Cover: Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics, from Harvard University PressCover: Public Philosophy in PAPERBACK

Public Philosophy

Essays on Morality in Politics

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674023659

Publication Date: 10/31/2006

Short

304 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

World

  • Introduction
  • I. American Civic Life
    • 1. America’s Search for a Public Philosophy
    • 2. Beyond Individualism: Democrats and Community
    • 3. The Politics of Easy Virtue
    • 4. Big Ideas
    • 5. The Problem with Civility
    • 6. Impeachment—Then and Now
    • 7. Robert F. Kennedy’s Promise
  • II. Moral and Political Arguments
    • 8. Against State Lotteries
    • 9. Commercials in the Classroom
    • 10. Branding the Public Realm
    • 11. Sports and Civic Identity
    • 12. History for Sale
    • 13. The Market for Merit
    • 14. Should We Buy the Right to Pollute?
    • 15. Honor and Resentment
    • 16. Arguing Affirmative Action
    • 17. Should Victims Have a Say in Sentencing?
    • 18. Clinton and Kant on Lying
    • 19. Is There a Right to Assisted Suicide?
    • 20. Embryo Ethics: The Moral Logic of Stem Cell Research
    • 21. Moral Argument and Liberal Toleration: Abortion and Homosexuality
  • III. Liberalism, Pluralism, and Community
    • 22. Morality and the Liberal Ideal
    • 23. The Procedural Republic and the Unencumbered Self
    • 24. Justice as Membership
    • 25. The Peril of Extinction
    • 26. Dewey’s Liberalism and Ours
    • 27. Mastery and Hubris in Judaism: What’s Wrong with Playing God?
    • 28. Political Liberalism
    • 29. Remembering Rawls
    • 30. The Limits of Communitarianism
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene