Ethics in Canada: Ethical, Social, and Political Perspectives

Paperback | March 19, 2015

EditorKaren Wendling

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This thought-provoking collection of readings helps students develop reasoned views on twelve different contemporary social issues - including multiculturalism, Quebec nationalism, the role of government, animal rights, and more. Additionally, the text includes a short primer on ethical andpolitical theories and helps students plot their ethical and political views on the philosophical map.

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This thought-provoking collection of readings helps students develop reasoned views on twelve different contemporary social issues - including multiculturalism, Quebec nationalism, the role of government, animal rights, and more. Additionally, the text includes a short primer on ethical andpolitical theories and helps students plot th...

Karen Wendling is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. Her areas of teaching and research include social and political philosophy, ethics, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of medicine. She has published extensively in journals like Public Affairs Quarterly, Canadian Journal of Philosop...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.81 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction: Short Primer on Ethics, Political Philosophy, and the Canadian Legal SystemSuggested ReadingsReading and Understanding PhilosophyPart One: Who Are We?Introduction1. Aboriginal PeoplesJames Tully: "A Just Relationship between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Peoples in Canada"John Borrows: "'Landed' Citizenship: Narrative of Aboriginal Political Participation"Monique Deveuax: "Conflicting Equalities? Cultural Group Rights and Sex Equality"2. Quebec NationalismMaracel Chaput: "Why I Am a Separatist"Diane Lamoureux: "Two Ways to Politicize Identity"Charles Taylor: "Shared and Divergent Values"3. MulticulturalismIntroductionAyelet Shachar: "Faith in Law? Diffusing Tensions between Diversity and Equality"Benjamin L. Berger: "The Cultural Limits of Legal Tolerance"Joseph H. Carens and Melissa S. Williams: "Islam, Immigration, and Group Recognition"4. English-Speaking CanadiansHugh Segal: "Advancing the 'Canadian Ideal'"Will Kymlicka: "Being Canadian"Part Two: Who Are "We"?5. AbortionJudith Jarvis Thomson: "A Defense of Abortion"Don Marquis: "Why Abortion Is Immoral"L.W. Sumner: "Abortion"Susan Sherwin: "Abortion"6. Animal RightsTom Regan: "Do Animals Have a Right to Life?"Steven L. Davis: "The Least Harm Principle May Require that Humans Consume a Diet Containing Large Herbivores, Not a Vegan Diet"David Fraser: "Understanding Animal Welfare"Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka: "From Polis to Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights"Part Three: What Do We Owe Each Other?7. The Role of GovernmentKaren Wendling: "Four Myths about Government"Tasha Kheiridden and Adam Daifallah: "Vision Wanted: Tax Cuts Aren't Enough"John Roberts: "Liberalism: The Return of the Perennial Philosophy"Ed Broadbent: "Equality Is the Core Value of Democracy"8. Health and Health CareIntroductionOdette Madore: "The Canada Health Act: Overview and Options"Supreme Court of Canada, Chaoulli v. QuebecSusan Sherwin: "Theory versus Practice in Ethics: A Feminist Perspective on Justice in Health Care"Francoise Baylis, Nuala P. Kenny, and Susan Sherwin: "A Relational Account of Public Health Ethics"9. Assisted SuicideRodriguez v. British Columbia (Attorney General)Catherine Frazee: "Affidavit of Catherine Frazee, Intervener, Ginette Leblanc v. Attorney General of Canada"Jocelyn Downie: "Dying Justice"Part Four: Living in a Global World10. War and Its AftermathThomas Hurka: "Proportionality and Necessity"Brian Orend: "Justice after War"Romeo Dallaire: Speech at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International AffairsRomeo Dallaire: "The Lessons of Rwanda"Louise Arbour: "Crimes against Women under International Law"11. Real and Suspected TerroristsThomas Homer-Dixon: "The Rise of Complex Terrorism"Trudy Govier and Wilhelm Verwoerd: How Not to Polarize "Victims" and "Perpetrators"Louise Arbour: "In Our Name and On Our Behalf"Louise A. Delvoie: "Terrorism: Global Insecurity or Global Hyperbole?"Charkaoui v. Canada12. Responding to Climate ChangeThomas Hurka: "Ethical Principles"Bjorn Lomborg: "Perspectives on Climate Change"Thomas Homer-Dixon: "The Great Transformation - Climate Change as Cultural Change"Vandana Shiva: "Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis"

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"This book strikes me as a unique contribution to the field: no other text has the Canadian focus or covers this particular mix of issues." --Mathieu Doucet, University of Waterloo