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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99
What do we owe to our descendants? How do we balance their needs against our own? Tim Mulgan develops a new theory of our obligations to future generations, based on a new rule-consequentialist account of the morality of individual reproduction. He argues that the resulting theory accounts for a wide range of independently plausible intuitions - covering... more...
- 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 6.38
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...
- Clarendon Press 2003; US$ 44.99
People do things for reasons. But philosophers have disagreed sharply about how 'reasons explanations' of actions actually work and hence about their implications for human freedom and autonomy. The dominant view in contemporary philosophy is the (Humean) idea that the beliefs and desires that constitute our reasons for acting simply cause... 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...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 52.99
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...
- 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...