Poverty, Ethics and Justice

Author(s): Hennie Lötter

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Literary Criticism

Series: Political Philosophy Now

  • June 2011 · 352pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708324004
  • ·Paperback - 9780708325711
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783160273
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783160280
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708324363

About The Book

Poverty violates fundamental human values through its impact on individuals and human environments. Poverty also goes against the core values of democratic societies. This title describes poverty in ways that depict this devastating human condition. It shows why inequalities associated with poverty require our serious moral concern.


"Thoroughly supported by broad research and vivid description, this book makes a compelling case for the eradication of poverty as a complex and central moral focus. Highly recommended."--R. Ward "Choice "


Introduction PART 1 – THE COMPLEXITY OF POVERTY AS A MORAL ISSUE 1. Are We One Another’s Keepers Across the Globe? 2. Defining Poverty as Distinctively Human 3. Why the Inequality of Poverty is Morally Wrong 4. Poverty Violates Fundamental Human Values 5. Poverty’s Impact on Human Environments 6. Poverty as Threat to Democratic Values 7. Why Poverty is Such a Complex Affair PART 2 – THE COMPLEXITY OF MORAL WAYS TO ERADICATE POVERTY 8. Ethics for Eradicating Poverty 9. Justice as Poverty Prevention 10. Do We Do This Alone or Together? 11. Re-Imagining Governance to Eradicate Poverty Permanently 12. Compensating for Impoverishing Injustices of the Distant Past Conclusion: A Theory of Poverty and its Eradication Bibliography

About the Author(s)

Hennie Lötter

H.P.P. [Hennie] Lötter is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg.

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