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Product Description: The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world...read more
By Amy Gutmann (editor)

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9780691004433 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 1999, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Discusses animal rights through essays, fiction, and fables from a variety of perspectives in fields such as philosophy, religion, and science

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9780691173900 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, September 27, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world.
9780691070896 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 16, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world.

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9781400822829 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the desired aim―"distinguishing one prior case on his left, straight-arming another one on his right, high-stepping away from another precedent about to tackle him from the rear, until (bravo!) he reaches the goal―good law...read more
By Amy Gutmann (editor) and Antonin Scalia

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9780691174044 | Rev new edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 22, 2016), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand.

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Product Description: El debate político sobre el multiculturalismo y el reconocimiento es un debate importante en los ámbitos académicos, recintos universitarios, asociaciones étnicas, entre las feministas y los gobiernos de todo el mundo. Charles Taylor ofrece una perspectiva filosófica con fundamentos históricos acerca del reconocimiento a la identidad de muchos grupos...read more
By Amy Gutmann (introduced by), Steven C. Rockefeller (contributor), Charles Taylor, Michael Walzer (contributor) and Susan Wolf (contributor)

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9786071600998 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, October 29, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: El debate político sobre el multiculturalismo y el reconocimiento es un debate importante en los ámbitos académicos, recintos universitarios, asociaciones étnicas, entre las feministas y los gobiernos de todo el mundo.

The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact. Two prominent voices in the ongoing discussion are Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. In Why Deliberative Democracy?, they move the debate forward beyond their influential book, Democracy and Disagreement. What exactly is deliberative democracy? Why is it more defensible than its rivals? By offering clear answers to these timely questions, Gutmann and Thompson illuminate the theory and practice of justifying public policies in contemporary democracies. They not only develop their theory of deliberative democracy in new directions but also apply it to new practical problems. They discuss bioethics, health care, truth commissions, educational policy, and decisions to declare war. In "What Deliberative Democracy Means," which opens this collection of essays, they provide the most accessible exposition of deliberative democracy to date. They show how deliberative democracy should play an important role even in the debates about military intervention abroad. Why Deliberative Democracy? contributes to our understanding of how democratic citizens and their representatives can make justifiable decisions for their society in the face of the fundamental disagreements that are inevitable in diverse societies. Gutmann and Thompson provide a balanced and fair-minded approach that will benefit anyone intent on giving reason and reciprocity a more prominent place in politics than power and special interests.

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9780691120188 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 19, 2004, cover price $72.50 | About this edition: The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact.

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9780691120195 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 19, 2004, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: The most widely debated conception of democracy in recent years is deliberative democracy--the idea that citizens or their representatives owe each other mutually acceptable reasons for the laws they enact.

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9781400826339 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $22.95

Written by one of America's leading political thinkers, this is a book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of identity politics.Amy Gutmann rises above the raging polemics that often characterize discussions of identity groups and offers a fair-minded assessment of the role they play in democracies. She addresses fundamental questions of timeless urgency while keeping in focus their relevance to contemporary debates: Do some identity groups undermine the greater democratic good and thus their own legitimacy in a democratic society? Even if so, how is a democracy to fairly distinguish between groups such as the KKK on the one hand and the NAACP on the other? Should democracies exempt members of some minorities from certain legitimate or widely accepted rules, such as Canada's allowing Sikh members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to wear turbans instead of Stetsons? Do voluntary groups like the Boy Scouts have a right to discriminate on grounds of sexual preference, gender, or race? Identity-group politics, Gutmann shows, is not aberrant but inescapable in democracies because identity groups represent who people are, not only what they want--and who people are shapes what they demand from democratic politics. Rather than trying to abolish identity politics, Gutmann calls upon us to distinguish between those demands of identity groups that aid and those that impede justice. Her book does justice to identity groups, while recognizing that they cannot be counted upon to do likewise to others. Clear, engaging, and forcefully argued, Amy Gutmann's Identity in Democracy provides the fractious world of multicultural and identity-group scholarship with a unifying work that will sustain it for years to come.

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9780691096520 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 2003, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: Written by one of America's leading political thinkers, this is a book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of identity politics.

