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  • Die allgemeine Glückseligkeitby Ji-Young Kang

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Kant is regarded as the key critic of eudemonic ethics. Interpreters have claimed that for Kant, happiness was neither a precondition for morality nor a reward for moral conduct. However, this study shows that happiness does play a key role in Kant?s moral philosophy. It reveals Kant?s practical philosophy as a theory that seriously considers... more...

  • Discourses (Books 1 and 2)by Epictetus; P. E. Matheson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    The ne plus ultra of Stoicism, Discourses outline clear-cut principles of right conduct and true thinking, offering secular thinkers a mode of reasoning that dismisses the strictures of absolutism and emotionalism in exchange for a more peaceful and productive life. The Discourses report wide-ranging discussions between Epictetus and his students.... more...

  • Discourses (Books 3 and 4)by Epictetus; P. E. Matheson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    In this compilation of Books 3 and 4 of Epictetus' Discourses ? the second of a two-volume set ? the philosopher discusses the quest for freedom, the nature of solitude, cynicism, fear, discretion, the avoidance of quarrels, and other subjects of enduring interest and concern. more...

  • Doing Betterby Tad Dunne

    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...

  • Doing Good Betterby William MacAskill

    Guardian Faber Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    Almost all of us want to make a difference. So we volunteer, donate to charity, recycle or try to cut down our carbon emissions. But rarely do we know how much of a difference we're really making. In a remarkable re-examination of the evidence, Doing Good Better reveals why buying sweatshop-produced goods benefits the poor; why cosmetic surgeons... more...

  • Doing and Allowing Harmby Fiona Woollard

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Doing harm seems much harder to justify than merely allowing harm. If a boulder is rushing towards Bob, you may refuse to save Bob's life by driving your car into the path of the boulder if doing so would cost you your own life. You may not push the boulder towards Bob to save your own life. This principle--the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing--requires... more...

  • Doing without Free Willby Ursula Goldenbaum; Christopher Kluz; J. Thomas Cook; Ursula Goldenbaum; Julia Haas; Matthew Homan; Christopher Kluz

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Doing without Free Will: Spinoza and Contemporary Moral Problems introduces Spinoza into the current discussion of the possibility of morality without free will, as it was he who first accomplished such a task. While his contemporaries reacted with shock to his determinist philosophy, today more people are ready to take seriously Spinoza's moral... more...

  • Eat This Bookby Dominique Lestel; Gary Steiner

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    If we want to improve the treatment of animals, Dominique Lestel argues, we must acknowledge our evolutionary impulse to eat them, and we must expand our worldview to see how others consume meat ethically and sustainably. The position of vegans and vegetarians is unrealistic and exclusionary. Eat This Book calls at once for a renewed and vigorous... more...

  • Ecce Homoby Friedrich Nietzsche; Anthony M. Ludovici

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Published posthumously in 1908, Ecce Homo was written in 1888 and completed just a few weeks before Nietzsche's complete mental collapse. Its outrageously egotistical review of the philosopher's life and works are redeemed from mere arrogance by masterful language and ever-relevant ideas ? in addition to settling scores with his many personal and... more...

  • Enchiridionby Epictetus; George Long

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Although he was born into slavery and endured a permanent physical disability, Epictetus (ca. 50?ca. 130 AD) maintained that all people are free to control their lives and to live in harmony with nature. We will always be happy, he argued, if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. After attaining his freedom, Epictetus spent... more...