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  • A Common Humanityby Raimond Gaita

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    The Holocaust and attempts to deny it, racism, murder, the case of Mary Bell. How can we include these and countless other examples of evil within our vision of a common humanity? These painful human incongruities are precisely what Raimond Gaita boldly harmonizes in his powerful new book, A Common Humanity . Hatred with forgiveness, evil with love,... more...

  • Decent Peopleby Norman S. Care

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.00

    In Decent People, Norman Care explores how we may understand and be reconciled to the fragility of our moral nature. In his highly original vision of what it means to be a decent person, Care claims that our moral-emotional nature pressures us to seek relief from moralized pain - pain that comes from our awareness of our own wrongdoing, the suffering... more...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theoryby Hugh LaFollette; Ingmar Persson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95 US$ 42.26

    Building on the strengths of the highly successful first edition, the extensively updated Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory presents a complete state-of-the-art survey, written by an international team of leading moral philosophers. A new edition of this successful and highly regarded Guide , now reorganized and updated with the addition of... more...

  • Explaining the Normativeby Stephen P. Turner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Normativity is what gives reasons their force, makes words meaningful, and makes rules and laws binding. It is present whenever we use such terms as ‘correct,' ‘ought,' ‘must,' and the language of obligation, responsibility, and logical compulsion. Yet normativists, the philosophers committed to this idea, admit that the idea of a... more...

  • The Sources of Normativityby Christine M. Korsgaard; Onora O'Neill

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    Korsgaard's discussion of the source of normativity is followed by commentary from four distinguished philosophers. more...

  • Guilt About The Pastby Bernhard Schlink

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Guilt about the Past explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not only to individual perpetrators. It considers how to use the lesson of history to motivate individual moral behavior, how to reconcile a guilt-laden past, and the role of law in this process. Based on the Weidenfeld Lectures author Bernhard Schlink... more...

  • Ethicsby Julia Driver

    Wiley 2013; US$ 33.95 US$ 30.56

    Ethics: The Fundamentals explores core ideas and arguments in moral theory by introducing students to different philosophical approaches to ethics, including virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, divine command theory, and feminist ethics. The first volume in the new Fundamentals of Philosophy series. Presents lively, real-world examples and... more...

  • Moral Luckby Bernard Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 44.00

    A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action. That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde,... more...

  • Applied Ethics in a Troubled Worldby Edgar Morscher; Otto Neumaier; Peter M. Simons

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 141.73

    During the last two decades, applied ethics has not only developed into one of the most important philosophical disciplines but has also differentiated into so many subdisciplines that it is becoming increasingly difficult to survey it. A much-needed overview is provided by the eighteen contributions to this volume, in which internationally renowned... more...

  • Would You Kill the Fat Man?by David Edmonds

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 14.95 US$ 13.60

    A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standing next to you: if you push him off the bridge, he will topple onto the line and, although he will... more...