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  • The Art of Happiness in a Troubled Worldby The Dalai Lama; Howard C. Cutler; Dalai Lama

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 9.99

    How can we expect to find happiness and meaning in our lives when the modern world seems like such a truly unhappy place?The Art of Happiness has become the classic guide to the Dalai Lama's enlightened approach to living. In this inspirational new volume, the unique collaboration between the Dalai Lama and the highly respected scholar Howard Cutler... more...

  • Being Goodby Simon Blackburn

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This is a very short introduction to ethics. It divides into three parts: first, introducing and discussing reasons for skepticism about ethics; second introducing themes of birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom to show how deeply our lives are interwoven with ethics; third, introducing attempts to found ethics, due to Aristotle, Kant, and the... more...

  • How Ethical Systems Change: Tolerable Suffering and Assisted Dyingby Sheldon Ekland-Olson; Elyshia Aseltine

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 12.95

    Medical advances prolong life. They also sometimes prolong suffering. Should we protect life or alleviate suffering? This dilemma formed the foundation for a powerful right-to-die movement and a counterbalancing concern over an emerging culture of death. What are the qualities of a life worth living? Where are the boundaries of tolerable suffering?... more...

  • Explanation of Catholic Moralsby John H. Stapleton

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at the traditional Catholic view on various different moral subjects, such as the seven deadly sins, prayer and devotion, blasphemy and cursing, education, homicide and suicide, and many others. more...

  • But Is It Art?by Cynthia Freeland

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this book, Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical... more...

  • You are Not So Smartby David McRaney

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    How many of your Facebook friends do you think you know? Would you help a stranger in need? Do you know why you?re so in love with your new smartphone? The truth is: you?re probably wrong. You are not so smart. In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist David McRaney examines the assorted ways we mislead ourselves every single... more...

  • The Tragic Vision of Politicsby Richard Ned Lebow

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 46.00 US$ 37.72

    An exploration of how ethical behaviour in international affairs advances national security. more...

  • Galileo on the World Systemsby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 12.95 US$ 10.36

    Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican , comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate,... more...

  • Rule of Expertsby Timothy Mitchell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world? Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth... more...

  • On Educationby Harry Brighouse

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    What is education for? Should it produce workers or educate future citizens? Is there a place for faith schools - and should patriotism be taught? In this compelling and controversial book, Harry Brighouse takes on all these urgent questions and more. He argues that children share four fundamental interests: the ability to make their own judgements... more...