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  2. General Reading: 6 items
    1. Causing death and saving lives - Jonathan Glover 1977

      Book Essential

    2. Rawls: A theory of justice and its critics - Chandran Kukathas, Philip Pettit 1990

      Book Essential

    3. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

      Book Essential

    4. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential

    5. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

      Book Essential

  3. 1. Approaches to Moral Reasoning 8 items
    1. Key Reading: 4 items
      1. Utilitarianism - for and against - J. J. C. Smart, Bernard Arthur Owen Williams 1973

        Book Essential (essay by Williams)

      2. Political philosophy - Dudley Knowles 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Ch. 2

      3. Contemporary political philosophy: an introduction - Will Kymlicka 2002

        Book Essential Chapter 2

      4. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Essential Chapters 14 & 19 (essay by O’Neill and Pettit)

    2. Additional Material: 4 items
      1. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Davis, N. 'Contemporary Deontology'

      2. Applied ethics - Peter Singer 1986

        Book Recommended Glover, J ‘It Makes No Difference Whether or Not I do it’

      3. Causing death and saving lives - Jonathan Glover 1977

        Book Recommended chapter 20

      4. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Pettit, P. 'Consequentialism'

  4. 2. Politics and Moral Character 14 items
    1. Key Reading: 4 items
      1. Politics and the Problem of Dirty Hands, IN: A companion to ethics - C. A. J. Coady

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      2. Ruthlessness in Public Life, IN: Public and private morality - T. Nagel

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      3. Chapter 4 - B. Williams

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      4. War and moral responsibility - Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon 1974

        Book Essential Walzer, M. ‘Political Action’

    2. Additional Material: 10 items
      1. A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy - Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, Thomas W. Pogge 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Coady, C.A.J. ‘Dirty Hands’

      2. Public and private in social life (1983.)

        Book Recommended Read: Benn, S ‘Private and Public Morality’

      3. Innocence and experience - Stuart Hampshire 1991

        Book Recommended Read: Chapter 5

      4. Dirty hands - Martin Hollis 2009/01/27

        Article Recommended

      5. Moral Purity and the Lesser Evil - Hill, Thomas E Apr 1, 1983

        Article Recommended

      6. The Serpent and the Dove - Mendus, Susan 2009/01/30

        Article Recommended

      7. Politics and morality - Susan Mendus 2009

        Book Recommended

      8. The morality of politics 1972

        Book Recommended Articles by Milne, Downie, Parekh, Berki

      9. War and moral responsibility - Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon 1974

        Book Recommended Walzer, M 'Political Action',

  5. 3. Justice: Rawls 33 items
    1. Key Reading 5 items
      1. A theory of justice - John Rawls 1973

        Book Essential sections 10-13 and 31-50

      2. Rawls: A theory of justice and its critics - Chandran Kukathas, Philip Pettit 1990

        Book Essential Chs. 3, 4 & 5

      3. Reading Rawls: critical studies on Rawls' A theory of justice - Norman Daniels (1989.)

        Book Recommended Articles by Hare, Nagel, Dworkin, Hart and Daniels

      4. Reading Rawls: critical studies on Rawls' 'A theory of justice' - Norman Daniels 1975

        Book Essential Articles by Hare (digitised below), Nagel, Dworkin, Hart and Daniels

      5. Rawls’ Theory of Justice, IN: Reading Rawls: critical studies on Rawls' 'A theory of justice' - R. M. Hare

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

    2. Additional Material: 28 items
      1. Justice - Tom Campbell 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Ch. 3.

