Wenz, Peter S.
Most widely held works by Peter S Wenz
Beyond red and blue : how twelve political philosophies shape American debates by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
"Wenz maps out twelve political philosophies - ranging from theocracy and free-market conservatism to feminism and cosmopolitanism - on which Americans draw when taking political positions. He then turns his focus to some of America's most controversial issues and, through in-depth discussions of fourteen of them, shows how ideologically diverse coalitions can emerge. These hot-button issues include extending life by artificial means (as in the Terri Schiavo case), the war on drugs, the war on terrorism, affirmative action, abortion, same-sex marriage, health care, immigration, and globalization."--Jacket.
Environmental ethics today by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
"Environmental Ethics Today is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the environment, our species, and species diversity. This wide-ranging introduction to major issues and questions in environmental ethics employs an accessible, journalistic style - featuring current facts, real controversies, individual stories, and a vivid narrative - that engages readers and gives meaning to abstract philosophical concepts. Topics discussed include pollution permits for corporations, medical experimentation on animals, genetic engineering, economic globalization, biodiversity, and much more. Theories and methods such as utilitarianism, contractarianism, and hermeneutics are introduced as needed to help readers understand and attempt to resolve environmental conflicts. The book considers the views of many thinkers including Father Thomas Berry, Wendell Berry, J. Baird Callicott, Jane Goodall, Garrett Hardin, David Korten, Aldo Leopold, Arne Naess, Val Plumwood, Daniel Quinn, Tom Regan, Holmes Rolston III, Vandana Shiva, Julian Simon, Peter Singer, and Karen Warren. An exceptional primary text for courses in environmental ethics and environmental values, Environmental Ethics Today is also excellent reading for general course in moral problems, business ethics, environmental studies, and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Environmental justice by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 libraries worldwide
This book explores the philosophical background of questions on environmental justice. It focuses on theories of distributive justice, primarily those which concern the manner in which benefits and burdens should be allocated when there is a scarcity of benefits (relative to people's wants or needs) and a surfeit of burdens. It is one of those rare philosophy books that is at once accessible and sophisticated, as it introduces both philosophers and people interested in environmental studies, law, and economics to germane developments in the philosophical treatment of the question of justice. Since environmental concerns are uniquely global, theories of distributive justice are tested most thoroughly for their comprehensiveness when they are applied to environmental matters.-Back cover.
Abortion rights as religious freedom by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Wenz argues that the Supreme Court reached the right decision in Roe v. Wade but for the wrong reasons
Faces of environmental racism : confronting issues of global justice ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Nature's keeper by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
A thought-provoking look at the value of not making separations between humans and nature.
Political philosophies in moral conflict by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Environmental ethics today ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
George Berkeley's attack on the doctrine of abstract ideas by Peter S Wenz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Abortion--Law and legislation Abortion--Religious aspects Compromise (Ethics) Distributive justice Environmental ethics Environmental justice Environmental law Environmental policy Freedom of religion Human ecology Ideology North America Political ethics Political science--Philosophy Racism Social conflict Social justice Social policy Social problems State, The United States Women's rights