Social Justice


Author: Matthew Clayton,Andrew Williams
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 9781405111461
Category: Law
Page: 325
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The question of how to distribute benefits and burdens between different individuals and groups has exercised some of the greatest philosophers of the past, and dominates the study of contemporary political philosophy. This volume brings together some of the most creative contributions to one of the most intellectually fertile, and politically significant, areas of debate in practical philosophy. Beginning with two classic discussions by Locke and Hume, the volume then turns to contemporary theories of social justice, focusing on Rawls, Nozick, Dworkin, and some of their most influential critics. It concludes with a set of provocative readings on various specific issues – the family, market incentives, world poverty, cultural rights, and future generations – that have extended or challenged common conceptions of justice. With an introductory essay and a guide to further reading, Social Justice will appeal to students in law, politics, and normative economics, as well as philosophy.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice


Author: Michael D. Palmer,Stanley M. Burgess
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444355376
Category: Religion
Page: 664
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

Political Philosophy

A Beginners' Guide for Students and Politicians
Author: Adam Swift
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509533370
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
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Politicians invoke grand ideas: social justice, democracy, community, liberty, equality. But what do these ideas really mean? How can politicians across the political spectrum appeal to the same values? This fourth edition of Adam Swift's highly readable introduction to political philosophy answers these important questions, and includes new material on issues such as nationalism, immigration and multiculturalism, as well as updated guides to further reading. This lively and accessible book is ideal for students, but it also brings the insights of the world's leading political philosophers to a wide general audience. Using plenty of examples, it equips readers to think for themselves about the ideas that shape political life. Democracy works best when both politicians and voters move beyond rhetoric to think clearly and carefully about the values and principles that should govern their society. But clear thinking is difficult in an age when established orthodoxies have fallen by the wayside and political debate is becoming increasingly tribal and raucous. Bringing political philosophy out of the ivory tower and within the reach of all, this book provides us with tools to cut through the complexities and penetrate the smokescreens of modern politics. In so doing, it makes a valuable contribution to the democratic process and this new edition will continue to be essential reading for students of political philosophy and theory.

Social Justice in Practice

Questions in Ethics and Political Philosophy
Author: Juha Räikkä
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319046330
Category: Philosophy
Page: 167
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In this book the practical dimension of social justice is explained using the analysis and discussion of a variety of well-known topics. These include: the relation between theory and practice in normative political philosophy; the issue of justice under uncertainty; the question of whether we can and should unmask social injustices by means of conspiracy theories; the issues of privacy and the right to privacy; the issue of how certain psychological states may affect our moral obligations, in particular the obligation to treat others fairly; and finally the concepts of morality, fairness, and self-deception. The primary goal of the book is to provide readers with an updated discussion of some important and practical social justice issues. These issues are presented from a new perspective, based on the author ́s research. It is hoped that bringing these topics together in a single book will promote the emergence of new insights and challenges for future research. Juha Räikkä is a professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland. His research focuses on ethics and political philosophy.

Augustine and Social Justice


Author: Teresa Delgado,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498509185
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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This volume examines some of the most contentious social justice issues present in the corpus of Augustine's writings. Whether one is concerned with human trafficking and the contemporary slave trade, the global economy, or endless wars, these essays further the conversation on social justice as informed by the writings of Augustine of Hippo.

Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Anthology


Author: Robert E. Goodin,Philip Pettit
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119154162
Category: Philosophy
Page: 736
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The revised and updated edition of Goodin and Pettit’s highly-acclaimed contemporary political philosophy anthology, bringing together the field’s most important readings in a single volume Unparalleled in the breadth and scope of its coverage, this newly-revised third edition traces the evolution of political philosophy as a contemporary practice, and raises important questions about the impact of current political events. Fully updated to include 49 contemporary and classic selections from the most distinguished scholars in political philosophy Offers expanded coverage of international affairs and political oppression Includes essays which represent a diversity of political and ideological positions, and features interdisciplinary voices in politics, law, and economics Edited by two of the field’s most highly-respected scholars The ideal collection of primary readings to accompany the Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy, Second Edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2012) for coursework in political philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy


Author: Robert L. Simon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470756535
Category: Philosophy
Page: 344
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The Blackwell Guide to Social and Political Philosophy brings together a collection of newly commissioned essays which examine fundamental issues in social and political theory. Written by leading social and political philosophers, each essay provides a map to the history of the issue at hand and a judicious assessment of the main arguments that have been brought to bear upon that issue.

