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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Future Peopleby Tim Mulgan

    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...

  • Reasons for Actionby David Sobel; Steven Wall

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This 2009 volume contains eleven essays on practical reason by leading and emerging philosophers. more...

  • The Art of Happinessby John Cowper Powys

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.40

    '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...

  • Ethics Made Easy: Flashby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 8.77

    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...

  • Principled Ethicsby Sean McKeever; Michael Ridge

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    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...

  • Reasons and Purposesby G. F. Schueler

    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...

  • Demenageriesby Anne Emmanuelle Berger; Marta Segarra

    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”... more...

  • Moral Questionsby Rush Rhees; D. Z. Phillips

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • Well-Being and Deathby Ben Bradley

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    Well-Being and Death addresses philosophical questions about death and the good life: what makes a life go well? Is death bad for the one who dies? How is this possible if we go out of existence when we die? Is it worse to die as an infant or as a young adult? Is it bad for animals and fetuses to die? Can the dead be harmed? Is there any way to make... more...

  • Conscienceby Paul Strohm

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Where does our conscience come from? How reliable is it? In the West conscience has been relied upon for two thousand years as a judgement that distinguishes right from wrong. It has effortlessly moved through every period division and timeline between the ancient, medieval, and modern. The Romans identified it, the early Christians appropriated it,... more...