Moving beyond the work of Rawls and his critics, this concise collection contains critical essays in contemporary political philosophy. All have been chosen for their importance and accessibility, and some have been edited by their authors for inclusion in this work. The book covers five main topics: equality, justice, liberty, democracy, and human rights. To assist readers, the editors have also provided section introduction and study questions as well as an overall introduction explaining the background to contemporary work in political philosophy. Beginning where most other anthologies in political philosophy conclude, this book can be used alone or in conjunction with any collection of historical sources.
I. Equality 1. Ronald Dworkin, “Equality” 2. Elizabeth Anderson, “Democratic Equality” 3. Kok Chor Tan, “A Defense of Luck Egalitarianism" [preview]
II. Justice 4. G. A. Cohen “Rescuing Justice and Equality” 5. David Miller, “Justice and Boundaries” [abstract] 6. Amartya Sen, “Capabilities and Resources”