      2. Democratic Equality - Joshua Cohen 1989

        Article Recommended

      3. JUSTICE AND THE DIFFERENCE PRINCIPLE - Copp, David Dec 1, 1974

        Article Recommended

      4. An introduction to contemporary political theory - Colin Farrelly 2004

        Book Recommended Chapter 1

      5. Political philosophy - Dudley Knowles 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended pp 215-238.

      6. Contemporary political philosophy: an introduction - Will Kymlicka 2002

        Book Essential pp 53-75

      7. Liberals and communitarians - Stephen Mulhall, Adam Swift 2004

        Book Recommended Introduction

      8. The Most Extensive Liberty - O O’Neill 1979-1980

        Article Recommended

      9. Realizing Rawls - Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge 1989

        Book Recommended Ch 2,3 and 4

      10. Development and main outlines of Rawls's theory of justice: Henry S. Richardson [and] Paul J. Weithman - Henry S. Richardson, Paul J. Weithman 1999

        Book Recommended Volume 1 (An invaluable reference on Rawls that reprints many articles originally published elsewhere)

      11. The two principles and their justification: Henry S. Richardson [and] Paul J. Weithman - Henry S. Richardson, Paul J. Weithman 1999

        Book Recommended Volume 2 (An invaluable reference on Rawls that reprints many articles originally published elsewhere)

      12. Opponents and implications of a theory of justice: Henry S. Richardson [and] Paul J. Weithman - Henry S. Richardson, Paul J. Weithman 1999

        Book Recommended Volume 3 (An invaluable reference on Rawls that reprints many articles originally published elsewhere)

      13. Moral psychology and community: Henry S. Richardson [and] Paul J. Weithman - Henry S. Richardson, Paul J. Weithman 1999

        Book Recommended Volume 4 (An invaluable reference on Rawls that reprints many articles originally published elsewhere)

      14. Reasonable pluralism: Henry S. Richardson [and] Paul J. Weithman - Henry S. Richardson, Paul J. Weithman 1999

        Book Recommended Volume 5: An invaluable reference on Rawls that reprints many articles originally published elsewhere.

      15. A theory of justice - John Rawls 1999

        Book Recommended

      16. Contemporary political theory - Anthony De Crespigny, Alan Wertheimer 1971

        Book Recommended Rawls, J ‘Justice as Fairness’

      17. Liberalism and the limits of justice - Michael J. Sandel 1998

        Book Recommended pp 1-15 and Ch. 3

      18. Liberty and Self-Respect - Henry Shue 1975

        Article Recommended

      19. THE REVISIONIST DIFFERENCE PRINCIPLE - Williams, Andrew D Jun 1, 1995

        Article Recommended

  6. 4. Justice: Nozick 19 items
    1. Key Reading 3 items
      1. Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Robert Nozick 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Ch 1, 2,3,7

      2. Robert Nozick: property, justice and the minimal state - Jonathan Wolff 1991

        Book Essential Ch 1,2,4

      3. Robert Nozick - A. R. Lacey, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Ch 2&3

    2. Additional Material: 16 items
      1. Social choice and justice - Kenneth Joseph Arrow 1984

        Book Recommended Arrow, K Nozick’s Entitlement Theory of Justice’

      2. Contemporary political philosophy: an introduction - Will Kymlicka 2002

        Book Recommended pp. 102-127.

      3. Robert Nozick - A. R. Lacey, ebrary, Inc 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Robert Nozick 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Distributive Justice - Robert Nozick 1973

        Article Recommended

      6. Reading Nozick: essays on Anarchy, state and utopia - Jeffrey Paul 1982, c1981

        Book Recommended Articles by O’Neill (digitised below), Davis, Nagel, Scanlon, Ryan, Lyons

      7. Nozick’s Entitlements, IN: Reading Nozick: essays on anarchy, state, and Utopia - O. O'Neill

        Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      8. The right to private property - Jeremy Waldron 1988 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Ch. 7.

  7. 5. War and Morality 28 items
    1. Key Reading: 6 items
      1. War and murder, IN: Ethics, religion and politics - G. Anscombe

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      2. Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays - James Rachels c1979

        Book Essential (also see ‘The Justice of the Present War Examined’ and ‘Mr Truman’s Degree’)

      3. War and morality - Richard A. Wasserstrom 1970

        Book Essential On the Morality of War:

      4. War and moral responsibility - Marshall Cohen, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon 1974

        Book Essential (articles by Brandt (digitised below), Hare, Nagel and Walzer (both)

