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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99
For centuries, philosophers, theologians, moralists, and ordinary people have asked: How should we live? What makes for a good life? In The Best Things in Life, distinguished philosopher Thomas Hurka takes a fresh look at these perennial questions as they arise for us now in the 21st century. Should we value family over career? How do we balance self-interest... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 15.99
On the Swiss border with Austria in 1938, a police captain refuses to enforce a law barring Jewish refugees from entering his country. In the Balkans half a century later, a Serb from the war-blasted city of Vukovar defies his superiors in order to save the lives of Croats. At the height of the Second Intifada, a member of Israel?s most elite military... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Three months after George Saunders gave a graduation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders?s words tap into... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 8.50
This expanded edition of James Ellington?s preeminent translation includes Ellington?s new translation of Kant?s essay ?Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns? in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear, powerful, and oftentimes moving thoughts from one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment. This focused, forward-looking analysis will be a necessary complement to any balanced textbook or anthology in environmental ethics, and will... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 129.99
When a legal rule requires us to drive on the right, notarize our wills, or refrain from selling bootleg liquor, how are we to describe and understand that requirement? In particular, how does the logical form of such a requirement relate to the logical form of other requirements, such as moral requirements, or the requirements of logic itself? When... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
As children, we learn life is unfair: bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. So, it is natural to ask, "Why play fairly in an unfair world? If being immoral will get you what you want and you know you can't get caught, why not do it?" The answers, as argued herein, begin by rejecting the idea that morality... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
Much discussion of morality presupposes that moral judgments are always, at bottom, arbitrary. Moral scepticism, or at least moral relativism, has become common currency among the liberally educated. This remains the case even while political crises become intractable, and it is increasingly apparent that the scope of public policy formulated with... more...