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Publications of Thomas A. Spragens    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Books

  1. Spragens, TA, Getting the Left Right: The Transformation, Decline, and Reformation of American Liberalism (2009), University Press of Kansas .
  2. Spragens, TA, Civic Liberalism: Reflections on Our Democratic Ideals (1999), Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (Winner of the 2001 Elaine and David Spitz Prize for "best English language work of its year on the subject of liberal and/or democratic theory, broadly defined.".) .
  3. Spragens, TA, Reason and Democracy (1990), pp. xi-281 pages, Durham, NC. Duke University Press .
  4. Spragens, TA, The Irony of Liberal Reason (1981), pp. vii-443 pages, Chicago: University of Chicago Press .
  5. Spragens, TA, Understanding Political Theory (1976), pp. vii-155 pages, New York: St. Martin’s .
  6. Spragens, TA, The Politics of Motion: The World of Thomas Hobbes (1973), pp. 224 pages, Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky (Published in Great Britain by Croom-Helm, Ltd., with a foreword by Anthony Flew..) .
  7. Spragens, TA, The Dilemma of Contemporary Political Theory: Toward a Postbehavioral Science of Politics (1973), pp. ix-181 pages, New York: Dunellen Co. (foreward by Morton A. Kaplan.) .

Chapters in Books

  1. Spragens, TA, Beyond Bigotry and Nihilism: Moral Judgment in Pluralist Democracies, in Naming Evil, Judging Evil, edited by Grant, R (2006), University of Chicago Press .
  2. Spragens, TA, Theories of Justice, Rights, and Duties: Negotiating the Interface Between Normative and Empirical Theory, in Human Rights and Duties: Psychology’s Contributions, the Law’s Commentary, edited by Finkel, NJ; Moghaddam, FM (2005), Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association .
  3. T.A. Spragens, Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies, in The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials, edited by Amitai Etzioni, Andrew Volmert, and Elanit Rothschild (2004), Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland) .
  4. T.A. Spragens, Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies, in The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials, edited by Amitar Etzioni, Andrew Volmert, and Elanit Rothschild (2004), Lanham, Maryland: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers .
  5. Spragens, TA, Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies, in The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials, edited by Etzioni, A; Volmert, A; Rothschild, E (2004), Lanham, Maryland: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers .
  6. Spragens, TA, Between Bigotry and Nihilism: Moral Judgment in Pluralist Democracies, in Speak No Evil: Moral Judgment in the Modern Age, edited by Grant, R (2004), University of Chicago Press (Chicago, Illinois) .
  7. Spragens, TA, Legislating Morality in Liberal Democracies, in The Communitarian Reader: Beyond the Essentials, edited by Etzioni, A; Volmert, A; Rothschild, E (2004), Rowman and Littlefield (Lanham, Maryland) .
  8. Spragens, TA, Church and State in Liberal America: Locke and Tocqueville Revisited, in Politics, Reason, and the Human Good, edited by Hunt, RP (2003) .
  9. Spragens, TA, Rationality in Liberal Politics, in Political Theory and Partisan Politics, edited by Gundersen, A; Shively, R (2000), Albany NY: SUNY Press .
  10. Spragens, TA, Communitarian Liberalism, in New Communitarian Thinking, edited by Etzioni, A (1995), Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press .
  11. Spragens, TA, The Limitations of Libertarianism, Parts 1 and 2, in Responsive Community, vol. 2, Issues 1 and 2 (1991) (Reprinted in Terence Ball and Richard Dagger, eds., Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader, 3rd edition (New York: Longman, 1999)..) .
  12. Spragens, TA, Justification, Practical Reason, and Political Theory, in Justification, vol. NOMOS no. XXVIII (1986), New York and London: New York University Press .
  13. Spragens, TA, Reconstructing Liberal Theory: Reason and Liberal Culture, in Liberals on Liberalism, edited by Damico, AJ (1986), Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers .
  14. Spragens, TA, David Hume’s Experimental Science of Morals and the Natural Law Tradition, in The Ethical Bases of Political Life, edited by Canavan, F (1983), Durham, NC. Duke University Press .

Journal Articles

  1. with Spragens, TA; Miroff, B, Critical Dialogue, edited by Isaac, J, Perspectives on Politics, vol. Vol. 8 no. No. 2 (June, 2010), pp. 617-23, American Political Science Association .
  2. Spragens, TA, Reply to Bruce Miroff's review of Getting the Left Right: The Transformation, Decline, and Reformation of American Liberalism, Perspectives on Politics, vol. 8 no. 2 (January, 2010), pp. 622-623, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  3. Spragens, TA, Democratic reasonableness, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, vol. 11 no. 2 (June, 2008), pp. 193-214, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs].
  4. Jr, STA, Populist perfectionism: The other American liberalism, Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 24 no. 1 (Winter, 2007), pp. 141-163 [Gateway.cgi] .
  5. Spragens, TA, Communitarianism: Epitaph for a Monument to a Successful Reminder, The Responsive Community, vol. 14 no. 2/3 (2004) .
  6. Spragens, TA, Justice, Consensus, and Boundaries: Assessing Political Liberalism, Political Theory, vol. 31 no. 4 (August, 2003) .
  7. Spragens, TA, Is the Enlightenment Project Worth Saving?, Modern Age, vol. 43 no. 1 (Winter, 2001) .
  8. Spragens, TA, The Bounds of Civic Morality, The Responsive Community, vol. 11 no. 4 (Fall, 2001), pp. 41-47 .
  9. Spragens, TA, The Antinomies of Social Justice, The Review of Politics, vol. 55 no. 02 (Spring, 1993), pp. 193-193, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi] .
  10. Spragens, TA, The Politics of Inertia and Gravitation: The Function of Exemplar Paradigms in Social Theory, Polity (Spring, 1973) .

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