Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives

Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives

by James P. Sterba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415217954

ISBN-13: 9780415217958

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and questions whether these can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures in social and political philosophy. Each essay carefully considers both the theoretical and

Overview

Social and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and questions whether these can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures in social and political philosophy. Each essay carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges. Topics include:
* Moral Methodology
* Libertarianism
* Socialism
* Lesbian and Gay Perspectives
* Feminism
* Racial and Multicultural Perspectives
* Rationality
* Welfare Liberalism
* Environmentalism
* Virtue Ethics and Community
* Just War Theory and Pacifism
* Civil Disobedience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415217958
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: Justice for Here and Now; II. Foundations of Social and Political Philosophy; Moral Methodology; 1. Eva Browning Cole, On the History, Nature , and Disadvantages of Warmaking Philosophy; Rationality; 2. Alan Gewirth, The Rational Justification for Morality Revisited; 3. Bernard Gert, Theoretical and Practical Rationality; III. Alternative Social and Political Perspectives; Libertarianism; 4. Tibor Machan, Libertarian Justice; 5. Jan Narveson,Letting People be People and the Right to Property; Welfare Liberalism; 6. Eva Kittay, What (Welfare) Justice Owes Care; 7. John Deigh, Welfare and Two Concepts of Liberty; Virtue Ethics and Community; 8. Robert C. Solomon, Justice as Virtue; 9. Michael Boylan, Justice, Community, and the Limits of Autonomy; Socialism; 10. Kai Nielsen,Socialism and Egalitarian Justice; 11. Carol Gould, Democratic Egalitarianism; IV. Challenges to Social and Political Philosophy; Feminism; 12. Alison Jaggar, Feminism and the Objects of Justice; 13. Rosemarie Tong Justice for Here and Now or There and Then?; Lesbian and Gay Perspectives; 14. Claudia Card,Routes to Lake Wobegon; 15. John Corvino On Gender, Morality and Gay Rights; Racial and Multicultural Perspectives; 16. Charles Mills, White Supremacy and Racial Justice Here and Now; 17. Chung-Ying Cheng, The Relationship between Justice of the State and Justice of Persons; Environmentalism; 18. Holmes Rolston, Enforcing Environmental Ethics: Civic Law and Natural Value; 19. Mary Ann Warren, The Moral Status of Nonhuman Life; V. The Application of Social andPolitical Philosophy to Nonideal Conditions; Just War Theory and Pacifism; 20. Robert Holmes, Pacifism for Nonpacifists; Civil Disobedience and Revolutionary Action; 21. Laurence Thomas,The Moral Self and the Face of Injustice; VI. Conclusion: Toward Reconciliation in Social and Political Philosophy

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