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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • Justiceby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 10.50

    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...

  • Animals and Societyby Margo DeMello

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    Humananimal studies explores humananimal relations and the place of animals within human social and cultural worlds. Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, humananimal studies has become a rapidly... more...

  • Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuelsby Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo; Richard Seaford; Jonathan D. Spence; Christine M. Korsgaard; Margaret Atwood; Stephen Macedo

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in... more...

  • The Course of Loveby Alain de Botton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 21.14

    SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER A brilliant new novel about love and marriage in the modern world - from the author the bestselling novel Essays in Love Modern love is never easy. Society is obsessed with stories of romance, but what comes after happily ever after? This is a love story with a difference. From dating to marriage, from... more...

  • Sociality and Responsibilityby Margaret Gilbert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 39.00

    One of the most distinguished living social philosophers, Margaret Gilbert develops and extends her application of plural subject theory of human sociality, first introduced in her earlier works On Social Facts and Living Together . Sociality and Responsibility presents an extended discussion of her proposal that joint commitments inherently involve... more...

  • The People Of The Lieby M. Scott Peck

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    A gripping book from the bestselling author of hugely popular self-help book, The Road Less Travelled . Leading psychiatrist and self-help pioneer Dr M.Scott Peck reveals his encounters with evil, during sessions with patients of his psychiatric therapy. "The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake of great strength. . . More frightening than... more...

  • For and Against Methodby Imre Lakatos; Matteo Motterlini; Paul Feyerabend

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The work that helped to determine Paul Feyerabend's fame and notoriety, Against Method, stemmed from Imre Lakatos's challenge: "In 1970 Imre cornered me at a party. 'Paul,' he said, 'you have such strange ideas. Why don't you write them down? I shall write a reply, we publish the whole thing and I promise you—we shall have a lot of fun.' " Although... more...

  • The Classical Utilitariansby Jeremy Bentham; John Stuart Mill; John Troyer

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 10.50

    This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. The selection from Mill's A System of Logic is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian... more...

  • The Quest for a Moral Compassby Kenan Malik

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral... more...

  • Eugenics and Other Evilsby G. K. Chesterton

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    When the concept of eugenics -- the practice of selecting for desirable traits in the larger population by encouraging gifted and/or attractive people to breed -- began to take hold in the early twentieth century, British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton took a stance contrary to that of many intellectuals of the period and denounced it as evil in... more...