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  • Utilitarianismby Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twentieth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world, through the Enlightenment and Victorian utilitarianism... more...

  • On Courageby Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 23.95

    What is courage and why is it one of the oldest and most universally admired virtues? How is it relevant in the world today, and what contemporary forms does it take? In this insightful and crisply written book, Geoffrey Scarre examines these questions and many more. He begins by defining courage, asking how it differs from fearlessness, recklessness... more...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Agingby Geoffrey Scarre

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 197.13

    This comprehensive handbook presents the major philosophical perspectives on the nature, prospects, problems and social context of age and aging in an era of dramatically increasing life-expectancy. Drawing on the latest research in gerontology, medicine and the social sciences, its twenty-seven chapters examine our intuitions and common sense beliefs... more...

  • After Evilby Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.72

    Evils, both large and small, are a constant feature of human life. This book is about responding to them and in particular about responding to moral evils, that is, those produced by the deliberate acts of human beings. Prominent in our repertoire of responses to moral evil are forgiveness and punishment, and these, with the numerous conceptual and... more...

  • Deathby Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.82

    What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death,... more...

  • The Ethics of Archaeologyby Chris Scarre; Geoffrey Scarre

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    In this collection, first published in 2006, archaeologists, anthropologists and philosophers explore the key ethical questions facing archaeologists today. more...

  • Appropriating the Pastby Geoffrey Scarre; Robin Coningham

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    An international and multidisciplinary team addresses significant ethical questions about the rights to access, manage and interpret the material remains of the past. more...

  • Moral Philosophy and the Holocaustby Eve Garrard; Geoffrey Scarre

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 42.45

    How far can we ever hope to understand the Holocaust? What can we reasonably say about right and wrong, moral responsibility, praise and blame, in a world where ordinary reasons seem to be excluded? In the century of Nazism, ethical writing in English had much more to say about the meaning of the word `good` than about the material reality of evil.... more...

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