One World: The Ethics of Globalization

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Yale University Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 235 pages
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One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization. Peter Singer discusses climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems.
The book encompasses four main global issues: climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid. Singer addresses each vital issue from an ethical perspective and offers alternatives to the state-centric approach that characterizes international theory and relations today. Posing a bold challenge to narrow or nationalistic views, Singer presents a realistic, new way of looking at contemporary global issues--through a prism of ethics.
 

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It seems super important to always consider the impact of what I'm doing on others. One of the things I'm becoming way too acutely aware of is that I can't just look at the people directly within my ... Read full review

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I am reading this for a class, and almost our whole class truly despises this book... Peter Singer is excruciatingly critical and condescending. Singer believes in a hypothetical Utopian existence and is critical of all who do not currently live by his standards.

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Contents

2 One Atmosphere
14
3 One Economy
51
4 One Law
106
5 One Community
150
6 A Better World?
196
Notes
203
Index
227
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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

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