This work looks at the political correctness challenge to liberalism; how each generation redefines what is acceptable; what we mean by equality and how we go about achieving it. The topics explored range from date rape, the call for a new curriculum, to policing. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781853818349 20160528
The Contours of the PC Debate-- The Cultural Battlefield-- Conservative Ideology-- The Post-modern Alternative-- Scepticism, Nihilism, Amorality and Anarchy-- The Politics of Culture-- Who is Totalitarian?
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Political correctness has received a bad press, according to Choi and Murphy. Indeed, the ideas and concepts embodied in PC have been trivialised by conservatives seeking to defend their own positions, and by a press catering to a public put off by philosophical discussions. Choi and Murphy seek to analyse key aspects of the debate over PC. Starting with an examination of the basic concepts of PC, they review the essentials of neo-conservative social philosophy and the "post-modern alternative" as well as neo-conservative critiques of post-modernism. By providing a comprehensive examination of PC from its historical and philosophical underpinnings, Choi and Murphy show what is at stake in the controversy. This book is aimed at researchers and students of contemporary philosophy and social policy. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780275942861 20160528