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Gorgias and Timaeus

by Plato

Gorgias addresses the temptations of success and the rewards of a moral life while Timaeus explains the world in terms not only of physical laws but also of metaphysical and religious principles.


THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PLATO

by Plato

This unique collection of Plato's complete works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician,...


Letters from a Stoic

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

- Seneca.

Written over two thousand years ago, Seneca’s moral letters to his friend Lucilius – aka Letters from a Stoic - still holds the power to enthrall....


Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy

by Elisa Aaltola & John Hadley

Bringing together new theory and critical perspectives on a broad range of topics in animal ethics, this book examines the implications of recent developments in the various fields that bear upon animal ethics....


The Magic of Truth: A Reality to Remember

by Farah Dally

The Magic of Truth defends truth’s relativity by examining its role in the arts and sciences, as well as in our own lives and traditions. This book argues that no field of study can progress without calling...


Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well

by Ivor Ludlam

Plato's Republic as a Philosophical Drama on Doing Well reimagines the central theme of Plato's foundational work through an interpretation of its characters as paradigms of the apparent good. Focusing attention...


On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology

by Sam Mickey

On the Verge of a Planetary Civilization: A Philosophy of Integral Ecology draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze, and his contemporaries and successors, in order to explore the ecological problems facing our globally...


The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

by David A. Kline, Mitchell R. Haney, Annette Holba & Al Gini et al.

This book is concerned with how we should think and act in our work, leisure activities, and time utilization in order to achieve flourishing lives. The scope papers range from general theoretical considerations...


Arguments about Animal Ethics

by Jason Edward Black, Greg Goodale, Patricia Malesh & Carrie Packwood Freeman et al.

Bringing together the expertise of rhetoricians in English and communication as well as media studies scholars, Arguments about Animal Ethics delves into the rhetorical and discursive practices of participants...


The Philosophy of Recognition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Christopher F. Zurn, Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch, Axel Honneth & Ludwig Siep et al.

This volume collects original, cutting-edge essays on the philosophy of recognition by international scholars eminent in the field. By considering the topic of recognition as addressed by both classical and...


Dim and Dimmer: Prospects for a New Enlightenment

by Peter Heinegg

In today's world, we are witnessing both the spread of a hopeful secular humanism and the persistence of cultural traditions that mindlessly glorify humans and are paving the path to environmental collapse....


Pragmatist Variations on Ethical and Intercultural Life

by Lenart Skof

This is a book about pragmatism, intercultural philosophy, and ethics that attempts to bring to the fore the variations on the ethical and intercultural life of pragmatism, based on readings of William James,...


Applied Christian Ethics: Foundations, Economic Justice, and Politics

by Matthew Lon Weaver, Charles C. Brown, Randall K. Bush & Gary Dorrien et al.

Applied Christian Ethics addresses selected themes in Christian social ethics. Part one shows the roots of contributors in the realist school; part two focuses on different levels of the significance of economics...


Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


Cosmic Moral Law

by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

?Farmers were the first moral philosophers; they don’t expect to reap if they have not sown, and they know very well that if they sow cabbages they will not harvest carrots. How can someone who sows nothing...


Amador

by Fernando Savater

In Amador, Fernando Savater writes in the form of a letter to his teenage son about ethics, morals and freedom in today's society.


God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

by Alasdair MacIntyre

Alasdair MacIntyre has written a selective history of the Catholic philosophical tradition, designed to show how belief in God informed and informs philosophical enquiry in different historical and social settings....


Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict

by David A. Nibert

Jared Diamond and other leading scholars have argued that the domestication of animals for food, labor, and tools of war has advanced the development of human society. But by comparing practices of animal exploitation...


Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values

by Michael C. Brannigan

Striking a Balance offers a lucid, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging review of the major ethical teachings in the dominant Asian traditions. Michael C. Brannigan applies his extensive background and scholarship...


Sacrifice and Value: A Kantian Interpretation

by Sidney Axinn

We create value for ourselves by making sacrifices. In Sacrifice and Value, Sidney Axinn presents the role of sacrifice in the work of many figures in the history of Philosophy. A novel feature is the attention...