Paul Smith " Moral and Political Philosophy: Key Issues, Concepts and Theories "
Palgrave Macmillan | June 24, 2008 | English | ISBN-10: 0230552765 | PDF | 272 Pages | 2MB
Each chapter can be read independently, so useful to a variety of courses. It presupposes no prior knowledge, so it is useful for introductory, as well as more advanced, courses. It enables students to progress from practical issues to moral theories. It introduces debates over controversial and topical moral and political issues - drug laws, punishment, civil disobedience, and global poverty. It presents clear and concise examination of key concepts in moral and political theory - liberty, liberty-limiting principles (harm, offence, paternalism, harmless wrongdoing), rights, equality and social justice.This title provides a clear and concise introduction to moral and political philosophy which critically analyzes arguments about controversial and topical practical issues - drug laws, justifications of punishment, civil disobedience, whether there is a duty to obey the law, and global poverty.