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  • From Field to Forkby Paul B. Thompson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.88

    Paul B. Thompson covers diet and health issues, livestock welfare, world hunger, food justice, environmental ethics, Green Revolution technology and GMOs in this concise but comprehensive study. He shows how food can be a nexus for integrating larger social issues in social inequality, scientific reductionism, and the eclipse of morality. more...

  • Ethics: A Very Short Introductionby Simon Blackburn

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, or competitive and aggressive. In this 'sparklingly clear' (Guardian) introduction to ethics Simon Blackburn tackles... more...

  • Why Some Things Should Not Be for Saleby Debra Satz

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The noted philosopher Debra Satz takes a skeptical view of markets, pointing out that free markets are not always a force for good. She asks: What considerations ought to guide the debates about such markets? What is it about the nature of particular exchanges that concerns us to the point that some types of markets are problematic? How should our... more...

  • Second Treatise of Governmentby John Locke; C. B. Macpherson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1980; US$ 7.50

    The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the most far-reaching in its influence. In his provocative 15-page introduction to this edition, the late eminent political theorist C. B. Macpherson examines Locke's arguments for limited, conditional government, private property, and right of revolution... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Deweyby Molly Cochran

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book examines the wide range of Dewey's thought and provides a critical evaluation of his philosophy and its lasting influence. more...

  • Hobbes, the Scriblerians and the History of Philosophyby Conal Condren

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Satire was core to the work of Thomas Hobbes although his critics also used it as a weapon to ridicule him. Condren uses Hobbes as an example to demonstrate that an examination of the persona is needed to advance our understanding of a writer's philosophy. more...

  • Powers of Freedomby Nikolas Rose

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A 1999 review of governmentality literature, derived from Foucault, which broke new ground in ethics and politics. more...

  • Legitimacy and Politicsby Jean-Marc Coicaud; David Ames Curtis

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Recently corruption, extremism and public distrust have raised questions over political legitimacy. In this book, Coicaud examines these issues. more...

  • Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introductionby David Miller

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy - authority, democracy, freedom and its limits, justice, feminism, multiculturalism, and nationality. Accessibly written and assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, it encourages the reader to think clearly and critically about the leading political questions of our time. more...

  • The Truth about Leo Straussby Catherine H. Zuckert; Michael P. Zuckert

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    Is  Leo Strauss truly an intellectual forebear of neoconservatism and a powerful force in shaping Bush administration foreign policy? The Truth about Leo Strauss puts this question to rest, revealing for the first time how the popular media came to perpetuate such an oversimplified view of such a complex and wide-ranging philosopher. More... more...