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229 x 152mm | 232 pages | May 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1394-9 £55.00 | $69.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1395-6 £17.99 | $26.95 | €23.90 ebook available

Global Ethics An Introduction Second Edition


This revised edition of Kimberly Hutchings’ best-selling textbook provides an accessible introduction to the field of global ethics for students of politics, international relations, and globalization. It offers an overview and assessment of key perspectives in global ethics and their implications for substantive moral issues in global politics. The second edition contains expanded coverage of pressing contemporary issues relating to migration, changes in the technologies of war, and the global environment. Hutchings’ excellent book helps non-specialist students to understand the assumptions underpinning different moral traditions, and enables them to formulate their own views on how to approach moral judgment and prescription – essential in a world which, though it is shared by all, possesses massive cultural differences and inequalities of power. KIMBERLY HUTCHINGS is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London.

Series: Key Contemporary Thinkers 229 x 152mm | 260 pages | September 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2072-5 £55.00 | $69.95 | €71.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2073-2 £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available


H.L.A. Hart is among the most important legal philosophers of the twentieth century. His 1961 book The Concept of Law has become an enduring classic, and has also left a significant imprint on moral and political philosophy. In this volume, leading legal and political philosopher Matthew Kramer provides a crystal-clear analysis of Hart’s achievement. He elucidates issues ranging from Hart’s general methodology to his defense of legal positivism, showing how The Concept of Law remains central to debates among legal philosophers because it lends itself to being reinterpreted in light of new concerns. Kramer therefore pays particular attention to Hart’s insights in the context of contemporary debates over the reality of normative entities and properties and the semantics of normative statements. This book is an invaluable guide to Hart’s thought for students and scholars of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, as well as moral and political philosophy. MATTHEW KRAMER is Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.


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