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In Living Color: An Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counseling

by Emmanuel Y Lartey

The meaning of pastoral care in modern multicultural societies is challenged and re-examined from a pluralistic, global perspective in this book. Lartey stresses the importance of recognizing different cultural...


A Professor's Duties: Ethical Issues in College Teaching

by Peter J. Markie

In A Professor's Duties, distinguished philosopher Peter J. Markie adds to the expanding discussion of the ethics of college teaching. Part One concentrates on the obligations of individual professors, primarily...


Bioethics Beyond the Headlines: Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?

by Albert R. Jonsen

Bioethics Beyond the Headlines is a primer in bioethics. You will not find convoluted philosophical arguments in this volume. Rather, you will find an engaging sampling of the key questions in bioethics, including...


If the Devil Wrote a Bible

by Kent Allan Philpott & Katie L. C. Philpott

What would the Devil want you to believe? In twenty-nine chapters you can find out. He also has his Ten Demonments and eight Bebaditudes. Of course, the Devil has to share space in the book with commentary from...


Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

by Jonathan Wolff & G. A. Cohen

G. A. Cohen was one of the leading political philosophers of recent times. He first came to wide attention in 1978 with the prize-winning book Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence. In subsequent decades...


Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader

by Martin D. Yaffe

Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility...


The Duty to Obey the Law: Selected Philosophical Readings

by William A. Edmundson

The question 'Why should I obey the law?' introduces a contemporary puzzle that is as old as philosophy itself. The puzzle is especially troublesome if we think of cases in which breaking the law is not otherwise...


The Hate Handbook: Oppressors, Victims, and Fighters

by Martin Oppenheimer

In clear, conversational, and shockingly frank prose, Martin Oppenheimer explores the causes of hatred and bigotry.The Hate Handbook is a unique and brilliant effort by a well-known sociologist of social movements...


Identity, Morality, and Threat: Studies in Violent Conflict

by Daniel Rothbart & Karina V. Korostelina

Identity, Morality, and Threat offers a critical examination of the social psychological processes that generate outgroup devaluation and ingroup glorification as the source of conflict. Daniel Rothbart and...


Values and Objectivity in Science: The Current Controversy about Transgenic Crops

by Hugh Lacey

This book offers an account of how values play an important role within scientific practices, and how this account illuminates many ethical issues that arise concerning scientific practices and applications....


Beyond Accommodation: Ethical Feminism, Deconstruction, and the Law

by Drucilla Cornell

This new edition of Drucilla Cornell's highly acclaimed book includes a substantial new introduction by the author, which situates the book within current feminist debates. In Beyond Accommodation, Drucilla...


Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers

by Kelly Oliver

What do the Promise Keeper's Movement and the Million Man March reveal about our notions of masculinity and paternal responsibility? What can such films as Varda's Vagabond and Bergman's Persona tell us about...


Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Critical Essays

by Paul Guyer

Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy. This collection of essays, the first of its kind in nearly thirty years, introduces the reader to...


Knowledge, Belief, and Character: Readings in Contemporary Virtue Epistemology

by Guy Axtell, Ernest Sosa & Alvin Goldman

This is a unique collection of new and recently-published articles which debate the merits of virtue-theoretic approaches to the core epistemological issues of knowledge and justified belief. The readings all...


An Eye for an Eye?: The Immorality of Punishing by Death

by Stephen Nathanson

In the second edition of An Eye for an Eye? Stephen Nathanson evaluates arguments for and against the death penalty, and ultimately defends an abolitionist position to the controversial practice, including arguments...


Faces of Environmental Racism: Confronting Issues of Global Justice

by Laura Westra & Bill Lawson

Through case studies that highlight the type of information that is seldom reported in the news, Faces of Environmental Racism exposes the type and magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international....


The Trolley Problem, or Would You Throw the Fat Guy Off the Bridge?: A Philosophical Conundrum

by Thomas Cathcart

A trolley is careering out of control. Up ahead are five workers; on a spur to the right stands a lone individual. You, a bystander, happen to be standing next to a switch that could divert the trolley, which...


Can Ethics Provide Answers?: And Other Essays in Moral Philosophy

by James Rachels

Esteemed moral philosopher James Rachels here collects fifteen essays, some classic and others extensively revised, on the nature and limits of moral reasoning. Rachels argues that, rather than simply expressing...


The Virtue of Selfishness

by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with...


What is Property?: An Inquiry Into the Principle of Right and of Government

by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

French printer and pamphleteer Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was an autodidact who became increasingly interested in political philosophy and rose from humble roots to engage in discourse and debate with some of the...