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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...

  • 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 Theory of Moral Sentimentsby Adam Smith

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Theory of Moral Sentiments was written by Adam Smith in 1759. It provided the ethical, philosophical, psychological and methodological underpinnings to Smith's later works, including The Wealth of Nations (1776), A Treatise on Public Opulence (1764) (first published in 1937), Essays on Philosophical Subjects (1795), and Lectures on Justice,... more...

  • The Essential Gandhiby Mahatma Gandhi; Louis Fischer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Mohandas K. Gandhi, called Mahatma (“great soul”), was the father of modern India, but his influence has spread well beyond the subcontinent and is as important today as it was in the first part of the twentieth century and during this nation’s own civil rights movement. Taken from Gandhi’s writings throughout his life, The Essential Gandhi introduces... more...

  • Ethicsby Gordon Marino

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.32

    In Ethics: The Essential Writings , philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from... 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...

  • An Intimate History Of Humanityby Theodore Zeldin

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    This extraordinarily wide-ranging study looks at the dilemmas of life today and shows how they need not have arisen. Portraits of living people and historical figures are placed alongside each other as Zeldin discusses how men and women have lost and regained hope; how they have learnt to have interesting conversations; how some have acquired an immunity... 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...

  • The Concept of Lawby HLA Hart; Leslie Green; Joseph Raz; Penelope A. Bulloch

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 44.99

    Fifty years on from its first publication, The Concept of Law is still the starting point for the study of legal philosophy and is widely heralded as a classic work of modern philosophy. This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence. more...