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Social and political philosophy : contemporary perspectives

Author: James P Sterba
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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"Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives introduces and explores the central questions of social and political philosophy from opposing perspectives. Each essay has been written by a philosopher at the forefront of the field, advancing the discussion in ways that are interest to professional philosophers and students alike. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges that have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Sterba
ISBN: 0415217954 9780415217958 0415217962 9780415217965
OCLC Number: 44952233
Description: xiv, 481 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Justice for here and now / James P. Sterba --
On the history, nature and disadvantages of warmaking philosophy / Eve Browning Cole --
The rational justification of morality revisited / Alan Gewirth --
Theoretical versus practical rationality / Bernard Gert --
Libertarian justice / Tibor R. Machan --
Letting people be people and the right to property / Jan Narveson --
What (welfare) justice owes care / Eva Feder Kittay --
Liberalism and freedom / John Deigh --
Justice as a virtue / Robert C. Solomon --
Justice, community, and the limits to autonomy / Michael Boylan --
Socialism and egalitarian justice / Kai Nielsen --
Democratic egalitarianism / Carol C. Gould --
Feminism and the objects of justice / Alison M. Jaggar --
Justice for here and now or there and then? / Rosemarie Tong --
Routes to Lake Wobegon / Claudia Card --
Justice for Glen and Stacy: on gender, morality, and gay rights / John Corvino --
White supremacy and racial justice, here and now / Charles W. Mills --
The relationship between the justice of the state and the justice of persons / Chung-Ying Cheng --
Enforcing environmental ethics: civil law and natural law / Holmes Rolston III --
The moral status of nonhuman life / Mary Anne Warren --
Pacifism for nonpacifists / Robert L. Homes --
The moral self in the face of injustice / Laurence Thomas --
Toward reconciliation in social and political philosophy / James P. Sterba.
Responsibility: edited by James P. Sterba.
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Introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and asks if they can be accomodated within the framework of liberal theory. Consists of specially written essays by  Read more...

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