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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • On Bullshitby Harry G. Frankfurt

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 9.95 US$ 9.05

    A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has... 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 Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle; David Ross; Lesley Brown

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes. more...

  • On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homoby Friedrich Nietzsche; Walter Kaufmann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    The great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with Ecce Homo , Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline. The work consists of three essays.  The first contrasts master morality... more...

  • Grounding for the Metaphysics of Moralsby Immanuel Kant; James W. Ellington

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 9.95

    This expanded edition of James Ellington’s preeminent translation includes Ellington’s new translation of Kant’s essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory as presented in the main text: that it requires us to tell the truth even in the face of disastrous... more...

  • Gorgiasby Plato; Donald J. Zeyl

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1987; US$ 7.95

    This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two goals very difficult to attain in combination when it comes to such a master of prose and philosophical argument as Plato. Because of this the book is suitable for courses at all levels in philosophy, from introductory courses on Plato, or problems... more...

  • What Money Can't Buyby Michael J. Sandel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 10.50

    Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing... more...

  • Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle; C. D. C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    An excellent new translation and commentary. It will serve newcomers as an informative, accessible introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics and to many issues in Aristotle’s philosophy, but also has much to offer advanced scholars. The commentary is noteworthy for its frequent citations of relevant passages from other works in Aristotle’s corpus,... more...

  • The Road to Characterby David Brooks

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST •  “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions... more...

  • A Guide to the Good Lifeby William B. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Using the psychological insights and the practical techniques of the Stoics, Irvine offers a roadmap for anyone seeking to avoid the feelings of chronic dissatisfaction that plague so many of us. Irvine looks at various Stoic techniques for attaining tranquility and shows how to put these techniques to work in our own life. As he does so, he describes... more...