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  • The Problem of Free Willby Mathew Iredale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Do we really have freedom to act, or are we slaves to our genes, environment or culture? Regular TPM columnist Mathew Iredale gets to grips with one of the most intractable issues in philosophy: the problem of free will. Iredale explores what it is about the free will problem that makes it so hard to resolve and argues that the only acceptable solution... more...

  • Mindfuckingby Colin McGinn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Being surrounded by bullshit is one thing. Having your mind fucked is quite another. The former is irritating, but the latter is violating and intrusive (unless you give your consent). If someone manipulates your thoughts and emotions, messing with your head, you naturally feel resentment: he or she has distorted your perceptions, disturbed your feelings,... more...

  • Forgivenessby Eve Garrard; David McNaughton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Forgiveness usually gets a very good press in our culture: we are deluged with self-help books and television shows all delivering the same message, that forgiveness is good for everyone, and is always the right thing to do. But those who have suffered seriously at the hands of others often and rightly feel that this boosterism about forgiveness is... more...

  • Free Willby Graham McFee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The question whether human choices and actions are causally determined or are in a way free, and the implications of this for our moral, personal and social lives continues to challenge philosophers. This book explores the determinist rejection of free will through a detailed exposition of the central determinist argument and a consideration of the... more...

  • Appetites for Thoughtby Michel Onfray; Stephen Muecke; Donald Barry

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Appetites for Thought offers up a delectable intellectual challenge: can we better understand the concepts of philosophers from their culinary choices? Guiding us around the philosopher’s banquet table with erudition, wit, and irreverence, Michel Onfray offers surprising insights on foods ranging from fillet of cod to barley soup, from sausage to... more...

  • Conscienceby Martin van Creveld

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Many consider conscience to be one of the most important—if not the fundamental—quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our biological roots, as Darwin thought, or is it a purely social invention? If the latter, how did it come into the... more...

  • Pädagogik und Ethikby Detlef Horster; Nina Oelkers

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2015; US$ 19.26

    Einem antiken, einem mittelalterlichen und selbst einem neuzeitlichen Autor, der sich mit Fragen der Erziehung befasste, wäre es nicht in den Sinn ge­ kommen, über das Verhältnis von Pädagogik und Ethik nachzudenken und es als problematisch darzustellen. Autoren von PLATON bis HERB ART haben Er­ ziehung selbstverständlich mit Moral oder Sittlichkeit,... more...

  • Are You a Miserable Old Bastard?by Dr Andrew John; Stephen Blake

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Are You a Miserable Old Bastard? is a very funny book for the "inner curmudgeon" in us all, a highly amusing and wonderfully entertaining celebration of the grouchiness in life, for everyone who feels like it's always raining, both outside and in! more...

  • Reveriesby Antonino Ferro

    Karnac Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Reverie is a form of dreaming intended as a continuous process that takes place in sleep as well as in waking life. In analysis, the patient's communications can evoke images that will then be useful in the development of the analytic work. The salient feature of analytic listening is precisely this willingness to abandon oneself to reverie where previously... more...

  • Ethik und die Möglichkeit einer guten Weltby Andreas Vieth; Christoph Halbig; Angela Kallhoff

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    In der philosophischen Ethik ist "die gute Welt" außer Mode gekommen. Der vorliegende Diskussionsband setzt sich mit Ludwig Sieps "Konkreter Ethik" auseinander. Die "Konkrete Ethik" von Ludwig Siep öffnet sich bewusst hin auf eine Hermeneutik der religiösen und kulturellen Traditionen der Menschheit, sie sucht aber auch in der Auseinandersetzung... more...