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  • Made with Wordsby Philip Pettit

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Hobbes's extreme political views have commanded so much attention that they have eclipsed his work on language and mind, and on reasoning, personhood, and group formation. But this work is of immense interest in itself, as Philip Pettit shows in Made with Words , and it critically shapes Hobbes's political philosophy. Pettit argues that it was... more...

  • Rules, Reasons, and Normsby Philip Pettit

    Clarendon Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    Philip Pettit has drawn together here a series of interconnected essays on three subjects to which he has made notable contributions. The first part of the book deals with the rule-following character of thought. The second discusses the many factors to which choice is rationally responsive - and by reference to which choice can be explained - consistently... more...

  • On the People's Termsby Philip Pettit

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 20.00

    A novel, republican theory of the point of democracy, providing a model of the institutions that republican democracy would require. more...

  • A Theory of Freedomby Philip Pettit

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This innovative approach to freedom starts from an account of what we mean by describing someone, in a psychological vein, as a free subject. Pettit develops an argument as to what it is that makes someone free in that basic sense; and then goes on to derive the implications of the approach for issues of freedom in political theory. Freedom in the... more...

  • Equity and the Law of Trustsby Philip H. Pettit

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    This well-established and respected textbook has been relied upon by students and academic scholars for the last 40 years. Praised for the clarity of the writing, the comprehensive scope of the content and the high level of critical analysis, Professor Philip Pettit builds on the strengths of the book to offer students a rigorous and yet readable account... more...

  • A Political Philosophy in Public Lifeby José Luis Martí; Philip Pettit

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    This book examines an unlikely development in modern political philosophy: the adoption by a major national government of the ideas of a living political theorist. When José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero became Spain's opposition leader in 2000, he pledged that if his socialist party won power he would govern Spain in accordance with the principles laid... more...

  • Semantics and Social Scienceby Graham MacDonald; Philip Pettit

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    Originally published in 1980, this book examines the major issues in the philosophy of social science, paying specific attention to cross-cultural understanding, humanism versus scientism, individualism versus collectivism, and the shaping of theory by evaluative commitment. Arguing for a cross-cultural conception of human beings, the authors defend... more...

  • A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophyby Robert E. Goodin; Thomas W. Pogge; Philip Pettit

    Wiley 2009; US$ 410.95

    This new edition of A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy has been extended significantly to include 55 chapters across two volumes written by some of today's most distinguished scholars. New contributors include some of today’s most distinguished scholars, among them Thomas Pogge, Charles Beitz, and Michael Doyle Provides in-depth... more...

  • Mind, Morality, and Explanationby Frank Jackson; Philip Pettit; Michael Smith

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    A cohesive vision of the mind and its place in the realms of causation and morality . . . Mind, Morality, and Explanation is an outstanding anthology precisely because it justifies the decision to bring its papers together not merely on the usual grounds of accessibility, loose thematic connection, or happenstance, but on intellectual grounds: reading... more...

  • Reason and Valueby R. Jay Wallace; Philip Pettit; Samuel Scheffler; Michael Smith

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 48.99

    Reason and Value collects fifteen brand-new papers by leading contemporary philosophers on themes from the moral philosophy of Joseph Raz. The subtlety and power of Raz's reflections on ethical topics - including especially his explorations of the connections between practical reason and the theory of value - make his writings a fertile source... more...