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Ethics for a Broken World


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Introduction Part I: Rights Lecture 1: Nozick's on rights Lecture 2: Self-ownership Lecture 3: The Lockean proviso Lecture 4: Nozick in the broken world Lecture 5: Nationalism Part II: Utilitarianism Lecture 6: Act utilitarianism Lecture 7: Rule utilitarianism Lecture 8: Well-being and value Lecture 9: Mill on liberty Lecture 10: Utilitarianism and future people Lecture 11: Utilitarianism for a broken world Part III: The Social Contract Lecture 12: Hobbes and Locke Lecture 13: Rawls Lecture 14: Rawls and the future Lecture 15: Rawls in a broken world Part IV: Democracy Lecture 16: Democracy Lecture 17: Democracy and the future

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Tim Mulgan is Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. His books include Understanding Utilitarianism (Acumen, 2008).


"A bold, creative, provocative, ingenious and important book that will be of tremendous interest to students and teachers of ethical, political and environmental philosophy." - John Seery, Pomona College, California "An excellent and hugely innovative introduction to political philosophy. By asking readers to imagine what our political philosophy might look like to members of a broken future, the book challenges many assumptions about resources and future generations that are implicit yet central to much contemporary political philosophy. The book offers a truly unique perspective, and will be a great benefit to students and teachers.A" - Jonathan Quong, University of Manchester

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