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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

  • Speech Mattersby Seana Valentine Shiffrin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication possible, a demand that, Seana Shiffrin argues, yields a prohibition against lying and requires protection for free speech. This book... more...

  • Scham, Schuld und Notwendigkeitby Bernard Williams

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 133.00

    Wie aktuell ist die Antike? Können wir Modernen von Homer etwas lernen und können wir mit Hilfe der antiken Tragödien einige tiefsitzende Mißverständnisse unserer Zeit von uns abschütteln? Auf diese Fragen antwortet Bernard Williams in einer faszinierenden Studie, die als sein Hauptwerk gilt, indem er insbesondere die antike Literatur von einseitigen... more...

  • Beyond Sense and Sensibilityby Peggy Thompson; Rhona Brown; Leslie A. Chilton; Timothy Erwin; Evan Gottlieb; Christopher D. Johnson; Heather King; James Noggle; Adam Rounce; Adrianne Wadewitz

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 84.99

    Drawing on philosophical thought from the eighteenth century as well as conceptual frameworks developed in the twenty-first century, the essays in Beyond Sense and Sensibility examine moral formation as represented in or implicitly produced by literary works of late eighteenth-century British authors. more...

  • Rights and Reasonby Jonathan Gorman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In "Rights and Reason", Jonathan Gorman sets discussion of the 'rights debate' within a wide-ranging philosophical and historical framework. Drawing on positions in epistemology, metaphysics and the theory of human nature as well as on the ideas of canonical thinkers, Gorman provides an introduction to the philosophy of rights that is firmly grounded... more...

  • Understanding Virtue Ethicsby Stan van Hooft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    More and more philosophers have advocated varieties of virtue-based ethics that challenge moral theory traditionally founded on moral obligation and the delineation of what is right or wrong in given situations. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those... more...

  • Environmental Philosophyby Christopher Belshaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This introduction to the philosophy of the environment examines current debates on how we should think about the natural world and our place within it. The subject is examined from a determinedly analytic philosophical perspective, focusing on questions of value, but taking in attendant issues in epistemology and metaphysics as well. The book begins... more...

  • Time, Space, and Ethics in the Thought of Martin Heidegger, Watsuji Tetsuro, and Kuki Shuzoby Graham Mayeda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this book, Graham Mayeda demonstrates how Watsuji Tetsuro and Kuki Shuzo, two twentieth-century Japanese philosophers, criticize and interpret Heideggerian philosophy, articulating traditional Japanese ethics in a modern idiom. more...

  • Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernismby Wayne Morrison

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    This book incorporates many of the exciting debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a new project for criminology, a criminology of modernity, and offers a sustained critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities. This book is designed to place... more...

  • Place Meantby G. V. Loewen

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 74.99

    What does place mean for human beings? What does it mean to exist in space? How do we place ourselves not only in physical space, but within the interior landscape of consciousness? Place Meant explores these and related questions through the lenses of psychoanalysis, sociology, geography, folklore, and history. more...

  • Homo Mysticusby Wolfgang Struve; George Wald

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 24.99

    Homo Mysticus presents three renowned lectures delivered by Wolfgang Struve from 1974 to 1984, translated into English in this volume. Philosophical and mystical experiences are finally given expression in this remarkable collection. more...