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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...


Armed Drones and the Ethics of War: Military Virtue in a Post-Heroic Age

by Christian Enemark

This book assesses the ethical implications of using armed unmanned aerial vehicles ('hunter-killer drones') in contemporary conflicts.

The American way of war is trending away from the heroic and towards the...


Morality and Justice: Reading Boylan's 'A Just Society'

by John-Stewart Gordon, Michael Boylan & Robert Paul Churchill

The essays in this book engage the original and controversial claims from Michael Boylan's A Just Society. Each essay discusses Boylan's claims from a particular chapter and offers a critical analysis of these...


Ethics and Finitude: Heideggerian Contributions to Moral Philosophy

by Lawrence J. Hatab

This book explores what anyone interested in ethics can draw from Heidegger's thinking. Heidegger argues for the radical finitude of being. But finitude is not only an ontological matter; it is also located...


Feminists Doing Ethics

by Peggy DesAutels & Joanne Waugh

As the initial book in the Feminist Constructions series, Feminists Doing Ethics broaches the ideas of critiquing social practice and developing an ethics of universal justness. The essays collected within explore...


Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

by James D. Ingram

While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian...


Spinoza for Our Time: Politics and Postmodernity

by Antonio Negri, William McCuaig & Rocco Gangle

Antonio Negri, a leading scholar on Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) and his contemporary legacy, offers a straightforward explanation of the philosopher’s elaborate arguments and a persuasive case for his ongoing...


Community of Faith

by Jonathan Sacks

Chief Rabbi Emeritus Lord Jonathan Sacks evaluates of the role of the synagogue in Jewish life today. In it he explores the choices faced by religious leadership in the modern world, and the ways in which the...


Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change

by John Lewis

Although it has been decades since the historic social upheavals of the 1960s, Americans continue to look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. With an engaged electorate once...


Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

by Gary L. Francione

A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and...


The Theoretical Foundations of Ethics, Law, & Civil Society: A Primer

by Darryl J. Murphy

The purpose of this book is to provide students who are not necessarily inclined to study philosophy an accessible and concise anthology of texts drawn from some of the most important and influential works on...


Reading the New Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy, The Gay Science, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and On the Genealogy of Morals

by David B. Allison

Reading the New Nietzsche is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the four most important ad widely read of Nietzsche's works. After a largely biographical introduction, a chapter is devoted to each work....


Sociality and Responsibility: New Essays in Plural Subject Theory

by Margaret Gilbert

One of the most distinguished living social philosophers, Margaret Gilbert develops and extends her application of plural subject theory of human sociality, first introduced in her earlier works On Social Facts...


The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and a Sense of Humanity

by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer

Written as a series of lectures, The Ecological Life offers a humanistic perspective on environmental philosophy that challenges some of the dogmas of deep ecology and radical environmentalism while speaking...