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  • Theoretical Foundations of Law and Economicsby Mark D. White

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    A book-length examination of the methodology and philosophy of law and economics. more...

  • Accepting the Invisible Handby Mark D. White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This collection of essays by prominent economists and philosophers showcases the important contributions that markets can make to important topics within social economics, including practical issues such as poverty and disaster relief, as well as more general concerns regarding ethics and well-being. more...

  • The Manipulation of Choiceby Mark D. White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 33.00

    This timely book makes a forceful argument that the analyses from behavioral economists are incomplete, the policies advocated by libertarian paternalists are misguided and unethical, and both actually reinforce the cognitive biases and dysfunctions that motivate 'nudges' in the first place. more...

  • The Virtues of Captain Americaby Mark D. White

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    The first look at the philosophy behind the CaptainAmerica comics and movies, publishing in advance of themovie release of Captain America: The WinterSolider  in April 2014. In The Virtues of Captain America , philosopher andlong-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles,compassion, and judgment exhibited by... more...

  • The Illusion of Well-Beingby Mark D. White

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 35.00

    This book will argue against the use of well-being to guide policymaking and in favor of a rule-oriented approach to policymaking that respects the choices of individuals. more...

  • Economics and the Mindby Barbara Montero; Mark D. White

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Economics is often defined as the science of choice or human action. But choice and action are essentially mental phenomena, an aspect rarely mentioned in the economics discourse.  Choice, while not always a conscious or rational process, is held to involve beliefs, desires, intentions and arguably even free will. Actions are often opposed to mere... more...

  • Watchmen and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternativehistory of the United States where the US edges dangerously closerto nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists agroup of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal theiridentity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill anddiscredit these "superheroes."... more...

  • Iron Man and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.95

    The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comicsand movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March2010 On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforwardsuperhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. Butbeneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark,brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy,... more...

  • The Avengers and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth'sMightiest Heroes Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues thatno single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful bookenlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's mostprominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action ofMarvel Comics' all-star superhero... more...

  • Downton Abbey and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2012; US$ 4.99

    A unique philosophical look at the hit television series Downton Abbey Who can resist the lure of Downton Abbey and the triumphsand travails of the Crawley family and its servants? We admireBates's sense of honor, envy Carson's steadfastness, and thrill toViolet's caustic wit. Downton Abbey and Philosophy draws onsome of history's most profound... more...