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  • Plato at the Googleplexby Rebecca Newberger Newberger Goldstein

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Imagine that Plato came to life in the twenty-first century and embarked on a multi-city speaking tour. How would he mediate a debate between a Freudian psychoanalyst and a 'tiger mum' on how to raise the perfect child? How would he handle the host of a right-wing news program who denies there can be morality without religion? What would Plato make... more...

  • A Short History of Ethicsby Alasdair MacIntyre

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 20.95

    A Short History of Ethics has over the past thirty years become a key philosophical contribution to studies on morality and ethics. Alasdair MacIntyre writes a new preface for this second edition which looks at the book 'thirty years on' and considers its impact. A Short History of Ethics guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy... more...

  • The Open Society and its Enemiesby Karl Popper

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 20.95

    Written in political exile during the Second World War and first published in 1945, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. Hailed by Bertrand Russell as a 'vigorous and profound defence of democracy', its now legendary attack on the philosophies of Plato, Hegel and Marx exposed... more...

  • In Our Nameby Eric Beerbohm

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    When a government in a democracy acts in our name, are we, as citizens, responsible for those acts? What if the government commits a moral crime? The protestor's slogan--"Not in our name!"--testifies to the need to separate ourselves from the wrongs of our leaders. Yet the idea that individual citizens might bear a special responsibility for political... more...

  • Against the Streamby Noah Levine

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Buddha was a revolutionary. His practice was subversive; his message, seditious. His enlightened point of view went against the norms of his day?in his words, "against the stream." His teachings changed the world, and now they can change you too. Presenting the basics of Buddhism with personal anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations, bestselling... more...

  • Political Writingsby Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès; Michael Sonenscher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    The abbé Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836) expressed the essence of his thought in a series of three pamphlets published in the months leading up to the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789. This volume presents all three essays - Views of the Executive Means , An Essay on Privileges , and What Is the Third Estate? - in their entirety. more...

  • Moral Philosophyby David Hume; Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.50

    This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy. more...

  • Science, the Singular, and the Question of Theologyby Richard A. Lee

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 115.00

    Science, the Singular, and the Question of Theology explores the role that the singular plays in the theories of science of Robert Grosseteste, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Marsilius of Inghen, and Pierre d'Ailly. It pursues the question specifically in relation to the question of whether theology is a science. The work argues... more...

  • The World Peace Dietby Will Tuttle

    Lantern Books 2007; US$ 9.99

    Incorporating systems theory, teachings from mythology and religions, and the human sciences, The World Peace Diet presents the outlines of a more empowering understanding of our world, based on a comprehension of the far-reaching implications of our food choices and the worldview those choices reflect and mandate. The author offers a set of universal... more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jorg Kuhnelt

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Within their territories, states claim to be the only authority to determine the law and to use coercive power to punish those who act illegally. Both claims are considered to be acceptable, provided a state acts in accordance with the framework of a legitimate constitution. However, the task of specifying the properties of a legitimate constitution... more...