This anthology is intended to be used in Political Philosophy courses. It focuses on contemporary political problems, and it is intended to be paired with any of the numerous readers which are dedicated to the history of political philosophy. History, theory, and political problems are the three pillars of the political philosophy course. However, while the anthologies on the history of political philosophy are numerous, there are relatively few sources (and even fewer single sources) that focus on contemporary political problems. This book fills that gap, with the leading contemporary positions on school vouchers, government support for the arts, pornography, same sex marriage, drug legalization, gun control, terrorism, torture, capital punishment, affirmative action, Immigration, and the environment.
Table of Contents
I. School Vouchers
II. Government Support for the Arts
IV. Same-Sex Marriage
V. Drug Legislation
VI. Gun Control
IX. Capital Punishment
X. Affirmative Action
XII. The Environment
Steven Cahn is currently a full professor at the graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York.
Robert Talisse is currently an associate professor of philosphy and political science at Vanderbilt University.