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The Ethics of Assistance


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Preface; 1. Introduction Deen K. Chatterjee; Part I. The Ethics of Distance: 2. Outsiders: our obligation to those beyond our borders Peter Singer; 3. Moral limits on the demands of beneficence Richard J. Arneson; 4. The new problem of distance in morality F. M. Kamm; 5. Absence and the unfond heart: why people are less giving than they might be Judith Lichtenberg; Part II. Communities and Obligations: 6. Moral closeness and world community Richard W. Miller; 7. National responsibility and international justice David Miller; Part III. The Law of Peoples: 8. Women and theories of global justice: our need for new paradigms Martha Nussbaum; 9. Human rights as foreign policy imperatives Erin Kelly; 10. Human rights and the law of peoples Charles R. Beitz; Part IV. Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Reforms: 11. Thickening convergence: human rights and cultural diversity Henry Shue; 12. Global justice: whose obligations? Onora O'Neill; 13. 'Assisting' the global poor Thomas W. Pogge.

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Presents the ideas of some of the leading moral and political philosophers on this important topic.

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Deen K. Chatterjee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. His areas of specialization are political philosophy, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion and culture. He is co-editor of Globalization, Development and Democracy (2003), and Ethics and Foreign Intervention (Cambridge, 2003).


'... contributions by many of the most important authors currently writing on the topics it covers ...' Ethical Perspectives 'This is a useful collection of thirteen original essays by accomplished philosophers on a subject of great importance: the problem of international ethical duties, especially the duties of people in well-off countries to improve the well-being of people in poor nations.' Journal of Utilitas

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