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- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09
The companion book to Beyond Good and Evil , the three essays included here offer vital insights into Nietzsche's theories of morality and human psychology. Nietzsche claimed that the purpose of The Genealogy of Morals was to call attention to his previous writings. But in fact the book does much more than that, elucidating and expanding on... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST ? ?I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.??David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions... more...
- Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 11.66
' I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the next morning I travelled down there from Westchester to scope out the terrain . . . ' So begins Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, The Brooklyn Follies . Set against the backdrop of the contested US election of 2000, it tells the story of Nathan and Tom, an uncle... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 8.50
John Perry--author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Hackett Publishing Co., 1978)--revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God. In the early part of the work, Gretchen and her friends consider whether evil provides a problem for those who believe in the perfection... more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
In a work of impassioned scholarship, David E. Stannard describes in horrific detail the mass destruction of entire New World societies that followed in the wake of European contact with the Western Hemisphere--destruction that lasted for more that four centuries, and that continues in many places even today. In a sweeping introductory overview of... more...