Current Controversies in Political Philosophy

Current Controversies in Political Philosophy

by Thom Brooks (Editor)


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Current Controversies in Political Philosophy brings together an international team of leading philosophers to explore and debate four key and dynamic issues in the field in an accessible way.


Should we all be cosmopolitans? - Gillian Brock and Cara Nine

Are rights important? - Rowan Cruft and Sonu Bedi

Is sexual objectification wrong and, if so, why? - Lina Papadaki and Scott Anderson

What to do about climate change? - Alexa Zellentin and Thom Brooks


These questions are the focus of intense debate. Preliminary chapter descriptions, bibliographies following each chapter, and annotated guides to supplemental readings help provide clearer and richer snapshots of active controversy for all readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415517539
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Series: Current Controversies in Philosophy
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham University and founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. He is the author of Punishment (2012) and editor of The Global Justice Reader (2008) and Rawls’s Political Liberalism (co-edited with Martha Nussbaum) (2015).

Table of Contents

Introduction. Thom Brooks, Political Philosophy: Current Controversies I. Global Justice 1. Gillian Brock, "Approaching Global Justice: Should We Be Cosmopolitans or Statists?" 2. Cara Nine, "Territorial Rights: An Undisclosed Premise in Theories of Global Justice" II. Rights 1. Rowan Cruft, "Human Rights as Individualistically Justified: A Defence " 2. Sonu Bedi, "Anti-Perfectionism and the Right to Privacy" III. Feminism 1. Lina Papadaki, "What is Wrong about Objectification?" 2. Scott Anderson, "Objectification: A 21st Century Reassessment" IV. Climate Change 1. Alexa Zellentin, "How to Do Climate Justice" 2. Thom Brooks, "Why Save the Planet?"

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