A Companion to Rawls


Author: Jon Mandle,David A. Reidy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118328418
Category: Philosophy
Page: 600
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Wide ranging and up to date, this is the single mostcomprehensive treatment of the most influential politicalphilosopher of the 20th century, John Rawls. An unprecedented survey that reflects the surge of Rawlsscholarship since his death, and the lively debates that haveemerged from his work Features an outstanding list of contributors, including senioras well as “next generation” Rawls scholars Provides careful, textually informed exegesis andwell-developed critical commentary across all areas of his work,including non-Rawlsian perspectives Includes discussion of new material, covering Rawls’swork from the newly published undergraduate thesis to the finalwritings on public reason and the law of peoples Covers Rawls’s moral and political philosophy, hisdistinctive methodological commitments, and his relationships tothe history of moral and political philosophy and to jurisprudenceand the social sciences Includes discussion of his monumental 1971 book, A Theory ofJustice, which is often credited as having revitalizedpolitical philosophy

Philosophy of Law

Classic and Contemporary Readings
Author: Larry May,Jeff Brown
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405183888
Category: Law
Page: 625
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Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and practices. Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and morality Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of International Law and its increasing importance as we face globalization Features concrete examples in the form of cases significant to the evolution of law Contrasts Anglo-American law with foreign institutions and practices such as those in China, Japan, India, Ireland and Canada Incorporates diverse perspectives on the philosophy of law ranging from canonical material to feminist theory, critical theory, postmodernism, and critical race theory

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology


Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345729
Category: Religion
Page: 640
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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

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Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Ethics and social justice


Author: Wolf Bloemers
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 378
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"The aim of this core module book within the frame of a European Master study programme of > is to give an overview of the ethical and socio-political facets of social justice against the background of historical change, to focus on empirical studies regarding different concepts and perceptions of social justice in Europe, to outline new orientations and actions concerning social justice in the context of European politics and innovative movements of the civil society."

Handbuch Verantwortung


Author: Ludger Heidbrink,Claus Langbehn,Janina Loh
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658061103
Category: Philosophy
Page: 972
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Das Handbuch Verantwortung vermittelt einen Überblick über Themen und Positionen der internationalen Verantwortungsforschung. Es befasst sich mit Geschichte und Etymologie der Verantwortung und zeigt, warum der Verantwortungsbegriff zum Grundvokabular des ethischen Denkens gehört. Wann immer von Verantwortung die Rede ist, spielen Begriffe wie Freiheit, Zurechnung, Schuld oder Pflicht eine wesentliche Rolle. Darüber hinaus werden unterschiedliche Typen und Arten der Verantwortung wie individuelle und kollektive Verantwortung behandelt. Der Leser wird mit den wichtigsten Handlungsbereichen vertraut gemacht, zu denen die politische und rechtliche Verantwortung gehören, aber auch die Rolle des Verantwortungsprinzips in Erziehung, Medien, Technik und Wissenschaft. Nicht zuletzt geht es um den Beitrag, den das Verantwortungsprinzip für den Umgang mit Herausforderungen der Menschenrechte, der Weltarmut oder des Klimawandels leistet.

Geschichte der Philosophinnen


Author: Gilles Ménage
Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag
ISBN: 3787335277
Category: Philosophy
Page: 163
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Angesichts der bedeutenden Anzahl von Frauen, die Werke von beachtlicher philosophischer Qualität verfasst haben, ist es verwunderlich, dass diese Philosophinnen selbst in philosophiegeschichtlichen Veröffentlichungen jüngerer Zeit praktisch nicht mehr vorkommen; die wenigen Frauennamen, die bis in das späte 17. Jahrhundert Erwähnung fanden, sind heute fast völlig aus der Erinnerung getilgt. Wie präsent also waren Frauen eigentlich in der Philosophie? Der frühneuzeitliche Philologe Gilles Ménage leistet mit seiner Historia mulierum philosopharum einen wichtigen zeitgenössischen Beitrag zur Beantwortung dieser Frage. Ménages Doxographie war als Ergänzung zu den Leben und Meinungen berühmter Philosophen des Diogenes Laertius (PhB 674) gedacht. Dank gewissenhafter Forschung und philologischer Kompetenz gelingt es ihm trotz weniger umfangreichem Quellenmaterial, eine Reihe bruchstückhafter Informationen zusammenzuführen und durch die Kombination biographischer Daten mit kulturellen Erläuterungen ein Bild der Philosophinnen in ihrem intellektuellen Umkreis zu zeichnen. Die Darstellung erstreckt sich über beinahe 2500 Jahre und behandelt 65 Philosophinnen von den ältesten bis zu den jüngsten Denkerinnen, von ihren mythischen Anfängen bis hin zu ihren spätmittelalterlichen Vertreterinnen. In seinem nüchternen, anti-rhetorischen Stil folgt Ménage dem Beispiel des Diogenes Laertius, doch sind Informationen und Zeugnisse in Ménages Werk weitaus besser strukturiert, was sich etwa in der Ordnung der antiken Philosophinnen nach ihren jeweiligen Schulen niederschlägt. Die Stärke von Ménages Werk liegt in der Erschließung und Präsentation historischer Fakten zu Leben und Werk der im 17. Jahrhundert bekannten Philosophinnen, die somit auf den Platz in der Geschichte des abendländischen Denkens zurückkehren, der ihnen gebührt.

Books in Series in the United States


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Ethical Theory and Business


Author: Tom L. Beauchamp,Norman E. Bowie
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 596
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Covers professional standards, corporate responsibilities, self-regulation, government regulation, consumer rights, working conditions, discrimination, advertising, and economic justice

Vorsokratiker


Author: Christof Rapp
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406547614
Category: Pre-Socratic philosophers
Page: 262
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