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Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy

by Elisa Aaltola & John Hadley Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

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 Hamilton Books (November 10, 2014)

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 Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

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 Rowman & Littlefield International (September 18, 2014)

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...


Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices under Globalization

by Tim R. Johnston, Mary C. Rawlinson, Ronald M. S. Commers & Wim Vandekerckhove et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

Labor and Global Justice combines conceptual and theoretical perspectives across a multiplicity of relevant differences, both geographical and disciplinary, to develop a transnational perspective on labor and...


The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work

by David A. Kline, Mitchell R. Haney, Annette Holba & Al Gini et al. Lexington Books (March 16, 2010)

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. Lexington Books (March 08, 2010)

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. Lexington Books (December 30, 2009)

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 Hamilton Books (September 24, 2014)

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 Lexington Books (March 15, 2012)

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. Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

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 Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

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 Editions Prosveta (September 08, 2014)

?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...


Chaos Ethics

by Chris Bateman Zero Books (September 26, 2014)

Facing ethical disaster perhaps what we need isn't moral law but moral chaos.


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

by David A. Nibert Columbia University Press (April 23, 2013)

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 Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

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 Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

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...


Saints and Scamps: Ethics in Academia

by Steven M. Cahn Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2010)

In its 25th anniversary edition, Steven M. Cahn has updated and expanded upon his critical look at the duties and responsibilities of college professors; presenting us with a masterfully decisive and learned...


Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese, and Feminist Philosophies

by Erin McCarthy & Thomas P. Kasulis Lexington Books (July 17, 2010)

Ethics Embodied: Rethinking Selfhood through Continental, Japanese and Feminist Philosophies explores the importance of the body to ethical selfhood. Through her comparative feminist approach to ethics, the...


The Prudence of Love: How Possessing the Virtue of Love Benefits the Lover

by Eric J. Silverman Lexington Books (December 02, 2009)

The Prudence of Love focuses upon the intersection of philosophical, theological, and psychological issues related to love. Eric Silverman defends an account of love derived from the views of Thomas Aquinas...


The Scalping of the Great Sioux Nation: A Review of My Life on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations

by Philip E. Davis Hamilton Books (December 07, 2009)

This book recalls the author's early upbringing and education on two Indian reservations. Davis assesses the policies of the United States government regarding the status of Indians in society, and relates the...


On Equilibrium

by John Ralston Saul Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

This international bestseller and “intellectual tour de force” (The Montreal Gazette) is both an attack on our weakness for ideologies and a manual for humanist action.


Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional

by JAN GOLDMAN Scarecrow Press (December 14, 2009)

Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 seeks to define an intelligence professional while utilizing various theoretical and practical perspectives. Prominent scholars explore...


Becoming a Mensch: Timeless Talmudic Ethics for Everyone

by Ronald Pies Hamilton Books (November 04, 2010)

This 'user's guide' to becoming a better person takes readers through a process of personal growth by means of modern-day vignettes that draw upon the Talmud's ancient wisdom. Readers of any or no faith learn...


Plato's Protagoras: Translation, Commentary, and Appendices

by James A. Arieti & Roger M. Barrus Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2010)

Arieti and Barrus' new edition of Plato's Protagoras provides a rigorously clear and accurate translation that communicates Plato's puns, metaphors, figures of speech, and other verbal techniques naturally,...


Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration

by Charles R. Strain, Elizabeth W. Collier, Frida Kerner Furman & Marianne Heimbach-Steins et al. Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Religious and Ethical Perspectives on Global Migration examines the complicated social ethics of migration in today's world. Editors Elizabeth W. Collier and Charles R. Strain bring the perspectives of an international...


The Triadic Structure of the Mind: Outlines of a Philosophical System

by Francesco Belfiore UPA (May 23, 2014)

The Triadic Structure of the Mind provides a philosophical system that offers fresh solutions in the fields of ontology, knowledge, ethics, and politics. The second edition includes a more extensive treatment...


Naturalness: Is the "Natural" Preferable to the "Artificial"?

by Dieter Birnbacher & David Carus UPA (April 15, 2014)

Naturalness delves into a long withstanding argument of everyday life—the argument of naturalness. This book questions why what is natural has been seen in some ways as superior to what is artificial and discusses...


Beyond Good And Evil

by Friedrich Nietzsche HarperTorch (June 10, 2014)

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil is a critical response to metaphysical writings that try to define good and evil. Nietzsche advocates for an individualized way of thinking that focuses on...


Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home

by Steven A. Burr Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Finite Transcendence: Existential Exile and the Myth of Home introduces and situates “existential exile” as an experience of the fundamental finitude of human existence and demonstrates how a particular...


