- Tapa blanda: 272 páginas
- Editor: Terry Lectures (Paperback); Edición: Revised (1 de marzo de 2004)
- Colección: The Terry Lectures
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0300103050
- ISBN-13: 978-0300103052
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One World: The Ethics of Globalization, Second Edition (The Terry Lectures) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – mar 2004
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"Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential." New Yorker; "Philosopher Peter Singer holds a mirror to the policies of the wealthiest nation-state - the United States - and the reflection is not flattering. In this morally compelling work, Singer calls for a new ethic that will serve the interest of all who live on the planet." Sydney Horton, Audubon; "Peter Singer writes, as always, lucidly and with relentless logic. Getting states to behave ethically is a heroic aspiration, but this book will give even the most obdurate realist much to think about." Gareth Evans, President, International Crisis Group, former Australian Foreign Minister; "Timely and thoughtful... A refreshing intellectual integrity in Singer's efforts to assess the facts on the ground." Andres Martinez, New York Times Book Review; "This thought provoking book should stimulate debate about how to ameliorate the problems caused by globalisation." Wildlife Activist"
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One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization. Peter Singer discusses climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems. The book encompasses four main global issues: climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid. Singer addresses each vital issue from an ethical perspective and offers alternatives to the state-centric approach that characterizes international theory and relations today. Posing a bold challenge to narrow or nationalistic views, Singer presents a realistic, new way of looking at contemporary global issues-through a prism of ethics.Ver Descripción del producto
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He goes on to spell out some concerns with the undemocratic nature of these organizations (with the UN, it's specifically the Security Council). However, I would like more time to be spent on why the undemocratic nature of these organizations is problematic. (The US isn't completely democratic either - it's a constitutional republic with certain safeguards against the possibility of a tyranny of a majority. The permanent seat-holders within the UN security council have a veto-power that is supposed to offer similar protections against misuses of democracy. Often criticized, the US uses this veto power often to protect Israel - is this a defense of the undemocratic nature of the UN? Or is this evidence of its corruption and ineffectiveness?)
The book's focus is on two aspects of globalization: the obligation of wealthy individuals to poor ones, and the obligation of wealthy states to poor ones. His feelings of ethical responsibility are derived from his consequentialist commitments as a utilitarian. He arrives at his conclusions through his mind-numbingly logical arguments. The clincher: unlike other moral theorists, he practices what he preaches. Peter Singer donates a substantial portion of his income towards charities and overseas-aid organizations.
Read this as a thought piece. Singer begins by describing our changing world (keep in mind this was written after 09/11), then discusses topics such as the environment, economy, law, and our overall community.
The book gives you a basic understanding of the key issues involved in the discussions around globalisation, climate change and global ethics. A master of rhetoric, Peter Singer provides some clarity for those of us with a limited understanding of the issues coupled with globalisation and the related ethical arguments.