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  1. Power: A Radical View.Steven Lukes & Jack H. Nagel - 1976 - Political Theory 4 (2):246-249.
     
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  2. 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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  3. Individualism.Steven Lukes - 1974 - Political Theory 2 (4):449-450.
  4. 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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  5. Marxism and morality.Steven Lukes - 1985 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    It is reported that the moment anyone talked to Marx about morality, he would roar with laughter. Yet, plainly, he was fired by outrage and a burning desire for a better world. This paradox is the starting point for Marxism and Morality. Discussing the positions taken by Marx, Engels, and their descendants in relation to certain moral issues, Steven Lukes addresses the questions on which Marxist thinkers and actors have taken a number of characteristic stands as well as other questions--personal (...)
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  6. The Category of the person: anthropology, philosophy, history.Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins & Steven Lukes (eds.) - 1985 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors (...)
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  7. Moral relativism.Steven Lukes - 2008 - New York: Picador.
    Moral relativism attracts and repels. What is defensible in it and what is to be rejected? Do we as human beings have no shared standards by which we can understand one another? Can we abstain from judging one another's practices? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, virtue and vice, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that trumps it all? These questions turn up everywhere, from Montaigne's essay on cannibals, (...)
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    The Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. Newton-Smith & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52 (1):71 - 107.
  9. The Underdetermination of Theory by Data.W. Newton-Smith & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 52:71-107.
  10. Relativism in its place.Steven Lukes - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and relativism. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 261--305.
     
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  11. Comparing the incomparable: trade-offs and sacrifices.Steven Lukes - 1997 - In Ruth Chang (ed.), Incommensurability, incomparability, and practical reason. Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard. pp. 184--195.
     
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    Moral conflict and politics.Steven Lukes - 1991 - Oxford: Clarendon Press.
    This fascinating study, Steven Lukes, one of the foremost political theorists writing in English today, examines value pluralism and moral conflict and their implications for political thinking and practice. In Parts I and II he discusses them directly and their consequences for how we are to think about equality, liberty, power, and authority. In Part III he focuses on the non-obvious role of morality in Marxist theory and practice, and in Part IV he examines the contributions of contemporary political thinkers, (...)
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    Essays in Social Theory.Benjamin Gibbs & Steven Lukes - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (113):374.
  14. Marxism and Morality.Steven Lukes - 1986 - Philosophy 61 (236):272-274.
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  15. Marxism and Morality.Steven Lukes - 1986 - Mind 95 (379):396-398.
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  16. Methodological Individualism, Naive Reductionism, and Social Facts: A Discussion with Steven Lukes.Steven Lukes, Nathalie Bulle & Francesco Di Iorio - 2023 - In Nathalie Bulle & Francesco Di Iorio (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Methodological Individualism: Volume II. Springer Verlag. pp. 605-615.
    This chapter takes the form of a discussion between the editors of this volume and Steven Lukes, one the most eminent critics of methodological individualism. The focus is on Lukes’ interpretation of methodological individualism in terms of linguistic exclusivism (i.e., naive reductionism), the multiple-realization problem, Boudon’s and Elster’s micro-foundationalist approach, ontological individualism, and the rationality of human action.
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    Multicultural Questions.Christian Joppke & Steven Lukes - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume assembles leading scholars from a range of disciplines to debate multiculturalism in theory and practice. The volume is grouped around four central questions raised by multiculturalism; Is universalism ethnocentric?; Does multiculturalism threaten citizenship?; Do minorities require group rights?; and what can Europe learn from North America? The book aims to answer these questions by moving the debate about multicultural questions into a more consensual mode. The authors show a resistance to either endorsing or rejecting multiculturalism, but a preference (...)
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    Different cultures, different rationalities?Steven Lukes - 2000 - History of the Human Sciences 13 (1):3-18.
    Winch’s ‘Understanding a Primitive Society’ addressed the question of how to interpret apparently irrational alien beliefs and practices. Criticizing Evans-Pritchard’s study of Zande witchcraft, Winch argued that across cultures there are divergent conceptions of what is rational and real and that, where they diverge, it is mistaken to apply ‘our’ standards and conceptions to ‘their’ beliefs. Winch’s position is here re-examined in the light of the current debate about whether the Hawaiians thought Captain Cook was divine. Sahlins holds that they (...)
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  19. Essays in Social Theory.Steven Lukes - 1981 - Science and Society 45 (1):112-114.
     
