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Author:
Robert L. Holmes
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978-1577661832
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Waveland Pr Inc (March 22, 2001)
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Robert Holmes has put together a wonderful collection of essays on the topic of nonviolence. Topics range from religious and philosophical foundations, to the nonviolent philosophies of Gandhi, Tolstoy, and King, J. to women and violence, pacifism, and case studies.

Robert Holmes has put together a wonderful collection of essays on the topic of nonviolence. The whole is prefaced by a very good Introduction in which Holmes analyzes the different meanings of "nonviolence," and is ended with a decent bibliography of relevant works on nonviolence.

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Start by marking Nonviolence in Theory and Practice as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Most of the authors come from the late 19th century through the present, but older world scriptural references are incorporated as well. It is broad in its scope, and highly recommended as a general theory source. Apr 25, 2018 Flavia rated it liked it.

Pacifism: A Philosophy of Nonviolence. The Ethics of Nonviolence: Essays by Robert L. Holmes. Philosophic Inquiry: Introduction to Philosophy. Robert L. Holmes, Lewis White Beck. Basic Moral Philosophy.

Robert L. Holmes (December 28, 1935) is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, and an expert on issues of peace and nonviolence. Holmes specializes in ethics, and in social and political philosophy. He has written numerous articles and several books on those topics, and has been invited to address national and international conferences. Holmes earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and P. in philosophy from the University of Michigan.

This is a brand new book at a great price. Author Robert Holmes. Publication Year 2011. Publisher Waveland Pr Inc. Holmes - 1973 - Social Theory and Practice 2 (4):387-408. Nonviolence Speaks to Power. Petra Karin Kelly - 1992 - Center for Global Nonviolence Planning Project, Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii. Holmes’s Jurisprudence

Robert L. Holmes’s Jurisprudence. Martin P. Golding - 1979 - Social Theory and Practice 5 (2):183-207. Behavior Analysis, Common Sense, and Logic: Reply to Barnes-Holmes. François Tonneau - 2005 - Behavior and Philosophy 33:81 - 84. Nozick on Anarchism. Holmes - 1977 - Political Theory 5 (2):247-256.

Request PDF On Jan 1, 2007, John Kultgen and others published Nonviolence in Theory and Practice . The repertoire of nonviolent methods for contentious action has important consequences for each of these approaches to building peaceful communities

The repertoire of nonviolent methods for contentious action has important consequences for each of these approaches to building peaceful communities. It does this by virtue of the characteristics of engaging in nonviolent action as well as by the behavioral consequences of its practice.

This valuable collection of thirty-two readings--representing some of the most thoughtful attempts to explain what nonviolence is and to show how it is implemented--promotes critical thinking about what constitutes the success or failure of both violence and nonviolence. Through his arrangement of the works, Holmes has been mindful of readers who are relatively new to the philosophy of nonviolence. He begins with the origins of nonviolence; he then presents the perspectives of three principal philosophers; considers women and nonviolence, pacifism, and pragmatic nonviolence; and concludes with examples of the practice of nonviolence. Readers will discover the depth and multidimensionality of nonviolence--it can be passive resistance or nonviolent direct action; the commitment to nonviolence can be qualified or unqualified; it can be viewed as a tactic or a way of life. The knowledge gleaned from the highly regarded perspectives in this collection enables us to achieve meaningful objectives, whether they are focused on a personal level or on a broader initiative.
  • More of a text than anything, this book serves as a good introduction to the various forms and roots of nonviolent philosophies.

    From ancient Jainism to modern peace writers, this will make a great basic reference for anyone, complete with sample writings and a few examples of nonviolence theories in action.

    If you're looking for depth, this won't give you any, but it is sure to enlighten and broaden your knowledge on the various theories and their presentation and after reading this you will have a good knowledge base to work from.

  • Book is complete and in good condition, yet feels a bit brittle. Very little writing on pages but is overall very clean.

  • Robert Holmes has put together a wonderful collection of essays on the topic of nonviolence. Topics range from religious and philosophical foundations, to the nonviolent philosophies of Gandhi, Tolstoy, and King, Jr., to women and violence, pacifism, and case studies. The whole is prefaced by a very good Introduction in which Holmes analyzes the different meanings of "nonviolence," and is ended with a decent bibliography of relevant works on nonviolence.
    For the beginner, Holmes' anthology admirably makes three essential points about nonviolence: first, pacifism is one form of nonviolence, but is not identical to nonviolence; second, nonviolence isn't merely abstinence from physical violence; third, violence is not the same as force. Nonviolent resistance, for example, is clearly an exercise of force. Keeping points such as these in mind constitutes a good counterweight to the conventional assumption that proponents of nonviolence are quietistic, passive types who suffer any and all injustice.
    If I have any reservations about this excellent collection, it's that Holmes doesn't do justice to the religious foundations of nonviolence, particularly when it comes to Christianity and Buddhism. Moreover, his inclusion of parts of Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" is rather perplexing. Thoreau (as Holmes admits) was not an advocate of nonviolence.
    Still, no book can do everything, and this one does much. Highly recommended.