Charles Blattberg

University of Montreal

Professor of Political Philosophy

C.P. 6128 succursale Centre-ville

Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (21)

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Political Philosophies and Political Ideologies

A new version of the paper published as chapter 1 of Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009., Public Affairs Quarterly 15, No. 3 (July 2001): 193-217
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 05 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2024
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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political philosophies, political ideologies, political spectrum

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The Ironic Tragedy of Human Rights

Charles Blattberg, PATRIOTIC ELABORATIONS: ESSAYS IN PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY, Chapter 3, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 21 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2022
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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philosophy of human rights, moral motivation, monism, pluralism, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Pogge, Isaiah Berlin, Bernard Williams

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Dirty Hands

International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2022
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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moral dilemmas, ethics, politics, war

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Isaiah Berlin

International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2015
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Isaiah Berlin, value pluralism, liberty, liberalism

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Welfare: Towards the Patriotic Corporation

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Apr 2013
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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business ethics, stakeholding, managerialism, neo-classical economics, Milton Friedman, John Kay, patriotism, corporations

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We Are All Compatriots

Will Kymlicka and Kathryn Walker, eds., Rooted Cosmopolitanism (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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global justice, abstraction, cosmopolitanism, patriotism, aesthetics, moral motivation, refugees

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Liberalism after Communitarianism

Gerard Delanty and Stephen Turner, eds., International Handbook of Social and Political Theory (New York: Routledge, 2021, 2nd ed.)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2021
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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liberalism, communitarianism, neutrality, ideology, autonomy, value pluralism,

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Antisemitism and the Aesthetic

The Philosophical Forum 52, no. 3 (Fall 2021): 189–210
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2024
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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antisemitism, metaphysics, conspiracy theories, monism, Martin Heidegger, racism, Maimonides, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Zionism, Shakespeare, Nazism

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Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada (Introduction)

Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada, Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Apr 2012
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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monarchy, polyarchy, patriotism, Canadian constitution

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Canadian Identity & Canadian Identity and Language

"Canadian Identity" and "Canadian Identity and Language," in The Canadian Encyclopedia (Toronto: Historica Dominion Institute, 2013)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 Mar 2013
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Canada, identity, language

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The Scales of Injustice

Previous version published in Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2008.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 21 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2015
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, Republicanism, Liberalism, Dialogue, Legal Theory, Legal Pluralism, Hegel, Restorative Justice, Consequentialism, Bentham, Philosophy of Punishment, Ronald Dworkin, Dialogism, Legal Philosophy, Monism, Pluralism, Value pluralism, Holism, H.L.A

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The Problem with Neutrality

Literary Review of Canada, p. 3, April 2011
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Aug 2011
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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abstraction, clerical abuse scandal

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Taking Politics Seriously - But Not Too Seriously

Philosophy 94, no. 2 (April 2019): 271–94
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 May 2019 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Political Philosophy, Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Political Theory, Play, Dialogue, Negotiation, Democracy, John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Conversation, Monism, Games

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Dirty Hands: The One and the Many

The Monist 101, no. 2 (April 2018): 150–69 (previous version)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2024
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Political Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Friedrich Nietzsche, Alasdair MacIntyre, Utilitarianism, Immanuel Kant, Charles Taylor, John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, Isaiah Berlin, Machiavelli, Martha Nussbaum, Leo Strauss, Monism, Pluralism, Bernard Williams, Michael Walzer, Judith N. Shklar

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Secular Nationhood? The Importance of Language in the Life of Nations

Previous version published in Nations and Nationalism 12, no. 4 (Oct 2006): 597-612.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Nations, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Language Policy and Politics of Identity, Language, Patriotism, Pluralism, Republicanism, Romanticism, Zionism, Interpretation, Imagination, Creativity studies, Creativity, France, Quebec, Laicite, Religion, Laicity, and Secularisation, Neutrality, and Nationalism

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Taking War Seriously

Towards One, As Many (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 May 2019 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2024
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Peace and Conflict Studies, Terrorism, Serious Games, War Studies, Dialogue, Just War, Justice, Negotiation, Intellectuals, Just War Theory, Conflict Resolution, Aesthetics and Ethics, John Rawls, Abstraction, Israel, Games, Michael Walzer, Rules of War, Clausewitz, Conflict and Conflict Resolution

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A Politics of the Common Good is Not Only Possible but Necessary (in French)

Revue internationale d’études canadiennes nº 44, décembre 2011, p. 203-212
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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la justice, la politique canadienne

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A New Approach for Zionists

Palestine-Israel Journal 14, no. 2 (2007): 100–104
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 18 Oct 2022 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Zionism, nationalism, multinationalism, patriotism, Israel-Palestine, conflict resolution, politics of recognition

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On the Minimal Global Ethic

Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy (Monntreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 09 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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global justice, interpretation, creation, Rabbinic Judaism, Modernism, comedy, slapstick, revelation

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Loving Wisdom

Original version published as ch. 1 of Charles Blattberg, Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2009).
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Apr 2022 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2024
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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metaphilosophy, theoretical philosophy, difference philosophy, practical philosophy, creativity, Plato, Aristotle, mysticism, Emmanuel Levinas, Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, Charles Taylor, Jacques Derrida, interpretation, monism, pluralism, Rabbinc Judaism, Athens & Jerusalem

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Kierkegaard's Deep Diversity: The One and the Many

in Mélissa Fox-Muraton, ed., Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics (Berlin and Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2020).
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Jun 2023 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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monism, pluralism, aesthetics, religion, supreme emergency, just war theory

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 82
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Review of George Crowder and Henry Hardy, eds., The One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin

The Philosophical Quarterly 58, no. 233 (Oct 2008): 753-5
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Isaiah Berlin, liberty, religion, John Rawls, atomism

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The Mystic Versus the Politician: A Review of Arvind Sharma, Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography

Literary Review of Canada, October 2013, pp. 25-6
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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Gandhi, creativity, mysticism, skills, Hinduism, non-violent resistance, utopianism

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Politics, Anyone?

The Hedgehog Review 24, no. 2 (Summer 2022): 12–14
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Charles Blattberg
University of Montreal
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John Rawls, liberalism, gamification, political philosophy, Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Plato, A Theory of Justice, Political Liberalism