The Good Society
Notes and Sources
This section is under construction. For the notes and sources of the discussion on The Good Society, please see the essay version. The sources below are also relevant to this discussion.
- Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race, and The Ethics of Identity. Here's a discussion with Kwame Anthony Appiah on cosmopolitanism in The Ezra Klein Show.
- Economist Paul Auerbach, author of Socialist Optimism: An Alternative Political Economy for the Twenty-First Century.
- Philosopher Hilary Bok, Professor of Bioethics and Moral and Political Theory, and author of Freedom and Responsibility.
- Philosopher Hans Fink, co-editor of What Is Ethically Demanded?: K. E. Løgstrup's Philosophy of Moral Life, and Social Philosophy.
- Social critic Os Guinness, author of A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future, Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat, and The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai's Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom.
- Philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas, The Theory of Communicative Action, vol. 1: Reason and the Rationalization of Society, Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action,The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, and Between Facts and Norms: Contributions to a Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy.
- Historian Tom Holland, author of Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World, and In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire.
- Moral philosopher Christine M. Korsgaard, author of Creating the Kingdom of Ends, Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity, The Sources of Normativity, and contributor to The Practice of Value.
- Political philosopher Johanna Oksala, author of Political Philosophy: All That Matters.
- Bible scholar Iain Provan, author of Seeking What Is Right: The Old Testament and the Good Life.
- Moral and political philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre, author of After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, and Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative.
- Philosopher John J. McDermott, author of The Drama of Possibility: Experience as Philosophy of Culture, and A Cultural Introduction to Philosophy.
- Philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, author of Democracy and Community, The Inoperative Community, and The Disavowed Community.
- Philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum, author of Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach, The New Religious Intolerance, The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, and From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law.
- Philosopher David Oderberg, author of Applied Ethics: A Non-Consequentialist Approach, and The Metaphysics of Good and Evil.
- Oliver O’Donovan, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, and author of The Desire of the Nations.
- Political philosopher Larry Siedentop, author of Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism.
- Professor of bioethics Peter Singer, author of Practical Ethics and editor of Bioethics: An Anthology.
- Sociologist Christian Smith, author of What Is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up: "What is the social good? The good for society is to facilitate and foster through its institutions and structures the development and flourishing of human persons as they are by nature. Good societies foster personal thriving; bad societies do not. The more that human societies do that, the morally better they are. The less, the worse" (p. 386).
- Professor of Religious Studies John G. Stackhouse, Jr., author of Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World.
- Philosopher Charles Taylor, author of Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, A Secular Age, and Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition.
- Philosopher Cornel West, author of Race Matters, and Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism.