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Moral Geographies: Ethics in a World of Difference

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This book explores the interface between geography, ethics and morality. It considers questions that have haunted the past, are subjects of controversy in the present, and which affect the future. Does distance diminish responsibility? Should we interfere with the lives of those we do not know? Is there a distinction between private and public space? Which values and moral ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 2nd 2000 by Edinburgh University Press
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Malcolm
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This is a really impressive introduction to the interconnections between morality/ethics and geography in a way that challenges and provokes, but also makes clear that there are essential moral questions in the ways we use, make, and understand space. Smith is concerned with all three aspects of ethics – descriptive (this is how things are), normative (this is how we make decisions about ethical questions), and metaethics (this is what it means to engage in ethics practice).

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