendship lasting nearly 50 years with Liberal politician, Sir Archibald Sinclair. Through their letters to one another, this work catalogues the development of their friendship and mutual respect aswell as shedding light on great issues of their time
Just another night : live at the Astoria, London by Ian Hunter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD performance of Ian Hunter and his Rant Band at the Astoria in London was filmed in 2004, a year of heavy touring for the band. Guitarist Andy York and drummer Steve Holley are on board as well as Ian Gibbons on keyboards and Gus Goad on bass
 
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Rival enlightenments : civil and metaphysical philosophy in early modern GermanyThe whole duty of man according to the law of natureNatural law and civil sovereignty : moral right and state authority in early modern political thoughtHeresy in transition : transforming ideas of heresy in medieval and early modern EuropeThe philosopher in early modern Europe : the nature of a contested identityEssays on church, state, and politicsThe secularisation of the confessional state : the political thought of Christian ThomasiusLaw and politics in British colonial thought : transpositions of empire