Higher Education

Justice, Equality, and Rights, 1st Edition

  • Emmett Barcalow Western New England College
  • ISBN-10: 0534573940  |  ISBN-13: 9780534573942
  • 464 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.25



This text is the ideal resource for teachers who want to introduce their students to the basic aspects of the philosophy of justice but do not wish to hinder progress and insight with the typically difficult exploration of complicated primary sources. Barcalow's previous books have proved his value as a teacher, especially to those who feel daunted by the perceived complexity of philosophy and many of its traditional sources. JUSTICE, EQUALITY, AND RIGHTS, via elucidating prose and short, astutely-edited selections from key primary sources, presents all the major positions and arguments in contemporary political philosophy, including the legitimacy of government, the nature of rights, issues in economic justice, and war and peace.

Table of Contents

1. Political Argument.
2. Anarchism, Authority, and Obedience.
3. Justice, Equality, and Rights.
4. Liberty.
5. Economic Inequality, Poverty, and Subsistence Rights.
6. Property Rights.
7. Democracy.
8. Communitarianism.
9. Marxism.
10. Feminism and Sexual Equality.
11. Politics and the Environment.
12. War and Peace.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Emmett Barcalow

Emmett Barcalow, who received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, is a Professor of Philosophy and English and Chair of the Department of Communication and Humanities at Western New England College. He is also the author of MORAL PHILOSOPHY: THEORIES AND ISSUES (Wadsworth) and OPEN QUESTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (Oxford University Press).