Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles / Edition 1

Defending Ideals: War, Democracy, and Political Struggles / Edition 1

by Drucilla Cornell, Cornell Drucill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415948827

ISBN-13: 9780415948821

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book, Drucilla Cornell examines the crisis on the left and asks how we can turn back toward more left-wing ideals. She looks at the meaning of freedom through various lenses as well as the dissolution of feminism. She discusses and critiques such major thinkers as: Amartya Sen, Adorno, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, Richard Falk, and Paul Berman among

…  See more details below

Overview

In this book, Drucilla Cornell examines the crisis on the left and asks how we can turn back toward more left-wing ideals. She looks at the meaning of freedom through various lenses as well as the dissolution of feminism. She discusses and critiques such major thinkers as: Amartya Sen, Adorno, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, Richard Falk, and Paul Berman among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415948821
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface : why we need ideals
Ch. 1Living and dying in Iraq : killing talk and the limits of just war1
Ch. 2Worlds apart : perpetual peace and infinite war21
Ch. 3Variegated visions of humanity : John Rawls' the law of peoples41
Ch. 4Developing human capabilities : freedom, universality, and civility63
Ch. 5Civilization, progress, and beyond85
Ch. 6Reconsidering nationalisms : feminism and anti-militarist ideals99
Ch. 7Other family stories : the ethics and politics of transnational adoption117

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >