Now available in three thematic volumes, the second edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a collection of the newest and best articles on current moral issues by moral and political theorists from around the globe. Each volume seeks to challenge the standard approaches to morality and moral issues shaped by Western liberal theory and to extend the inquiry beyond the context of North America. Covering a broad range of issues and arguments, this collection includes critiques of traditional liberal accounts of rights, justice, and moral values, while raising questions about the treatment of disadvantaged groups within and across societies affected by globalization. Providing new perspectives on issues such as war and terrorism, reproduction, euthanasia, censorship, and the environment, each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective incorporates work by race, class, feminist, and disability theorists.
Moral and Political Theory, the first of the three volumes, surveys a number of traditional Western liberal approaches to moral theory, human rights, justice, and democracy, as well as contemporary critiques of these approaches. With nineteen new essays, three of which were written especially for this edition, this volume covers the necessary theories for understanding moral issues in a global context.
Moral Issues in Global Perspective is available in three separate volumes—Moral and Political Theory, Human Diversity and Equality, and Moral Issues.
“The great ethical challenge of this century will be how we should live our lives in a global context. This intelligent and broad-ranging collection provides its readers with a rich introduction to a wide range of perspectives about how we might live together as global citizens. There is something here to unsettle everyone’s views about the great questions of the day. These volumes provide no simple answers, but they provoke all of us to reconceive our ethical commitments.” — Joan Tronto, Hunter College
“Moral Issues in Global Perspective transforms the landscape for the study of ethics by challenging readers to connect the reality of globalization with the theory and practice of ethics. Volume I serves as a timely resource, combining high-caliber, challenging new articles with must-read classics. Koggel’s collection is sure to be a leader among the new generation of books in moral, social, and political philosophy.” — Sally Scholz, Villanova University