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    Virtues for the Vocation of Politics.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2020 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 34 (1):73-88.
    This article aims to rebut the claim about Dirty Hands in politics and reorient the issue. Allegedly, decent politicians must sometimes do what is right by means that are deeply wrong and they are morally tainted as a result. DH is here rejected as contradictory since there can be no dirtying or guilt given the presumption of ultimate rightness, and politics is demeaned by supposing otherwise. DH is not entailed by moral complexity or conflicting duties or circumstantial regret, and does (...)
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    Good soldiers, a traditional approach.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2001 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 18 (1):13–23.
    This article contends that in crucial respects effective soldiers are ethical soldiers, that good soldiers in the military sense are good soldiers in the moral sense, and that this is so for quite traditional reasons. The thesis is defended by identifying and then resolving basic paradoxes regarding what soldiers must be trained to do or be, e.g.: be trained to kill but also not to be brutal; be trained to react in combat situations almost automatically but also to deliberate and (...)
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    Why secession is unlike divorce.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2000 - Public Affairs Quarterly 14 (1):27-37.
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    Interpreting Weber’s Ideal-Types.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2012 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 42 (3):356-369.
    Weber’s notion of ideal-types has most frequently been rejected as incoherent or overly abstract. This article maintains that it insightfully addresses explanatory issues in social science by encompassing the agents’ subjective understanding and the need for theorists to comprehend, explain, and evaluate it. As such, ideal-types are not versions of established models in natural science or economics. Further keys are seeing ideal-types as blending interpretive understanding and causal explanation but not thereby causal generalizations, and rational appraisals as consistent with value (...)
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    Political Equality by Precedent.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2015 - Ratio Juris 28 (1):110-126.
    This article asks about the justification for the principle of political equality in the sense of equal entitlement to basic rights. A preliminary portion criticizes standard justifications that refer to a property or properties all human beings share; these fail because they are untrue, irrelevant, or question-begging. The more substantial and constructive portion of the article then argues for a different, indirect mode of justification, based on rebuttals of historical presumptions of inequality and the actual evolution of the idea of (...)
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    How Liberals Can Explain the Moral Errors of Past Eras and Answer Bernard Williams.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2012 - Journal of Value Inquiry 46 (3):339-351.
  7. DJ. Manning, ed., The Form of Ideology Reviewed by.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1 (1):28-30.
     
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  8. Douglas V. Porpora, The Concept of Social Structure Reviewed by.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1988 - Philosophy in Review 8 (8):313-316.
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    From Communitarianism to Republicanism: On Sandel and His Critics: Critical Notice.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):621-647.
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    In Defence of Modernity.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1995 - Dialogue 34 (2):321-.
    Is the endeavour to probe the meaning of modernity other than a form of self-obsession, a kind of collective and conceptual narcissism, characteristic of the perhaps peculiarly modern preoccupation with abstract notions and inwardness? And whatever the motivation and origin, is the endeavour likely to issue in something better than doubtful or empty pronouncements, true to the extent that they are platitudes and false or obscure for the rest? Encountering the title Modernism as a Philosophical Problem one can imagine a (...)
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    In Nietzsche’s Shadow: Unenlightened Politics: The Seduction of Unreason: The Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism by Richard Wolin. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004, 400pp.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2006 - Philosophia 34 (2):209-221.
  12. Joseph McCarney, Social Theory and The Crisis of Marxism Reviewed by.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (4):271-273.
     
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    Marxian Morality.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1980 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 10 (3):357 - 376.
    “Marxists,” Eugene Kamenka has written, “have failed to develop an original or comparatively coherent view of ethics that can be ranked as a type of ethical theory finding its natural place beside utilitarian ethics, ethical intuitionism, existentialist ethics, or even Greek ethics.” This judgment, that Marxism has no theory of ethics or no coherent one or that if it does have a coherent theory that theory is just a version of some type of ethical theory that is independent of Marxism, (...)
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    More on Marxian Morality: Reply to Professor Allen.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1980 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 10 (3):387 - 393.
    Professor Allen acknowledges that Marx's writings underdetermine the nature of his ethical views and that, with due caution, "the attribution of ethical views to Marx will have to be inferential; they will not be supportable merely by direct quotation". I am therefore rather puzzled by Allen's unease with the general nature of my project and by his repeated insistence for more direct texts. I confess that I am also somewhat surprised that Allen's exegetical concern has led him in dealing with (...)
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    No End of Ideology.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1986 - Dialogue 25 (2):327-.
    Since its coinage in the eighteenth century, the concept of ideology has been recurrently invoked as a tool of analysis, a term of abuse, or both together. The concept is central to the theories of Marx, Mannheim, and others, and the whole subject of the sociology of knowledge is an elaboration upon it. But just what the concept is meant to convey is normally so unclear or controversial, even question-begging, that it is natural to want to dispense with the concept (...)
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    Nationalism in Theory and Reality.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (3):457-479.
  17. Rationality and Ideology.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1977 - Dissertation, Brandeis University
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    Reflective equilibrium or evolving tradition?Hilliard Aronovitch - 1996 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (3 & 4):399 – 419.
    This paper presents criticisms of the method for moral and political philosophy known as ?reflective equilibrium? (RE), or in its fuller form ?wide reflective equilibrium? (WRE). This negative purpose has an ulterior positive aim: to set off, by favourable contrast, an alternative approach based on analogical argument as an instrument of an evolving (liberal) tradition. WRE derives from John Rawls but has been broadly endorsed. Though a meta?theory, it involves a certain way of construing liberalism. This essay's target is in (...)
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    Rational motivation.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1979 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 40 (2):173-193.
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    Social Explanation and Rational Motivation.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1978 - American Philosophical Quarterly 15 (3):197 - 204.
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    The Power of Positive Government.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1985 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:27-33.
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    The Power of Positive Government.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1985 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 33:27-33.
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  23. William T. Bluhm, Force or Freedom? The Paradox in Modern Political Thought Reviewed by.Hilliard Aronovitch - 1985 - Philosophy in Review 5 (5):185-188.
     
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    We the People.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2005 - Dialogue 44 (4):763-780.
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    Trudeau or Taylor? The Central Question.Hilliard Aronovitch - 2005 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (3):309-325.
    Abstract Juxtaposing Pierre Trudeau and Charles Taylor allows for assessing not simply an epoch in Canadian political life but more fundamentally two contrasting visions of modern government and society. The key is not in the usual contrasts: liberalism versus communitarianism or individual rights versus collective rights; but in the opposition between Trudeau?s centralized and Taylor?s decentralized vision of federalism. What emerges from analyzing that familiar difference is significant and ironic. While Taylor?s view seems more cognizant of government?s formative activity and (...)
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  26. D.J. Manning, Ed., The Form Of Ideology. [REVIEW]Hilliard Aronovitch - 1981 - Philosophy in Review 1:28-30.
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  27. Douglas V. Porpora, The Concept of Social Structure. [REVIEW]Hilliard Aronovitch - 1988 - Philosophy in Review 8:313-316.
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    From Communitarianism to Republicanism. [REVIEW]Hilliard Aronovitch - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):621-647.
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    From Communitarianism to Republicanism. [REVIEW]Hilliard Aronovitch - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):621-647.
  30. Joseph McCarney, Social Theory and The Crisis of Marxism. [REVIEW]Hilliard Aronovitch - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11:271-273.
     
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