Synopses & Reviews
"[T]his well-conceived and beautifully edited book is a valuable contribution....[C]hapters on each of 12 'traditions'...all give students a clear introduction to the particular philosophy and then show how it has resulted in certain conclusions about international ethics." Mary Maxwell, Journal of Politics"The thirteen authors, two editors, and Cambridge University Press should be exceedingly proud of this study." Ethics"Traditions of International Ethics...greatly helps clarify what international ethics might be, or more precisely, the traditions from which such ethics might be derived....well written, relatively jargon-free, and accessible to the nonspecialist. Its value as an introduction to the subject is enhanced by the brief bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter." Patrick Callahan, Journal of Politics
This is the first comprehensive study of how different ethical traditions deal with the central moral problems of international affairs.
A comprehensive study of how different ethical traditions deal with the central moral problems of international affairs.
Table of Contents
1. Ethical traditions in international affairs Terry Nardin; 2. The tradition of international law Murray Forsyth; 3. The declaratory tradition in modern international law Dorothy V. Jones; 4. Classical realism Steven Forde; 5. Twentieth century realism Jack Donnelly; 6. Natural law and international ethics Joseph Boyle; 7. Kant's global rationalism Thomas Donaldson; 8. Utilitarianism and international ethics Anthony Ellis; 9. The contractarian tradition and international ethics David R. Mapel; 10. Liberalism and international reform Michael Joseph Smith; 11. Marxism and international ethics Chris Brown; 12. The idea of rights in international ethics R. J. Vincent; 13. Biblical argument in international ethics Michael G. Cartwright; 14. Convergence and divergence in international ethics David R. Mapel and Terry Nardin.