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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Contemporary Ethical Issuesby Walter G. Jeffko

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Now in a newly revised third edition, this insightful exploration of contemporary ethical issues considers a series of compelling moral problems from a personalist perspective influenced by the Scottish philosopher John Macmurray (1891-1976). In many publications spanning fifty years, most notably his Gifford Lectures titled "The Form of the Personal,"... more...

  • Integrity and the Virtues of Reasonby Greg Scherkoske

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    Scherkoske situates integrity as an epistemic virtue and moves the debate surrounding impartial moral theories in important new directions. more...

  • The Definition of Good (Routledge Revivals)by Alfred C Ewing

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in Great Britain in 1948, this book examines the definition of goodness as being distinct from the question of What things are good? Although less immediately and obviously practical, Dr. Ewing argues that the former question is more fundamental since it raises the issue of whether ethics is explicable wholly in terms of something... more...

  • The Philosophy of Povertyby Joseph-Pierre Proudhon

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This important work of political and moral philosophy set off a firestorm of criticism upon its publication in the mid-nineteenth century. Most notably, Joseph-Pierre Proudhon's The Philosophy of Poverty compelled Karl Marx to write a treatise in response. Marx's rejoinder, entitled The Poverty of Philosophy, is a fascinating companion piece... more...

  • Evil and Moral Psychologyby Peter Brian Barry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology?the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides both a philosophical account of what evil people are like... more...

  • Animal Oppression and Human Violenceby David A. Nibert

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion. He finds in the domestication... more...

  • The Intellectual Lifeby Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Tuttle Publishing 1980; US$ 8.95

    This classic exploration of the intellectual life has fully retained its unique value since initial publication in 1904, and is a valuable addition to any discerning reader's collection. No subsequent work fully compares to this rare mixture of personal insight, ethics, taste, psychology, and common sense. Philip Gilbert Hamerton bestowed upon... more...

  • The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?by Thomas Cathcart

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 14.95

    A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one?do you pull it? Or say you?re watching from an overpass. The only way to save the workers is to... more...

  • Practical Contextsby Matja? Potrc; Vojko Strahovnik

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 112.00

    The thought and the findings of moral particularism are extended to contextualism. Moral particularism asserts that reasons for moral actions are not governed by general principles, but by a mixture of situation bound deliberation and values. Particularism was established in the area of moral philosophy and its main results include delimitation... more...

  • Sexual Deceitby Kelby Harrison

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    Using the methodologies and insights of queer theory, narrative theory and analytic philosophy, Sexual Deceit helps us to understand the issues of passing and to evaluate it from a moral point of view. Noting the importance of time and place in discussing this issue, Kelby Harrison combines the insights, key concepts, and important arguments... more...