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    Five Fables About Human Rights.Steven Lukes - 1994 - Filozofski Vestnik 15 (2).
    This essay discusses human rights from the standpoint of five outlooks dominant in our time by imaging five stylist ideal-typical countries. First, three countries in which the principle of defending human rights is unknown: Utilitaria, Communitaria and Proletaria. Each rejects human rights for a distinct set of reasons: the first because they conflict with utilitarian calculation, the second because they abstract from correct ways of living, the third because they soften hearts and are superfluous in a classless world. Accepting human (...)
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  21. Making sense of moral conflict.Steven Lukes - 1989 - In Nancy L. Rosenblum (ed.), Liberalism and the Moral Life. Harvard University Press. pp. 127--142.
     
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    Moral weakness.Steven Lukes - 1965 - Philosophical Quarterly 15 (59):104-114.
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    Relativism: Cognitive and Moral.Steven Lukes & W. G. Runciman - 1974 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 48 (1):165 - 208.
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    The Meanings of "Individualism".Steven Lukes - 1971 - Journal of the History of Ideas 32 (1):45.
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    Individualism.Steven Lukes - 2006 - Colchester: ECPR Press.
    Individualism embraces a wide diversity of meanings and is widely used by those who criticise and by those who praise Western societies and their culture, by historians and literary scholars in search of the emergence of 'the individual', by anthropologists claiming that there are different, culturally shaped conceptions of the individual or 'person', by philosophers debating what form social science explanations should take and by political theorists defending liberal principles. In this classic text, Steven Lukes discusses what 'individualism' has meant (...)
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    Social justice: The Hayekian challenge.Steven Lukes - 1997 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 11 (1):65-80.
    Hayek's argument that social justice is a mirage consists of six claims: that the very idea of social justice is meaningless, religious, self‐contradictory, and ideological; that realizing any degree of social justice is unfeasible; and that aiming to do so must destroy all liberty. These claims are examined in the light of contemporary theories and debates concerning social justice in order to assess whether the argument's persuasive power is due to sound reasoning, and to what extent contemporary theories of justice (...)
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    Social Justice: The Hayekian Challenge.Steven Lukes - 1996 - Journal des Economistes Et des Etudes Humaines 7 (4):617-628.
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    How Philosophy and Sociology Need Each Other.Alice Crary & Steven Lukes - 2019 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40 (1):81-99.
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  29. Durkheim's 'individualism and the intellectuals'.Steven Lukes - 1969 - Political Studies 17:14-30.
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    Power, Truth and Politics.Steven Lukes - 2019 - Journal of Social Philosophy 50 (4):562-576.
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    Comments on David Bloor.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):313.
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    Marxism, Morality and Justice.Steven Lukes - 1982 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series 14:177-205.
    A paradox, according to the OED, is ‘a statement seemingly self-contradictory or absurd, though possibly well-founded or essentially true’. In this article I shall try to show that the classical orthodox Marxist view of morality is a paradox. I shall seek to resolve the paradox by trying to show that it is only seemingly self-contradictory or absurd. But I shall not claim the standard Marxist view of morality to be well-founded or essentially true. On the contrary, I shall suggest that, (...)
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    4. Invasions of the Market.Steven Lukes - 2003 - In Ronald Dworkin (ed.), From Liberal Values to Democratic Transition: Essays in Honor of Janos Kis. Central European University Press. pp. 57-78.
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    Rethinking Social Criticism: Some Puzzles.Steven Lukes - 2003 - History of the Human Sciences 16 (4):85-89.
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    Toleration and Recognition.Steven Lukes - 1997 - Ratio Juris 10 (2):213-222.
    The author asks: Is there a case for redefining toleration as the recognition of excluded identities? He is inclined to answer no. Liberal democratic states, should of course recognise disfavoured groups by registering the normality of their members and the justice of their claims but must resist recognition in any stronger sense. Appropriate recognition consists in confronting the live contemporary issues of exclusion and of ethnic and national injustice by compensatory policies and constitutional innovations.
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  36. The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Comedy of Ideas.Steven Lukes - 1998 - Utopian Studies 9 (2):210-218.
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    Capitalism, Justice, and the Boundaries of Liberalism.Steven Lukes - 2022 - Analyse & Kritik 44 (1):31-39.
    The argument of Katrina Forrester’s In the Shadow of Justice explains the present neglect of Rawlsian thinking in the social and political world beyond academia. She there convincingly shows how its deep assumptions, conceptual framing and narrow view of what constitutes politics disabled it from grappling with the subsequent massive transformations of capitalism. Her second argument, advanced in her article and questioned here, offers an ideology critique of Rawlsian thinking that claims, in its strongest version, that such thinking fails to (...)
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  38. Alienation and anomie.Steven Lukes - 1967 - In Peter Laslett (ed.), Philosophy, politics and society, third series: a collection. Oxford,: Blackwell.
     
