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  1. Rationality and relativism.Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.) - 1982 - Cambridge: MIT Press.
    The contributors represent the complete spectrum of positions between a relativism that challenges the very concept of a single world and the idea that there are ascertainable, objective universals.
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    Trust Within Reason.Martin Hollis - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    Some philosophers hold that trust grows fragile when people become too rational. They advocate a retreat from reason and a return to local, traditional values. Others hold that truly rational people are both trusting and trustworthy. Everything hinges on what we mean by 'reason' and 'rational'. If these are understood in an egocentric, instrumental fashion, then they are indeed incompatible with trust. With the help of game theory, Martin Hollis argues against that narrow definition and in favour of a richer, (...)
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  3. Rationality and Relativism.Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes - 1986 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 176 (3):413-413.
     
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  4. The Philosophy of Social Science: An Introduction.Martin Hollis - 1994 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    This textbook by Martin Hollis offers an exceptionally clear and concise introduction to the philosophy of social science. It examines questions which give rise to fundamental philosophical issues. Are social structures better conceived of as systems of laws and forces, or as webs of meanings and practices? Is social action better viewed as rational behaviour, or as self-expression? By exploring such questions, the reader is led to reflect upon the nature of scientific method in social science. Is the aim to (...)
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  5. Rationality.Martin Hollis & B. Wilson - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and relativism. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 99--100.
     
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  6. Rationality in action.Martin Hollis & Robert Sugden - 1993 - Mind 102 (405):1-35.
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  7. Explaining and Understanding International Relations.Martin Hollis - 1991 - Oxford University Press on Demand.
    Are the workings of the international world to be explained scientifically, or are they to be understood through their inward meaning? In Explaining and Understanding International Relations philosopher Martin Hollis and international relations scholar Steve Smith join forces to analyse the dominant theories of international relations and to examine the philosophical issues underlying them. The book has three parts. In the first the authors review the growth of the discipline since 1918, pose the 'level of analysis' problem of whether to (...)
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    The cunning of reason.Martin Hollis - 1987 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    In this book, the author is attempting to make sense, as a philosopher, of the ideas of rationality put forward by economists, sociologists, and political theorists. The book intervenes in intense current debates within and among several disciplines. Its concern is with the true nature of social actors and the proper character of social science. Its arguments are the more challenging for being presented in simple, incisive, and lucid prose.
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    Reason in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science.Martin Hollis - 1995 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Did Adam and Eve act rationally in eating the fruit of the forbidden tree? That can seem to depend solely on whether they had found the best means to their ends, in the spirit of the 'economic' theories of rationality. In this 1995 book, Martin Hollis respects the elegance and power of these theories but judges their paradoxes endemic. He argues that social action cannot be understood by viewing human beings as abstract individuals with preferences in search of satisfaction, nor (...)
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  10. The social destruction of reality.Martin Hollis - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and relativism. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 67--86.
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    Causality in Economics.Martin Hollis & John Hicks - 1981 - Philosophical Quarterly 31 (123):189.
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    Models of Man.Martin Hollis - 1979 - Mind 88 (350):309-312.
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    Philosophy and economic theory.Frank Hahn & Martin Hollis (eds.) - 1979 - New York: Oxford University Press.
  14. The Cunning of Reason.Martin Hollis - 1987 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a philosophers' attempt to bring together ideas put forward by economists, sociologists and political theorists. The author begins by exploring the economist's assumption that action is rational if it helps to achieve the agent's goals as efficiently as possible. The assumption is explored with the aid of rational-choice theory and game-theory, but it is rejected in the end for failing to account for the elements of trust and morality which rational social life requires. A discussion of 'Rational (...)
     
