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Justice, Equality, and Rights

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ISBN-10: 0534573940

ISBN-13: 9780534573942

Edition: 2004

Authors: Emmett Barcalow

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This text is the ideal resource for teachers who want to introduce their students to the basic aspects of the philosophy of justice but do not wish to hinder progress and insight with the typically difficult exploration of complicated primary sources. Barcalow's previous books have proved his value as a teacher, especially to those who feel daunted by the perceived complexity of philosophy and many of its traditional sources. JUSTICE, EQUALITY, AND RIGHTS, via elucidating prose and short, astutely-edited selections from key primary sources, presents all the major positions and arguments in contemporary political philosophy, including the legitimacy of government, the nature of rights,…    
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Book details

List price: $149.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

Political Agrument
Introduction: Social and Political Philosophy
Political Arguments: Two Kinds of Premises/Reasons
Moral Evaluation
Moral Theories
Politics and Religion
The Organization of This Book
Anarchism, Authority, and Obedience
Authority and Obligation
Divine Right
The Superior Have Legitimate Authority over the Inferior
The Obligation of Gratitude
The Obligation of Fair Play
Anarchism Revisited
Conditions of Illegitimacy
Civil Disobedience
Violence and Political Action
Justice, Equality, and Rights
Treating People Equal in Relevant Respects Equally
Distributing Economic Goods and Services
Justice and Rights
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Liberty as Group Self-Determination
Liberty as the Absence of Tyranny
Individual Freedom
John Stuart Mill and the Harm Principle
Feinberg: Four Possible Principles Legitimizing Coercion
Seven Basic Freedoms
Rawls and Liberty
Economic Inequality, Poverty, and Welfare Rights
Economic Inequality
Guaranteeing Welfare Rights
Property Rights
What Is Private Property?
Libertarian and Liberal Attitudes toward Property
Should There Be Individual Private Property?
Acquisition, Justification, and Limits of Private Property Rights
Contemporary Problems about Property
Justice, Property, and Taxes
Athenian Democracy
Roman Republicanism
Democratic Thought since the Ancient World
Degrees of Democratization
What's So Great about Democracy?
Wealth and Democracy
Free Markets, Globalization, and Democracy
What Form Should Participation Take?
Economic Democracy
Introduction: Individuals and Communities
The Constructed Self
Radical (Market) Individualism
Government Neutrality and the Idea of the Good
Communitarianism: Between Liberalism and Libertarianism
Communitarianism and the Family
The World Marx and Engels Observed
Emancipation and Alienation
The Ideal of Commuism
Marxist Justice
The Experience of Communism
Does Capitalism Necessarily Exploit Workers?
Is the Demise of Capitalism Inevitable?
Feminism and Sexual Equality
Patriarchy Then and Now
John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women
Second-Wave Feminism in the United States
Women in the 21st-Century United States
The Current State of Women Outside the United States
Contemporary Feminist Theories
Politics and the Environment
Environmental Threats
International Declarations and Agreements on the Environment
Creating a Sustainable World
Opposition to Sustainability
Applying Moral Theories
Present versus Future People
Environmental Racism and Environmental Justice
Life-Centered versus Human-Centered Environmental Ethics
Albert Schweitzer and Reverence for Life
Life-Centered Ethics
War and Peace
The Costs of War
The Doctrine of Double Effect
Pacifism, Continued
The Just War Tradition
Justice in Fighting Wars
Deterrence with Weapons of Mass Destruction
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