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    Condorcet: Political Writings.Steven Lukes & Nadia Urbinati (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Nicolas de Condorcet, the innovating founder of mathematical thinking in politics, was the last great philosophe of the French Enlightenment and a central figure in the early years of the French Revolution. His political writings give a compelling vision of human progress across world history and express the hopes of that time in the future perfectibility of man. This volume contains a revised translation of 'The Sketch', written while in hiding from the Jacobin Terror, together with lesser-known writings on the (...)
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  40. Comment : do people have character traits?Steven Lukes - 2009 - In Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (ed.), Philosophy of the social sciences: philosophical theory and scientific practice. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 291.
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    A capacious mind.Steven Lukes - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 44 (7):736-738.
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  42. Conclusion, Carrithers, M., Collins, S. and Lukes, S.Steven Lukes - 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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    Can the Base be distinguished from the Superstructure?Steven Lukes - 1982 - Analyse & Kritik 4 (2):211-222.
    This article considers Cohen’s claim that the economic structure or base can be conceived independently of the superstructure by adressing his attempt to identify “a rechtsfrei (moralitätsfrei, etc.) economic structure to explain law (morals, etc.)”. It examines his programme of presenting relations of production as a set of (non-normative) powers and constraints that ‘match’ the rights and obligations of property relations. It is argued that, first, Cohen does not carry through this programme rigorously but, second, he could not do so, (...)
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  44. Durkheim and the new sociology of morality.Steven Lukes - 2024 - In Hans Joas & Andreas Pettenkofer (eds.), The Oxford handbook of Emile Durkheim. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
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    Discussione su "Trust within Reason" di Martin Hollis.Steven Lukes, Roberta Sassatelli & Robert Sugden - 1999 - Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 12 (1):197-216.
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    Ernest Gellner and Modernity.Steven Lukes - 2003 - Contemporary Political Theory 2 (3):351-353.
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    Entwürdigung und Identitätspolitik.Steven Lukes - 1999 - Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 47 (2).
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    Global Matrix: Nationalism, Globalism and State Terrorism.Steven Lukes - 2007 - Contemporary Political Theory 6 (3):370-372.
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    Ii. Elster on counterfactuals.Steven Lukes - 1980 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 23 (2):145 – 155.
    It is argued that, despite its considerable virtues, Jon Elster's approach to counter-factual reasoning in history misfires in a number of ways. First, his classification of the various approaches to the problem among logicians and philosophers is inadequate and confusing: he claims to follow the meta-linguistic approach, uses the idiom of the possible worlds approach but would be better advised, given his own intuitions and purposes, to adopt the condensed argument approach. This would not only make his argument clearer and (...)
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  50. Il significato dell’individualismo: con una premessa dell’autore.Steven Lukes - 2000 - la Società Degli Individui 7.
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