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    The Problem of Value Pluralism: Isaiah Berlin and Beyond.George Crowder - 2019 - Routledge.
    Value pluralism is the idea, most prominently endorsed by Isaiah Berlin, that fundamental human values are universal, plural, conflicting, and incommensurable with one another. Incommensurability is the key component of pluralism, undermining familiar monist philosophies such as utilitarianism. But if values are incommensurable, how do we decide between them when they conflict? George Crowder assesses a range of responses to this problem proposed by Berlin and developed by his successors. Three broad approaches are especially important: universalism, contextualism, and conceptualism. Crowder (...)
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    Liberalism and Value Pluralism.George Crowder - 2002 - Continuum.
    This is the first book-length defence of liberalism on the basis of value pluralism, complementing and extending the work of Berlin and others.
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    Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and Pluralism.George Crowder - 2004 - Polity.
    In Isaiah Berlin: Liberty, Pluralism and Liberalism, George Crowder provides both an accessible introduction to Berlin's ideas and an original contribution to ...
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    Two Concepts of Liberal Pluralism.George Crowder - 2007 - Political Theory 35 (2):121-146.
    Is the liberal state entitled to intervene in the internal affairs of its nonliberal minorities to promote individual autonomy as a public ideal, or should it tolerate the nonliberal practices of such groups in the name of legitimate diversity? This problem can be fruitfully approached from the perspective of Isaiah Berlin's notion of "value pluralism." According to William Galston, value pluralism privileges a form of liberalism that is maximally accommodating of nonliberal groups and their practices. I agree that pluralism fits (...)
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  5. Theories of Multiculturalism: An Introduction.George Crowder - 2013 - Polity.
    Multiculturalism is one of the most controversial ideas in contemporary politics. In this new book George Crowder examines some of the leading responses to multiculturalism, both supportive and critical, found in the work of recent political theorists. The book provides a clear and accessible introduction to a diverse array of thinkers who have engaged with multiculturalism. These include Will Kymlicka, whose account of cultural rights is seminal, liberal critics of multiculturalism such as Brian Barry and Susan Okin, and multiculturalist critics (...)
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    Value Pluralism Vs Realism in the Political Thought of Bernard Williams.George Crowder - 2019 - Journal of Value Inquiry 53 (4):529-550.
  7. Isaiah Berlin's Early Political Thought.Joshua L. Cherniss, George Crowder & Henry Hardy - 2007 - In George Crowder & Henry Hardy (eds.), The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Prometheus Books.
     
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    John Gray's Pluralist Critique of Liberalism.George Crowder - 1998 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 15 (3):287–298.
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    Value Pluralism and Communitarianism.George Crowder - 2006 - Contemporary Political Theory 5 (4):405-427.
    Some theorists have argued recently that Berlinian value pluralism points not to liberalism, as Berlin supposed, but, in effect, to some form of communitarianism. To what extent is this true, and, to the extent that it is true, what kind of communitarianism fits best with the pluralist outlook? I argue that pluralists should acknowledge community as an important source of value and as a substantial value in itself, but they should also be prepared to question traditions and to respect values (...)
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    Value Pluralism Vs. Relativism in Bernard Williams’s “Relativism of Distance”.George Crowder - 2017 - The Pluralist 12 (3):114-138.
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    Value Pluralism, Diversity and Liberalism.George Crowder - 2015 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (3):549-564.
    Few would disagree that contemporary society is characterized by ‘pluralism’, but what this means is widely disputed. Among the many senses of pluralism current in contemporary political theory, ‘value pluralism’ is one of the most keenly contested. The classic account is found in Isaiah Berlin, who sees basic human values as irreducibly multiple, often conflicting, and sometimes incommensurable with one another.Berlin’s pluralist views are scattered throughout his work, but major statements include the Introduction and last section of ‘Two Concepts of (...)
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    Gray and the Politics of Pluralism.George Crowder - 2006 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 9 (2):171-188.
    (2006). Gray and the Politics of Pluralism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy: Vol. 9, The Political Theory of John Gray, pp. 171-188.
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    From Value Pluralism to Liberalism.George Crowder - 1998 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (3):2-17.
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    Berlin, Value Pluralism and the Common Good: A Reply to Brian Trainor.George Crowder - 2008 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (8):925-939.
    Brian Trainor argues that the current hostility of political theorists towards the idea of the common good is in part due to the influence of Isaiah Berlin's concept of `value pluralism', or the incommensurability of basic human values. I agree with Trainor's opposition to the `agonistic' interpretation of pluralism, associated with thinkers like Chantal Mouffe. However, it is not the case that the only alternative to the pluralism— agonism thesis is the monist defence of a thick common good advocated by (...)
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    Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty.George Crowder - forthcoming - The European Legacy:1-3.
    The distinction between negative and positive liberty remains a standard approach to the idea of freedom in contemporary political theory. In Rethinking Positive and Negative Liberty, Maria Dimova-...
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    Beyond the Cold War: Isaiah Berlin for the Twenty-First Century.George Crowder - 2020 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 32 (4):434-457.
