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- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 145.96
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2004; US$ 50.49
Kant'slectures on moral philosophy from the1770's is an important commentary and complement to "Groundworks of the Metaphysics of Morals". Based on the Kaehler notes, this newly edited version of the so-called Menzer-lecture finally makes Kant's famous lecture once more available in German. more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
The pioneering moral philosopher Annette Baier presents a series of new and recent essays in ethics, broadly conceived to include both engagements with other philosophers and personal meditations on life. Baier's unique voice and insight illuminate topics ranging from patriotism and future generations to honesty, trust, hope, and friendship. more...