Justice for Here and Now
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Justice for Here and Now by James P. Sterba
Book DescriptionThis book conveys the breadth and interconnectedness of questions of justice - a rarity in contemporary moral and political philosophy. James P. Sterba argues that a minimal notion of rationality requires morality, and that a minimal libertarian morality requires the welfare and equal opportunity endorsee by welfare liberals and the equality endorsed by socialists, as well as a full feminist agenda. Feminist, racial, homosexual, and multicultural justice, are also shown to be mutually supporting. The author further shows the compatibility between anthropocentric and biocentric environmental ethics, as between just war and pacifist theories. Finally, he spells out when normal politics, legal protest, civil disobedience, revolutionary action, and criminal disobedience are morally permitted by justice for here and now. This highly original and potentially controversial book is ideal for courses in moral and political philosophy, applied ethics, women's studies, environmental studies, and peace studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521627399
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James P. Sterba
From Rationality to Equality, Paperback (December 2014)
James P. Sterba offers something that philosophers have long sought: an argument showing that morality is rationally required. Furthermore he argues that morality requires substantial equality. Even libertarian perspectives, which would seem to require minimal enforcement of morality, are shown to lead to a requirement of equality.
Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?, Paperback (November 2012)
Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? In this book, two distinguished philosophers take up the debate.
Morality, Paperback (March 2012)View all books by James P. Sterba
An essential text for all students and scholars of ethics and political philosophy, this book offers a thought-provoking presentation of distinguished philosopher James P. Sterba's moral and political philosophy, with probing critical responses from some of the most prominent scholars in the field today.
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