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Ethics & moral philosophy books

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Aquinas on Virtue A Causal Reading by Nicholas Austin Aquinas on Virtue A Causal Reading

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest, is one of the most influential theologians in the Christian tradition--and certainly the most influential theologian of the Roman Catholic Church. By synthesizing classical Christian theology with Aristotelian philosophy, Aquinas's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

No Morality, No Self Anscombe's Radical Skepticism by James Doyle No Morality, No Self Anscombe's Radical Skepticism

Elizabeth Anscombe's Modern Moral Philosophy and The First Person have become touchstones of analytic philosophy but their significance remains controversial or misunderstood. James Doyle offers a fresh interpretation of Anscombe's theses about ethical reasoning and individual identity that reconciles seemingly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Ordinary Virtues Moral Order in a Divided World by Michael Ignatieff The Ordinary Virtues Moral Order in a Divided World

During a 3-year 8-nation journey, Michael Ignatieff found that while human rights is the language of states and liberal elites, the moral language that resonates with most people is that of everyday virtues: tolerance, forgiveness, trust, and resilience. These ordinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Moral Psychology of Pride by J. Adam Carter The Moral Psychology of Pride

This book demonstrates pride's unique profile in philosophical theory as both an emotion and an element of human virtue, and includes a range of represented perspectives: psychology; philosophy; sociology; and anthropology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/09/2017

Robot Ethics 2.0 From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence by Patrick Lin Robot Ethics 2.0 From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence

As robots slip into more domains of human life-from the operating room to the bedroom-they take on our morally important tasks and decisions, as well as create new risks from psychological to physical. This book answers the urgent call to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Selfhood and Otherness in Kierkegaard's Authorship A Heterological Investigation by Leo Stan Selfhood and Otherness in Kierkegaard's Authorship A Heterological Investigation

This book explores the multiple meaning of the notion of otherness in Soren Kierkegaard's thought. Leo Stan discusses in detail the threefold structure of human existence in Kierkegaard's authorship as a whole, both pseudonymous and self-signed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Ethical Loneliness The Injustice of Not Being Heard by Jill Stauffer Ethical Loneliness The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity, compounded by the cruelty of wrongs not being heard. It is the result of multiple lapses on the part of human beings and political institutions that, in failing to listen...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Religious Perspectives on Bioethics and Human Rights by Joseph Tham Religious Perspectives on Bioethics and Human Rights

This book deals with the thorny issue of human rights in different cultures and religions, especially in the light of bioethical issues. In this book, experts from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism and Confucianism discuss the tension between their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Nothing but Wickedness The Origins of the Decline of Our Culture by Theodore Dalrymple Nothing but Wickedness The Origins of the Decline of Our Culture

What are the reasons for the decline of our culture? Theodore Dalrymple has spent a lifetime observing it close-up and personal as an inner-city GP and prison psychiatrist. In Nothing But Wickedness he looks at the things that make us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy by Shane D. (West Virginia University, USA) Courtland Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy
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Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2017

Ethics, Law and the Politics of Information A Guide to the Philosophy of Luciano Floridi by Massimo Durante Ethics, Law and the Politics of Information A Guide to the Philosophy of Luciano Floridi

This book provides a detailed discussion of the theoretical and practical implications of the change driven by ICTs. Such a change is often much more profound than an emphasis on information technology and society can capture, for not only does...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities by Cecilia Asberg A Feminist Companion to the Posthumanities

This companion is a cutting-edge primer to critical forms of the posthumanities and the feminist posthumanities, aimed at students and researchers who want to catch up with the recent theoretical developments in various fields in the humanities, such as new...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2017

Me, You, Us Essays by George Sher Me, You, Us Essays

Me, You, Us addresses a range of issues in moral and political philosophy and moral psychology, but are unified by their starkly individualistic view of the moral subject. They challenge recent tendencies to conceptualize normative issues in terms of relationships,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Truth and Justification by Jurgen Habermas, Barbara Fultner Truth and Justification
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In this new work Habermas returns to the traditional philosophical questions of truth, objectivity and reality. Habermas pursues these questions from the perspective of his own formal pragmatic theory which is based on an analysis of speech acts and language...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Formulas of the Moral Law by Allen (Stanford University, California) Wood Formulas of the Moral Law
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This Element disputes a long tradition concerning what the first formula (Universal Law/Law of Nature) attempts to do.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

