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The Ethics of Assistance

The Ethics of Assistance
Morality and the Distant Needy

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy

Deen K. Chatterjee, Peter Singer, Richard J. Arneson, F. M. Kamm, Judith Lichtenberg, Richard W. Miller, David Miller, Martha Nussbaum, Erin Kelly, Charles R. Beitz, Henry Shue, Onora O'Neill, Thomas W. Pogge
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  • Date Published: May 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521527422

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  • The essays in this volume present the latest beliefs of some leading contemporary moral and political philosophers on the issue of assisting the foreign poor. Topics focus around the themes of political responsibility of governments of affluent countries to relieve poverty abroad and the personal responsibility of individuals to assist the distant needy. This timely volume will interest scholars in ethics, political philosophy, political theory, international law and development economics, as well as policy makers, aid agency workers, and general readers interested in the topics.

    • The volume collects nearly all of the leading figures in the recent debates on this topic in ethics and political philosophy. The essays reflect their latest ideas
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    "Chatterjee has edited & introduced an excellent anthology whose contributors generally call for development assistance or poverty relief for nations that cannot or will not provide for their own people. Recommended." A.S. Rosenbaum, Cleveland State University, CHOICE

    "A valuable contribution to the literature of philosphy and noninterventionist international humanitarian assistance." Perspectives on Political Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521527422
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Deen K. Chatterjee
    Part I. The Ethics of Distance:
    2. Outsiders: our obligation to those beyond our borders Peter Singer
    3. Moral limits on the demands of beneficence Richard J. Arneson
    4. The new problem of distance in morality F. M. Kamm
    5. Absence and the unfond heart: why people are less giving than they might be Judith Lichtenberg
    Part II. Communities and Obligations:
    6. Moral closeness and world community Richard W. Miller
    7. National responsibility and international justice David Miller
    Part III. The Law of Peoples:
    8. Women and theories of global justice: our need for new paradigms Martha Nussbaum
    9. Human rights as foreign policy imperatives Erin Kelly
    10. Human rights and the law of peoples Charles R. Beitz
    Part IV. Rights, Responsibilities and Institutional Reforms:
    11. Thickening convergence: human rights and cultural diversity Henry Shue
    12. Global justice: whose obligations? Onora O'Neill
    13. 'Assisting' the global poor Thomas W. Pogge.

  • Editor

    Deen K. Chatterjee, University of Utah
    Deen K. Chatterjee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah. His areas of specialization are political philosophy, applied ethics, and philosophy of religion and culture. He is co-editor of Globalization, Development and Democracy (2003), and Ethics and Foreign Intervention (Cambridge, 2003).


    Deen K. Chatterjee, Peter Singer, Richard J. Arneson, F. M. Kamm, Judith Lichtenberg, Richard W. Miller, David Miller, Martha Nussbaum, Erin Kelly, Charles R. Beitz, Henry Shue, Onora O'Neill, Thomas W. Pogge

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