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    Education as a positional good.Martin Hollis - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 16 (2):235–244.
    Martin Hollis; Education as a Positional Good, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 16, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 235–244, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.146.
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    Education as a Positional Good.Martin Hollis - 1982 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 16 (2):235-244.
    Martin Hollis; Education as a Positional Good, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 16, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 235–244, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.146.
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    Models of Man: Philosophical Thoughts on Social Action.Martin Hollis - 1977 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    All social theorists and philosophers who seek to explain human action have a 'model of man'; a metaphysical view of human nature that requires its own theory of scientific knowledge. In this influential book, Martin Hollis examines the tensions that arise from the differing views of sociologists, economists and psychologists. He then develops a rationalist model of his own which connects personal and social identity through a theory of rational action and a priori knowledge, allowing humans to both act freely (...)
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    Reason and Ritual.Martin Hollis - 1968 - Philosophy 43 (165):231 - 247.
    Certain primitive Yoruba carry about with them boxes covered with cowrie shells, which they treat with special regard. When asked what they are doing, they apparently reply that the boxes are their heads or souls and that they are protecting them against witchcraft. Is that an interesting fact or a bad translation? The question is, I believe, partly philosophical. In what follows, I shall propound and try to solve the philosopher's question, arguing that it has large implications for the theory (...)
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  19. Models of Man: Philosophical Thoughts on Social Action.Martin Hollis - 1978 - Human Studies 1 (4):395-398.
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    Legitimation of Belief.Martin Hollis & Ernest Gellner - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (1):119.
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  21. The self in action.Martin Hollis - 1977 - In Richard Stanley Peters (ed.), John Dewey reconsidered. Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul. pp. 56--75.
     
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    Consensus, neutrality and compromise.Richard Bellamy & Martin Hollis - 1998 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1 (3):54-78.
    (1998). Consensus, neutrality and compromise. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy: Vol. 1, Pluralsim and Liberal Neutrality, pp. 54-78. doi: 10.1080/13698239808403248.
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    Liberal justice: Political and metaphysical.Richard Bellamy & Martin Hollis - 1995 - Philosophical Quarterly 45 (178):1-19.
  24. Models of Man: Philosophical Thoughts on Social Action.Martin Hollis - 1978 - Philosophy 53 (204):279-280.
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  25. Rational Economie Man. Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics.Martin Hollis & Edward Nell - 1977 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 39 (3):555-556.
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  26. Rational Preferences.Martin Hollis - 1983 - Philosophical Forum 14 (3):246.
     
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    J. S. Mill's Political Philosophy of Mind: PHILOSOPHY.Martin Hollis - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (182):334-347.
    That freedom involves a power to choose is a natural idea. But it requires a model of man which English philosophers have usually rejected. It requires an agent equipped with a will, who is faced with genuine alternatives and is, in some sense, autonomous. So it is rejected both by those, like Hobbes, who hold a strong version of determinism and by those, like Hume, who deny the existence of an autonomous self. The will, says Hobbes, is simply ‘the last (...)
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    Witchcraft and winchcraft.Martin Hollis - 1972 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 2 (1):89-103.
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    J. S. Mill's Political Philosophy of Mind.Martin Hollis - 1972 - Philosophy 47 (182):334 - 347.
    That freedom involves a power to choose is a natural idea. But it requires a model of man which English philosophers have usually rejected. It requires an agent equipped with a will, who is faced with genuine alternatives and is, in some sense, autonomous. So it is rejected both by those, like Hobbes, who hold a strong version of determinism and by those, like Hume, who deny the existence of an autonomous self. The will, says Hobbes, is simply ‘the last (...)
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    The Emperor's Newest Clothes.Martin Hollis - 1985 - Economics and Philosophy 1 (1):128-133.
    There is a simple joy in finding that the emperor has positively no clothes and especially when the finger is pointed in ribald good English. Donald McCloskey does this service in “The Rhetoric of Economics”, where he argues with force and wit that “modernism” (meaning, roughly, positivism, as in “Positive Economics”) will do as an account neither of what economists do nor of what it makes philosophical sense for them to attempt. Instead they should recognize that models are always metaphors (...)
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  31. Invitation to philosophy.Martin Hollis - 1985 - New York, NY, USA: Blackwell.
    In the revised and updated edition of this classic introductory text, Martin Hollis leads his readers through the age-old philosophical questions of free choice and human nature, appearance and reality, reason and experience.
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    Positional Goods.Martin Hollis - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 18:97-110.
    In days gone by, when we had something called Rapid Economic Growth, we used to worry about it. We worried especially about its social costs and its technical limits. If growth meant gearing people to efficient production, we would have to be geographically and socially mobile. That threatened our old ways of community life, with their neighbourhood values and extended families. There were more obvious costs too, like chemicals in the air and highways through the landscape. Furthermore, the cornucopia need (...)
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    Penny Pinching and backward induction.Martin Hollis - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (9):473-488.
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    Penny Pinching and Backward Induction.Martin Hollis - 1991 - Journal of Philosophy 88 (9):473.
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    The pen and the purse.Martin Hollis - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 5 (2):153–169.
    Martin Hollis; The Pen and the Purse, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 5, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 153–169, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.197.
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    The Pen and the Purse.Martin Hollis - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 5 (2):153-169.
    Martin Hollis; The Pen and the Purse, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 5, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 153–169, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.197.
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  37. Of masks and men.Martin Hollis - 1985 - In Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.), The Category of the person: anthropology, philosophy, history. New York: Cambridge University Press.
     
