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- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 391.00
Dying is part of life. Dying and Human Dignity offers the reader a complete overview and a profound evaluation of the knowledge we have about dying. Experts from a wide range of disciplines cast light on this subject from their specific perspectives. This handbook is an essential reference work for everyone who wants to inform himself... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 10.99
Life throws moral questions at us every day ? about our family, social, and working relationships, about what the fair or decent thing to do is, about how society should be run. In this book a panel of distinguished philosophers offer lively and enlightening answers to a wide range of challenging questions submitted by members of the public. more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 35.00
Analytical Introduction to Ethics is the second volume in the series of ?analytical introductions? to the disciplines of philosophy. It gives an overview of the problems in moral philosophy and of the ethical answers toquestions of essence, functions, and content of morality. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 40.99
At the heart of ethics lies the concept of intrinsic value. It is at work when we assess whether a person is virtuous or vicious, and acts rightly or wrongly. This book investigates the nature of intrinsic value: what sort of thing has it, and how it is measured or quantified. more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 14.99
You won?t see the world in the same light after reading this urgent and inspiring call to action. In this thought-provoking book, Dutch philosopher Floris van den Berg proposes a new perspective, called universal subjectivism , which can be adopted by anyone regardless of religious or philosophical orientation. It takes into consideration... more...
- Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 11.99
Now in a newly revised third edition, this insightful exploration of contemporary ethical issues considers a series of compelling moral problems from a personalist perspective influenced by the Scottish philosopher John Macmurray (1891-1976). In many publications spanning fifty years, most notably his Gifford Lectures titled "The Form of the Personal,"... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
First published in Great Britain in 1948, this book examines the definition of goodness as being distinct from the question of What things are good? Although less immediately and obviously practical, Dr. Ewing argues that the former question is more fundamental since it raises the issue of whether ethics is explicable wholly in terms of something... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology?the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides both a philosophical account of what evil people are like... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 30.99
Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation for food and resources in different societies over time, David Nibert reaches a strikingly different conclusion. He finds in the domestication... more...