Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives

Ethics Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives Ethics Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with bot

  • Title: Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives
  • Author: James P. Sterba
  • ISBN: 9780195127263
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ethics Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with both feminist and multicultural approaches Engaging and accessible, it provides an introductory sampling of several of the classical works of the Western tradition in ethics anEthics Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives offers students a unique introduction to ethics by integrating the historical development of Western moral philosophy with both feminist and multicultural approaches Engaging and accessible, it provides an introductory sampling of several of the classical works of the Western tradition in ethics and then situates these readings within feminist and multicultural perspectives so that they can be better understood and evaluated in our contemporary environment While some of the non Western works parallel the views defended in the Western works e.g Confucius s work echoes that of Plato or Aristotle , others question the Western perspectives e.g American Indian works provide an interesting challenge to Western moral philosophy Confucius, Jorge Valadez, Ward Churchill, Moshoeshoe II, and Eagle Man present multicultural perspectives to the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre, Rawls, MacIntyre, Korsgaard, and others Noted feminists Christine de Pizan, Simone de Beauvoir, Carol Gilligan, Annette Baier, Susan Okin, and Rosemarie Radford Ruether also offer alternative views Ideal for courses in introduction to ethics, history of ethics, and feminist ethics, Ethics Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives is also intriguing reading for interested general readers.

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    1. This book is an excellent introduction to the great texts and concepts from both historical and contemporary ethics. It is especially helpful to see the common texts of Western thought contrasted and compared with texts from other traditions of philosophical thought, including the Chinese, the Indian, and various Native American traditions. I think the selections and the editorial comments were all very fair and very relevant. If you are looking for a good introduction to the primary texts of et [...]

    2. This anthology changed my life perspective by offering complimentary and contrasting feminist and multicultural moral philosophies to classical western texts arranged chronologically. It offers a good critique of moral relativism in the introduction, and Mr. Sterba presents his defense of morality by suggesting that the moral theory of women is conspicuously absent from the Western philosophical tradition. He does this after presenting feminist arguments throughout the book, and just after the s [...]

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