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Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense? Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors by Stephen (State University of New York at Fredonia, USA) Kershnar Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense? Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors
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This book looks at a family of views involving the pro-life view of abortion and Christianity. These issues are important because major religious branches (for example, Catholicism and some large branches of Evangelicalism) and leading politicians assert, or are committed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Biopolitics by Catherine Mills Biopolitics

The concept of biopolitics has been one of the most important and widely used in recent years in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. In Biopolitics, Mills provides a wide-ranging and insightful introduction to the field of biopolitical studies....
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2017

Biopolitics by Catherine Mills Biopolitics

The concept of biopolitics has been one of the most important and widely used in recent years in disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. In Biopolitics, Mills provides a wide-ranging and insightful introduction to the field of biopolitical studies....
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

Robot Sex Social and Ethical Implications by John (Lecturer, National University of Ireland) Danaher Robot Sex Social and Ethical Implications
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Sexbots are coming. Given the pace of technological advances, it is inevitable that realistic robots specifically designed for people's sexual gratification will be developed in the not-too-distant future. Despite popular culture's fascination with the topic, and the emergence of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith A Philosophical Encounter by Charles L (Boston University USA) Griswold Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith A Philosophical Encounter

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are giants of eighteenth century thought. The heated controversy provoked by their competing visions of human nature and society still resonates today. Smith himself reviewed Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, and his perceptive remarks raise an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals by Immanual Kant Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

Covers key philosophical, interpretive and textual issues, including an extensive further reading essay and translation notes.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals by Immanual Kant Kant: The Metaphysics of Morals

Covers key philosophical, interpretive and textual issues, including an extensive further reading essay and translation notes.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Interests in Abortion A New Perspective on Foetal Potential and the Abortion Debate by Tracie Martin Interests in Abortion A New Perspective on Foetal Potential and the Abortion Debate

This title was first published 2000: Ever since Michael Tooley published his article on Abortion and Infanticide in 1972, the abortion debate has revolved around questions such as: What is a person? ; What is it that gives persons the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Financing Gap Linking Governance with Regulatory Policy by Michael J. Whincop Bridging the Entrepreneurial Financing Gap Linking Governance with Regulatory Policy

This title was first published in 2001: Governments world-wide have developed policies to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and small firm growth, and to increase access to small firm finance. However, the effectiveness of small firms and entrepreneurs as innovators depends on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Morals and Consent Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes by Malcolm Murray Morals and Consent Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes

How are we meant to behave? And how are we to defend whatever answer we give? Morals and Consent grounds our notion of morality in natural evolution, and from that basis, Malcolm Murray shows why contractarianism is a far more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Morals and Consent Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes by Malcolm Murray Morals and Consent Contractarian Solutions to Ethical Woes

How are we meant to behave? And how are we to defend whatever answer we give? Morals and Consent grounds our notion of morality in natural evolution, and from that basis, Malcolm Murray shows why contractarianism is a far more...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics by Curtis Hutt Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics

Twentieth century continental thinkers such as Bergson, Levinas and Jonas have brought fresh and renewed attentions to Jewish ethics, yet it still remains fairly low profile in the Anglophone academic world. This collection of critical essays brings together the work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Cosmos of Duty Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics by Roger Crisp The Cosmos of Duty Henry Sidgwick's Methods of Ethics

Roger Crisp presents a comprehensive study of Henry Sidgwick's The Methods of Ethics, a landmark work first published in 1874. Crisp argues that Sidgwick is largely right about central issues in moral philosophy: the metaphysics and epistemology of ethics, consequentialism,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Tales of Research Misconduct A Lacanian Diagnostics of Integrity Challenges in Science Novels by Hub Zwart Tales of Research Misconduct A Lacanian Diagnostics of Integrity Challenges in Science Novels

Subsequently, by providing case histories of misconduct, they address integrity challenges not only in terms of individual deviance but also in terms of systemic crisis, due to current transformations in the ways which knowledge is produced.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

: The Power of Shame (1985) A Rational Perspective by Agnes Heller : The Power of Shame (1985) A Rational Perspective

