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The many and the one : religious and secular perspectives on ethical pluralism in the modern world / edited by Richard Madsen, Tracy B. Strong.

Contributor(s): Madsen, Richard, 1941- | Strong, Tracy B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Ethikon series in comparative ethics: Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (vi, 372 p.).ISBN: 9781400825592 (electronic bk.); 1400825598 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ethics, Comparative | Ethical relativism | Religious ethicsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Many and the one.DDC classification: 170 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Three forms of ethical pluralism / Richard Madsen and Tracy B. Strong -- Liberal egalitarian attitudes toward ethical pluralism / William A. Galston -- Liberal egalitarian platitudes? / Brian Barry -- Ethical pluralism from a classical liberal perspective / Chandran Kukathas -- Ethical pluralism and classical liberalism / James Tully -- Natural law and ethical pluralism / John H. Haldane -- Natural law reflections on the social management of ethical pluralism / Joseph Boyle -- Confucian attitudes toward ethical pluralism / Joseph Chan -- Two strands of Confucianism / Lee H. Yearley -- Islam and ethical pluralism / Dale F. Eickelman -- The scope of pluralism in Islamic moral traditions / Muhammad Khalid Masud -- Ethical diversity, tolerance, and the problem of sovereignty: a Jewish perspective / Menachem Fisch -- Jewish responses to modernity / Adam B. Seligman -- Conscientious individualism: a Christian perspective on ethical pluralism / David Little -- Pluralism as a matter of principle / James W. Skillen -- Feminist attitudes toward ethical pluralism / Christine Di Stefano -- Feminism and the varieties of ethical pluralism / Carole Pateman -- Critical theory and the challenge of ethical pluralism / William E. Scheuerman -- Substantive and procedural dimensions of critical theory / Simone Chambers -- Pluralisms compared / J. Donald Moon.
Summary: The war on terrorism, say America's leaders, is a war of Good versus Evil. But in the minds of the perpetrators, the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington were presumably justified as ethically good acts against American evil. Is such polarization leading to a violent "clash of civilizations" or can differences between ethical systems be reconciled through rational dialogue? This book provides an extraordinary resource for thinking clearly about the diverse ways in which humans see good and evil. In nine essays and responses, leading thinkers ask how ethical pluralism can be understo.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Three forms of ethical pluralism / Richard Madsen and Tracy B. Strong -- Liberal egalitarian attitudes toward ethical pluralism / William A. Galston -- Liberal egalitarian platitudes? / Brian Barry -- Ethical pluralism from a classical liberal perspective / Chandran Kukathas -- Ethical pluralism and classical liberalism / James Tully -- Natural law and ethical pluralism / John H. Haldane -- Natural law reflections on the social management of ethical pluralism / Joseph Boyle -- Confucian attitudes toward ethical pluralism / Joseph Chan -- Two strands of Confucianism / Lee H. Yearley -- Islam and ethical pluralism / Dale F. Eickelman -- The scope of pluralism in Islamic moral traditions / Muhammad Khalid Masud -- Ethical diversity, tolerance, and the problem of sovereignty: a Jewish perspective / Menachem Fisch -- Jewish responses to modernity / Adam B. Seligman -- Conscientious individualism: a Christian perspective on ethical pluralism / David Little -- Pluralism as a matter of principle / James W. Skillen -- Feminist attitudes toward ethical pluralism / Christine Di Stefano -- Feminism and the varieties of ethical pluralism / Carole Pateman -- Critical theory and the challenge of ethical pluralism / William E. Scheuerman -- Substantive and procedural dimensions of critical theory / Simone Chambers -- Pluralisms compared / J. Donald Moon.

The war on terrorism, say America's leaders, is a war of Good versus Evil. But in the minds of the perpetrators, the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington were presumably justified as ethically good acts against American evil. Is such polarization leading to a violent "clash of civilizations" or can differences between ethical systems be reconciled through rational dialogue? This book provides an extraordinary resource for thinking clearly about the diverse ways in which humans see good and evil. In nine essays and responses, leading thinkers ask how ethical pluralism can be understo.

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This collection of essays explores the existential, cultural, and civilization complexities of "ethical pluralism," i.e., the philosophical doctrine that states that moral values (good/bad or right/wrong) vary both between and within "ethical perspectives." Contributors include well-known, top-notch scholars like William A. Galston, Brian Barry, and James Tully. An extraordinarily well organized collection, its chapters cover nine nonsecular and secular ethical perspectives: egalitarian liberalism, classical liberalism, natural law, Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, feminism, and critical theory. It provides excellent introductory and concluding chapters, chapter notes, index, and biographical notes on the 21 contributors. Each chapter includes two essays. The first addresses five topics: general considerations, social regulation, citizenship, life-and-death decisions, and human sexuality. The second "response essay" expands and clarifies the views presented in the first essay. Each chapter is mostly self-contained and focuses primarily on pluralism "within" each specific perspective (e.g., Islam) rather than "between" perspectives (e.g., Islam and classical liberalism), thus allowing students to connect the dots and forge their own comparisons. This is an extremely valuable resource for collections that support social and political philosophy, ethics, religion, political science, sociology, or comparative cultures. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through faculty. R. F. White College of Mount St. Joseph

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Richard Madsen is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author or coauthor of ten books, including Morality and Power in a Chinese Village . Tracy B. Strong is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and former Editor of Political Theory . He has published seven books, among them Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of Transformation .

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