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Moral Motivation


Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

God, Belief, and Perplexity

Wise Words

by Stephen Trombley

A diverting and instructive philosophical miscellany, centred on an eclectic sequence of themes, ranging from advice to ageing, and from freedom to friendship.

Fichte's Ethical Thought

The Philosopher: A History in Six Types

by Justin E. H. Smith

What would the global history of philosophy look like if it were told not as a story of ideas but as a series of job descriptions—ones that might have been used to fill the position of philosopher at different...

French Philosophy, 1572-1675

How Hume and Kant Reconstruct Natural Law


by László F. Földényi (Foldenyi), Tim Wilkinson & Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel praises the Hungarian writer L�szl� F�ld�nyi as "one of the most brilliant essayists of our time." �F�ld�nyi's extraordinary Melancholy, with its profusion of literary, ecclesiastical,...

The Will to Reason

The Philosophy of Aquinas

Plotinos: Complete Works

by Plotinos

The first possibility is that there is a cause both for the things that become, and those that are; the cause of the former being their becoming, and that of the latter, their existence. Again, neither of them...

Treatise on Happiness

by Thomas Aquinas & John A. Oesterle

The Treatise on Happiness and the accompanying Treatise on Human Acts comprise the first twenty-one questions of I-II of the Summa Theologiae. From his careful consideration of what true happiness is, to his...

Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge

by Thomas Pfau

In this brilliant study, Thomas Pfau argues that the loss of foundational concepts in classical and medieval Aristotelian philosophy caused a fateful separation between reason and will in European thought. Pfau...

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

by Alasdair MacIntyre

When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it "a stunning new study of ethics by one...

Reason, the Only Oracle of Man

by Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen (1738-1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders...

The City-State of the Soul: Constituting the Self in Plato's Republic

by Kevin M. Crotty

The City-State of the Soul: Self-Constitution in Plato’s Republic offers a reinterpretation of Plato’s philosophical masterpiece, which presents the moral life as consisting, most deeply, in the constituting...

God's Grace and Human Action: Merit' in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas

by Joseph P. Wawrykow

Offering a fresh approach to one significant aspect of the soteriology of Thomas Aquinas, God's Grace and Human Action brings new scholarship and insights to the issue of merit in Aquinas's theology. Through...