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  • Grounding for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington

    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...

  • The Birth of the Clinicby Michel Foucault

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 21.95

    In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. The scope of such... more...

  • A New Environmental Ethicsby Holmes Rolston III

    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...

  • The Logic of Legal Requirementsby Jordi Ferrer BeltrŠn; Giovanni Battista Ratti

    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...

  • Thomas Aquinas on the Passionsby Robert Miner

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Provides an understanding of Thomas Aquinas' account of the passions, the elemental forces that affect human happiness. more...

  • Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egyptby Maulana Karenga

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection. more...

  • The Virtues of Happinessby Paul Bloomfield

    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...

  • A System of Pragmatic Idealism, Volume IIIby Nicholas Rescher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    This is the third and final volume of A System of Pragmatic Idealism, a series that will synthesize the life's work of the philosopher Nicholas Rescher. Rescher's numerous books and articles, which address almost every major philosophical topic, reflect a unified approach: the combination of pragmatism and idealism characteristic of his thinking... more...

  • Evil: A Primerby William Hart

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Today our nation saw evil." - President George W. Bush, September 11th 2001 Evil! Like a zombie back from the grave, it has arisen--a word many of us had long ago relegated to Sunday sermons, video games and horror flicks. But of course, evil is not old fashioned, nor has it ever gone away, and may be as robust as ever. So what is evil? Does it... more...

  • A System of Pragmatic Idealism, Volume IIby Nicholas Rescher

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This is the second of the three volumes of A System of Pragmatic Idealism, a series that will synthesize the life's work of the philosopher Nicholas Rescher. Rescher's numerous books and articles, which address almost every major philosophical topic, reflect a unified approach: the combination of pragmatism and idealism characteristic of his thinking... more...