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Political Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century

Essential Essays, 1st Edition

By Steven M. Cahn, Robert B. Talisse


303 pages

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Moving beyond the work of Rawls and his critics, this concise collection contains critical essays in contemporary political philosophy. All have been chosen for their importance and accessibility, and some have been edited by their authors for inclusion in this work. Political Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century covers five main topics: equality, justice, liberty, democracy, and human rights. To assist readers, the editors have also provided section introduction and study questions as well as an overall introduction explaining the background to contemporary work in political philosophy. Beginning where most other anthologies in political philosophy conclude, this book can be used alone or in conjunction with any collection of historical sources.

Table of Contents

Part I. Equality 1. Ronald Dworkin, "Equality" 2. Elizabeth Anderson, "Democratic Equality" 3. Kok Chor Tan, "A Defense of Luck Egalitarianism" Part II. Justice 4. G. A. Cohen "Rescuing Justice and Equality" 5. David Miller, "Justice and Boundaries" 6. Amartya Sen, "Capabilities and Resources" Part III. Liberty 7. Philip Pettit, "The Instability of Freedom as Non-Interference" 8. John Christman, "Can Positive Freedom be Saved" 9. Ian Carter, "The Myth of 'Merely Formal Freedom'" Part IV. Democracy 10. Richard Arneson, "Democracy is not Intrinsically Just" 11. Thomas Christiano, "The Authority of Democracy" 12. Joshua Cohen, "Reflections on Deliberative Democracy" Part V. Human Rights 13. Onora O'Neill "The Dark Side of Human Rights" 14. Thomas Pogge, "World Poverty and Human Rights" 15. Martha Nussbaum, "Capabilities and Social Justice"

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