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Title Poverty and morality : religious and secular perspectives / edited by William A. Galston, Peter H. Hoffenberg.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Series The Ethikon series in comparative ethics
Ethikon series in comparative ethics.
Subject Poverty -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Poverty -- Religious aspects.
Alt Name Galston, William A. (William Arthur), 1946-
Hoffenberg, Peter H., 1960-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages).
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Summary "This multi-authored book explores the ways that many influential ethical traditions - secular and religious, Western and non-Western - wrestle with the moral dimensions of poverty and the needs of the poor. These traditions include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, among the religious perspectives; classical liberalism, feminism, liberal-egalitarianism, and Marxism, among the secular; and natural law, which might be claimed by both. The basic questions addressed by each of these traditions are linked to several overarching themes: what poverty is, the particular vulnerabilities of high-risk groups, responsibility for the occurrence of poverty, preferred remedies, how responsibility for its alleviation is distributed, and priorities in the delivery of assistance. This volume features an introduction to the types, scope, and causes of poverty in the modern world and concludes with Michael Walzer's broadly conceived commentary, which provides a direct comparison of the presented views and makes suggestions for further study and policy"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Global poverty and uneven development : contemporary trends and issues / Sakiko Fukuda-Parr -- Karma of poverty : a Buddhist perspective / David R. Loy -- Poverty and morality in Christianity / Kent A. Van Til -- Classical liberalism, poverty, and morality / Tom G. Palmer -- Confucian perspectives on poverty and morality / Peter Nosco -- Poverty and morality : a feminist perspective / Nancy J. Hirschmann -- Hinduism and poverty / Arvind Sharma -- The problem of poverty in Islamic ethics / Sohail H. Hashmi -- Jewish perspectives on poverty / Noam Zohar -- Liberal egalitarianism and poverty / Darrel Moellendorf -- Marxism and poverty / Andrew Levine -- Poverty and natural law / Stephen J. Pope.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511902390 (electronic bk.)
0511902395 (electronic bk.)
9780521763745 (hardback)
0521763746 (hardback)
9780521127349 (pbk.)
0521127343 (pbk.)
9780511779084 (electronic bk.)
0511779089 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612771552
OCLC # 667289428
Additional Format Print version: Poverty and morality. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521763745 (DLC) 2010030599 (OCoLC)503072785


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