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By Preston King

ISBN-10: 0714655007

ISBN-13: 9780714655000

ISBN-10: 0714684007

ISBN-13: 9780714684000

Martin Hollis (d.1998) was once arguably the main incisive, eloquent and witty thinker of the social sciences of his time. His paintings is preferred and contested right here via the most eminent of latest social theorists. Hollis's philosophy of social motion mostly exceptional among realizing (rational) and clarification (causal). He argued that the aptest account of human interplay used to be to be made when it comes to the 1st. therefore he targeted upon the human purposes, for, instead of upon the typical factors of, action.
This quantity, for the 1st time, brings jointly very important essays at the paintings of Hollis, from many various views. those comprise politics, sociology and economics often; diplomacy, rational selection idea, constitutionalism and the guideline of legislation in addition to present issues with relativism, Rousseauist contractarianism, 'dirty arms' and 'buck-passing'.

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