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The Turbulent Universe

by Paul Kurtz

In his final book, the late Paul Kurtz outlines his personal vision for a planetary ethics inspired by scientific wisdom. Blending realism and optimism, he lays out the basic principles of an ethical approach...


A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics: What Do We Believe?

by Warren Ashby

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging,...


George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

by George Washington

Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.


Quarterly Essay 16 Breach of Trust: Truth, Morality and Politics

by Raimond Gaita

In the fourth Quarterly Essay of 2004, Raimond Gaita confronts essential questions about politics as it is practised today. What do politicians mean when they talk about "trust"? Why is truthfulness important?...


The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery which was Once Called The Ark

by Mikhail Naimy

A classic of spiritual literature - Mikhail Naimy, a contemporary of Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, has woven legend, mysticism, philosophy and poetry into a powerful allegorical story that has touched...


Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

by David Groenfeldt

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is very relevant to all...


Crimes of Charity

by Konrad Bercovici

In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations...


Religion and Revelation after Auschwitz

by Balazs M. Mezei

Religion After Auschwitz is a philosophical approach to the notion of revelation. Following such authors as A. Dulles, R. Swinburne, or K. Ward, Balazs Mezei investigates some of the main problems of revelation...


Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays

by Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy & Bernard Williams

"The goal of philosophy is always the same, to assist men to understand themselves and thus to operate in the open, not wildly in the dark."--Isaiah Berlin

This volume of Isaiah Berlin's essays presents the...


Philosophical Thinking and the Religious Context

by Brendan Sweetman

This new collection covers a wide range of cutting-edge and timely questions in contemporary philosophy of religion from a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The essays in the volume deal with a range...


The Ethics of Nonviolence: Essays by Robert L. Holmes

by Robert L. Holmes & Predrag Cicovacki

Robert Holmes is one of the leading proponents of nonviolence in the United States, and his influence extends to the rest of the world. However, he has never presented his views on nonviolence in full-length...


The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

by Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti's execution- with a new cover and new foreword

Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian- American anarchists...


Talk With Your Kids: Conversations About Ethics -- Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality -- and 103 Other Things That

by Michael Parker

A guide for parents to help their children better understand the world around them by helping them think through the questions they face regarding honesty, friendship, sensitivity, fairness, dedication, individuality...


Would You Kill the Fat Man?: The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

by David Edmonds

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....


Do You Think What You Think You Think?

by Julian Baggini & Jeremy Stangroom

Explore the gray areas in your gray matter?philosophical brainteasers from the bestselling author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten

Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check?

The author...


Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire

by Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands & Bruce Erickson

Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the...


Moral Self-Regard: Duties to Oneself in Kant's Moral Theory

by Lara Denis

Moral Self-Regard draws on the work of Marcia Baron, Joseph Butler and Allen Wood, among others in this first extensive study of the nature, foundation and significance of duties to oneself in Kant's moral theory....


Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics

by Kevin Hermberg & Paul Gyllenhammer

The correlation between person and environment has long been a central focus of phenomenological analysis. While phenomenology is usually understood as a descriptive discipline showing how essential features...


Ethics, Literature, and Theory: An Introductory Reader

by Stephen K. George, Dudley Barlow & Wayne C. Booth

Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the...


Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice: Essays on Moral and Political Philosophy

by Jan Narveson

Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice is a collection of essays of the moral and political philosophy of Jan Narveson. The essays in this collection share a consistent theme running through much of Narveson's...