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  38. Rational Economic Man: A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics.Martin Hollis & Edward Nell - 1977 - Mind 86 (344):614-617.
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  39. Rational Economic Man. A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics.Martin Hollis & Edward Nell - 1977 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 8 (1):179-182.
     
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  40. More paradoxical epistemics.Martin Hollis - 1986 - Analysis 46 (4):217-218.
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    Pluralism and liberal neutrality.Richard Bellamy & Martin Hollis (eds.) - 1999 - Portland, OR: F. Cass.
    Michel Foucault (1926-84) was one of the most renowned of late 20th century social philosophers. He covered an enormous range: from sexuality to prisons; from identity to power; from knowledge to politics. The essays written for this book range over all of Foucault's work, but their main critical focus is upon objectivity, power and knowledge. The very possibility of a critical stance is a recurring theme in all of Foucault's works, and the contributors vary in the ways that they relate (...)
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    Action and Context.Martin Hollis & Quentin Skinner - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52 (1):43 - 69.
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    Atomic energy and moral glue.Martin Hollis - 1989 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 23 (2):185–193.
    Martin Hollis; Atomic Energy and Moral Glue, Journal of Philosophy of Education, Volume 23, Issue 2, 30 May 2006, Pages 185–193, https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-.
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  44. Honour among thieves.Martin Hollis - 1990 - In Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 75: 1989. pp. 163-180.
     
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  45. Invitation to Philosophy.Martin Hollis - 1987 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (2):351-351.
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    My Role and its Duties.Martin Hollis - 1974 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 8:180-199.
    Recipes for the Good Society used to run, in caricature, something like this: 1. Take about 2000 hoM, sap. , analyse each into essence and accidents and discard the accidents. 2. Place essences in a large casserole, add socialising syrup and stew until conflict disappears. 3. Serve with a pinch of salt.
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    Of masks and men Martin Hollis.Martin Hollis - 1985 - In Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.), The Category of the person: anthropology, philosophy, history. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 217.
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  48. Rational Economic Man: A Philosophical Critique of Neo-Classical Economics.Martin Hollis & Edward Nell - 1976 - Science and Society 40 (3):359-362.
     
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  49. Say it with Flowers.Martin Hollis - 1988 - In James Tully (ed.), Meaning and context: Quentin Skinner and his critics. Cambridge, U.K.: Polity Press.
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    The Social Liberty Game.Martin Hollis - 1983 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 15:31-44.
    It might surprise someone, who knew only On Liberty , to hear J. S. Mill called the father of British socialism. That would sound a careless bid for a respectable pedigree, on a par with hailing King Canute as father of the British seaside holiday. Mill is passionate there about making the individual a protected species, not to be interfered with even for his own good, unless to prevent harm to others. He is so passionate that government seems at times (...)
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