The Individual and the Political Order examines major theoretical perspectives, both historical and contemporary, in major issues in social and political philosophy. It combines accessibility with appreciation of philosophical complexity and discusses applied issues, such as morality and war, as well as theoretical approaches to justice, rights, and democratic liberal thought.
Norman E. Bowie is the Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of 15 books and over 75 scholarly articles in business ethics, political philosophy and related fields. His most recent book is Management Ethics. Robert L. Simon is the Marjorie and Robert W. McEwen Professor of Philosophy at Hamilton College. He is the author of Fair Play: Values and Sport and Neutrality and the Academic Ethics as well as many articles in ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of sport.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter One: Love It or Leave It: Individual Conscience and Political Authority Chapter 4 Chapter Two: Utilitarianism Chapter 5 Chapter Three: Human Rights: Meaning and Justification Chapter 6 Chapter Four: Justice Chapter 7 Chapter Five: Liberty Chapter 8 Chapter Six: Democracy Chapter 9 Chapter Seven: Liberal Political Theory and Its Critics Chapter 10 Chapter Eight: Ethics and International Affairs Chapter 11 Chapter Nine: War, Morality, and Terrorism Chapter 12 Postscript