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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

  • The Quest for a Moral Compassby Kenan Malik

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral... more...

  • Reading Unrulyby Zahi Zalloua

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on literary theory and canonical French literature, Reading Unruly examines unruliness as both an aesthetic category and a mode of reading conceived as ethical response. Zahi Zalloua argues that when faced with an unruly work of art, readers confront an ethical double bind, hesitating then between the two conflicting injunctions of either... more...

  • Organ Donation and the Divine Lien in Talmudic Lawby Madeline Kochen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Offers a new theory of property and distributive justice derived from Talmudic law, illustrated by a case study involving the sale of organs for transplant. more...

  • The Social Evolution of Human Natureby Harry Smit

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Harry Smit examines the elements of current evolutionary theory and how they bear on the evolution of the human mind. more...

  • Unterlassungen und ihre Folgenby Carl Bottek

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 90.92

    Unterlassungen sind Phänomene, denen in moralischen und juridischen Kontexten eine hohe normative Relevanz zukommt. Sie erweisen sich aber als ausgesprochen sperrig für handlungs- und kausalitätstheoretische Rekonstruktionen und folglich für die normative Bewertung.<br />Aus handlungstheoretischer Perspektive interessiert besonders die Frage,... more...

  • Ahmed the Philosopherby Alain Badiou; Joseph Litvak

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    English-speaking readers might be surprised to learn that Alain Badiou writes fiction and plays along with his philosophical works and that they are just as important to understanding his larger intellectual project. In Ahmed the Philosopher, Badiou?s most entertaining and accessible play, translated into English here for the first time, readers are... more...

  • Congratulations, by the wayby George Saunders

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.00

    Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared more than one million times. Why? Because Saunders?s words tap into a desire in all of us to lead... more...

  • The Common Causeby Leela Gandhi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Europeans and Americans tend to hold the opinion that democracy is a uniquely Western inheritance, but in  The Common Cause , Leela Gandhi recovers stories of an alternate version, describing a transnational history of democracy in the first half of the twentieth century through the lens of ethics in the broad sense of disciplined self-fashioning.... more...

  • Sport, Medicine, Ethicsby Mike McNamee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The ethics of sports medicine is an important emerging area within biomedical ethics. The professionalization of medical support services in sport and continuing debates around issues such as performance-enhancing technologies or the health and welfare of athletes mean that all practitioners in sport, as well as researchers with an interest in sports... more...