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- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 39.95
Politicians and the clergy speak often of "character"; psychologists study "personality". This philosophical treatise attempts to provide an understanding of character and to re-focus ethical philosophy so that the study of character is a central issue. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 114.99
How can we know what is worth seeking or avoiding in life? Is there anything to know? If so, is it in some sense personal? This fresh and engaging work by noted philosopher Joel Kupperman addresses these questions as it examines the epistemology of value.Kupperman looks first at how judgments of values manifest themselves, whether there can be evidence... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 12.50
Six Myths about the Good Life focuses on the values that are worth aiming for in our lives, a topic central to what has been called Philosophy of Life. We all have ideas about the good life. We think that pleasure makes life better. We want to be happy. We think that achievements make a difference. There is something to all these ideas, but if... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 30.99
This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 14.95
This anthology provides a set of distinctive, influential views that explore the mysteries of human nature from a variety of perspectives. It can be read on its own, or in conjunction with Joel Kupperman?s text, Theories of Human Nature . more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.95
Now available together as a set for a discounted price: Theories of Human Nature , and Human Nature: A Reader , by Joel J. Kupperman. On Theories of Human Nature : "A very fine book on human nature, both what it is and what philosophers have thought about it--philosophers in an inclusive sense, from Plato and Aristotle to Mengzi and Xunzi, from Hume... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 64.99
We often speak of a person's character--good or bad, strong or weak--and think of it as a guide to how that person will behave in a given situation. Oddly, however, philosophers writing about ethics have had virtually nothing to say about the role of character in ethical behavior. What is character? How does it relate to having a self, or to the process... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 94.99
Ethics and Qualities of Life avoids over-simple, decontextualized accounts of ethical judgment and choice. Ethical theories evolve and can incorporate elements of seeming rivals. A case is made for assigning consequentialism a major role in justification or criticism of a moral order, but not in ethical discovery. more...