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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...


Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering

by Mark Hawthorne

An investigation of how animals are exploited for entertainment, apparel, research, military weapons, sport, art, religion, food, and more.


Defending Associative Duties

by Jonathan Seglow

This book explores the associative duties we owe to our children, parents, friends, colleagues, associates and compatriots and defends a novel account which justifies such duties through the realization of values...


Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator: The Duties of a Creator

by Bernard G. Prusak

This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain...


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?...