      5. Utilitarianism and the Rules of War, IN: War and moral responsibility - R. B. Brandt

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

    2. Additional Material: 22 items
      1. Intention and intentionality: essays in honour of G.E.M. Anscombe - G. E. M. Anscombe, Cora Diamond, Jenny Teichman 1979

        Book Recommended Brown, L. ‘Intentions in the Conduct of Just War’

      2. Philosophy, morality and international affairs: essays - Virginia Held, Sidney Morgenbesser, Thomas Nagel, Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs 1974

        Book Recommended Cohen, M ‘Morality and the Laws of War’

      3. Morality and the laws of war - Marshall Cohen, Virginia Held

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Issues in political theory - Catriona McKinnon 2008

        Book Recommended Frowe, H. War and intervention

      5. Causing death and saving lives - Jonathan Glover 1977

        Book Recommended (Ch.19)

      6. On Pacifism - Holmes, Robert L Oct 1, 1973

        Article Recommended

      7. Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary Challenges to Just War Theory - Steven P. Lee, SpringerLink (Online service) 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (especially articles by R Martin, D Duquette, P. Hubbard and Intro Chapter)

      8. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended McMahan, J. 'War and Peace'

      9. A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy - Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, Thomas W. Pogge 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended McMahan, J. ‘Just War’

      10. The Killing of the Innocent - Murphy, Jeffrie G Oct 1, 1973

        Article Recommended

      11. Mortal questions - Thomas Nagel 1979, 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 5: War and massacre

      12. Mortal Questions - Thomas Nagel 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 5: War and massacre

      13. The Case for Pacifism - R Norman 1988

        Article Recommended

      14. Self Defence and National Defence - F de Roose 1990

        Article Recommended

      15. War and self-defense - David Rodin 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      16. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

        Book Recommended Chapter 11 Should rich countries give more foreign aid?

      17. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 11 Should rich countries give more foreign aid?

  8. 6. International Justice and World Hunger 21 items
    1. Key Reading 5 items
      1. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Essential Dower, N. 'World Poverty'

      2. Matters of life and death: new introductory essays in moral philosophy - Tom Regan 1993

        Book Essential O'Neill, O. 'The Moral Perplexity of Famine Relief'

      3. Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays - James Rachels c1979

        Book Essential (articles by Singer (digitised below) and Hardin)

      4. Famine, Affluence and Morality, IN: Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays - P. Singer

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

    2. Additional Material 16 items
      1. World hunger and moral obligation - William Aiken, Hugh LaFollette c1977

        Book Recommended esp. article by Hardin

      2. Democracy, power and justice: essays in political theory - Brian M. Barry 1989

        Book Recommended Barry, B ‘Humanity and Justice in Global Perspective’

      3. Political theory and international relations - Charles R. Beitz 1979

        Book Recommended part 3 [see also later edition entry below]

      4. Political theory and international relations - Charles R. Beitz c1999

        Book  Part 3

      5. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Dower, N. 'World Poverty',

      6. The limits of obligation - James S. Fishkin 1982

        Book Recommended

      7. Matters of life and death: new introductory essays in moral philosophy - Tom Regan 1993

        Book Recommended O'Neill, O 'The Moral Perplexities of Famine Relief'

      8. Thomas Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2002, ISBN 0745629954, 284 pp., £18.00 (pb) - Pierik, Roland 2004/10/08

        Article Recommended See also articles by Mathias Risse, Alan Patten, Rowan, Cruft, Norbert Anwander, Debra Satz in the same issue of Ethics and International Affairs) Can be accessed via Blackwell Synergy

      9. Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays - James Rachels c1979

        Book Recommended (esp. articles by Singer and Hardin, Short Loan)

      10. Practical ethics - Peter Singer 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      11. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

        Book Recommended Chapter 10 Is leaking classified material justified?

      12. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 10 Is leaking classified material justified?

