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- Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Doing Better is a unique book which, drawing on the generalized empirical method of Bernard Lonergan attempts to provide a fresh approach to ethics. Dunne asks his readers to engage in a number of exercises aimed at allowing them to discover for themselves what the character or moral judgment really is and the ways in which their own consciousness... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
The work of Raimond Gaita, in books such as Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception , A Common Humanity and The Philosopher?s Dog , has made an outstanding and controversial contribution to philosophy and to the wider culture. In this superb collection an international team of contributors explore issues across the wide range of Gaita?s thought,... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.41
'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...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 52.99 US$ 45.57
Moral philosophy has long been dominated by the aim of understanding morality and the virtues in terms of principles. However, the underlying assumption that this is the best approach has received almost no defence, and has been attacked by particularists, who argue that the traditional link between morality and principles is little more than an unwarranted... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 54.00
Demenageries, Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida is a collection of essays on animality following Jacques Derrida?s work. The Western philosophical tradition separated animals from men by excluding the former from everything that was considered ?proper to man?: laughing, suffering, mourning, and above all, thinking. The ?animal? has traditionally... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 175.00
Rush Rhees questions the viability of moral theories and the general claims they make in ethics. He shows how one can both be concerned with knowing what one ought to do while recognising that one's answer is a personal one. These insights, arrived at in a distinctive style, characteristic of Rhees, are then applied to issues of life and death, human... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 4.99
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Ethics Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 14.09
An insight into moral skepticism of the 20th century. The author argues that our every-day moral codes are an 'error theory' based on the presumption of moral facts which, he persuasively argues, don't exist. His refutation of such facts is based on their metaphysical 'queerness' and the observation of cultural relativity. more...