Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives

Synopsis

Social 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.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • James P. Sterba
  • Eve Browning Cole
  • Alan Gewirth
  • Bernard Gert
  • Tibor R. Machan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2001