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Autonomy

by Andrew Sneddon

Philosophers have various reasons to be interested in individual autonomy. Individual self-rule is widely recognized to be important. But what, exactly, is autonomy? In what ways is it important? And just how...


Philippa Foot's Moral Thought

by John Hacker-Wright

Represents the first comprehensive and accessible introduction to Foot's work, offering a complete chronological and thematic overview, emphasising the role Foot played in the development of contemporary virtue...


The Four Virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, Creation

by Tobin Hart

In a world with greater knowledge, more advanced technology, and more groundbreaking innovation than ever at our fingertips, we are still looking to find our way. We are still searching for that essential insight...


Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics

by Andrew I. Cohen & Christopher Heath Wellman

Now in an updated edition with fresh perspectives on high-profile ethical issues such as torture and same-sex marriage, this collection pairs cogently argued essays by leading philosophers with opposing views...


Gorgias and Timaeus

by Plato

Gorgias addresses the temptations of success and the rewards of a moral life while Timaeus explains the world in terms not only of physical laws but also of metaphysical and religious principles.


The Genealogy of Morals

by Friedrich Nietzsche

Major work on ethics, by one of the most influential thinkers of the last 2 centuries, deals with master/slave morality and modern man's moral practices; the evolution of man's feelings of guilt; and ascetic...


Enchiridion

by Epictetus & George Long

A first-century Stoic, Epictetus argued that we will always be happy if we learn to desire that things should be exactly as they are. His Enchiridion distills his teachings to illuminate a way to a tranquil...


Utilitarianism

by John Stuart Mill

A landmark of moral philosophy and an ideal introduction to ethics, this famous work balances the claims of individuals and society, declaring that actions should produce the greatest happiness overall.


Ethics in Practice: An Anthology

by Hugh LaFollette

The fourth edition of Ethics in Practice offers an impressive collection of 70 new, revised, and classic essays covering 13 key ethical issues. Essays integrate ethical theory and the discussion of practical...


The Pursuit of Justice: A Personal Philosophical History

by James P. Sterba

The Pursuit of Justice: A Personal Philosophical History is a collection of renowned scholar and philosopher James P. Sterba’s finest works - essays spanning the full spectrum of his illustrious career along...


How to Build a Better Human: An Ethical Blueprint

by Gregory E. Pence

In How to Build a Better Human, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence argues if, we are careful and ethical, we can use genetics, biotechnology, and medicine in safe ethical ways for human enhancement. He looks...


Losing Moses on the Freeway: The 10 Commandments in America

by Chris Hedges

The 10 Commandments -- the laws given to Moses by God -- are beyond the scope of human law. They are rules meant to hold us together but, when dishonored, they lead to discord and violence.

In this fierce,...


The Great Ethics of Aristotle

by Peter L. P. Simpson

In this follow up to The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle, Peter L. P. Simpson centers his attention on the basics of Aristotelian moral doctrine as found in the Great Ethics: the definition of happiness, the nature...


Ten Philosophical Mistakes

by Mortimer J. Adler

An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time).

Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences...


How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

by Adrienne Martin

What exactly is hope and how does it influence our decisions? In How We Hope, Adrienne Martin presents a novel account of hope, the motivational resources it presupposes, and its function in our practical lives....


Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant S Pragmatist Legacy

by Jennifer A McMahon

In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant's body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead...


Environmental Ethics: An Introduction with Readings

by John Benson

Presupposing no prior knowledge of philosophy, John Benson introduces the fundamentals of environmental ethics by asking whether a concern with human well-being is an adequate basis for environmental ethics....


Euthanasia: All That Matters

by Richard Huxtable

The Dignitas clinic in Switzerland may be a long way away. But the issues around euthanasia can suddenly become very close to home. To many, it seems remarkable that in a society where freedom of choice is eulogised,...


Ethics: Bullet Guides

by Robert Anderson

Open this book and you will

  • Understand morals

  • Discover freedom

  • Meet key figures

  • Apply ethics


  • The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau

    by Christopher W. Morris

    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes (1599-1697), John Locke (1632-1704),...