The Classic Social Contractarians

The Classic Social Contractarians Author Janice Richardson
ISBN-10 9781317038016
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 174
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How can we live together without subordination and oppression? What does it mean to treat each other as free and equal persons? This book uses contemporary feminist insights to examine aspects of the classic social contractarians' arguments, focusing specifically upon the work of Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Rousseau and Kant. Considering the relationship between the 'self' and the law, this volume also looks at the points at issue between feminist political theorists and considers the usefulness of contractarian arguments for feminist politics today, together with an examination of the relationship between their political, legal and moral analyses.

The Social Contract from Hobbes to Rawls

The Social Contract from Hobbes to Rawls Author David Boucher
ISBN-10 9781134839698
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 288
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ethics of Patriotism

The Ethics of Patriotism Author John Kleinig
ISBN-10 9781118328040
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 200
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The unique approach taken within The Ethics of Patriotism brings together the differing perspectives of three leading figures in the philosophical debate who deliver an up-to-date, accessible, and vigorous presentation of the major views and arguments. Brings together the differing perspectives of three leading philosophers, who, together, explore the major positions on the ethics of patriotism Connects with several burgeoning fields of interest in philosophy and politics, including nationalism, civic virtue, liberalism and republicanism, loyalty, and cosmopolitanism Demonstrates that it is possible to make progress on the question of the ethics of patriotism while taking an ecumenical approach to larger theoretical questions A timely and relevant response to the upsurge of interest in nationalism, patriotism, and secessions


Borderline Author Stan Goff
ISBN-10 9781630878535
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 472
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What if the sanctification of war and contempt for women are both grounded in a fear that breeds hostility, and a hostility that rationalizes conquest? The anti-Gospel Christian history of war-loving and women-hating are not merely similar but two aspects of the same dynamic, argues Stan Goff, in an "autobiography" that spans millennia. Borderline is the historical and conceptual autobiography of a former career army veteran transformed by Jesus into a passionate advocate for nonviolence, written by a man who narrates his conversion to Christianity through feminism.

Normative Theory and Business Ethics

Normative Theory and Business Ethics Author Jeffery Smith
ISBN-10 0742548414
Release 2009
Pages 229
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This volume provides an updated examination of the role that moral and political philosophy can play in addressing problems in business ethics. The essays contained within its pages represent the work of new scholars and address a wide array of foundational issues such as distributive justice within firms, human rights, ethical challenges of international business, the role of virtue in business management, entrepreneurship and the relationship of markets and market actors with democratic institutions.

A Companion to Rawls

A Companion to Rawls Author Jon Mandle
ISBN-10 9781118328415
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 600
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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single most comprehensive treatment of the most influential political philosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawls scholarship since his death, and the lively debates that have emerged from his work Features an outstanding list of contributors, including senior as well as “next generation” Rawls scholars Provides careful, textually informed exegesis and well-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work, including non-Rawlsian perspectives Includes discussion of new material, covering Rawls’s work from the newly published undergraduate thesis to the final writings on public reason and the law of peoples Covers Rawls’s moral and political philosophy, his distinctive methodological commitments, and his relationships to the history of moral and political philosophy and to jurisprudence and the social sciences Includes discussion of his monumental 1971 book, A Theory of Justice, which is often credited as having revitalized political philosophy

As Free and as Just as Possible

As Free and as Just as Possible Author Jeffrey Reiman
ISBN-10 9781118232064
Release 2012-02-21
Pages 256
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Grafting the Marxian idea that private property is coercive onto the liberal imperative of individual liberty, this new thesis from one of America's foremost intellectuals conceives a revised definition of justice that recognizes the harm inflicted by capitalism's hidden coercive structures. Maps a new frontier in moral philosophy and political theory Distills a new concept of justice that recognizes the iniquities of capitalism Synthesis of elements of Marxism and Liberalism will interest readers in both camps Direct and jargon-free style opens these complex ideas to a wide readership

