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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius & Maxwell Staniforth

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...


Bushido: The Soul of Japan

by Inazo Nitobe

Chivalry is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom; nor is it a dried-up specimen of an antique virtue preserved in the herbarium of our history. It is still a living...


Beyond Good and Evil

by Freiedrich Nietzche

In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers for their alleged lack of critical sense and their blind acceptance of the Christian premises in their consideration of morality. The work attempts...


The Critique of Practical Reason

by Immanuel Kant

This seminal text in the history of moral philosophy elaborates the basic themes of Kant's moral theory, gives the most complete statement of his highly original theory of freedom of the will, and develops his...


I and Thou

by Martin Buber & Ronald Smith

I AND THOU is one of the most important books of Western Theology. In it, Martin Buber, heavily influenced by the writings of Nietzsche, unites the proto-Existentialist currents of modern German thought with...


I and Thou

by Martin Buber & Walter Kaufmann

Martin Buber's I AND THOU has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent philosophers, religious thinkers and writers have acknowledged its influence on their works. Students of intellectual history consider...


On Bullshit

by Harry G. Frankfurt

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted....


Packs

by D.T. Kizis

How closely can anyone come to comprehending what another creature thinks? And how do we reconcile the need for acceptance with the equally pressing need for individuality within ourselves, especially since...


Ancient Wisdom

by Ancoral

Universal and timeless wisdom from ancient Egyptian, Arabic, Chinese, and African proverbs. IF YOU ARE PLANNING FOR A YEAR, SOW RICE. IF YOU ARE PLANNING FOR A DECADE, PLANT TREES. IF YOU ARE PLANNING FOR A...


The Prince

by Nicolo Machiavelli

The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal....


The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

by Christopher Kaczor

Appealing to reason rather than religious belief, this book is the most comprehensive case against the choice of abortion yet published. This Second Edition of The Ethics of Abortion critically evaluates all...


The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

by John D. Arras, Elizabeth Fenton & Rebecca Kukla

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics is a comprehensive reference guide to a wide range of contemporary concerns in bioethics.  The volume orients the reader in a changing landscape shaped by globalization,...


Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render reliable communication...


Ethics in Islam: Friendship in the Political Thought of  Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

by Nuha Al-Shaar

Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Būyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abū Hayyān al-Tawhīdī who lived in Baghdad and what...


Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation

by Sissela Bok

Shows how the ethical issues raised by secrets and secrecy in our careers or private lives take us to the heart of the critical questions of private and public morality.


Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954: Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism

by Hannah Arendt

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the...


Ethics and Children's Literature

by Claudia Mills

Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters,...


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...


The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment

by Dallas G., II Denery

Is it ever acceptable to lie? This question plays a surprisingly important role in the story of Europe’s transition from medieval to modern society. According to many historians, Europe became modern when...


The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell the Right From Wrong in Everyday Situations

by Randy Cohen

The man behind the New York Times Magazine’s immensely popular column “The Ethicist”–syndicated in newspapers across the United States and Canada as “Everyday Ethics”–casts an eye on today’s...