World Hunger and Morality

World Hunger and Morality

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This text is suitable as a primary or supplemental text for specialized courses on world hunger or international affairs. It may also be used as a supplemental reader for undergraduate courses in applied ethics or religious studies.

World Hunger and Morality contains the best current thinking about the appropriate moral response to world hunger. The focus and content of this second edition is radically different from the first. Most of the essays are new to this volume. In fact, most of the new essays were written especially for this volume.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 11mm | 372g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0134482840
  • 9780134482842
  • 1,951,829

Table of contents

1. Lifeboat Ethics.

Garrett Hardin, Lifeboat Earth: The Case Against Helping the Poor. William Aiken, The "Carrying Capacity" Equivocation.

2. A Responsibility to Aid.

Peter Singer, Famine, Affluence, and Morality. John Arthur, Rights and the Duty to Bring Aid. Garrett Cullity, The Life-saving Analogy. Hugh LaFollette and Larry May, Suffer the Little Children. Onora O'Neill, Ending World Hunger.

3. Rights and Justice.

Henry Shue, Solidarity among Strangers and the Right to Food. James Sterba, Global Justice. Xiarong Li, Making Sense of the Right to Food. James Nickel, A Human Rights Approach to Hunger.

4. Justice and Development.

Amartya Sen, Goods and People. David Crocker, Hunger, Capability, and Development. Radhika Balakrishnan and Uma Narayan, Combining Justice with Development: Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities in the Context of World Hunger and Poverty.

5. Hunger and the Environment.

Holmes Rolston III, Feeding People vrs. Saving Nature.
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