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The Globalization of Ethics

The Globalization of Ethics
Religious and Secular Perspectives


Will Kymlicka, Daniel Philpott, Michael Walzer, Max L. Stackhouse, Peter Nosco, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Richard Madsen, Mark C. Murphy, Chris Brown, Kimberley Hutchings, William M. Sullivan
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  • Date Published: July 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521873352

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  • Sullivan and Kymlicka seek to provide an alternative to post-9/11 pessimism about the ability of serious ethical dialogue to resolve disagreements and conflict across national, religious, and cultural differences. It begins by acknowledging the gravity of the problem: on our tightly interconnected planet, entire populations look for moral guidance to a variety of religious and cultural traditions, and these often stiffen, rather than soften, opposing moral perceptions. How, then, to set minimal standards for the treatment of persons while developing moral bases for coexistence and cooperation across different ethical traditions? The Globalization of Ethics argues for a tempered optimism in approaching these questions. Its distinguished contributors report on some of the most globally influential traditions of ethical thought in order to identify the resources within each tradition for working toward consensus and accommodation among the ethical traditions that shape the contemporary world.

    • Clear presentations by distinguished scholars of some of the major traditions of ethical thinking
    • Various traditions are brought into dialogue by a common focus on how universal moral standards such as human rights are to be defined
    • Discussions are framed within a broad philosophical and historical context
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521873352
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 162 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the globalization of ethics Will Kymlicka
    2. Global ethics and the international law tradition Daniel Philpott
    3. Morality and universality in Jewish thought Michael Walzer
    4. Globalization in Christian ethics Max L. Stackhouse
    5. Buddhism and the globalization of ethics Peter Nosco
    6. Muslim perspectives on global ethics Muhammad Khalid Masud
    7. Confucianism: ethical uniformity and diversity Richard Madsen
    8. Natural law, common morality, and particularity Mark C. Murphy
    9. Liberalism and the globalization of ethics Chris Brown
    10. Feminist perspectives on a planetary ethic Kimberley Hutchings
    11. Ethical universalism and particularism: a comparison of outlooks William M. Sullivan.

  • Editors

    William M. Sullivan, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education
    William M. Sullivan is Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has been Professor of Philosophy at La Salle University, where he is now Associate Faculty. He is co-author of Habits of the Heart, and author of Reconstructing Public Philosophy and Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America, 2nd edition.

    Will Kymlicka, Queen's University, Ontario
    Will Kymlicka is Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University and visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest. He has written and edited many titles, including Contemporary Political Philosophy and Multiculturalism in Asia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, as well as the current President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.


    Will Kymlicka, Daniel Philpott, Michael Walzer, Max L. Stackhouse, Peter Nosco, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Richard Madsen, Mark C. Murphy, Chris Brown, Kimberley Hutchings, William M. Sullivan

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