      13. Human rights and international relations - R. J. Vincent 1986

        Book Recommended esp. Ch. 5

  9. 7. Equality and Minority Rights 15 items
    1. Key Reading 4 items
      1. Chapter 5 - A. Baumeister

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      2. Culture and equality: an egalitarian critique of multiculturalism - Brian Barry 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book  especially Chapters 4 (Theories of group rights) and 5 (Liberal states and llliberal religions

      3. Multicultural citizenship: a liberal theory of minority rights - Will Kymlicka 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential (especially Ch. 3 and 6) Kymlicka, W. Liberalism, Community and Culture

      4. Chapter 9 - W. Kymlicka

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

    2. Additional Material 11 items
      1. Liberalism, multiculturalism and toleration - John Horton 1993

        Book Recommended Chaplin ,C. ‘How much cultural and religious pluralism can liberalism tolerate’

      2. Equality, Autonomy, and Cultural Rights - Geoffrey Brahm Levey 1997

        Article Recommended

      3. Are There Any Cultural Rights? - Chandran Kukathas 1992

        Article Recommended

      4. Multicultural citizenship: a liberal theory of minority rights - Will Kymlicka 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (especially Ch. 3 and 6)

      5. Liberalism, community, and culture - Will Kymlicka 1989

        Book Recommended (especially Ch 9)

      6. Contemporary political philosophy: an introduction - Will Kymlicka 2002

        Book Recommended (Ch. 8)

      7. Issues in political theory - Catriona McKinnon 2008

        Book Recommended Mookherjee, M. Multiculturalism,

      8. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

        Book Recommended Chapter 3 Are minority cultures entitled to recognition and rights?

      9. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 3 Are minority cultures entitled to recognition and rights?

  10. 8. Equality and Reverse Discrimination 15 items
    1. Key Reading: 3 items
      1. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Boxill, B. 'Equality, discrimination and preferential treatment',

      2. Equality and preferential treatment - Thomas Scanlon, Ronald William Dworkin c(1977.)

        Book Essential Articles by Thomson, Nagel, Sher, Simon

      3. Taking Rights Seriously - Ronald Dworkin 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential Chapter 9

    2. Additional Material: 12 items
      1. Compensatory Discrimination - Day, J. P. 2009/01/30

        Article Recommended

      2. Justice and reverse discrimination - Alan H. Goldman c[1979 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Philosophy of law 2014

        Book Recommended Katzner, L., ‘Is the Favouring of Women & Blacks ... Unjustified?

      4. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

        Book Recommended Chapter 4 Is affirmative action fair?

      5. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 4 Is affirmative action fair?

      6. Justice and the politics of difference - Iris Marion Young 1990

        Book Recommended Ch. 7

  11. 9. Rightsbearers Environment 23 items
    1. Key Reading: 3 items
      1. Energy and the Future - D. MacLean, P. Brown

        Book Essential Steiner, H., 'The Rights of Future Generations', (for copy see Dr Baumeister)

    2. Additional Material: 20 items
      1. Original Populations and Environmental Rights - T. Airaksinen 1988

        Article Recommended

      2. The ethics of environmental concern - Robin Attfield 1991

        Book Recommended

      3. The environment in question: ethics and global issues - David E. Cooper, Joy Palmer, ebrary, Inc 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Elliot, R. 'Environmental Ethics',

      5. OBLIGATIONS TO FUTURE GENERATIONS - Golding, M P Jan 1, 1972

        Article Recommended

      6. Harming Future People - Matthew Hanser 1990

        Article Recommended

      7. Justice and Future Generations - D. Clayton Hubin 1976

        Article Recommended

      8. A Companion to Contemporary Political Philosophy - Robert E. Goodin, Philip Pettit, Thomas W. Pogge 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. A theory of justice - John Rawls 1973

        Book Recommended sections 44, 45

      10. A theory of justice - John Rawls 1999

        Book Recommended sections 44, 45

      11. Ethics and the environment - Donald Scherer, Thomas Attig 1983

        Book Recommended

      12. Obligations to future generations - Richard I. Sikora, Brian M. Barry 1978

        Book Recommended

      13. Practical ethics - Peter Singer 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (ch.10): The environment

      14. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016

        Book Recommended Chapter 12 Can military intervention into other countries be justified on humanitarian grounds?

