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The Politics and Philosophy of Political Correctness by Jung Min Choi, John W. Murphy

The Politics and Philosophy of Political Correctness



The Politics and Philosophy of Political Correctness by Jung Min Choi, John W. Murphy

PC or Political Correctness has received bad press, according to Choi and Murphy. Indeed, the body of ideas and concepts embodied in PC have been trivialized 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 analyze the key facets of the debate over PC. Starting with an examination of the key concepts of PC, Choi and Murphy review the essentials of neo-conservative social philosophy and the Postmodern Alternative as well as neo-conservative critiques of postmodernism. 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 an important synthesis for researchers and students of contemporary philosophy and social policy.


?The merit of the book is that although the authors take sides, they have read and considered their opponents


About the Author

JUNG MIN CHOI is a Graduate research assistant in the Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada. JOHN W. MURPHY is a professor at the University of Miami. Murphy is the author of numerous works dealing with contemporary social issues, including with John T. Pardeck, The Computerization of Human Services, (Auburn Hourse, 1991) and Postmodern Social Analysis and Criticism (Greenwood Press, 1989).

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Publication date

24th November 1992


Jung Min Choi, John W. Murphy

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Praeger Publishers Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO


186 pages


Cultural studies



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