Faculty Book: Steven M. Cahn, ed.
Steven M. Cahn and Robert Talisse, eds.
(Prentice Hall, 2010)
History, theory, and political problems are the three pillars of the political philosophy course. However, while the anthologies on the history of political philosophy are numerous, there are relatively few sources (and even fewer single sources) that focus on contemporary political problems. This book fills that gap, presenting the leading contemporary positions on school vouchers, government support for the arts, pornography, same-sex marriage, drug legalization, gun control, terrorism, torture, capital punishment, affirmative action, immigration, and the environment. Each subject is addressed by a pair of essays, leaving the reader to decide which side has the stronger arguments. The anthology is intended to be paired with any of the readers that are dedicated to the history of political philosophy. Steven Cahn (Prof., GC) is on the doctoral faculty in philosophy and urban education. Robert B. Talisse (Philosophy, 2001) serves as associate professor of philosophy and political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Submitted on: FEB 15, 2010