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Social and Political Philosophy : Contemporary Perspectives
Virtually all of us become involved from time to time in disputes about justice. The question is how to resolve them in a reasonable way.
Social and Political Philosophy introduces and explores the central questions of social and political philosophy from opposing perspectives. Each essay has been accessibly written by a philosopher at the forefront of the field, advancing the discussion in ways that are of interest to [professional philosophers and students alike. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges that have emerged. The book concludes with an attempt to respond to and reconcile a number of the arguments presented in the essays.
Topics covered include:
* Moral methodology
* Lesbian and gay perspectives
* Racial and multicultural perspectives
* Welfare liberalism
* Virtue ethics and community
* Just war theory and pacifism
* Civil disobedience
Social and Political Philosophy is an excellent collection that focuses and reinvigorates discussion on the central questions of social and political philosophy.
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Taylor & Francis
February 22, 2001
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