Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives / Edition 1

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Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with both feminist and multicultural approaches. Engaging and accessible, it provides an introductory sampling of several of the classical works of the Western tradition in ethics and then situates these readings within feminist and multicultural perspectives so that they can be better understood and evaluated in our contemporary environment. While some of the non-Western works parallel the views defended in the Western works (e.g., Confucius's work echoes that of Plato or Aristotle), others question the Western perspectives (e.g., American Indian works provide an interesting challenge to Western moral philosophy). Confucius, Jorge Valadez, Ward Churchill, Moshoeshoe II, and Eagle Man present multicultural perspectives to the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre, Rawls, MacIntyre, Korsgaard, and others. Noted feminists Christine de Pizan, Simone de Beauvoir, Carol Gilligan, Annette Baier, Susan Okin, and Rosemarie Radford Ruether also offer alternative views. Ideal for courses in introduction to ethics, history of ethics, and feminist ethics, Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives is also intriguing reading for interested general readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195127263
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/16/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Notre Dame
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Table of Contents

General Introduction
1. Plato, The Republic
2. Julia Annas, Plato's Republic and Feminism
3. Confucius, The Analects
4. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
5. Aristotle, Politics
6. Musonius Rufus, Discourses
7. Eve Browning Cole, Women, Slaves, and "Love of Toil" in Aristotle's Moral Philosophy
8. Chuang Tzu, The Book of Chuang Tzu
9. Augustine, The City of God
10. Augustine, Confessions
11. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church
12. Jorge Valadez, Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives
13. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles
14. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
15. Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies
16. Eleanor McLaughlin, Equality of Souls, Inequality of Sexes: Women in Medieval Theology
17. Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed
18. David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature
19. Annette C. Baier, Hume, the Women's Moral Theorist?
20. Ewe Proverbs
21. Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
22. Immanuel Kant, On the Sublime and the Beautiful
23. Rae Langton, Maria von Herbert's Challenge to Kant
24. The Bhagavad Gita
25. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
26. John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women
27. Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women
28. Maria H. Morales, Utility and Perfect Equality
29. Mo Tzu, Universal Love
30. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
31. Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Nietzsche and Moral Change
32. Mervyn Sprung, Nietzsche's Trans-European Eye
33. Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism
34. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
35. Elizabeth V. Spelman, Simone de Beauvoir and Women: Just Who Does She Think "We" Is?
36. Eagle Man, We Are all Related
37. John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
38. R.M. Hare, The Structure of Ethics and Morals
39. Lynne S. Arnault, The Radical Future of Hare's Moral Theory
40. Ward Churchill, Perversions of Justice: A Native-American Examination of the Doctrine of U.S. Rights to Occupancy in North America
41. Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nature of Virtues
42. Martha Nussbaum, Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach
43. Susan Okin, Whose Traditions?
44. Xiaorong Li, Gender Inequality in China and Cultural Relativism
45. Alan Gewirth, The Justificatory Argument for Human Rights
46. Christine Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity
47. James P. Sterba, The Justification of Morality and the Behavior of Women
48. Moshoeshoe II, Harmony with Nature and Indigenous African Culture
49. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail
50. Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream
51. Carol Gilligan, Moral Orientation and Moral Development
Concluding Feminist and Multicultural Postscript
Each section opens with an Introduction and concludes with Recommended Readings

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