Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy: Texts and Cases

Paperback | March 17, 2014

EditorOmid Payrow Shabani, Monique Deveaux

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Combining readings with Canadian case-law, this collection introduces students to the principles of social and political thought and their relevance to contemporary Canadian society, particularly in governmental and legal institutions. A unique volume, this text balances philosophical thoughtand practical application for an accessible and engaging introduction to social and political philosophy.

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Combining readings with Canadian case-law, this collection introduces students to the principles of social and political thought and their relevance to contemporary Canadian society, particularly in governmental and legal institutions. A unique volume, this text balances philosophical thoughtand practical application for an accessible...

Omid Payrow Shabani is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. He has authored numerous articles on political philosophy and is author of Multiculturalism and the Law: A Critical Debate (University of Wales Press) and Democracy, Power, and Legitimacy: The Critical Theory of Jurgen Habermas (...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.67 inPublished:March 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContentsPrefaceIntroduction1. PlatoReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From The Republic- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Canadian Senate- Introduction- Sarah Barmak, "Why the Senate Deserves Props"- Post-Case-Reading Questions2. AristotleReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From Nicomachean Ethics- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Proportional Justice: R. v. Ipeelee- Introduction- From R. v. Ipeelee, [2012] 1 S.C.R 433- Post-Case-Reading Questions3. Niccolo MachiavelliReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From The Prince- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Canada's Machiavelli: Maurice Duplessis- Introduction- From Roncarelli v. Duplessis, [1959] S.C.R. 121- Post-Case-Reading Questions4. Thomas HobbesReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From LeviathanPost-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Quebec Student Protest and Bill 78- Introduction- Andy Blatchford, "Bill 78: Quebec Student Protest Legislation 'Worst Law' Since War Measures Act, Law Professor Says"- From Bill 78: An Act to Enable Students to Receive Instruction from the Post-secondary Institutions They Attend- Post-Case-Reading Questions5. John LockeReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From The Two Treatises of Civil Government- A Letter Concerning Toleration- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture Course- Introduction- From S.L. v. Commission scolaire des Chenes [2012] 1 S.C.R. 235- Post-Case-Reading Questions6. Jean-Jacques RousseauReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From The Social Contract- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Does Quebec Have a Right to Secede?- Introduction- Reference re Secession of Quebec, [1998] 2 S.C.R. 217- Post-Case-Reading Questions7. Immanuel KantReading- Introduction- Further Readings- "On the Common Saying: 'This May Be True in Theory, but It Does Not Apply in Practice'"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms- Introduction- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms- Post-Case-Reading Questions8. John Stuart MillReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From "On Liberty"- From "Utilitarianism"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Polygamy in Canada- Introduction- From Section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada, 2011 BCSC 1588- Post-Case-Reading Questions9. Karl MarxReading- Introduction- Further Readings- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Winnipeg General Strike- Introduction- J.M. Bumsted, "Deferring Expectations, 1919-1945"- Post-Case-Reading Questions10. John RawlsReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From A Theory of Justice- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Universal Healthcare in Canada- Introduction- C-6 Canada Health Act (1985)- Post-Case-Reading Questions11. Robert NozickReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From Anarchy, State, and Utopia- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Liberty and Its Limits: R. v. Oakes- Introduction- From R. v. Oakes, [1986] 1 S.C.R. 103- Post-Case-Reading Questions12. Susan Moller OkinReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From Justice, Gender, and the Family- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Taking Gender Seriously: R. v. Lavellee- Introduction- From R. v. Lavallee, [1990] 1 S.C.R. 852- Post-Case-Reading Questions13. Charles MillsReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From "Racial Liberalism"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Unequal Funding for First Nations Children- Introduction- Cindy Blackstock, From "The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare"- Post-Case-Reading Questions14. Martha NussbaumReading- Introduction- Further Readings"Women and Cultural Universals"Case Study: Shari'a Law in Ontario- Introduction- Marion Boyd, From "Dispute Resolution in Family Law: Protecting Choice, Promoting Inclusion"- Post-Case-Reading Questions15. Jurgen HabermasReading- Introduction- Further Readings- "Three Normative Models of Democracy"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Court Challenges Program- Introduction- Larissa Kloegman, "A Democratic Defence of the Court Challenges Program"- Post-Case-Reading Questions16. Michel FoucaultReading- Introduction- From "Two Lectures on Power"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Power and Consent: Norberg v. Wynrib- Introduction- From Norberg v. Wynrib, [1992] 2 S.C.R. 226- Post-Case-Reading Questions17. Will KymlickaReading- Introduction- Further Readings- From Multicultural Citizenship- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: Aboriginal Self-Government: The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement- Introduction- From The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement- Post-Case-Reading Questions18. Charles TaylorReading- Introduction- Further Readings- "Why Do Nations Have to Become States?"- Post-Reading QuestionsCase Study: The Bouchard-Taylor Commission on Reasonable Accommodation in Quebec- Introduction- Gerard Bouchard and Charles Taylor, From "Building the Future: A Time for Reconciliation"- Post-Case-Reading QuestionsEndnotesAdditional CreditsIndex