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Sterba, James P.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 419 publications in 4 languages and 18,407 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler
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Most widely held works by James P Sterba
Three challenges to ethics : environmentalism, feminism, and multiculturalism by James P Sterba( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality in practice by James P Sterba( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morality in Practice" covers a number of critical contemporary issues, including war and terrorism, cloning, and the environment. Providing broad coverage of topics and opinions, Sterba draws from current journalism as well as philosophy to present opposing viewpoints on each issue. Each chapter covers a different area of moral concern with readings that provide alternative views as well as practical applications. Introductions to each section provide background for each issue as well as discussion of the ethical theory behind the readings
The demands of justice by James P Sterba( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action and racial preference : a debate by Carl Cohen( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carl Cohen, a key figure in the University of Michigan Supreme Court cases, argues that racial preferences are morally wrong - forbidden by the 14[superscript th] Amendment to the Constitution, and explicitly banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also contends that such preferences harm society in general, damage the universities that use them, and undermine the minorities they were intended to serve. James P. Sterba counters that, far from being banned by the Constitution and the civil rights acts, affirmative action is actually mandated by law in the pursuit of a society that is racially and sexually just. The same Congress that adopted the 14[superscript th] Amendment, he notes, passed race-specific laws that extended aid to blacks. Indeed, there are various kinds of affirmative action - compensation for past discrimination, remedial measures aimed at current discrimination, the guarantee of diversity - and Sterba reviews the Supreme Court cases that build a constitutional foundation for each. Affirmative action, he argues, favors qualified minority candidates, not unqualified ones. Both authors offer concluding comment on the University of Michigan cases decided by the Supreme Court in June 2003"-- Cover page 4
Justice : alternative political perspectives by James P Sterba( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in the history of western philosophy by Robert J Cavalier( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'...This magnificent collection of presentations of the thought of the giants of Western ethics deserves to become a basic reference work in the field.' Ralph McInerny, The University of Notre Dame
Terrorism and international justice( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays on terrorism and international justice focuses on three central questions - What is the nature and rhetoric of terrorism? Who are the terrorists and why do they hate? And what is a morally justified response to terrorism?
Feminist philosophies : problems, theories, and applications by Rosemarie Tong( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics : the big questions by James P Sterba( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology focuses on the central questions of ethics such as what is the nature of morality, why be moral, and what are the requirements of morality. It includes coverage of key contemporary challenges and critiques from feminism and others
Does feminism discriminate against men? : a debate by Warren Farrell( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does feminism give a much-needed voice to women in a patriarchal world? Or is the world not really patriarchal? Has feminism begun to level the playing field in a world in which women are more often paid less at work and abused at home? Or are women paid equally for the same work and not abused more at home? Does feminism support equality in education and in the military, or does it discriminate against men by ignoring such issues as male-only draft registration and boys lagging behind in school? The only book of its kind, this volume offers a sharp, lively, and provocative debate on the impact of feminism on men. Warren Farrell--an international best-selling author and leader in both the early women's and current men's movements--praises feminism for opening options for women but criticizes it for demonizing men, distorting data, and undervaluing the family. In response, James P. Sterba--an acclaimed philosopher and ardent advocate of feminism--maintains that the feminist movement gives a long-neglected voice to women in a male-dominated world and that men are not an oppressed gender in today's America. Their wide-ranging debate covers personal issues, from love, sex, dating, and rape to domestic violence, divorce, and child custody. Farrell and Sterba also look through their contrasting lenses at systemic issues, from the school system to the criminal justice system; from the media to the military; and from health care to the workplace. -- Publisher description
Justice for here and now by James P Sterba( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James P. Sterba argues that a minimal notion of rationality requires morality, and that a minimal libertarian morality requires the welfare and equal opportunity endorsed by welfare liberals and the equality endorsed by socialists, as well as a full feminist agenda. Feminist justice, racial justice, homosexual justice, and multicultural justice are also shown to be mutually supporting. The author further shows the compatibility between anthropocentric and biocentric environmental ethics, as between just war and pacifist theories. Finally, he spells out when normal politics, legal protest, civil disobedience, revolutionary action, and criminal disobedience are morally permitted by justice for here and now. This highly original and potentially controversial book is ideal for courses in moral and political philosophy, applied ethics, women's studies, environmental studies, and peace studies
The triumph of practice over theory in ethics by James P Sterba( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work combines the two most common approaches used to introduce students or general readers to ethics: the historical and the applied. Using these approaches, Sterba examines traditional ethical theories and disagreements, exploring Aristotelian, Kantian, and utilitarian ethics, as well as their contemporary defenders
Affirmative action for the future by James P Sterba( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses 2006 and 2008 referendums that banned affirmative action in some states while upholding it in others, and offers a defense of affirmative action in public and private institutions, discussing the practice as a tool for social reform
Sexual harassment : issues and answers( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention by Stanley Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to make people just : a practical reconciliation of alternative conceptions of justice by James P Sterba( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality : the why and the what of it by James P Sterba( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known philosophers from a variety of philosophical orientations vigorously discuss James Sterba's bold claims that morality is required by reason and that even a minimal morality leads to braodly egalitarian commitments--Alison M. Jaggar, on back cover
Social and political philosophy : contemporary perspectives( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives introduces and explores the central questions of social and political philosophy from opposing perspectives. Each essay has been written by a philosopher at the forefront of the field, advancing the discussion in ways that are interest to professional philosophers and students alike. Traditional perspectives are balanced with new challenges that have emerged. The book concludes with an attempt to respond to and reconcile a number of the arguments presented in the essays." "Social and Political Philosophy: Contemporary Perspectives is a collection that focuses and reinvigorates discussion on the central questions of social and political philosophy."--Jacket
Are liberty and equality compatible? by Jan Narveson( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? This question is of central and continuing importance in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and welfare economics. In this book, two distinguished philosophers take up the debate. Jan Narveson argues that a political ideal of negative liberty is incompatible with any substantive ideal of equality, while James P. Sterba argues that Narveson's own ideal of negative liberty is compatible, and in fact leads to the requirements of a substantive ideal of equality. Of course, they cannot both be right. Thus, the details of their arguments about the political ideal of negative liberty and its requirements will determine which of them is right. Engagingly and accessibly written, their debate will be of value to all who are interested in the central issue of what are the practical requirements of a political ideal of liberty"--Provided by publisher
From rationality to equality by James P Sterba( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most contemporary moral and political philosophers would like to have an argument showing that morality is rationally required. In From Rationality to Equality, James P. Sterba provides just such an argument and further shows that morality, so justified, requires substantial equality. His argument from rationality to morality is based on the principle of non-question-beggingness and has two forms. The first assumes that the egoist is willing to argue for egoism non-question-beggingly, and the second only assumes that the egoist is willing to assent to premises she actually needs to achieve her egoistic goals. Either way, he argues, morality is rationally (i.e., non-question-beggingly) preferable to egoism."--Résumé de l'éditeur
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Three challenges to ethics : environmentalism, feminism, and multiculturalism
Alternative Names
Sterba, James

Sterba, James 1943-

Languages
English (279)

Chinese (2)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Covers
Morality in practiceAffirmative action and racial preference : a debateJustice : alternative political perspectivesEthics in the history of western philosophyTerrorism and international justiceFeminist philosophies : problems, theories, and applicationsEthics : the big questionsDoes feminism discriminate against men? : a debate