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  • Ethicsby Gordon Marino

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    In Ethics: The Essential Writings , philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought?from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer?and cover a broad range of topics, from... more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Second Treatise is notable for a number of themes which Locke develops therein. It begins with a depiction of the state of nature, wherein individuals are under no obligation to obey one another but are each themselves judge of what the law of nature requires. It also covers conquest and slavery, property, representative government, and the right... more...

  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 15.99

    What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel?s ?Justice?... more...

  • Practical Ethicsby Peter Singer

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    The third edition of this classic textbook is completely revised and updated featuring a new chapter on climate change. more...

  • Utopia as Methodby Ruth Levitas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 33.50

    Utopia should be understood as a method rather than a goal. This book rehabilitates utopia as a repressed dimension of the sociological and in the process produces the Imaginary Reconstitution of Society, a provisional, reflexive and dialogic method for exploring alternative possible futures. more...

  • In Our Nameby Eric Beerbohm

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    When a government in a democracy acts in our name, are we, as citizens, responsible for those acts? What if the government commits a moral crime? The protestor's slogan--"Not in our name!"--testifies to the need to separate ourselves from the wrongs of our leaders. Yet the idea that individual citizens might bear a special responsibility for political... more...

  • Political Writingsby Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès; Michael Sonenscher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 12.50

    The abbé Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836) expressed the essence of his thought in a series of three pamphlets published in the months leading up to the meeting of the Estates-General in 1789. This volume presents all three essays - Views of the Executive Means , An Essay on Privileges , and What Is the Third Estate? - in their entirety. more...

  • Moral Philosophyby David Hume; Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.50

    This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy. more...

  • Political Legitimization without Morality?by Jorg Kuhnelt

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Within their territories, states claim to be the only authority to determine the law and to use coercive power to punish those who act illegally. Both claims are considered to be acceptable, provided a state acts in accordance with the framework of a legitimate constitution. However, the task of specifying the properties of a legitimate constitution... more...

  • The Deepening Darknessby Carol Gilligan; David A. J. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    This analysis of love and violence under patriarchy illuminates the most impending threats to democracy's future. more...