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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Analytische Einführung in die Ethikby Dieter Birnbacher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 26.38

    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 to questions of essence, functions, and content of morality.  more...

  • The Nature of Intrinsic Valueby Michael J. Zimmerman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 43.99

    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...

  • Philosophy for a Better Worldby Floris Van Den Berg

    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...

  • Contemporary Ethical Issuesby Walter G. Jeffko

    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...

  • Integrity and the Virtues of Reasonby Greg Scherkoske

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    Scherkoske situates integrity as an epistemic virtue and moves the debate surrounding impartial moral theories in important new directions. more...

  • The Definition of Good (Routledge Revivals)by Alfred C Ewing

    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...

  • Evil and Moral Psychologyby Peter Brian Barry

    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...

  • Animal Oppression and Human Violenceby David A. Nibert

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?by Thomas Cathcart

    Workman Publishing Company 2013; US$ 14.95

    A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which would save the five, but sacrifice the one?do you pull it? Or say you?re watching from an overpass. The only way to save the workers is to... more...

  • The Intellectual Lifeby Philip Gilbert Hamerton

    Tuttle Publishing 1980; US$ 5.99

    This classic exploration of the intellectual life has fully retained its unique value since initial publication in 1904, and is a valuable addition to any discerning reader's collection. No subsequent work fully compares to this rare mixture of personal insight, ethics, taste, psychology, and common sense. Philip Gilbert Hamerton bestowed upon... more...