The Social Power of Ideas (Social philosophy today 11)

The Social Power of Ideas (Social philosophy today 11)

By: Creighton Peden (editor), Yeager Hudson (editor)Hardback

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In this study, the contributors maintain that forcefully-expressed ideas have in fact wrought huge changes in the world - sometimes of great good, sometimes of overwhelming evil. The theme of these essays is that the hope of the next century of human history hangs on our ability to recapture our faith in the social power of ideas. This book is a collection of papers presented at the 11th International Social Philosophy Conference, held in Helsinki, in the summer of 1993.

Contents

Making Waves - on the social power of ideas, Frederick Ferr; population growth and hope for humanity, Robin Atfield; from individual to collective pacifism, Shyli Karen-Frank; seriality versus education - a Sartrean perspective, Rivca Gordon and Haim Gordon; country/people/nation/state, Stephen Toulmin; international justice, reciprocity, and compromise, Richard T. De George; "Never again" - the protection of international human rights, Sander Lee; rethinking democracy in the light of the East European experience, William L. McBride; philosophy, anthropology, and universal human rights, David A. Duquette; is there a human right which should never be violated?, William Gerber; universal altruism and the sacrifice of the innocent, Matti Hyry and Martti Kuokkanen; communitarianism - Conservative of Liberal?, Marjaana Kopperi; needs, capabilities, and distributive justice, Sirkku Hellsten; justice, equality, and national health care, Donald S. Klinefelter; gender, justice and genetics, Mary B. Mahowald; discourse ethics and paternalism, Andrew Edgar; ethics and social structure, Joseph Grcic; are natural talents common assets?; Olli Loukola; temptation, provocation, law, religion, and liberty, J.P. Day; Mill on character, virtue, and utility, Louis G. Lombardi; Locke and the Indians, Naomi Zack; law and liberty in J.S. Mill and Bernard Bosanquet, William Sweet. (Part contents)

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773490437
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780773490437
  • ISBN10: 0773490434

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