Thomas Pogge and his Critics / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $55.74
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 20%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $55.74   
  • New (4) from $55.74   
  • Used (1) from $65.42   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The massive disparity between the relative wealth of most citizens in affluent countries and the profound poverty of billions of people struggling elsewhere for survival is morally jolting. But why exactly is this disparity so outrageous and how should the citizens of affluent countries respond? Political philosopher, Thomas Pogge, has emerged as one of the world’s most ardent critics of global injustice which, he argues, is caused directly by the operation of a global institutional order that not only systematically disadvantages poor countries but is imposed on them by precisely those wealthy, powerful countries that benefit the most from the order’s injustice. In allowing their governments to perpetrate this injustice, Pogge contends that citizens of the wealthy countries collude in a monumental crime against humanity.

In this book Pogge’s challenging and controversial ideas are debated by leading political philosophers from a range of philosophical viewpoints. With a clear and informative introduction by Alison Jaggar, and original contributions from Neera Chandhoke, Jiwei Ci, Joshua Cohen, Erin Kelly, Lionel McPherson, Charles W. Mills, Kok-Chor Tan, and Leif Wenar, this volume deepens and expands the debate over global justice and moral responsibility in the world today.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A welcome attempt to provide an overview of the debate. Many of the critics actually agree with Pogge's cosmopolitan premises and concurrently seek to refine his theory. This is a very worthwhile exercise, since both the originality of Pogge's views on world poverty and the severity of poverty deserve elaboration and refinement."
Ethical Perspectives

"Thomas Pogge is part angry prophet, denouncing severe injustice, and part analytic philosopher, constructing original arguments. Jaggar's imaginatively conceived collection of critics combines some of the best leading scholars with diverse fresh voices, yielding a variegated, vigorous and valuable debate about responsibility for world poverty that carries the analysis significantly forward."
Henry Shue, University of Oxford

"Thomas Pogge argues that extreme poverty is unjustly maintained by institutional means, and could be ended at marginal cost. His claims about the causes, remedies and injustice of the present global order are powerfully criticized in this collection, and his critics are powerfully taken to task: necessary reading for thinking about global justice."
Onora O'Neill, University of Cambridge

"No philosopher has done more than Thomas Pogge to explain what makes the persistence of global poverty so grave an injustice and no other explanation has provoked such a diverse and interesting array of responses. This very well-edited volume, containing commissioned essays by a distinguished group of critics and a powerful reply by Pogge, is an invaluable resource for anyone attempting to assess his work and to understand how philosophy can illuminate debates about global poverty."
Andrew Williams, ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University

"Is global poverty the result of a deeply unjust institutional order we have helped to impose? Are there modest and feasible institutional reforms that could eradicate extreme poverty? In Allison Jaggar's fine volume Thomas Pogge's affirmative answers to these questions receive sustained scrutiny from a distinguished group of philosophers. The result is essential reading for those working on justice across borders."
Paula Casal, University of Reading

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745642574
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison M. Jaggar is College Professor of Distinction, Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction Alison M. Jaggar
1.Philosophy, Social Science, Global Poverty Joshua Cohen
2.Rights, Harm, and Institutions Kok-Chor Tan
3.'How much is enough Mr Thomas? How much will ever be enough?'
Neera Chandhoke
4.What Negative Duties? Which Moral Universalism?
Jiwei Ci
5.Non-Egalitarian Global Fairness Erin I. Kelly and Lionel K. McPherson
6.Realistic Reform of International Trade in Resources Leif Wenar
7.Realizing (Through Racializing) Pogge Charles W. Mills
8.Responses to the Critics Thomas Pogge

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)