Social and Political Philosophy
Edited by James P. Sterba
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Social and Political Philosophy by James P. Sterba
Book DescriptionSocial and Political Philosophy introduces some of the most important topics in contemporary political philosophy and questions whether these can be accommodated within the framework of liberal theory. It consists of specially written essays by prominent figures in social and political philosophy. Each essay carefully considers both the theoretical and practical problems of a major topic. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges. Topics include: * Moral Methodology * Libertarianism * Socialism * Lesbian and Gay Perspectives * Feminism * Racial and Multicultural Perspectives * Rationality * Welfare Liberalism * Environmentalism * Virtue Ethics and Community * Just War Theory and Pacifism * Civil Disobedience.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415217965
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?, Paperback (November 2012)
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Morality, Paperback (March 2012)
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