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  1. Thought and change.Ernest Gellner - 1964 - [Chicago]: University of Chicago Press.
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    Plough, sword, and book: the structure of human history.Ernest Gellner - 1988 - London: Paladin Grafton Books.
    "Philosophical anthropology on the grandest scale....Gellner has produced a sharp challenge to his colleagues and a thrilling book for the non-specialist. Deductive history on this scale cannot be proved right or wrong, but this is Gellner writing, incisive, iconoclastic, witty and expert. His scenario compels our attention."—Adam Kuper, _New Statesman_ "A thoughtful and lively meditation upon probably the greatest transformation in human history, upon the difficult problems it poses and the scant resources it has left us to solve them."—Charles Larmore, (...)
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    Words and things.Ernest Gellner - 1959 - Boston,: Beacon Press.
    Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual ...
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    Words and things.Ernest Gellner - 1959 - [Harmondsworth, Eng.]: Penguin Books.
    Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual ...
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    Legitimation of Belief.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    One and many THE PLURALIST CHORUS There is a remarkable consensus on one point amongst recent thinkers and schools, even when they are otherwise radically ...
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    Language and Solitude: Wittgenstein, Malinowski and the Habsburg Dilemma.Ernest Gellner & Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism Ernest Gellner - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Ernest Gellner's final book, first published in 1998, is a synoptic interpretation of the thought of Wittgenstein and Malinowski.
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    Postmodernism, Reason and Religion.P. M. W. B. & Ernest Gellner - 1994 - Philosophical Quarterly 44 (174):136.
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    Reason and Culture.Ernest Gellner - 1992 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Since the seventeenth century, Western society has had a turbulent relationship with Reason. Descartes set out to reorganize all his opinions in the light of Reason, allowing, as Pascal bitterly reproached him, nothing else. In the course of the centuries which followed, the relationship with Reason became the object of a vigorous, often passionate debate. David Hume declared Reason to be impotent; Immanuel Kant observed that men suffered from "misology" as the result of their disappointed expectations of Reason; G. W. (...)
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    Nationalism.Ernest Gellner - 1981 - Theory and Society 10 (6):753-776.
  10. Postmodernism, Reason and Religion.Ernest Gellner - 1993 - Religious Studies 29 (2):265-266.
     
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  11. Relativism and the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1986 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 37 (3):367-369.
    This volume of essays deals with the problem of relativism, in particular cultural relativism. If our society knows better than other societies, how do we know that it knows better? There is a profound irony in the fact that this self-doubt has become most acute in the one civilisation that has persuaded the rest of the world to emulate it. The claim to cognitive superiority is often restricted, of course, to the limited sphere of natural science and technology; and that (...)
     
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  12. Legitimation of Belief.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 43 (1):192-193.
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  13. Spectacles & predicaments: essays in social theory.Ernest Gellner - 1979 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
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    Culture, Identity, and Politics.Ernest Gellner - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    These essays explore the relationship between culture and politics in the modern world. They range in space from Iran to Algeria, and the eastern marchlands of Europe to the Atlantic, and in time over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. But they are all inspired by a cluster of linked preoccupations with the nature of the social order now emerging in the world and the kinds of moral and political legitimation it requires and permits. The essays are also linked by Ernest (...)
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    Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner, I. C. Jarvie & Joseph Agassiz - 1973 - Ethics 85 (2):179-182.
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    Relativism and the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    This volume of essays deals with the problem of relativism, in particular cultural relativism. If our society knows better than other societies, how do we know that it knows better? There is a profound irony in the fact that this self-doubt has become most acute in the one civilisation that has persuaded the rest of the world to emulate it. The claim to cognitive superiority is often restricted, of course, to the limited sphere of natural science and technology; and that (...)
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    Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1973 - Routledge.
    This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship. In particular it deals with such problems as the relationship of nature and culture, the relevance of concepts drawn from within a given society to its understanding, and the relation of theory to time.
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    Words and things: an examination of, and an attack on, linguistic philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1979 - Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    Finding a powerful ally in Bertrand Russell, who provided the foreword for this book, Gellner embarked on the project that was to put him on the intellectual ...
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    Relativism and universals.Ernest Gellner - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and relativism. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 181--200.
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    Ethnomethodology: The re-enchantment industry or the californian way of subjectivity.Ernest Gellner - 1975 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (3):431-450.
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    The Psychoanalytic Movement.Zinaida Lewczuk & Ernest Gellner - 1986 - Philosophical Quarterly 36 (143):303.
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    Legitimation of Belief.Martin Hollis & Ernest Gellner - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (1):119.
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    Ideal language and kinship structure.Ernest Gellner - 1957 - Philosophy of Science 24 (3):235-242.
    This paper is inter-disciplinary. Its disadvantage is that the author is not sufficiently conversant with the disciplines it is inter. He may however, like Lord Wavell, claim that at least the thread that binds them is his own.The paper is of philosophic interest in that it is inspired by, and hopes to shed some light on, the notion of an ideal language. It is of interest to social anthropology in that its main subject is kinship structure. It may be of (...)
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  24. Cause and Meaning in the Social Sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1973 - Routledge.
    This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship. In particular it deals with such problems as the relationship of nature and culture, the relevance of concepts drawn from within a given society to its understanding, and the relation of theory to time.
     