    ABSTRACT Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts of Liberty” is clearly set within a Cold War context. However, its framework of ideas is also applicable to a range of twenty-first century social and political issues. First, Berlin’s “inversion thesis” concerning liberty captures a salient pattern of thought in radical Islamism. Second, his understanding of the power of belonging and recognition bears significantly on the rise of authoritarian nationalism and populism. Third, his value pluralism implies a critique of global neoliberalism and support for (...)
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    The Philosophy of History: A Value-Pluralist Response.George Crowder - 2017 - Analyse & Kritik 39 (2).
    Vittorio Hösle’s evaluation of the Soviet Revolution on the ground of the philosophy of history can be usefully examined from the value-pluralist perspective of Isaiah Berlin. Although Berlinwould agree with most ofHösle’s judgements on the Revolution, he would do so for very different reasons. Most importantly, Berlin would not accept the teleology that lies at the heart of the philosophy of history. For Berlin, the notion of a human.
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  18. Isaiah Berlin.George Crowder - 2021 - In Michael G. Festl (ed.), Handbuch Liberalismus. J.B. Metzler. pp. 141-148.
    Isaiah Berlin is one of the foremost liberal thinkers of the twentieth century. Most notably in his classic “Two Concepts of Liberty”, he locates the intellectual roots of that century’s totalitarian politics in fundamental ideas about the nature of freedom and morality.
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    Isaiah Berlin: Liberty, Pluralism and Liberalism.George Crowder - 2004 - Polity.
    Isaiah Berlin was one of the leading political thinkers of the twentieth century, and his work continues to attract admiration and debate. In Isaiah Berlin: Liberty, Pluralism and Liberalism, George Crowder provides both an accessible introduction to Berlin's ideas and an original contribution to political theory. Berlin's range of interests and learning was vast but united by a single overarching project: the uncovering of the conceptual roots of twentieth-century totalitarianism. He traces these through three levels of analysis: the distortion of (...)
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  20. The Idea of Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Anarchism.George Crowder - 1987 - Dissertation, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. ;This thesis traces the central tradition of nineteenth-century anarchism in the work of Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin and Kropotkin. Its primary focus is on their shared commitment to individual freedom as a pre-eminent value. Previous studies have often given a misleading picture of the tradition because they have misunderstood the conception of freedom at its heart. The present work takes up this issue in terms of the distinction between "negative" (...)
     
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    The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin.George Crowder & Henry Hardy (eds.) - 2007 - Prometheus Books.
    Isaiah Berlin is widely acknowledged as a major figure in twentieth-century political philosophy and the history of ideas. His famous Oxford inaugural lecture, Two Concepts of Liberty, especially the last, crucial, section, entitled The One and the Many, has provoked a vast secondary literature. So it is surprising that until now there has been no substantial critical reader dedicated to his work.Editors George Crowder and Henry Hardy have admirably filled this need with this stimulating new volume, which provides a systematic (...)
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    Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity: The Uncanniness of Late Modernity.George Crowder - 2006 - Contemporary Political Theory 5 (3):351-354.
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    Algra, Keimpe A. Conceptions and Images: Hellenistic Philosophical Theology and Traditional Religion. Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2007. Pp. 47. Paper,€ 17.00. Austin, Scott. Parmenides and the History of Dialectic: Three Essays. Las Vegas, NV: Parmenides Publishing, 2007. Pp. Xiii+ 98. Cloth, $28.00. Bowman, Paul and Richard Stamp, Editors. The Truth of Žižek. Harrisburg, PA: Continuum, 2007. Pp. [REVIEW]George Crowder, Henry Hardy & John Davenport - 2008 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (1):181-84.
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    Pluralism.George Crowder - 2021 - In Michael G. Festl (ed.), Handbuch Liberalismus. J.B. Metzler. pp. 207-214.
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    Conflicting Pluralisms.George Crowder - 2014 - European Journal of Political Theory 13 (4):488-496.
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    Thunder Versus Enlightenment.George Crowder - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (1):161-166.
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    Pluralism, Kant and Progress.George Crowder - 2018 - Analyse & Kritik 40 (1):191-198.
    Vittorio Hösle’s reply helpfully clarifies his ethical position but raises three questions from a value-pluralist point of view. First, is the Kantian starting point he proposes a monist position that undercuts the value pluralism to which he says he is committed? Second, in what sense does he accept the central pluralist idea of the incommensurability of values? In particular, what kind of constraint does he believe this places on the rank ordering of values? The formulations he offers are ambiguous between (...)
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    Modern Pluralism: Anglo-American Debates Since 1880. [REVIEW]George Crowder - 2014 - Ethics and International Affairs 28 (1):151-153.
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    Value Pluralism: Crucial Complexities.George Crowder - 2019 - Analyse & Kritik 41 (2):321-336.
    Discussing the crucifix case, Beata Polanowska-Sygulska concludes that the decision on appeal fits with Berlinian value pluralism, while the initial judgement was ethically monist. Her assumption is that pluralism favours cultural diversity against uniform law. This assumption is too simple and needs to be qualified by several considerations. First, we should be clear that, under pluralism, a moral question may have ‘one right answer’ if this is contextual. Second, so far as pluralism connects with cultural diversity, this has multiple dimensions, (...)
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