First published in 1985, this book provides a stimulating series of inter-connected essays which address the theme of shame, which, unlike the problem of conscience, has been seldom discussed by moral philosophers. The essays focus on the ethical regulation of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Other books in this genre

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics by Michael (Florida State University) Ruse The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics

This book introduces readers to the application of evolutionary ideas to moral thinking and justification, presenting contrasting perspectives on controversial issues.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics by Michael (Florida State University) Ruse The Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Ethics

This book introduces readers to the application of evolutionary ideas to moral thinking and justification, presenting contrasting perspectives on controversial issues.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Phenomenological Bioethics Medical Technologies, Human Suffering, and the Meaning of Being Alive by Fredrik (Sodertorn University Sweden) Svenaeus Phenomenological Bioethics Medical Technologies, Human Suffering, and the Meaning of Being Alive

Fredrik Svenaeus is professor of philosophy at Sodertorn University in Stockholm, Sweden.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

Phenomenological Bioethics Medical Technologies, Human Suffering, and the Meaning of Being Alive by Fredrik (Sodertorn University Sweden) Svenaeus Phenomenological Bioethics Medical Technologies, Human Suffering, and the Meaning of Being Alive

Fredrik Svenaeus is professor of philosophy at Sodertorn University in Stockholm, Sweden.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/08/2017

Corporal Punishment A Philosophical Assessment by Patrick (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) Lenta Corporal Punishment A Philosophical Assessment
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The aim of this book is to assess the moral permissibility of corporal punishment and to enquire into whether or not it ought to be legally prohibited. Against the widespread view that corporal punishment is morally legitimate and should be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Spaces for the Future A Companion to Philosophy of Technology by Joseph C. Pitt Spaces for the Future A Companion to Philosophy of Technology

Focused on mapping out contemporary and future domains in philosophy of technology, this volume serves as an excellent, forward-looking resource in the field and in cognate areas of study. The 32 chapters, all of them appearing in print here for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Consciousness and Freedom The Inseparability of Thinking and Doing by Donald A. Crosby Consciousness and Freedom The Inseparability of Thinking and Doing

This book explores the nature of human freedom, or what Crosby calls genuine freedom. He argues at length for the crucial importance of genuine freedom for responsible and meaningful human life and takes extended issue, on practical as well as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Animal Ethics for Veterinarians by Andrew Linzey Animal Ethics for Veterinarians

Veterinarians serve on the front lines working to prevent animal suffering and abuse. For centuries, their compassion and expertise have improved the quality of life and death for animals in their care. However, modern interest in animal rights has led...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Machine Question Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics by David J. (Presidential Teaching Professor, Northern Illinois University) Gunkel The Machine Question Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics
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One of the enduring concerns of moral philosophy is deciding who or what is deserving of ethical consideration. Much recent attention has been devoted to the animal question -- consideration of the moral status of nonhuman animals. In this book,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict by Florian Demont-Biaggi The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict

This book explores topical issues in military ethics by according peace a central role within an interdisciplinary framework. Whilst war and peace have traditionally been viewed through the lens of philosophical enquiry, political issues and theological ideas - as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Ethics in the Real World 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter by Peter Singer, Peter Singer Ethics in the Real World 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
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Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Pharmaceutical Freedom Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate by Jessica (Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, University of Richmo Flanigan Pharmaceutical Freedom Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate
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Jessica Flanigan defends patients' rights of self-medication on the grounds that same moral reasons against medical paternalism in clinical contexts are also reasons against paternalistic pharmaceutical policies, including prohibitive approval processes and prescription requirements.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 4 by David Shoemaker Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 4

Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a forum for outstanding new work in an area of vigorous and broad-ranging debate in philosophy and beyond. What is involved in human action? Can philosophy and science illuminate debate about free will?...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 4 by David Shoemaker Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 4

Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a forum for outstanding new work in an area of vigorous and broad-ranging debate in philosophy and beyond. What is involved in human action? Can philosophy and science illuminate debate about free will?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Responsibility from the Margins by David (Tulane University) Shoemaker Responsibility from the Margins

David Shoemaker develops a novel pluralistic theory of responsibility, motivated by our ambivalence to cases of marginal agency-such as those caused by clinical depression or autism, for instance. He identifies three distinct types of responsibility, each with its own set...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

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