Global Ethics: Seminal Essays
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 642 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2008|
In recent decades, there has been an explosion of interest in global ethics. This volume presents readers with a cutting edge collection of the best work on these issues.The topics covered include: whether individuals and governments in rich countries should give more aid to people in poor countries; the causes of persistent poverty in certain countries; the condition under which military action aimed at protecting human rights might be morally justified; the moral basis for the right to self-determination; whether attitudes such as patriotism and nationalism are morally acceptable in the modern world, and if so, why; Can there ever be a genuinely universal consensus on human rights? And what global response might be required.
About the Author
Thomas Pogge is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and an editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Keith Horton is a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia.
Pogge and Moellendorf have performed a great service by thoughtfully selecting a set of fundamental philosophical essays, written by distinguished moral and political theorists, and all addressed to the largest moral issues of our time: human rights, national and cosmopolitan identities, destitution, war, and the prospects of a more decent world. If you want to understand global justice and you should this is the place to start. Joshua Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, and Law and Director of the Program on Global Justice, Stanford University --, "The Boston Book Review "
|Publisher: ||Paragon House Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||22.56 x 15.37 x 3.38 centimeters (0.89 kg)|