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Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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  • What Is Reparative Justice?by Margaret Urban Walker

    Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    The idea of reparation – of amends owed for wrongs and wrongful harms – is ancient, universal, and a basic intuition of justice. Yet despite its ancient and distinguished lineage in Western philosophy, its familiar role in legal remedies for unjust losses and takings, and its increasing application to victims of political violence and repression,... more...

  • Doing Betterby Tad Dunne

    Marquette University Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Doing Better is a unique book which, drawing on the generalized empirical method of Bernard Lonergan attempts to provide a fresh approach to ethics. Dunne asks his readers to engage in a number of exercises aimed at allowing them to discover for themselves what the character or moral judgment really is and the ways in which their own consciousness... more...

  • The Essence of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethicsby Hunter Lewis

    Axios Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Axios Press’s Essence of . . . series takes the greatest works ever written in the field of practical philosophy and pares them down to their essence. We select the best passages—the ones that are immediately relevant to us today, full of timeless wisdom and advice about the world and how best to live our lives—and leave behind the more obscure or... more...

  • Reasons for Actionby David Sobel; Steven Wall

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    This volume contains eleven essays on practical reason by leading and emerging philosophers. more...

  • The Art of Happinessby John Cowper Powys

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 20.41

    'It is not our struggle to be happy that is mistaken; it is our false idea that we can find happiness anywhere but in ourselves... happiness does not depend on outward things. It is born of the mind, it is nourished by the mind, it is what rises, like breath in a frosty air, from the mind's wrestling with its fate...' The Art of Happiness (first... more...

  • Principled Ethicsby Sean McKeever; Michael Ridge

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 52.99

    Moral philosophy has long been dominated by the aim of understanding morality and the virtues in terms of principles. However, the underlying assumption that this is the best approach has received almost no defence, and has been attacked by particularists, who argue that the traditional link between morality and principles is little more than an unwarranted... more...

  • Demenageriesby Anne Emmanuelle Berger; Marta Segarra

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 54.00

    Demenageries, Thinking (of) Animals after Derrida is a collection of essays on animality following Jacques Derrida’s work. The Western philosophical tradition separated animals from men by excluding the former from everything that was considered “proper to man”: laughing, suffering, mourning, and above all, thinking. The “animal” has traditionally... more...

  • Moral Questionsby Rush Rhees; D. Z. Phillips

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 175.00

    Rush Rhees questions the viability of moral theories and the general claims they make in ethics. He shows how one can both be concerned with knowing what one ought to do while recognising that one's answer is a personal one. These insights, arrived at in a distinctive style, characteristic of Rhees, are then applied to issues of life and death, human... more...

  • Ethics Made Easy: Flashby Mel Thompson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 4.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Ethics Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover all the key ideas, from altruism to utilitarianism. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured... more...

  • Ethicsby J.L. Mackie

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 14.09

    An insight into moral skepticism of the 20th century. The author argues that our every-day moral codes are an 'error theory' based on the presumption of moral facts which, he persuasively argues, don't exist. His refutation of such facts is based on their metaphysical 'queerness' and the observation of cultural relativity. more...