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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Morality's Critics and Defendersby Timm Triplett

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.95

    In this engaging and accessible dialogue, four students offer contrasting arguments on the nature and scope of morality. While specific social policy issues, such as animal rights and racism, come into play, the discussions focus on more general--and fundamental--questions, including: Does morality limit personal freedom? Is morality relative to... more...

  • Prospects for a Common Moralityby Gene Outka; John P. Reeder

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 39.00

    This volume centers on debates about how far moral judgments bind across traditions and epochs. Nowadays such debates appear especially volatile, both in popular culture and intellectual discourse: although there is increasing agreement that the moral and political criteria invoked in human rights documents possess cross-cultural force, many modern... more...

  • Ultimate Questionsby Bryan Magee

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 16.95

    We human beings had no say in existing?we just opened our eyes and found ourselves here. We have a fundamental need to understand who we are and the world we live in. Reason takes us a long way, but mystery remains. When our minds and senses are baffled, faith can seem justified?but faith is not knowledge. In Ultimate Questions , acclaimed philosopher... more...

  • Ten Philosophical Mistakesby Mortimer J. Adler

    Touchstone 1997; US$ 15.99

    An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" ( Time ). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects. more...

  • The Fable of the Beesby Bernard Mandeville; Phillip Harth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 20.78

    A physician with a particular interest in psychological disorders and satirist, Mandeville published versions of his notorious Fable of the Bees from 1714 to 1732. Each was a defence and elaboration of his short satirical poem The Angry Hive , 1705. The version of the Fable of 1723 and 1732 are the fullest defences of his early paradox that social... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Moralityby Elliot N. Dorff; Jonathan K. Crane

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 169.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality offers a collection of original essays--historical and contemporary, as well as philosophical and practical--by leading scholars from around the world. The first section of the volume describes the history of the Jewish tradition's moral thought, from the Bible to contemporary Jewish approaches. The... more...

  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introductionby Tony Hope

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Issues in medical ethics are rarely out of the media and it is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This short and accessible introduction provides an invaluable tool with which to think about the ethical values that lie at the heart of medicine. Tony Hope deals with thorny moral... more...

  • Of Human Freedomby Epictetus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 7.98

    In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius?s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history?s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine?s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These... more...

  • Asking Good Questionsby Nancy A. Stanlick; Michael J. Strawser

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.50

    Asking Good Questions moves beyond a traditional discussion of ethical theory, focusing on how educators can use these important frameworks to facilitate critical thinking about real-life ethical dilemmas. In this way, authors Nancy Stanlick and Michael Strawser offer students a theoretical tool kit for creatively addressing issues that influence their... more...