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Ethics : Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives - James P. Sterba

Ethics

Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives

By: James P. Sterba (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1999
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Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with both feminist and multicultural approaches. Engaging and accessible, it provides an introductory sampling of several of the classical works of the Western tradition in ethics and then situates these readings within feminist and multicultural perspectives so that they can be better understood and evaluated in our contemporary environment. While some of the non-Western works parallel the views defended in the Western works (e.g., Confucius's work echoes that of Plato or Aristotle), others question the Western perspectives (e.g., American Indian works provide an interesting challenge to Western moral philosophy). Confucius, Jorge Valadez, Ward Churchill, Moshoeshoe II, and Eagle Man present multicultural perspectives to the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre, Rawls, MacIntyre, Korsgaard, and others. Noted feminists Christine de Pizan, Simone de Beauvoir, Carol Gilligan, Annette Baier, Susan Okin, and Rosemarie Radford Ruether also offer alternative views. Ideal for courses in introduction to ethics, history of ethics, and feminist ethics, Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives is also intriguing reading for interested general readers.

"Interested and broad-based approach to ethics."--Ursula Raynor, St. Martin's College

Preface General Introduction I. PLATO 1: Plato, The Republic 2: Julia Annas, Plato's Republic and Feminism 3: Confucius, The Analects II. ARISTOTLE AND MUSONIUS RUFUS 4: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics 5: Aristotle, Politics 6: Musonius Rufus, Discourses 7: Eve Browning Cole, Women, Slaves, and "Love of Toil" in Aristotle's Moral Philosophy 8: Chuang Tzu, The Book of Chuang Tzu III. AUGUSTINE 9: Augustine, The City of God 10: Augustine, Confessions 11: Rosemary Radford Ruether, Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church 12: Jorge Valadez, Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives IV. AQUINAS AND CHRISTINE DE PIZAN 13: Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles 14: Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica 15: Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies 16: Eleanor McLaughlin, Equality of Souls, Inequality of Sexes: Women in Medieval Theology 17: Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed V. HUME 18: David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature 19: Annette C. Baier, Hume, the Women's Moral Theorist? 20: Ewe Proverbs VI. KANT 21: Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals 22: Immanuel Kant, On the Sublime and the Beautiful 23: Rae Langton, Maria von Herbert's Challenge to Kant 24: The Bhagavad Gita VII. MILL AND HARRIET TAYLOR 25: John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism 26: John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women 27: Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women 28: Maria H. Morales, Utility and Perfect Equality 29: Mo Tzu, Universal Love VIII. NIETZSCHE 30: Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil 31: Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Nietzsche and Moral Change 32: Mervyn Sprung, Nietzsche's Trans-European Eye IX. SARTRE AND DE BEAUVOIR 33: Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism 34: Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex 35: Elizabeth V. Spelman, Simone de Beauvoir and Women: Just Who Does She Think "We" Is? 36: Eagle Man, We Are all Related X. RAWLS AND HARE 37: John Rawls, A Theory of Justice 38: R.M. Hare, The Structure of Ethics and Morals 39: Lynne S. Arnault, The Radical Future of Hare's Moral Theory 40: Ward Churchill, Perversions of Justice: A Native-American Examination of the Doctrine of U.S. Rights to Occupancy in North America XI. MACINTYRE AND NUSSBAUM 41: Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nature of Virtues 42: Martha Nussbaum, Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach 43: Susan Okin, Whose Traditions? 44: Xiaorong Li, Gender Inequality in China and Cultural Relativism XII. GEWIRTH AND KORSGAARD 45: Alan Gewirth, The Justificatory Argument for Human Rights 46: Christine Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity 47: James P. Sterba, The Justification of Morality and the Behavior of Women 48: Moshoeshoe II, Harmony with Nature and Indigenous African Culture XIII. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND CAROL GILLIGAN 49: Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail 50: Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream 51: Carol Gilligan, Moral Orientation and Moral Development Concluding Feminist and Multicultural Postscript Each section opens with an Introduction and concludes with Recommended Readings

ISBN: 9780195127263
ISBN-10: 0195127269
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 19.36  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.94