The Morality and Global Justice Reader

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This cutting-edge volume of original essays features a diverse, international team of prominent scholars examining issues of morality and justice within a global perspective. The chapters are grouped according to an integrative design that progresses from normative principles to normative theories to normative applications. Applications chapters address current significant and provocative topics such as poverty and the global economy; global health; religion; war; and gender, identity, and family. Distinguished philosopher and volume editor Michael Boylan provides a unifying introduction to each section. In addition, an abstract and list of key words provide readers with an informative entry into each reading. An engaging resource for all students of philosophy and politics,The Morality and Global Justice Readernot only offers an essential foundation of global justice and its policy implications, but also aims to inspire readers to positive action for change. A single-authored volume by Michael Boylan,Morality andGlobal Justice: Justifications and Applications, is also available as a complementary or a standalone text.

Author Biography

Michael Boylan is professor of philosophy at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction (with Charles Johnson) and Critical Inquiry: The Process of Argument, both published by Westview Press.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Normative Principlesp. 1
Global Human Rightsp. 7
On Justifying Human Rightsp. 27
When Is Ignorance Morally Objectionable?p. 51
The Ethics of Othernessp. 65
Normative Theoriesp. 83
Consequentialism and Global Ethicsp. 89
How to Think About Global Dutiesp. 103
Normative Applicationsp. 127
Poverty and the Global Economy
Collective Responsibility and Global Povertyp. 135
Building Wealth with Conditional Cash Transfersp. 153
Ethics and Global Financep. 169
Global Business and Global Justicep. 185
Global Health
Global Health Justicep. 211
Access to Life-Saving Medicinesp. 229
What Price Theocracy?p. 263
Global Ethics in the Academyp. 281
The Law of Peoplesp. 299
Cosmopolitan Revisions of Just Warp. 325
Gender, Identity, and Family
Women on the Movep. 349
Gender and Sex Developmentp. 365
Duties to Childrenp. 385
About the Contributorsp. 405
Indexp. 411
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