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One World: The Ethics of Globalization / Edition 2
     

One World: The Ethics of Globalization / Edition 2

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by Peter Singer
 

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ISBN-10: 0300103050

ISBN-13: 9780300103052

Pub. Date: 04/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

One of the world’s most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization. Peter Singer discusses climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important

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One of the world’s most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization. Peter Singer discusses climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems.
The book encompasses four main global issues: climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid. Singer addresses each vital issue from an ethical perspective and offers alternatives to the state-centric approach that characterizes international theory and relations today. Posing a bold challenge to narrow or nationalistic views, Singer presents a realistic, new way of looking at contemporary global issues—through a prism of ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300103052
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/10/2004
Series:
Terry Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
514,898
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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One World: The Ethics of Globalization 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Luca-Graziuso More than 1 year ago
In "One World" Peter Singer adopts his trademark utilitarian approach and consequentialist calculus to ethical issues that present themselves in globalization. The simplicity of his arguments and the conversationalist tone he employs make it very accessible to the widest audience possible. That is not to say that he is not engaged in current ethical debates, and that is not to imply that his metaethical foundations are not up-to-date. At times he seems to be reproaching the status quo and the comfort we rationalize, whereas often enough he makes all of us complicitous for those dying of hunger a world away. It is often contested that he lacks common sense, or that the demands he proposes as morally sanctioned purport sacrifices that are excessive; it is often stated that he is too simplistic or naive. What needs to be emphasized however is that SInger recognizes that the way we live now is irrational, incoherent and selfish. Perhaps that's what humans are but we should not try to apologize for how we live, rather accept his criticism, and acknowledge that we simply don't care that much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One World is the most influential book today on the ethics of globalization. In the capitalist world we live in, Singer reminds us of what it is really costing us.