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Author Mulgan, Tim
Title Ethics for a Broken World : Imagining Philosophy after Catastrophe
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
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Note Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface: Imagining a broken world -- Introductory lecture: Philosophy in the age of affluence -- Part I: Rights -- Lecture 1. Nozick on rights -- Lecture 2. Self-ownership -- Lecture 3. The Lockean proviso -- Lecture 4. Nozick in a broken world -- Lecture 5. Nationalism -- Part II: Utilitarianism -- Lecture 6. Act utilitarianism -- Lecture 7. Rule utilitarianism -- Lecture 8. Well-being and value -- Lecture 9. Mill on liberty -- Lecture 10. Utilitarianism and future people -- Lecture 11. Utilitarianism in a broken world -- Part III: The social contract -- Lecture 12. Hobbes and Locke -- Lecture 13. Rawls -- Lecture 14. Rawls and the future -- Lecture 15. Rawls in a broken world -- Part IV: Democracy -- Lecture 16. Democracy -- Lecture 17. Democracy and the future -- Reading list -- Bibliography -- Index
Imagine living in the future in a world already damaged by humankind, a world where resources are insufficient to meet everyone's basic needs and where a chaotic climate makes life precarious. Then imagine looking back into the past, back to our own time and assessing the ethics of the early twenty-first century. "Ethics for a Broken World" imagines how the future might judge us and how living in a time of global environmental degradation might utterly reshape the politics and ethics of the future. This book is presented as a series of history of philosophy lectures given in the future, studying the classic texts from a past age of affluence, our own time. The central ethical questions of our time are shown to look very different from the perspective of a ruined world. The aim of "Ethics for a Broken" World is to look at our present with the benefit of hindsight - to reimagine contemporary philosophy in an historical context - and to highlight the contingency of our own moral and political ideals
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mulgan, Tim Ethics for a Broken World : Imagining Philosophy after Catastrophe London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9781844654871
Subject Political science -- Philosophy.;Ethics.;Global environmental change
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