1st Edition

Morality and Global Justice
Justifications and Applications

ISBN 9780813344324
Published March 1, 2011 by Routledge
247 Pages

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Book Description

In this concise, single-authored text, renowned scholar and professor Michael Boylan examines the moral justifications underlying key global justice issues and provides students with the analytical tools to approach those issues critically. Introductory chapters establish a thorough but accessible foundation in theory and moral justification, and subsequent chapters apply those concepts to key areas of global concern: poverty; public health; race, gender, and sexual orientation; democracy and social/political dialog; globalization; the environment; war and terrorism; and immigrants and refugees. For easy reference and review, each chapter includes key terms, critical applied reasoning exercises (CARE), and problems and thought experiments perfect for class discussions or writing exercises. The appendix (Getting Involved) guides students in putting ethical principles to work.

Table of Contents

Part One: Global Metaethical Justification

Chapter 1: The Way People Think about Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy

Chapter 2: The Personal Worldview, Shared-Community, and Extended-Community Worldview Imperatives

Part Two: Normative Ethics in a Global Context

Chapter 3: The Foundation of Global Justice

Chapter 4: Human Rights

Chapter 5: Culture and Religion

Chapter 6: Justice, the State, and the World

Part Three: Applied Global Ethics

Chapter 7: Poverty

Chapter 8: Public Health

Chapter 9: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation

Chapter 10: Democracy, and Social and Political Dialogue

Chapter 11: Globalization

Chapter 12: The Environment

Chapter 13: War and Terrorism

Chapter 14: Immigrants and Refugees

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Michael Boylan, Department of Philosophy, Marymount University, USA.

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