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Necessary Goods: Our Responsibilities to Meet Others Needs

by Gillian Brock Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 1998)

Do any needs defensibly make claims on anyone? If so, which needs and whose needs can defensibly do this? What are the grounds for our responsibilities to meet others' needs, when we have such responsibilities?...


Partisan or Neutral?: The Futility of Public Political Theory

by Michael White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 12, 1997)

Partisan or Neutral? critically examines the Rawlsian ideal of a public, supposedly neutral, political theory meant to justify contemporary constitutional democracies. Placing this ideal-appealed to by neo-natural...


The Idea of a Political Liberalism: Essays on Rawls

by Clark Wolf, Victoria Davion, Marilyn A. Friedman & Dale Jamieson et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 1999)

In this unique volume, some of today's most eminent political philosophers examine the thought of John Rawls, focusing in particular on his most recent work. These original essays explore diverse issues, including...


Approximate Justice: Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy

by George Sher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 04, 1997)

In this engaging and provocative book, Sher explores the normative moral and social problems that arise from living in a decidedly non-ideal world_a world that contains immorality, evil, and injustice, and in...


Moral Vision: How Everyday Life Shapes Ethical Thinking

by Duane L. Cady Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 29, 2005)

Moral Thinking is critical of mainstream academic ethics for being pretty nearly stuck on Kant and Mill, for neglecting nonviolence (Gandhi and King), for nearly neglecting the women's movement (it is not yet...


Moral Rights and Political Freedom

by Tara Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 06, 1995)

Seeking a way out of today's bewildering rush of rights claims, Tara Smith's Moral Rights and Political Freedom offers a systematic account of the nature and foundations of rights. The book carefully elucidates...


For and Against the State: New Philosophical Readings

by John T. Sanders & Jan Narveson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 28, 1996)

Is government justified? This perennial question is central to political philosophy and has never been more alive than at the present time, in the midst of continuing political and social upheaval worldwide....


Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice

by Laura Westra & Bill Lawson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 26, 2001)

Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international....


Can Ethics Provide Answers?: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy

by James Rachels Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 1996)

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing...


Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics

by Larry May & Stacey Hoffman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 1992)

This anthology presents the best recent philosophical analyses of moral, political, and legal responsibility of groups and their members. Motivated by reflection on such events as the Holocaust, the exploding...


Violence and Nonviolence: An Introduction

by Barry L. Gan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2013)

Violence and Nonviolence: an Introduction critiques five dominant societal views about violence and nonviolence. Using evidence from scientific studies as well as anecdotal evidence and news reports, esteemed...


Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns

by Peter A. French Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 2000)

Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that...


Heirs of Oppression: Racism and Reparations

by Angelo J. Corlett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Packing his case with moral argument and relevant facts, Angelo Corlett offers the most comprehensive defense to date in favor of reparations for African Americans and American Indians. As Corlett see it, the...


Gewirth: Critical Essays on Action, Rationality, and Community

by Michael Boylan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 1998)

As one of the most important ethicists to emerge since the Second World War, Alan Gewirth continues to influence philosophical debates concerning morality. In this ground-breaking book, Gewirth's neo-Kantianism,...