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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),...


Wealth Plus+ Empowering Your Everyday!

by Christopher Alan Anderson

Wealth Plus+ Empowering Your Everyday! comprises a series of concise articles created for the purpose of increasing your wealth. Wealth here is being used in the broadest sense to include anything that empowers...


Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation

by Paul W. Kahn

Academic philosophy may have lost its audience, but the traditional subjects of philosophy—love, death, justice, knowledge, and faith—remain as compelling as ever. To reach a new generation, Paul W. Kahn argues...


Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

by Barry Schwartz & Kenneth Sharpe

A reasoned and urgent call to embrace and protect the essential human quality that has been drummed out of our lives: wisdom.

In their provocative new book, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe explore the insights...


Misogyny Re-Loaded

by Abigail Bray

Blending personal experience with rigorous study, this explosive manifesto rails against what it presents as the resurgent sexual fascism of the new world order. By exposing everything from the casual acceptance...


Why It's Hard to Be Good

by Al Gini

In a series of brief chapters, Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It's hard to be good, he explains,...


In the Light of Humane Nature: Human Values, Nature, the Green Economy, and Environmental Salvation

by Arthur B Weissman

In the Light of Humane Nature describes the underlying, causal roots of our environmental problems and offers a conceptual solution to them. It argues that what causes these problems and stymies resolution ultimately...


Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals

by Iris Murdoch

The decline of religion and ever increasing influence of science pose acute ethical issues for us all. Can we reject the literal truth of the Gospels yet still retain a Christian morality? Can we defend any...


Doing the Right Thing

by Scientific American Editors

Most of us have probably had those discussions, either in a classroom setting or otherwise, where a hypothetical situation is given and you’re asked to choose between two or more unsatisfying options. If you...


War after September 11

by Verna V. Gehring, Lloyd J. Dumas & Benjamin R. Barber

War After September 11 considers the just aims and legitimate limits of the United States' response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


Jesus the Radical: The Parables and Modern Morality

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Jesus the Radical connects the lessons of six parables of the New Testament with moral issues examined by leading contemporary philosophers. The book demonstrates how deeply opposed is Jesus’ radical moral...


The Science of Right in Leibniz's Moral and Political Philosophy

by Christopher Johns

Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, this study argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and...


From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan: British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

by Jon Moran

Moran concentrates on three aims: to provide an overview of British military intelligence operations in the last 30 years which concentrates on operational not strategic intelligence; to examine the debates...


Plato's Cratylus: The Comedy of Language

by S. Montgomery Ewegen

Plato's dialogue Cratylus focuses on being and human dependence on words, or the essential truths about the human condition. Arguing that comedy is an essential part of Plato's concept of language, S. Montgomery...


Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

by Joshua Greene

The Boston Globe

"Surprising and remarkable... Toggling between big ideas, technical details, and his personal intellectual journey, Greene writes a thesis suitable to both airplane reading and PhD seminars."...


The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas's Ethics: Virtues and Gifts

by Andrew Pinsent

Thomas Aquinas devoted a substantial proportion of his greatest works to the virtues. Yet, despite the availability of these texts (and centuries of commentary), Aquinas's virtue ethics remains mysterious, leaving...


Broad's Critical Essays in Moral Philosophy

by David Cheney

The ideas of C. D. Broad have affected the work of moral philosophers throughout the twentieth century to the present day. First published in 1971, this edited volume contains Broad's best essays on the philosophical...


Lying

by Sam Harris

As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial...


Ethics, Disability and Sports

by Ejgil Jespersen & Mike J. McNamee

This volume addresses a range of philosophical and ethical issues in adapted physical activity and disability sports participation more broadly. It is comprised of a range of essays by international scholars...


Ethics and Professionalism

by John Kultgen

John Kultgen explores the ways morality and professional ideals are connected. In assessing the moral impact of professionalism in our society, he examines both the structure and organization of occupations...