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Political Problems

ISBN-10: 0205642470
ISBN-13: 9780205642472
Edition: 2011
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Description: This anthology is intended to be used for Political Philosophy courses. The text will focus on both political theory and contemporary political problems, and it is intended to be paired with any of the numerous readers which are dedicated to the  More...

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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This anthology is intended to be used for Political Philosophy courses. The text will focus on both political theory and contemporary political problems, and it is intended to be paired with any of the numerous readers which are dedicated to the history of political philosophy.History, theory, and political problems are the three pillars of the political philosophy course. However, while the anthologies on the history of political philosophy are both enormous and legion, there are relatively few sources (ans even fewer single sources) for political theory and applications. This book fills that gap.

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Preface
School Vouchers
Joseph S. Spoerl, "Justice and the Case for School Vouchers." Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 1995): 2-14
Jeffrey R. Henig, "Rethinking School Choice," From Henig, Rethinking School Choice (Princeton University Press, 1994): 21-29
Government Support for the Arts
Ronald Dworkin, "Can a Liberal State Support Art?" From Ronald Dworkin, A Matter of Principle (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985): 221-233
No�l Carroll, "Can Government Funding of the Arts be Justified Theoretically?" Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1987): 21-50
Pornography
Helen E. Longino, "Pornography, Oppression, and Freedom: A Closer Look," Laura Lederer, Ed., Take Back the Night (William Morrow & Co., 1980)
Joel Feinberg, "The Feminist Case Against Pornography" from Feinberg, Offense to Others (Oxford University Press, 1985)
Same-Sex Marriage
Ralph Wedgwood, "Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Defense," R. Baker, K. Wininger, and F. Elliston, Eds., Philosophy and Sex, 3/E (Prometheus Books, 1998): 212-230
Jeffrey Jordan, "Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?" Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 1995): 39-52
Drug Legalization
Douglas N. Husak, "Liberal Neutrality and Drug Prohibitions," Ethics, Vol. 110 (2000)
Samuel Freeman, "Liberalism and Rights of Drug Use," Pablo DcGrieff, Ed., Drugs and the Limits of Liberalism (Cornell University Press, 1999): 110-130
Gun Control
Todd C. Hughes and Lester H. Hunt, "The Liberal Basis of the Right to Bear Arms," Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2000): 1-25
Hugh LaFollette, "Gun Control," Ethics, Vol. 110 (2000): 263-281
Terrorism
Michael Walzer, "Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses," Steven Luper-Foy, Ed., Problems of International Justice (Westview Press, 1988)
Lionel K. McPherson, "Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?" Ethics 117 (April 2007): 524-546
Torture
Henry Shue, "Torture," Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (Winter, 1978): 124-143
Daniel J. Hill, "Ticking Bombs, Torture, and the Analogy with Self-Defense," American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 4 (2007): 395-404
Capital Punishment
Ernest van den Haag, "In Defense of the Death Penalty," Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1978): 51-68
Hugo Adam Bedau, "Capital Punishment," Tom Regan, Ed., Matters of Life and Death (McGraw-Hill, 1993)
Affirmative Action
Steven M. Cahn,"Two Concepts of Affirmative Action," Academe, Vol. 83 (1997)
Tom L. Beauchamp, "In Favor of Affirmative Action," Journal of Ethics 2 (1998): 143-158
Immigration
Michael Walzer, "The Distribution of Membership," Peter Brown and Henry Shue, Eds., Boundaries: National Autonomy and Its Limits (Rowman and Littlefield, 1981): 1-36
Joseph H. Carens, "Migration and Morality: A Liberal Egalitarian Perspective," Brian Barry and Robert Goodin, Eds., Free Movement (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992): 25-47
The Environment
William F. Baxter, "People or Penguins: The Case for Optimal Pollution," from Baxter, People or Penguins (Columbia University Press, 1974)
Thomas E. Hill, Jr., "Ideals of Human Excellence and Preserving Natural Environments," Environmental Ethics 5 (1983): 211-224
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