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9780691120409 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 16, 2004, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Written by one of America's leading political thinkers, this is a book about the good, the bad, and the ugly of identity politics.

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9781400825523 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $25.95

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Product Description: Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American type of self-made man. In 1771, at the age of 65, he sat down to write his autobiography, "having emerged from the poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity...read more
By Peter Conn (editor), Benjamin Franklin and Amy Gutmann (introduced by)

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9780812219296 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, July 1, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Printer and publisher, author and educator, scientist and inventor, statesman and philanthropist, Benjamin Franklin was the very embodiment of the American type of self-made man.

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Product Description: Learn to recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy with ETHICS AND POLITICS: CASES AND COMMENTS. You'll find coverage of the ethics of process: the morally questionable means--violence, deception, and corruption--that are most commonly used by public officials, as well as the ethics of policy: the valuable but often competing ends that public officials strive to achieve...read more
By Amy Gutmann (editor)

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9780830412242 | 2nd edition (Burnham Inc Pub, May 1, 1990), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: The third edition of this casebook helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy.

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9780534626457 | 4th edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, April 1, 2005), cover price $156.95 | About this edition: Learn to recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy with ETHICS AND POLITICS: CASES AND COMMENTS.
9780830414772, titled "Ethics & Politics: Cases and Comments" | Wadsworth Pub Co, January 1, 1997, cover price $62.95 | About this edition: The third edition of this casebook helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy.
9780830412303 | 2nd edition (Burnham Inc Pub, March 1, 1990), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The third edition of this casebook helps students recognize and assess the strengths and weaknesses of moral arguments in the making of public policy.

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Product Description: Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution. Since the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, this revolution has brought the world moral progress and broken the nation-state's monopoly on the conduct of international affairs...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780691114743 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 27, 2003, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Michael Ignatieff draws on his extensive experience as a writer and commentator on world affairs to present a penetrating account of the successes, failures, and prospects of the human rights revolution.

Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.The philosophical foundations of the education policy for a society which claims to be democratic are the issues of this book of political philosophy.

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9780691077369 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $52.50 | About this edition: Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy?

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9780691009162 | Revised edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 29, 1999), cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy?

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9781400809516 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $14.95
9781400810284 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $14.95
9781400809981 | Princeton Univ Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: En una democracia, uno de los asuntos más importantes que deben dilucidar los ciudadanos es el de la educación, un ideal a la vez político y cívico. Porque cuando se educa a un niño al mismo tiempo se le gobierna y, a la vez, ser un ciudadano democrático implica gobernar...read more

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9788449310140, titled "La educacion democratica / Democratic Education" | Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, February 19, 2001, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: En una democracia, uno de los asuntos más importantes que deben dilucidar los ciudadanos es el de la educación, un ideal a la vez político y cívico.

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow directs his attention here to one of today's most controversial social issues: how to get people off welfare and into jobs. With characteristic eloquence, wit, and rigor, Solow condemns the welfare reforms recently passed by Congress and President Clinton for confronting welfare recipients with an unworkable choice--finding work in the current labor market or losing benefits. He argues that the only practical and fair way to move recipients to work is, in contrast, through an ambitious plan to guarantee that every able-bodied citizen has access to a job. Solow contends that the demand implicit in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act for welfare recipients to find work in the existing labor market has two crucial flaws. First, the labor market would not easily make room for a huge influx of unskilled, inexperienced workers. Second, the normal market adjustment to that influx would drive down earnings for those already in low-wage jobs. Solow concludes that it is legitimate to want welfare recipients to work, but not to want them to live at a miserable standard or to benefit at the expense of the working poor, especially since children are often the first to suffer. Instead, he writes, we should create new demand for unskilled labor through public-service employment and incentives to the private sector--in effect, fair "workfare." Solow presents widely ignored evidence that recipients themselves would welcome the chance to work. But he also points out that practical, morally defensible workfare would be extremely expensive--a problem that politicians who support the idea blithely fail to admit. Throughout, Solow places debate over welfare reform in the context of a struggle to balance competing social values, in particular self-reliance and altruism. The book originated in Solow's 1997 Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University. It includes reactions from the distinguished scholars Gertrude Himmelfarb, Anthony Lewis, Glenn Loury, and John Roemer, who expand on and take issue with Solow's arguments. Work and Welfare is a powerful contribution to debate about welfare reform and a penetrating look at the values that shape its course.

