Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives / Edition 1

Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives / Edition 1

by James P. Sterba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415217962

ISBN-13: 9780415217965

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

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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:
9780415217965
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,003,531
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction1
Justice for here and now3
Pt. IIFoundations of social and political philosophy57
On the history, nature and disadvantages of warmaking philosophy61
The rational justification of morality revisited71
Theoretical versus practical rationality77
Pt. IIAlternative social and political perspective89
4Libertarian justice93
5Letting people be people and the right to property115
6What (welfare) justice owes care129
7Liberalism and freedom151
8Justice as a virtue169
9Justice, community, and the limits to autonomy187
10Socialism and egalitarian justice205
11Democratic egalitarianism231
Pt. IVChallenges to social and political philosophy247
12Feminism and the objects of justice251
13Justice for here and now or there and then?270
14Routes to Lake Wobegon289
15Justice for Glenn and Stacy: on gender, morality, and gay rights300
16White supermacy and racial justice, here and now321
17The relationship between the justice of the state and the justice of persons338
18Enforcing environmental ethics: civic law and natural value349
19The moral status of nonhuman life370
Pt. 5The application of social and political philosophy to nonideal conditions387
20Pacifism for nonpacifists391
21The moral self in the face of injustice409
Pt. VConclusion423
Toward reconciliation in social and political philosophy425
Index463

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