      15. Applying political theory: issues and debates - Katherine Smits 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended Chapter 12 Can military intervention into other countries be justified on humanitarian grounds?

      16. Frankena, on Environmental Ethics - Taylor, Paul W Jul 1, 1981

        Article Recommended

  12. 10. Rightsbearers Animals 24 items
    1. Key Reading 8 items
      1. "Animal Liberation": A Critique - Michael Fox 1978

        Article Essential Also see Regan's reply and Fox's rejoinder in the same issue of Ethics- see 2 entries below

      2. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Essential Grune, L. 'Animals',

      3. Animal rights and human obligations - Tom Regan, Peter Singer 1976

        Book Essential

      4. Animals and the Value of Life, IN: Matters of life and death: new introductory essays in moral philosophy - P. Singer

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      5. In defence of animals - Peter Singer 1985

        Book Essential

      6. Practical ethics - Peter Singer 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential (Ch. 5) : Taking Live: Animals

    2. Additional Material: 16 items
      1. The animals issue: moral theory in practice - Peter Carruthers 1992

        Book Recommended

      2. Political theory and animal rights - Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey 1990

        Book Recommended

      3. Animal rights - Craig Donnellan 1990

        Book Recommended

      4. Rights, Wrongs, and Animals - Lawrence Haworth 1978

        Article Recommended

      5. Anarchy, State, and Utopia - Robert Nozick 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended pp 32-42

      6. Animal rights and wrongs - Roger Scruton, Demos (Organisation) 2000

        Book Recommended

      7. Animal liberation - Peter Singer, Yuval N. Harari 2015

        Book Recommended

      8. Animal rights: current debates and new directions - Cass R. Sunstein, Martha Craven Nussbaum 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. Animal rights: current debates and new directions - Cass R. Sunstein, Martha Craven Nussbaum, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. Animals and society: the humanity of animal rights - Keith Tester 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  13. 11. Abortion 24 items
    1. Key Reading: 8 items
      1. Causing death and saving lives - Jonathan Glover 1977

        Book Essential (Ch 9-11)

      2. Why Abortion is Immoral - Don Marquis 04/1989

        Article Essential

      3. Should the state prohibit abortion and euthanasia? IN: Applying political theory: issues and debates, Smits, Katherine

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      4. Rights, restitution, and risk: essays in moral theory - Judith Jarvis Thomson 1986

        Book Essential (Ch 1) Also published in M. Cohen, T. Nagel and T. Scanlon (ed), The Rights and Wrongs of Abortion - see entry below

      5. The rights and wrongs of abortion - Thomas Nagel, Thomas Scanlon, John Finnis 1974

        Book Essential

      6. A Defence of Abortion, IN: The rights and wrongs of abortion - J. J. Thomson

        Chapter Essential Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module POLU9PJ

      7. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Essential Warren, M.A. 'Abortion',

    2. Additional Material: Abortion 16 items
      1. The ethics of abortion: pro-life vs. pro-choice - Robert M. Baird, Stuart E. Rosenbaum 2001

        Book Recommended

      2. Abortion and Self-Defense - Nancy Davis 1984

        Article Recommended

      3. A Fortnight of My Life is Missing’ - A. Holland 1990

        Article Recommended

      4. Moral problems: a collection of philosophical essays - James Rachels c1979

        Book Recommended Part 2:The Morality of Abortion

      5. Matters of life and death: new introductory essays in moral philosophy - Tom Regan 1993

        Book Recommended The Morality of Abortion

      6. Abortion and the Moral Significance of Merely Possible Persons: Finding Middle Ground in Hard Cases - Melinda A. Roberts, SpringerLink (Online service) 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. Practical ethics - Peter Singer 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Ch 6) : Taking Life : The embryo and Fetus

      8. IVF Technology and the Argument from Potential - Peter Singer and Karen Dawson 1988

        Article Recommended

      9. Abortion and moral theory - L. W. Sumner c[1981 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. A companion to ethics - Peter Singer 1991

        Book Recommended Warren, M.A. , ‘Abortion’

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