The Codification of Medical Morality

The Codification of Medical Morality Author R.B. Baker
ISBN-10 9780585274447
Release 2007-08-26
Pages 241
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Like many novel ideas, the idea for this volume and its predecessor arose over lunch in the cafeteria of the old Wellcome Institute. On an atternoon in Sept- ber 1988, Dorothy and Roy Porter, and I, sketched out a plan for a set of conf- ences in which scholars from a variety of disciplines would explore the emergence of modern medical ethics in the English-speaking world: from its pre-history in the quarrels that arose as gentlemanly codes of etiquette and honor broke down under the pressure of the eighteenth-century "sick trade," to the Enlightenment ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival, to the American appropriation process that culminated in the American Medical Association's 1847 Code of Ethics, and to the British turn to medical jurisprudence in the 1858 Medical Act. Roy Porter formally presented our idea as a plan for two back-to-back c- ferences to the Wellcome Trust, and I presented it to the editors of the PHI- LOSOPHY AND MEDICINE series, H. Tristram Engeihardt, Jr. and Stuart Spicker. The reception from both parties was enthusiastic and so, with the financial backing of the former and a commitment to publication from the latter, Roy Porter, ably assisted by Frieda Hauser and Steven Emberton, - ganized two conferences. The first was held at the Wellcome Institute in - cember 1989; the second was sponsored by the Wellcome, but was actually held in the National Hospital, in December 1990.

Traditions of International Ethics

Traditions of International Ethics Author Terry Nardin
ISBN-10 0521457572
Release 1992
Pages 326
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This is the first comprehensive study of how different ethical traditions deal with the central moral problems of international affairs. Using the organizing concept of a tradition, it shows that ethics offers many different languages for moral debate rather than a set of unified doctrines. Each chapter describes the central concepts, premises, vocabulary, and history of a particular tradition and explains how that tradition has dealt with a set of recurring ethical issues in international relations. Such issues include national self-determination, the use of force in armed intervention or nuclear deterrence, and global distributive justice.

Literary Ladies in Anomalous Positions

Literary Ladies in Anomalous Positions Author Cheri Lin Larsen Hoeckley
ISBN-10 UCAL:$C135295
Release 1997
Pages 568
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Literary Ladies in Anomalous Positions has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Literary Ladies in Anomalous Positions also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Literary Ladies in Anomalous Positions book for free.

Economic Theory and Social Institutions

Economic Theory and Social Institutions Author Masudul Alam Choudhury
ISBN-10 081919526X
Release 1994
Pages 399
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This book introduces students to the present state of the art in the economics of institutionalism and social policy. It also introduces the reader to a critique of mainstream economic thinking, followed by the development of a humanistic social interaction model of economic institutions, behavior, and social policy. The author takes a broad look at some of the major problems of social institutions and policy in the Canadian context. Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Economics and Social Institutions; The Nature of Economic Theory; Resolution of the Great Economic Problems of Contemporary Times; Economic Issues of the Public Sector; Economic Problems of the Private Sector; Socio-Economic Issues Related to the Problem of Poverty; Economic Growth and Development; Regional Economic Development; Labour Market; Inflation and Unemployment; Social Contractarianism for Humanistic Institutionalism; Economics of Canadian Constitutional Provisions under the Unity Accord; Institution-Economy Interface of Canadian Debt and Deficits.

Lessons from the Identity Trail

Lessons from the Identity Trail Author Ian R. Kerr
ISBN-10 UOM:39015080823183
Release 2009
Pages 554
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During the past decade, rapid developments in information and communications technology have transformed key social, commercial and political realities. Within that same time period, working at something less than internet speed, much of the academic and policy debates arising from these new and emerging technologies have been fragmented. There have been few examples of interdisciplinary dialogue about the potential for anonymity and privacy in a networked society. Lessons from the Identity Trail fills that gap, and examines key questions about anonymity, privacy and identity in an environment that increasingly automates the collection of personal information and uses surveillance to reduce corporate and security risks. This project has been informed by the results of a multi-million dollar research project that has brought together a distinguished array of philosophers, ethicists, feminists, cognitive scientists, lawyers, cryptographers, engineers, policy analysts, government policy makers and privacy experts. Working collaboratively over a four-year period and participating in an iterative process designed to maximize the potential for interdisciplinary discussion and feedback through a series of workshops and peer review, the authors have integrated crucial public policy themes with the most recent research outcomes.

