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  • From Morality to Mental Healthby Mike W. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Morality and mental health are now inseparably linked in our view of character. Alcoholics are sick, yet they are punished for drunk driving. Drug addicts are criminals, but their punishment can be court ordered therapy. The line between character flaws and personality disorders has become fuzzy, with even the seven deadly sins seen as mental disorders.... more...

  • Meaningful Workby Mike W. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 87.99

    As commonly understood, professional ethics consists of shared duties and episodic dilemmas--the responsibilities incumbent on all members of specific professions joined together with the dilemmas that arise when these responsibilities conflict. Martin challenges this "consensus paradigm" as he rethinks professional ethics to include personal commitments... more...

  • Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Lifeby Professor Mike W Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Laureate, theologian, and musician, developed a character-oriented ethics focused on self-realization, nature-centered spirituality, and moral idealism which anticipated the current renaissance of virtue ethics. Schweitzer's idea of 'reverence for life' underscores the contribution of moral ideals... more...

  • Happiness and the Good Lifeby Mike W. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    What is happiness? How is it related to morality and virtue? Does living with illusion promote or diminish happiness? Is it better to pursue happiness with a partner than alone? Philosopher Mike W. Martin addresses these and other questions as he connects the meaning of happiness with the philosophical notion of "the good life." more...

  • Of Mottos and Moralsby Mike W. Martin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 59.99

    Whether in slogans, catchphrases, adages or proverbs, we encounter mottos every day, but we rarely take time to reflect on them. In Of Mottos and Morals: Simple Words for Complex Virtues, Martin explores the possibility that mottos themselves are worthy of serious thought, examining how they contribute to moral guidance and help us grapple with... more...

  • Meaningful Workby Mike W. Martin

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 87.99

    As commonly understood, professional ethics consists of shared duties and episodic dilemmas--the responsibilities incumbent on all members of specific professions joined together with the dilemmas that arise when these responsibilities conflict. Martin challenges this "consensus paradigm" as he rethinks professional ethics to include personal commitments... more...

  • Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Lifeby Mike W. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Laureate, theologian, and musician, developed a character-oriented ethics focused on self-realization, nature-centered spirituality, and moral idealism which anticipated the current renaissance of virtue ethics. Schweitzer's idea of 'reverence for life' underscores the contribution of moral ideals... more...

  • Memoir Ethicsby Mike W. Martin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Memoir Ethics: Good Lives and the Virtues is a philosophical study of moral themes in memoirs. It explores how memoirists present and defend perspectives on good lives. Particular attention is paid to the interplay of the virtues, including their interplay with additional (nonmoral) types of values in good lives. More generally, it explores the... more...

  • Design Informedby Gordon H. Chong; Robert Brandt; W. Mike Martin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 85.00

    The Power of Evidence to Create Design Excellence This practical, accessible book—for design professionals and students alike—is about design excellence and how to achieve it. The authors propose an evidence-based design approach that builds on design ingenuity with the use of research in ways that enhance opportunities to innovate.... more...

  • The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Workby Mitchell R. Haney; David A. Kline; Kevin Aho; Robert Audi; Peter A. French; Al Gini; Charles Guignon; Annette Holba; Marcia Homiak; Mike W. Martin; Valerie Tiberius

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    This book is concerned with how we should think and act in our work, leisure activities, and time utilization in order to achieve flourishing lives. The scope papers range from general theoretical considerations of the value, e.g. 'What is a balanced life?', to specific types of considerations, e.g. 'How should we cope with the effects of work on moral... more...