Does morality still matter in the Western world today?What is the basis of claims to human rights?How are local loyalties - to family or nation - to be reconciled with our global responsibilities?Are there limits on the rights of groups?Does law need a moral basis? In this timely book, Roger Trigg examines and defends the role of morality in our social and political lives. Rather than limiting the scope of morality to private choices, Trigg argues that we need to acknowledge the moral foundations of our political way of life in the West, in order that we are better able to live and flourish nationally and internationally.
Roger Trigg is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick and was the Founding Chairman of the British Philosophical Association. His previous books include Ideas of Human Nature (Blackwell, Second Edition, 1999), Understanding Social Science (Blackwell, Second Edition, 2001), and Philosophy Matters (Blackwell, 2002).