Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy / Edition 1

by James P. Sterba
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534239706

ISBN-13: 9780534239701

Pub. Date: 10/28/1994

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This up-to-date introductory social and political philosophy text provides a survey of the major social and political ideals of our time and discusses the practical requirements of each of these ideals. It argues for the controversial thesis that all contemporary social and political ideals can be reconciled in practice-a challenging idea for students to discuss

Overview

This up-to-date introductory social and political philosophy text provides a survey of the major social and political ideals of our time and discusses the practical requirements of each of these ideals. It argues for the controversial thesis that all contemporary social and political ideals can be reconciled in practice-a challenging idea for students to discuss and evaluate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534239701
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Central Task of Social and Political Philosophy. 2. Welfare Liberalism: the Ideal of Fairness. 3. Libertarianism: the Ideal of Liberty. 4. Socialism: the Ideal of Equality. 5. Feminism: the Ideal of Androgyny. 6. Communitarianism: the Ideal of the Common Good. 7. Multiculturalism: the Ideal of Respect for Cultural Diversity. 8. Protest, Civil Disobedience, Revolutionary Action and the Law.

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