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takes on the current neoliberal offensive against public goods. It contains arguments from different areasthe environment, health care, the media, educationthat the market is doing a poor job of meeting expectations in these areas. The notion of public good being defended emphasizes the importance of agreement on and participation in public good. . Not for Sale: In Defense of Public Goods contains a variety of essays aimed at developing a timely philosophical defense of public goods against neo-liberal criticisms. The defense proceeds on both a conceptual level with essays treating such concepts as collective action, collective provision, common property, intellectual property and a substantive level with essays treating issues such as health, education, welfare, environment, media, cities, and the prison industrial complex. The scope of the book is broad-- aiming to encompass the main questions that crop up in contemporary controversies about public goods-- and should be of interest to both scholars and students of philosophy, the social sciences, law, policy studies. The anthology, consisting mostly of original essays, includes authors such as Richard Rorty, Iris Young, Angela Davis, Robert McChesney, Subcommadante Marcos, Nel Nodding, Stanley Aronowitz, and Nancy Folbre. It is suitable for upper division courses in any of these areas and is designed to be student friendly as well as current.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813366180
ISBN-10: 0813366186
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 492
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anatole Anton

Anatole Anton is Chair of the Philosophy Department at San Francisco State University. He writes and researches in the areas of political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and on Hegel and Marx. He is also the general editor of the San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy. Milton Fisk is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. He recently published Toward a Healthy Society: The Politics and Morality of American Health Care Reform and is an activist in a chapter of the labor/community organization Jobs with Justice. Nancy Holmstrom is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University in Newark. Her primary areas of research are Marxist theory and feminism; her reader The Socialist Feminist Project will appear in 2001. Anatole Anton is Chair of the Philosophy Department at San Francisco State University. He writes and researches in the areas of political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and on Hegel and Marx. He is also the general editor of the San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy. Milton Fisk is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. He recently published Toward a Healthy Society: The Politics and Morality of American Health Care Reform and is an activist in a chapter of the labor/community organization Jobs with Justice. Nancy Holmstrom is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University in Newark. Her primary areas of research are Marxist theory and feminism; her reader The Socialist Feminist Project will appear in 2001. Anatole Anton is Chair of the Philosophy Department at San Francisco State University. He writes and researches in the areas of political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and on Hegel and Marx. He is also the general editor of the San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy. Milton Fisk is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at Indiana University. He recently published Toward a Healthy Society: The Politics and Morality of American Health Care Reform and is an activist in a chapter of the labor/community organization Jobs with Justice. Nancy Holmstrom is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University in Newark. Her primary areas of research are Marxist theory and feminism; her reader The Socialist Feminist Project will appear in 2001.