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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

  • The Quest for a Moral Compassby Kenan Malik

    Melville House 2014; US$ 26.95

    The story of the global search for moral truths 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... more...

  • Ethicsby Alain Badiou; Peter Hallward

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    Alain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows how our prevailing ethical principles serve ultimately to reinforce an ideology of the status quo and fail to provide a framework for an effective understanding of the concept of evil. more...

  • Kritik des Anthropozänsby Jürgen Manemann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 24.00

    »Willkommen im Anthropozän« - so titelte der »Economist« 2011 und stieß damit eine neue klimapolitische Debatte über den Menschen und das neue »Menschen-Zeitalter« an. Mittlerweile wandert dieser Begriff nicht nur durch die Gazetten, sondern auch durch Wissenschaft, Politik und Kultur. Doch was verbirgt sich hinter diesem Begriff und wo kommt er her?... more...

  • Surviving Peaceby Olivera Simic

    Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    Surviving Peace' is one woman’s story of courage that echoes the stories of millions of people whose lives have been displaced by war. As we still face a world rife with armed conflict, this book is a timely reminder that once the last gunshot has been fired and the last bomb dropped, the new challenge of surviving peace begins. more...

  • Disagreementby Bryan Frances

    Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95

    Regardless of who you are or how you live your life, you disagree with millions of people on an enormous number of topics from politics, religion and morality to sport, culture and art. Unless you are delusional, you are aware that a great many of the people who disagree with you are just as smart and thoughtful as you are - in fact, you know that... more...

  • Aristotle's Ethicsby Aristotle; Jonathan Barnes; Anthony Kenny; Jonathan Barnes; Anthony Kenny

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Aristotle?s moral philosophy is a pillar of Western ethical thought. It bequeathed to the world an emphasis on virtues and vices, happiness as well-being or a life well lived, and rationally motivated action as a mean between extremes. Its influence was felt well beyond antiquity into the Middle Ages, particularly through the writings of St. Thomas... more...

  • Family Valuesby Harry Brighouse; Adam Swift

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    The family is hotly contested ideological terrain. Some defend the traditional two-parent heterosexual family while others welcome its demise. Opinions vary about how much control parents should have over their children?s upbringing. Family Values provides a major new theoretical account of the morality and politics of the family, telling us why... more...

  • Sex and the Posthuman Conditionby Michael Hauskeller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book looks at how sexuality is framed in enhancement scenarios and how descriptions of the resulting posthuman future are informed by mythological, historical and literary paradigms. It examines the glorious sex life we will allegedly enjoy due to greater control of our emotions, improved capacity for pleasure, and availability of sex robots.... more...

  • Das Guteby Thomas Hoffmann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    A persistent puzzle in mainstream contemporary moral philosophy is why people should strive to do good and to be good. It is difficult to understand the place of morality and practical rationality in constituting human nature once it is not describable purely in terms of the natural sciences. The Good proposes a hermeneutical naturalism that elucidates... more...

  • Anerkennungby Heikki Ikäheimo; Nadine Mooren

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 28.00

    Over the past two decades scholars in the fields of political and social philosophy have devoted much time to the subject of recognition. But what is recognition, exactly? Who (or what) can (or should) be recognized? What role does it play for individuals and society? This volume discusses these and other central questions from historical and systematic... more...