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  • The Therapy of Desireby Martha C. Nussbaum

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 43.95

    The Epicureans, Skeptics, and Stoics practiced philosophy not as a detached intellectual discipline, but as a worldly art of grappling with issues of daily and urgent human significance: the fear of death, love and sexuality, anger and aggression. Like medicine, philosophy to them was a rigorous science aimed both at understanding and at producing... more...

  • The Abolition of Manby C. S. Lewis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

     In the classic The Abolition of Man , C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis?s extraordinary... more...

  • Adam Smith and the Character of Virtueby Ryan Patrick Hanley

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book revisits the moral and political philosophy of Adam Smith to recover his understanding of morality in a market age. more...

  • On Sacrificeby Moshe Halbertal

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.95

    The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. In this brief book, philosopher Moshe Halbertal explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an offering and examining the relationship between sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice also looks at the... more...

  • Hardwired Behaviorby Laurence Tancredi

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the impact of neuroscience research over the past 20 or more years on brain function as it affects moral decisions. more...

  • Forgiveness & Reconciliationby Raymond G. Helmick; Rodney Petersen

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    This book brings together a unique combination of experts in the area of conflict resolution and focuses on the role forgiveness can play in the process. It deals with the theology, public policy, psychological and social theory, and social policy implementation of forgiveness. The first section of the book explores how ideas like "forgiveness" and... more...

  • A Calendar of Wisdomby Peter Sekirin; Leo Tolstoy

    Scribner 2010; US$ 24.00

    This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates... more...

  • Doing Good Betterby William MacAskill

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons... more...

  • Well-Beingby Ben Bradley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    The concept of well-being plays a central role in moral and political theory. Policies and actions are justified or criticized on the grounds that they make people better or worse off. But is there really such a thing as well-being, and if so, what is it? Is it pleasure, desire-satisfaction, knowledge, virtue, achievement, some combination of these,... more...

  • Science and the Selfby Ian James Kidd; Liz McKinnell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Mary Midgley is one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the last thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animals, the environment and evolutionary theory. The invited essays in this volume offer critical reflections upon Midgley?s work and further developments of her ideas. The contributors include many... more...