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- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00
In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.95
This enlightening new introduction examines the history and development of moral relativism, considering the arguments for and against, and also covering such key topics as terrorism, and the rights of women in oppressive cultures. more...
- transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00
Behindertsein bedeutet immer auch Behindertwerden. Durch gesellschaftliche Kontrollen, Interventionen und Sanktionen wird der Status von behinderten Menschen als Abweichung von Normalität erzeugt und reproduziert. In Anlehnung an Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, Axel Honneth und Emmanuel Lévinas entwickelt Hans-Uwe Rösner Überlegungen zu einer dekonstruktiven... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 72.99
David Boonin presents a new account of the non-identity problem: a puzzle about our obligations to people who do not yet exist. Our actions sometimes have an effect not only on the quality of life that people will enjoy in the future, but on which particular people will exist in the future to enjoy it. In cases where this is so, the combination of... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 11.30
Embracing the web of multi-culturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's world. What good, he asks in a talk delivered during the Gulf War, does war do in... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
This study examines philosophical questions regarding the limitations of formalism and how they might be overcome. It presents a critical reconstruction of the early work of Georg Lukács, which attempted to supplement a unique form of aesthetic cultural critique with a Dostoyevskian-styled ethical utopia. Demonstrating the unity and the aporias of... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
The notion of imputation occupies a central place in Kant?s practical philosophy. It links the concept of freedom, the notion of person, and deontological ethics. This is the first study to comprehensively analyze Kant?s theory of imputation. Guided by the notion of imputation, the author develops a differentiated view of Kant?s practical philosophy,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Aitken examines key life-changing events to look at the interconnections between space, politics, change and emotions. Analysing the intricate spatial complexities of these events, he explores the emotions that undergird the ways change takes place, and the perplexing spatial politics that almost always accompany transformations. Aitken positions young... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various roles and service branches) still holds sway in the military self-conception, rooted as it is in the more existential notions of war, honor... more...