In this concise, single-authored text, renowned scholar and professor Michael Boylan examines the moral justifications underlying key global justice issues and provides students with the analytical tools to approach those issues critically. Introductory chapters establish a thorough but accessible foundation in theory and moral justification, and subsequent chapters apply those concepts to key areas of global concern: poverty; public health; race, gender, and sexual orientation; democracy and social/political dialog; globalization; the environment; war and terrorism; and immigrants and refugees. For easy reference and review, each chapter includes key terms, critical applied reasoning exercises (CARE), and problems and thought experiments perfect for class discussions or writing exercises. The appendix (Getting Involved) guides students in putting ethical principles to work.
Michael Boylan received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and 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.
Preface Part One: Global Metaethical Justification Chapter 1 The Way People Think About Ethics and Social/Political Philosophy Chapter 2 The Personal, Shared-Community, and Extended-Community Worldview Imperatives Part Two: Normative Ethics in a Global Context Chapter 3 The Foundation of Global Justice Chapter 4 Human Rights Chapter 5 Culture and Religion Chapter 6 Justice, the State, and the World Part Three: Applied Global Ethics Chapter 7 Poverty Chapter 8 Public Health Chapter 9 Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Chapter 10 Democracy, and Social and Political Dialogue Chapter 11 Globalization Chapter 12 The Environment Chapter 13 War and Terrorism Chapter 14 Immigrants and Refugees Appendix: How to Get Involved Glossary Index