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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Anthropologie und Ethikby Jan-Christoph Heilinger; Julian Nida-Rümelin

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    The relationship between anthropology as the study of human beings and ethics as the study of what humans ought to do is close and multifaceted. The authors address the following questions: Are moral norms grounded in human nature or are they independent of it? Does ethics take into account human weaknesses or is morality absolute?... more...

  • The Art of Happinessby John Cowper Powys

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 17.99

    'It is not our struggle to be happy that is mistaken; it is our false idea that we can find happiness anywhere but in ourselves... happiness does not depend on outward things. It is born of the mind, it is nourished by the mind, it is what rises, like breath in a frosty air, from the mind's wrestling with its fate...' The Art of Happiness (first... more...

  • Be Goodby Randy Cohen; Dave Hopkins

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 19.99

    The New York Times Magazine 's original "Ethicist" Randy Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life's most challenging dilemmas?timeless and contemporary alike. Organized thematically in an easy-to-navigate Q&A format, and featuring line illustrations throughout, this amusing and engaging book challenges... more...

  • Begründen und Rechtfertigenby Konstantin Pollok

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    This book gives an account of the relationship between rational requirements and overriding reasons for action. The author argues that whereas the former are governed by a standard of intra-personal coherence of attitudes, the latter ask for some sort of moral reasoning in order to meet the standard of inter-personal coherence of attitudes.... more...

  • Believing and Actingby G. Scott Davis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    How should religion and ethics be studied if we want to understand what people believe and why they act the way they do? In the 1980s and '90s postmodernist worries about led to debates that turned on power, truth, and relativism. Since the turn of the century scholars impressed by 'cognitive science' have introduced concepts drawn from... more...

  • Between The Monster And The Saintby Richard Holloway

    Canongate Books 2008; US$ 12.46

    Being human isn?t easy. We might think that consciousness and free will give us control over our lives but our minds are unpredictable places. We are susceptible to forces we don?t understand. We are capable of inflicting immense cruelty on one another and yet we also have the capacity to be tender, to empathise, to feel. In his thought-provoking new... more...

  • Beyond Accommodationby Drucilla Cornell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 30.99

    This new edition of Drucilla Cornell's highly acclaimed book includes a substantial new introduction by the author, which situates the book within current feminist debates. In Beyond Accommodation, Drucilla Cornell offers a highly original vision of what feminist theory can give contemporary women. She challenges essentialist and naturalist accounts... more...

  • Beyond Good and Evilby Friedrich Nietzsche

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche?s Beyond Good and Evil is a critical response to metaphysical writings that try to define good and evil. Nietzsche advocates for an individualized way of thinking that focuses on the realities of life and that ignores traditional moral conventions, including religion, free will, and self-consciousness. Divided into nine... more...

  • Beyond Good and Evilby Friedrich Nietzsche

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    After kicking open the doors to twentieth-century philosophy in Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche refined his ideal of the superman with the 1886 publication of Beyond Good and Evil. Conventional morality is a sign of slavery, Nietzsche maintains, and the superman goes beyond good and evil in action, thought, and creation. Nietzsche... more...

  • Beyond Moralismby John Shelby Spong

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    This thought-provoking guide takes a candid look at the moral issues we face in our daily lives. Using the Ten Commandments as a starting point, the authors bring fresh analysis to such problems as the morality of war in a nuclear age, equitable tax structures, abortion, marital fidelity, capital punishment, care of aging parents, euthanasia, homosexuality,... more...