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International Justice and the Third World Studies in the Philosophy of Development

Edited By Robin Attfield, Barry Wilkins Copyright 1992
    220 Pages
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    International Justice and the Third World vindicates belief in global or universal justice, and explores both liberal and Marxist grounds for such belief. It also investigates the presuppositions of belief in development, and relates it to sustainability, to environmentalism, and to the obligation to cancel Third World debt.

    Contributors: Robin Attfield, University of Wales, Cardiff; Andrew Belsey, University of Wales, Cardiff; Andrew Collier University of Southampton; Nigel Dower University of Aberdeen; Geoffrey Hunt, Polytechnic of West London; Onora O'Neill, Newnham College, Cambridge; Kai Nielsen, University of Calgary and Barry Wilkins, University of Wales, Cardiff


    Robin Attfield taught philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales from 1968 to 2012. He also taught at University of Ife, Nigeria, and University of Nairobi, Kenya. His books include Ethics: An Overview (2012), Environmental Ethics (2003 and 2014) and The Ethics of the Global Environment (1999; second edition forthcoming). He and his wife have three children, and are members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

    Barry Wilkins taught Philosophy at Cardiff University, Wales until his retirement in 2011. Also for Routledge he contributed to Noel Timms and David Watson (eds), Philosophy in Social Work. In addition to publishing articles on various issues in social and political philosophy, he has contributed research to two series of books: The Communist International in Lenin’s Time and collected speeches and writings of Malcolm X.

    `Papers in this volume do, however, broaden the idea of justice, and make one consider the need for it to be a global principle of ethics rather than one that is limited by national boundaries.' - Bull Med Eth Feb 95