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  • Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicineby Mary Ann Gardell Cutter; Raphael Sassower

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    "Ethical Choices in Contemporary Medicine" jettisons the standard medical ethics models of "rights" language and shows how the bioethical problems that receive attention from the media and the public are related to and are explicable in terms of the epistemological foundations of science and medicine. These epistemological concerns include how medical... more...

  • Doing and Allowing Harmby Fiona Woollard

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Doing harm seems much harder to justify than merely allowing harm. If a boulder is rushing towards Bob, you may refuse to save Bob's life by driving your car into the path of the boulder if doing so would cost you your own life. You may not push the boulder towards Bob to save your own life. This principle--the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing--requires... more...

  • Rights and Reasonby Jonathan Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In "Rights and Reason", Jonathan Gorman sets discussion of the 'rights debate' within a wide-ranging philosophical and historical framework. Drawing on positions in epistemology, metaphysics and the theory of human nature as well as on the ideas of canonical thinkers, Gorman provides an introduction to the philosophy of rights that is firmly grounded... more...

  • Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Goodby Roe Fremstedal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good is a major study of Kierkegaard's relation to Kant that gives a comprehensive account of radical evil and the highest good, two controversial doctrines with important consequences for ethics and religion. more...

  • Understanding Virtue Ethicsby Stan van Hooft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    More and more philosophers have advocated varieties of virtue-based ethics that challenge moral theory traditionally founded on moral obligation and the delineation of what is right or wrong in given situations. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those... more...

  • Place Meantby G. V. Loewen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 74.99

    What does place mean for human beings? What does it mean to exist in space? How do we place ourselves not only in physical space, but within the interior landscape of consciousness? Place Meant explores these and related questions through the lenses of psychoanalysis, sociology, geography, folklore, and history. more...

  • Time, Space, and Ethics in the Thought of Martin Heidegger, Watsuji Tetsuro, and Kuki Shuzoby Graham Mayeda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this book, Graham Mayeda demonstrates how Watsuji Tetsuro and Kuki Shuzo, two twentieth-century Japanese philosophers, criticize and interpret Heideggerian philosophy, articulating traditional Japanese ethics in a modern idiom. more...

  • What is Property?by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

    The Floating Press 1840; US$ 5.99

    French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the top thinkers of the day, including Karl Marx. Based in part on the discussion in What is Property?, Proudhon refined the political theory of... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Bioethicsby John D. Arras; Elizabeth Fenton; Rebecca Kukla

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics.? The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization, health disparities, and rapidly advancing technologies.? Bioethics has begun a turn toward a systematic concern with social justice, population... more...

  • Homo Mysticusby Wolfgang Struve; George Wald

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 24.99

    Homo Mysticus presents three renowned lectures delivered by Wolfgang Struve from 1974 to 1984, translated into English in this volume. Philosophical and mystical experiences are finally given expression in this remarkable collection. more...