Ethics : Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives

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Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with both feminist and multicultural approaches. Engaging and accessible, it provides an introductory sampling of several of the classical works of the Western tradition in ethics and then situates these readings within feminist and multicultural perspectives so that they can be better understood and evaluated in our contemporary environment. While some of the non-Western works parallel the views defended in the Western works (e.g., Confucius's work echoes that of Plato or Aristotle), others question the Western perspectives (e.g., American Indian works provide an interesting challenge to Western moral philosophy). Confucius, Jorge Valadez, Ward Churchill, Moshoeshoe II, and Eagle Man present multicultural perspectives to the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre, Rawls, MacIntyre, Korsgaard, and others. Noted feminists Christine de Pizan, Simone de Beauvoir, Carol Gilligan, Annette Baier, Susan Okin, and Rosemarie Radford Ruether also offer alternative views.
Ideal for courses in introduction to ethics, history of ethics, and feminist ethics, Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives is also intriguing reading for interested general readers.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 27.9mm | 997.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195127269
  • 9780195127263

Table of contents

Preface ; General Introduction ; I. PLATO ; 1. Plato, The Republic ; 2. Julia Annas, Plato's Republic and Feminism ; 3. Confucius, The Analects ; II. ARISTOTLE AND MUSONIUS RUFUS ; 4. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics ; 5. Aristotle, Politics ; 6. Musonius Rufus, Discourses ; 7. Eve Browning Cole, Women, Slaves, and the Love of Toil ; 8. Chuang Tzu, The Book of Chuang Tzu ; III. AUGUSTINE ; 9. Augustine, The City of God ; 10. Augustine, The Confessions ; 11. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Misogynism and Virginal Feminism in the Fathers of the Church ; 12. Jorge Valadez, Pre-Columbian Philosophical Perspectives ; IV. AQUINAS AND CHRISTINE DE PIZAN ; 13. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles ; 14. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica ; 15. Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies ; 16. Eleanor McLaughlin, Equality of Souls, Inequality of Sexes ; 17. Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed ; V. HUME ; 18. David Hume, Treatise on Human Nature ; 19. Annette C. Baier, Hume, the Women's Moral Theorist? ; 20. Ewe Proverbs ; VI. KANT ; 21. Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals ; 22. Immanuel Kant, On the Sublime and the Beautiful ; 23. Rae Langton, Maria von Herbert's Challenge to Kant ; 24. Bhagavad Gita ; VII. MILL AND HARRIET TAYLOR ; 25. John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism ; 26. John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women ; 27. Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women ; 28. Maria H. Morales, Utility and Perfect Equality ; 29. Mo Tzu, Universal Love ; VIII. NIETZSCHE ; 30. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil ; 31. Kathryn Pyne Addelson, Nietzsche and Moral Change ; 32. Mervyn Sprung, Nietzsche's Trans-European Eye ; IX. SARTRE AND DE BEAUVOIR ; 33. Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism ; 34. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex ; 35. Elizabeth V. Spelman, Simone de Beauvoir and Women: Just Who Does She Think "We" Is? ; 36. Eagle Man, We Are All Related ; X. RAWLS AND HARE ; 37. John Rawls, A Theory of Justice ; 38. R.M. Hare, The Structure of Ethics and Morals ; 39. Lynne S. Arnault, The Radical Future of Hare's Moral Theory ; 40. Ward Churchill, Perversions of Justice: A Native-American Examination of the Doctrine of U.S. Rights to Occupancy in North America ; XI. MACINTYRE AND NUSSBAUM ; 41. Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nature of Virtues ; 42. Martha Nussbaum, Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach ; 43. Susan Okin, Whose Traditions? ; 44. Xiaorong Li, Gender Inequality in China and the Cultural Relativism ; XII. GEWIRTH AND KORSGAARD ; 45. Alan Gewirth, The Justificatory Argument for Human Rights ; 47. James P. Sterba, The Justification of Morality and the Behavior of Women ; 48. Moshoeshoe II, Harmony with Nature and Indigenous African Culture ; XIII. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND CAROL GILLIGAN ; 49. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham City Jail ; 50. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream ; 51. Carol Gilligan, Moral Orientation and Moral Development ; Concluding Feminist and Multicultural Postcript ; Each section opens with an Introduction and concludes with Recommended Readings
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