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The Ethics of Capitalism: An Introduction

2021.03.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher, The Ethics of Capitalism: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2020, 288pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190096205. Reviewed by Marco Meyer, University of Hamburg When teaching seminars on political philosophy, I have sometimes found a fundamental disconnect between my teaching and the expectations of my students. My courses are about tax justice, climate change mitigation, or ethics in finance. Yet some of my students are not convinced that addressing injustices in these areas within a capitalist system can ever amount to much. Is capitalism so deeply rotten, they wonder, that tweaking it misses the bigger picture? Daniel Halliday and John Thrasher's book addresses this question head on. The authors have done a great service to teachers of political philosophy and political economy by writing an accessible introduction to political economy from a philosophical perspective. They focus on the question whether capitalism can have moral foundations.... Read [More]

SHAPE today and tomorrow: Q&A with Sophie Goldsworthy and Julia Black (part two)

This second part of our Q&A with Sophie Goldsworthy, Director of Content Strategy & Acquisitions at OUP, and Professor Julia Black CBE FCA, Strategic Director of Innovation and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and President-elect of the British Academy, reflects on how SHAPE disciplines can help us to understand the impact of the events of the pandemic and look towards the future of SHAPE. The post SHAPE today and tomorrow: Q&A with Sophie Goldsworthy and Julia Black (part two) appeared first on OUPblog.        Related StoriesIntroducing SHAPE: Q&A with Sophie Goldsworthy and Julia Black (part one)John Rawls: an ideal theorist for nonideal times?Tips for adapting the elementary music curriculum to online [More]

Deontic Logic

[Revised entry by Paul McNamara and Frederik Van De Putte on March 11, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html, supplement.html] Deontic logic[1] is a branch of logic that has been the most concerned with the contribution that the following sorts of notions make to what follows from what (or what supports what, more [More]