Contemporary debates in social philosophy

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Blackwell Pub., 2008 - Philosophy - 324 pages
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In this important and engaging volume, international scholars present opposing viewpoints to debate ten of the most important issues in contemporary social philosophy.

  • Provides an original analysis of some of society’s most pressing issues
  • Written by an outstanding cast of international scholars
  • Issues covered include the nature of freedom, the limits of religious tolerance, affirmative action, parenting, the death penalty, privacy, violence, world hunger, social diversity, homosexuality, and abortion
  • Invites the reader to participate in the exchange of arguments

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RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE 11 In Defense of Religious Toleration Philip L Quinn
Freedom and Money G A Cohen 19

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Laurence Thomas is Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Political Science in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, where he is also a member of the Center for European Studies. He is the author of over fifty articles and four books, Living Morally: A Psychology of Moral Character (1989), Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocaust (1993), Sexual Orientation and Human Rights (with Michael Levin, 1999) and The Family and the Political Self (2006). His articles on moral theory and social philosophy have been widely anthologized.