One World: The Ethics of Globalization (The Terry Lectures)

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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.

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Also available by Peter Singer: A Darwinian Left.

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"When a leading ethicist like Singer addresses globalization, we all should listen very carefully."--Paul R. Ehrlich, author of Human Natures: Genes, Cultures, and the Human Prospect, coauthor of Wild Solutions; "Timely and thoughtful."--Andrés Martinez, New York Times Book Review; "With this book, Singer makes an important contribution to the development of a planetary consciousness so needed in these times."-Tikkun; "Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential."-New Yorker

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