The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction

by Al Gini & Alexei Marcoux Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2011)

In a field dominated by books that focus exclusively on the perspective of business in large corporations or that assume that business has a moral deficiency in need of reform, Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux offers...


Global Bioethics and Human Rights: Contemporary Issues

by Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon & Alison Dundes Renteln Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 10, 2014)

Editors Wanda Teays, John-Stewart Gordon, and Alison Dundes Renteln have assembled the works of an interdisciplinary, international team of experts in bioethics into a comprehensive, innovative and accessible...


Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence

by Arthur Dobrin Wiley (April 21, 2008)

Ethics for Everyone

Is it always wrong to lie? Is it always right to try to help another person? Are you bound to keep every promise you make? In Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence,...


Conscience in Moral Life: Rethinking How Our Convictions Structure Self and Society

by Jason J. Howard Rowman & Littlefield International (March 19, 2014)

An innovative and original study of the history, moral phenomenology and reliability of the concept of conscience.


Gratitude toward Veterans: Why Americans Should Not Be Very Grateful to Veterans

by Stephen Kershnar Lexington Books (April 02, 2014)

Veterans are celebrated with speeches, statues, memorials, holidays, and affirmative action. They are lavishly praised in public gatherings and private conversations. Contradicting this widespread attitude,...


Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Man

by Markus Führer Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus’...


Intellectual Citizenship and the Problem of Incarnation

by Peter Eglin UPA (November 08, 2012)

This book asks: “what does it mean to be a responsible academic in a ‘northern’ university given the incarnate connections between the university’s operations and suffering elsewhere?” The author challenges...


Practice, Judgment, and the Challenge of Moral and Political Disagreement: A Pragmatist Account

by Roberto Frega Lexington Books (April 05, 2012)

The book offers an account of moral and political disagreement, explaining its nature and showing how we should deal with it. It shows how a pragmatist account will help us dealing with the most challenging...


False Truths: The Error of Relying on Authority

by Edward C. Mendler Hamilton Books (March 18, 2014)

Mendler contends that many of the beliefs, tenets, conclusions, and understandings that are widely accepted as “truths” are, in fact, not valid at all. He asserts that we should challenge them all — from...


Disability and Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice

by Christopher A. Riddle & Jerome E. Bickenbach Lexington Books (March 14, 2014)

Disability & Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice is an interdisciplinary examination of the practical application of the capabilities approach viewed through the lens of the experience of disability....


Africa's Social and Religious Quest: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis of the African Situation

by Randee Ijatuyi-Morphé UPA (January 30, 2014)

This well-crafted book probes the key dimensions of Africa’s existential predicament. This study takes an integrative approach to religion, society, and civilization; eschews dichotomies; and broadly defines...


The Four Virtues

by Tobin Hart Atria Books/Beyond Words (February 04, 2014)

Find meaning, wholeness, and spiritual depth with this field guide to the inner life that explores and integrates four essential virtues: Presence, Heart, Wisdom, and Creation.

In a world with greater knowledge,...


Posthumanity: Thinking Philosophically About the Future

by Brian Cooney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 26, 2004)

By the end of the 21st century humans could have increasingly bionic bodies with greatly enhanced brains and sensory organs. They could be spending their abundant leisure in a variety of richly detailed, stimulating...


The Art of Worldly Wisdom

by Baltasar Gracian & Joseph Jacobs Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

Published in 1637 by a Spanish Jesuit scholar, this volume features 300 pithy maxims on politics, professional life, and personal development. Gracian's timeless advice, focusing on honesty and kindness, remains...


Ecce Homo

by Friedrich Nietzsche & Anthony M. Ludovici Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

The philosopher's dramatically egotistical autobiography employs masterful language to convey ever-relevant ideas: the importance of questioning traditional morality, establishing autonomy, and making a commitment...


Principia Ethica

by G. E. Moore Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

This volume revolutionized philosophy and forever altered the direction of ethical studies. It clarifies some of moral philosophy's most common confusions, redefines the science's terms, and offers compelling...


An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

by Jeremy Bentham Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

A classic of both philosophy and jurisprudence, this 1789 work articulates an important statement of the foundations of utilitarian philosophy. It also represents a pioneering study of crime and punishment.


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


Essay on Man and Other Poems

by Alexander Pope Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

In addition to the acclaimed title poem, this collection includes "The Rape of the Lock," "Ode on Solitude," "The Dying Christian to His Soul," "An Essay on Criticism," "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" and many others....


A Treatise of Human Nature

by David Hume Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

This enormously influential work employs Locke's empiric principles to construct a theory of knowledge from which to evaluate metaphysical ideas. Numerous thought-provoking considerations of issues include causation,...