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9780691058832 | Princeton Univ Dept of Art &, August 24, 1998, cover price $66.00 | About this edition: The Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow directs his attention here to one of today's most controversial social issues: how to get people off welfare and into jobs.

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9781400822645 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 15, 2001, cover price $47.50

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Product Description: How should we live? What do we owe to other people? In Goodness and Advice, the eminent philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson explores how we should go about answering such fundamental questions. In doing so, she makes major advances in moral philosophy, pointing to some deep problems for influential moral theories and describing the structure of a new and much more promising theory...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780691086736 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $41.00 | About this edition: How should we live?

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Product Description: Americans are joiners. They are members of churches, fraternal and sororal orders, sports leagues, community centers, parent-teacher associations, professional associations, residential associations, literary societies, national and international charities, and service organizations of seemingly all sorts...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Amy Gutmann (editor)

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9780691057583 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1998, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Americans are joiners.

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9780691057590 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 3, 1998, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Americans are joiners.

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Product Description: In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation. In Color Conscious, K. Anthony Appiah and Amy Gutmann, two eminent moral and political philosophers, seek to clear the ground for a discussion of the place of race in politics and in our moral lives...read more

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9780691059099 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 16, 1998), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In America today, the problem of achieving racial justice--whether through "color-blind" policies or through affirmative action--provokes more noisy name-calling than fruitful deliberation.

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Product Description: The din and deadlock of public life in America--where insults are traded, slogans proclaimed, and self-serving deals made and unmade--reveal the deep disagreement that pervades our democracy. The disagreement is not only political but also moral, as citizens and their representatives increasingly take extreme and intransigent positions...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780674197657 | Belknap Pr, September 1, 1996, cover price $48.50 | About this edition: The authors offer ways to encourage and educate Americans to participate in the public deliberations that make democracy work and lay out the principles of reasonable argument--argument that can address America's pressing social controversies.

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9780674197664 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, January 21, 1998), cover price $37.00 | About this edition: The din and deadlock of public life in America--where insults are traded, slogans proclaimed, and self-serving deals made and unmade--reveal the deep disagreement that pervades our democracy.

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Discusses the issues of race and color-conscious policies

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9780691026619 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 1, 1996, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Discusses the issues of race and color-conscious policies

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Product Description: A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism...read more

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9780691037790 | Subsequent edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 22, 1994), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: A new edition of the highly acclaimed book Multiculturalism and "The Politics of Recognition," this paperback brings together an even wider range of leading philosophers and social scientists to probe the political controversy surrounding multiculturalism.

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Discusses how different ethnic groups are treated in North America

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9780691087863 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 1, 1992, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Discusses how different ethnic groups are treated in North America

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Product Description: The essays in this volume explore the moral foundations and the political prospects of the welfare state in the United States. Among the questions addressed are the following: Has public support for the welfare state faded? Can a democratic state provide welfare without producing dependency on welfare? Is a capitalist (or socialist) economy consistent with the preservation of equal liberty and equal opportunity for all citizens? Why and in what ways does the welfare state discriminate against women? Can we justify limiting immigration for the sake of safeguarding the welfare of Americans? How can elementary and secondary education be distributed consistently with democratic values? The volume confronts powerful criticisms that have been leveled against the welfare state by conservatives, liberals, and radicals and suggests reforms in welfare state programs that might meet these criticisms...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Amy Gutmann (editor)

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9780691022758 | Princeton Univ Pr, May 1, 1988, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: The essays in this volume explore the moral foundations and the political prospects of the welfare state in the United States.

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Product Description: This book makes a significant contribution to the tradition of liberal political theory: it explores the foundations and limits of the idea of equality within that theory and offers a sustained argument for a persuasive new view of liberalism...read more

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9780521296656 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1980, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This book makes a significant contribution to the tradition of liberal political theory: it explores the foundations and limits of the idea of equality within that theory and offers a sustained argument for a persuasive new view of liberalism.

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