The Morality of Gay Rights An Exploration in Political Philosophy
By Carlos Ball Copyright 2003
Also available as eBook on:
In The Morality of Gay Rights, Ball presents a comprehensive exploration of the connection between gay rights and political philosophy. He discusses the writing of contemporary political and legal philosophers-including Rawls, Walzer, Nussbaum, Sandel, Rorty and Dworkin-to evaluate how their theoretical frameworks fit the specific gay rights controversies, such as same-sex marriage and parenting by lesbians and gay men, that are part of our nation's political and legal debates.
Introduction; Chapter ONE Neutral Liberalism; Chapter TWO Pragmatic Liberalism; Chapter THREE Moral Liberalism; Chapter FOUR Communitarianism; Chapter FIVE Postmodernism;
"Ball is very knowledgeable, and he writes beautifully. One of his main strengths is his marvelously clear, scrupulously accurate exposition of recent debates in political philosophy." -- Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University
"Forceful, clear, thorough and caring. The Morality of Gay Rights is a welcome reworking of liberal theory, no less than a valuable addition to the scholarhsip concerning the viability, hopes and vulnerabilities of same-sex families in liberal society." -- Robin L. West, Georgetown University
"Draws upon the writings of contemporary philosophers to discuss their relevance for current legal & political debates about gay rights." -- J. Lindroth, Sociological Abstracts