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  • Identity in Democracyby Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 33.95 US$ 27.16

    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... more...

  • Democratic Educationby Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    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... more...

  • Why Deliberative Democracy?by Amy Gutmann; Dennis Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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... more...

  • A Matter of Interpretationby Antonin Scalia; Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.16

    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,... more...

  • Work and Welfareby Robert M. Solow; Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 66.00 US$ 52.80

    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... more...

  • The Spirit of Compromiseby Amy Gutmann; Dennis Frank Thompson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis?dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving... more...

  • The Lives of Animalsby J. M. Coetzee; Amy Gutmann; Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    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. ... more...

  • A Matter of Interpretationby Antonin Scalia; Amy Gutmann; Amy Gutmann

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 18.95 US$ 15.16

    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,... more...

  • Color Consciousby Kwame Anthony Appiah; Amy Gutmann; David B. Wilkins

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    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... more...

  • Goodness and Adviceby Judith Jarvis Thomson; Amy Gutmann; Philip Fisher; Martha C. Nussbaum; J. B. Schneewind; Barbara Herrnstein Smith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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... more...