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  • Freeby Alfred R. Mele

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Does free will exist? The question has fueled heated debates spanning from philosophy to psychology and religion. The answer has major implications, and the stakes are high. To put it in the simple terms that have come to dominate these debates, if we are free to make our own decisions, we are accountable for what we do, and if we aren't free,... more...

  • Castiglione's Allegoryby W. R. Albury

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading, Albury recovers a serious political message which he shows has a great deal of contemporary relevance, and which is lost from sight when the work... more...

  • Virtue and the Moral Lifeby William Werpehowski; Kathryn Getek Soltis; Mark A. Wilson; Julie Hanlon Rubio; Lisa Tessman; Mary M. Doyle Roche; S.J. James F. Keenan; Margaret Urban Walker; Jamie Schillinger; Jean Porter; Jennifer A. Herdt; Edmund N. Santurri

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Virtue and the Moral Life brings together distinguished philosophers and theologians with younger scholars of consummate promise to produce ten essays that engage both academics and students of ethics. This collection explores the role virtues play in identifying the good life and the good society. more...

  • Moral Differencesby Richard W. Miller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    In a wide-ranging inquiry Richard W. Miller provides new resources for coping with the most troubling types of moral conflict: disagreements in moral conviction, conflicting interests, and the tension between conscience and desires. Drawing on most fields in philosophy and the social sciences, including his previous work in the philosophy of science,... more...

  • Immoralityby Ronald Dmitri Milo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.00

    This book explores a much-neglected area of moral philosophy--the typology of immorality. Ronald D. Milo questions the adequacy of Aristotle's suggestion that there are two basic types of immorality--wickedness and moral weakness--and argues that we must distinguish between at least six different types of immoral behavior. Originally published in... more...

  • Paternalistic Interventionby Donald Vandeveer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 58.00

    Donald VanDeVeer probes the moral complexities of the question: under what conditions is it permissible to intervene invasively in the lives of competent persons--for example, by deception, force, or coercive threat--for their own good? In a work with broad significance for law, public policy, professional-client relations, and private interactions,... more...

  • Posthumanismby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95

    This timely book examines the rise of posthumanism as both a material condition and a developing philosophical-ethical project in the age of cloning, gene engineering, organ transplants and implants. Nayar first maps the political and philosophical critiques of traditional humanism, revealing its exclusionary and ‘speciesist’ politics... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Moral Feelingsby John Abercrombie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    John Abercrombie was a Scottish medical doctor who dedicated his spare time to dabbling in philosophy. Over the course of his career, he produced a number of well-regarded volumes on philosophy. In The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings, Abercrombie presents a systematic overview of human emotions, their sources, and their moral and ethical implications. more...

  • Elements of Moralsby Paul Janet; C. R. Corson

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Drawing on a number of influential forbears, including Kant and Hegel, French philosopher Paul Janet spun a unique synthesis in his ethical system. Generally regarded as his masterwork, Elements of Morals sets forth Janet's vision in clear and compelling prose. more...

  • OCR Religious Ethics for AS and A2by Jill Oliphant; Jon Mayled

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Structured directly around the specification of the OCR, this is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses. The updated third edition covers all the necessary topics for Religious Ethics in an enjoyable student-friendly fashion. Each chapter includes: a list of key issues OCR specification checklist... more...