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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

  • The Geneby Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ?Dramatic and precise? [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time? He is a natural storyteller? A page-turner? Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next? Bryan Appleyard,... more...

  • Boundaries of Authorityby A. John Simmons

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Modern states claim (and exercise) rights of jurisdiction and control over particular geographical areas and their associated natural resources. Boundaries of Authority explores the possible moral bases for such territorial claims by states, in the process arguing that many of these territorial claims in fact lack any moral justification. more...

  • Explanation in Ethics and Mathematicsby Uri D. Leibowitz; Neil Sinclair

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 72.99

    How far should our realism extend, and how should we understand the entities referred to by mathematical and ethical talk? This volume explores how argumentative strategies in the philosophy of mathematics might apply to ethics, and vice versa. A team of experts breaks new ground in both areas and illuminates new questions, arguments, and problems. more...

  • Debating Climate Ethicsby Stephen M. Gardiner; David A. Weisbach

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Stephen M. Gardiner and David A. Weisbach present arguments for and against the relevance of ethics to global climate policy. Gardiner argues that climate change is fundamentally an ethical issue rather than one of narrow economic self-interest, while Weisbach argues that existing ethical theories are flawed and do not provide adequate guidance for... more...

  • The Tyranny of the Idealby Gerald Gaus

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50

    In his provocative new book, The Tyranny of the Ideal , Gerald Gaus lays out a vision for how we should theorize about justice in a diverse society. Gaus shows how free and equal people, faced with intractable struggles and irreconcilable conflicts, might share a common moral life shaped by a just framework. He argues that if we are to take diversity... more...

  • Tantric Ethicsby Je Tsongkhapa; Gareth Sparham; Jeffrey Hopkins

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    Tantra, or Vajrayana, Buddhism is a set of esoteric practices that involve mantra recitation and complex visualizations. Tantra constitutes the fabric of a Tibetan Buddhist's daily practice, but no practice of tantra can be successful without adherence to the tantric precepts, the highest of three complementary sets of vows. Tsongkhapa is perhaps the... more...

  • In Search of the Common Goodby Jack E. Brush

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Concern for the common good should be the context in which individual human rights are interpreted. more...

  • A Very Bad Wizardby Tamler Sommers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    In the first edition of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain ? Nine Conversations, philosopher Tamler Sommers talked with an interdisciplinary group of the world?s leading researchers?from the fields of social psychology, moral philosophy, cognitive science, and primatology?all working on the same issue: the origins and workings of morality.... more...

  • The Ethical Turnby David M. Goodman; Eric R. Severson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Levinas (1969) claims that "morality is not a branch of philosophy, but first philosophy" and if he is right about this, might ethics also serve as a first psychology ? This possibility is explored by the authors in this volume who seek to bring the "ethical turn" into the world of psychoanalysis. This phenomenologically rich and socially conscious... more...

  • Ethics and Suffering since the Holocaustby Ingrid L Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For many, the Holocaust made thinking about ethics in traditional ways impossible. It called into question the predominance of speculative ontology in Western thought, and left many arguing that Western political, cultural and philosophical inattention to universal ethics were both a cause and an effect of European civilization's collapse in the twentieth... more...