Essays on Ethics Social Behaviour and Scientific Explanation

Essays on Ethics  Social Behaviour  and Scientific Explanation Author J.C. Harsanyi
ISBN-10 9789401093279
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 278
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When John Harsanyi came to Stanford University as a candidate for the Ph.D., I asked him why he was bothering, since it was most un likely that he had anything to learn from us. He was already a known scho lar; in addition to some papers in economics, the first two papers in this vol ume had already been published and had dazzled me by their originality and their combination of philosophical insight and technical competence. However, I am very glad I did not discourage him; whether he learned any thing worthwhile I don't know, but we all learned much from him on the foundations of the theory of games and specifically on the outcome of bar gaining. The central focus of Harsanyi's work has continued to be in the theory of games, but especially on the foundations and conceptual problems. The theory of games, properly understood, is a very broad approach to social interaction based on individually rational behavior, and it connects closely with fundamental methodological and substantive issues in social science and in ethics. An indication of the range of Harsanyi's interest in game the ory can be found in the first paper of Part B -though in fact his owncontri butions are much broader-and in the second paper the applications to the methodology of social science. The remaining papers in that section show more specifically the richness of game theory in specific applications.

Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law

Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law Author Janice Richardson
ISBN-10 9780415619202
Release 2012
Pages 232
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Brings together acknowledged experts in these two areas to pursue a distinctly feminist approach to the major areas of tort law.

Why Posterity Matters

Why Posterity Matters Author Avner De-Shalit
ISBN-10 9781134856480
Release 2005-06-20
Pages 176
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The first comprehensive philosophical examination of our duties to future generations, Dr de-Shalit argues that they are a matter of justice, not charity or supererogation.

Liberty Property and the Future of Constitutional Development

Liberty  Property  and the Future of Constitutional Development Author Ellen Frankel Paul
ISBN-10 0791403033
Release 1990
Pages 341
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This book is a discussion of current trends in the constitutional protection of economic liberties. Since the mid-1930 s, the Supreme Court has been reluctant to replace legislative judgements on matters of economic regulation with its own. While the Court permits wide legislative experimentation in the economic realm, it scrutinizes governmental attempts to regulate or abridge other civil liberties quite closely. This state of affairs is known as the double standard. The question of the appropriateness of this unequal treatment by the Court of these two classes of liberties generates much of the controversy in this volume. Other topics dealt with include the current trends in (and relevance of) constitutional law for welfare rights, labor unions, and labor law. Recent Supreme Court decisions on property rights also receive much attention."

Justice Miscarried

Justice Miscarried Author Costas Douzinas
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105060920282
Release 1994
Pages 326
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The law is going through a period of deep crisis, exemplified by continuing revelations of miscarriages of justice, which calls for radical reassessment of the relationship betwen law and morality. The technocratic efficiency aimed at by modern law can no longer be perceived as a subsitute for the law's failure to deliver justice. This new study seeks to reopen the law-ethics debate from a postmodern perspective and calls for a radical reassessment of the relationship between law and morality. It argues that the separation between law and ethics led to the failure of the law to deliver its promise of justice and claims that only by taking seriously a philosophy of otherness can the law be transformed into an acceptable ethical basis of social communication; otherwise it will remain divorced from ethics and its decline into amoral technocratic management will continue. The authors of this book confront an issue of great contemporary concern in an innovative and often controversial way. Theories of justice and the place of otherness in them are examined in detail, and the tragedy of Antigone is presented as the foundational myth of legality. Casuistry, another forgotten tradition, often contrasted with the reason of the law, is next traced in the common law. Legal philosophies, and the ideas of Kant, Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida and Levinas, are discussed in an exploration of the ethical elements missing in modern justice. The ethics alterity is then applied to a series of cases dealing with refugees. The book concludes by proposing a theory of legal aesthetics through a reading of a Shakespearean sonnet and Sir Joshua Reynolds' discourses on art.