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    The concept of kinship: With special reference to mr. Needham's "descent systems and ideal language".Ernest Gellner - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (2):187-204.
  26. Words and Things. An Examination of, and an Attack on, Linguistic Philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1962 - Philosophy 37 (140):176-177.
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  27. A Pendulum Swing Theory of Islam.Ernest Gellner - 1970 - Philosophical Forum 2 (2):234.
     
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    A Wittgensteinian philosophy of (or against) the social sciences.Ernest Gellner - 1975 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 5 (2):173-199.
  29. Reply to critics.Ernest Gellner - 1996 - Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities 48:623-686.
     
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    The devil in modern philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
    The essays in this volume gather together Gellner's thinking on the connection between philosophy and life and they approach the topic from a number of directions: philosophy of morals, history of ideas, a discussion of individuals including R. G. Collingwood, Noam Chomsky, Piaget and Eysenck and discussions on the setting of philosophy in the general culture of England and America.
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    Knowing How and Validity.Ernest Gellner - 1951 - Analysis 12 (2):25 - 35.
    The author discusses the "knowing how--Knowing that dichotomy" utilized by ryle in "concept of mind". In this article he attempts to show that intuitions do not exist. He critiques an article by toulmin on the subject and concludes that knowing how cannot be used to "solve discussions of validity," and is no substitute for "proof, Evidence or grounds." (staff).
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    The Devil in Modern Philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston: Routledge.
    The essays in this volume gather together Gellner's thinking on the connection between philosophy and life and they approach the topic from a number of directions: philosophy of morals, history of ideas, a discussion of individuals including R. G. Collingwood, Noam Chomsky, Piaget and Eysenck and discussions on the setting of philosophy in the general culture of England and America.
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  33. The Devil in Modern Philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston: Routledge.
    The essays in this volume gather together Gellner's thinking on the connection between philosophy and life and they approach the topic from a number of directions: philosophy of morals, history of ideas, a discussion of individuals including R. G. Collingwood, Noam Chomsky, Piaget and Eysenck and discussions on the setting of philosophy in the general culture of England and America.
     
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    The Devil in Modern Philosophy.Ernest Gellner - 1957 - Hibbert Journal 56:251.
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    The Social Roots of Egalitarianism.Ernest Gellner - 1979 - Dialectics and Humanism 6 (4):27-43.
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    Time and theory in social anthropology.Ernest Gellner - 1958 - Mind 67 (266):182-202.
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    Lord Russell: The World and the Observer. Broadcast on the Third Programme on 2nd February, 1958.Ernest Gellner - 1958 - Philosophy 33 (126):279-.
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    Discussion — reviews.Jens Erik Fenstad & Ernest Gellner - 1958 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 1 (1-4):247 – 248.
    Sociology of Faith Werner Stark: The Sociology of Knowledge. The International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1958. 36s. net. 356 pp. Carnap Introduces Symbolic Logic Rudolph Carnap: Introduction to Symbolic Logic and its Applications, Dover Publication, New York 1958, $1.85, 241 pp.
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    J.G. Merquior 1941–1991.Jeffrey Friedman & Ernest Gellner - 1991 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 5 (3):447-452.
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  40. Allah and Caesar.Ernest Gellner - 1960 - Hibbert Journal 59:54.
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    Analysis and ontology.Ernest Gellner - 1951 - Philosophical Quarterly 1 (5):408-415.
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    An ethic of cognition.Ernest Gellner - 1976 - In R. S. Cohen, P. K. Feyerabend & M. Wartofsky (eds.), Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos. Reidel. pp. 161--177.
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    A Russian marxist philosophy of history.Ernest Gellner - 1980 - Theory and Society 9 (5):757-777.
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  44. Back numbers.Ernest Gellner - 1961 - Philosophy 36:260.
     
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    Contemporary thought and politics.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston,: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
    Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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    Contemporary Thought and Politics.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston,: Routledge.
    Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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    Contemporary Thought and Politics.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston,: Routledge.
    Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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    Contemporary Thought And Politics: PHILOSOPHY.Ernest Gellner - 1957 - Philosophy 32 (123):336-357.
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    Contemporary Thought and Politics.Ernest Gellner - 1974 - Boston,: Routledge.
    Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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  50. Discussion of Werner Stark: The Sociology of Knowledge.Ernest Gellner - 1958 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 1:247.
     
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