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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Morality's Critics and Defendersby Timm Triplett

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.95

    In this engaging and accessible dialogue, four students offer contrasting arguments on the nature and scope of morality. While specific social policy issues, such as animal rights and racism, come into play, the discussions focus on more general--and fundamental--questions, including: Does morality limit personal freedom? Is morality relative to... more...

  • Adorno on Natureby Deborah Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Decades before the environmental movement emerged in the 1960s, Adorno condemned our destructive and self-destructive relationship to the natural world, warning of the catastrophe that may result if we continue to treat nature as an object that exists exclusively for our own benefit. "Adorno on Nature" presents the first detailed examination of the... more...

  • Fair Playby Robert L. Simon; Cesar R. Torres; Peter F. Hager

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 22.99

     A comprehensive and accessible exploration of competitive sports, and their connection to the concrete moral dilemmas in athletic competition. more...

  • Kant - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourselfby Robert Wicks

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 9.99

    Written by Robert Wicks, a recognised Kant specialist who teaches at the University of Auckland, Kant: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value... more...

  • The Problem of Animal Painby Trent Dougherty; Yujin Nagasawa; Erik Wielenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Animal suffering constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to rational belief in the existence of God. Considerations that render human suffering theologically intelligible seem inapplicable to animal suffering. In this book, Dougherty defends radical possibilities for animal afterlife that allow a soul-making theodicy to apply to their case. more...

  • Sex and the Posthuman Conditionby Michael Hauskeller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book looks at how sexuality is framed in enhancement scenarios and how descriptions of the resulting posthuman future are informed by mythological, historical and literary paradigms. It examines the glorious sex life we will allegedly enjoy due to greater control of our emotions, improved capacity for pleasure, and availability of sex robots.... more...

  • Ethicsby Alain Badiou; Peter Hallward

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil. more...

  • Taking Evil Seriouslyby Sami Pihlström

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    While moral philosophy has traditionally been understood as an examination of the good life, this book argues that ethical inquiry should, rather, begin from an examination of evil and other 'negative' moral concepts, such as guilt and suffering. more...

  • Looking Backwardby Derek L. Phillips

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.00

    When social reformers blame the current ills of Western culture on the loss of community, they often evoke an ideal past in which societies were characterized by shared values, respect for tradition, commitment to the common good, and similar attributes. Communitarians assert that community was prominent in the past, and argue that reclaiming the... more...

  • Valuing Lifeby John Kleinig

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies. And it is fashionable to pursue these debates in terms of the negative query "Under what conditions may life be disregarded or terminated?" John Kleinig... more...