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Three Challenges to Ethics: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Multiculturalism [Hardcover]

James P. Sterba

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Aug. 15 2000
This title includes the following features: The only book devoted to these basic challenges to ethics

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"A very readable volume, with many real-world historical examples to illustrate key points.--Choice

"Three Challenges to Ethics is as accessible as it is challenging, framing not only the right questions but profound solutions with respect to the vexed sociopolitical and economic relationships plaguing contemporary American life. This is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of justice and sustainability."--Ward Churchill, author of Indians Are Us?

"Sterba's present book continues his longstanding and important project of bringing marginalized and mainstream ethical traditions into constructive engagement with each other. His chapter on feminism provides an admirably clear and accessible exposition of several challenges posed to mainstream ethics by feminist thinking."--Alison Jaggar, author of Feminist Politics and Human Nature

"Sterba's analysis of how environmental ethics unsettles established ethical convictions is seminal, and few ethicists are more resolute in forging better principles to meet this challenge--a synthesis of anthropocentric and biocentric concerns. Ethics is peacemaking, he argues, and he embodies this claim full force in his placing of nature in culture, and of people on their Earth."--Holmes Rolston, III, author of Environmental Ethics

"An important breakthrough that benefits beginners as well as those who welcome a lucid breath of fresh air in ethics texts."--Hal McMullen, Lord Fairfax Community College

"The blend of theory and factual content in Sterba's critical study of the relationship between traditional ethical theory and current concerns about ethical and social issues involving the environment, feminism, and the commitment to multiculturalism makes for a provocative and challenging contribution to applied ethics."--E. Feingold, Pratt Institute --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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James P. Sterba is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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