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- University of Minnesota Press 1979; US$ 67.50
The scope of morality, Peter A. French contends, is much narrower than many traditional and contemporary works in ethical theory suggest. We trivialize morality if we think it has something to say about everything we do; it touches us all, but not at all more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00
Whenever modern, secular nations look for social orientation or political direction, ethical reflection is required. But what does it mean for ethics as an academic discipline to leave the ivory tower and expose itself to the demands of practice? What influence does the search for practical solutions have on theories and methods, and should... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07
In this book, David B. Wong defends an ambitious and important new version of moral relativism. He does not espouse the type of relativism that says anything goes, but he does start with a relativist stance against alternative theories such that there need not be only one universal truth. Wong proposes that there can be a plurality of true moralities... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 47.99 US$ 41.27
This is the second of three volumes which together comprise a selective historical and critical study of the development of moral philosophy. This volume covers ethics from the 16th to the 18th century, and features illuminating discussion of such great thinkers as Suarez, Grotius, Hobbes, Hutcheson, Hume, Reid, Butler, and Rousseau. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
Each of the books that Hannah Arendt published in her lifetime was unique, and to this day each continues to provoke fresh thought and interpretations. This was never more true than for Eichmann in Jerusalem, her account of the trial of Adolf Eichmann, where she first used the phrase ?the banality of evil.? Her consternation over how a man who was... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Tolstoy's Thoughts Evoked by the Census of Moscow (1884-1885) is a severely critical account of the Russian establishment and government. It is a masterwork that stimulated the nation and sensitized people to the problems faced by the lower classes: it motivated the Russian nation and equipped them for the revolution. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36
How should we live? What do we owe to other people? In Goodness and Advice , the eminent philosopher Judith Jarvis Thomson explores how we should go about answering such fundamental questions. In doing so, she makes major advances in moral philosophy, pointing to some deep problems for influential moral theories and describing the structure of a... more...