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The Humanist Ethics of Li Zehou

By Li Zehou
Edited and translated by Robert A. Carleo III
Subjects: Asian Studies
Series: SUNY series, Translating China

Presents Li Zehou's culminating views on ethics in a series of works that highlight the importance of Confucian philosophy today.

Full Responsibility

Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.

The Shadow of Totalitarianism

Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.

Pragmatist Ethics

Argues that the path to the good life does not consist in working toward some abstract concept of the good, but rather by ameliorating the problems of the practices and institutions that make up our practical life.

Persons Emerging

Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.

One over Many

Corrective intervention in Plato's metaphysics replacing the standard view of Plato as a metaphysical dualist with a novel and revolutionary paradigm of unitary pluralism in a single reality built on ontological diversity.

Under the Bed of Heaven

Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.

The Rorty-Habermas Debate

Argues that out of the confrontation between Rorty and Habermas, we might be able to find a new way to think about the kind of politics we need today.

A Dangerous Passion

Shows the importance of honor for leaders, both as a source of noble ambition to pursue the public good and as dangerous temptation to seek glory through domination.

D. G. Leahy and the Thinking Now Occurring

A critical introduction to the American philosopher D. G. Leahy (1937–2014), whose oeuvre sets forth a fundamental thinking in which change itself is revealed to be the very essence of reality and mind.

Levinas, Adorno, and the Ethics of the Material Other

A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.

Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare

Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.

Human Beings or Human Becomings?

Argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.

Confucian Role Ethics

Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.

Epistemic Responsibility

By Lorraine Code
Subjects: Philosophy

Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.

Hyperthematics

Presents a new and unique method for developing principles to be applied in creating and increasing value.

Face to Face with Animals

Edited by Peter Atterton & Tamra Wright
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.

Pragmatism Applied

Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.

The Other in Perception

By Susan Bredlau
Subjects: Philosophy

Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.

Partial Truths and Our Common Future

Argues that a pluralistic understanding of truth can foster productive conversations about common concerns involving religion, science, ethics, politics, economics, and ecology without falling into relativism.

Body/Self/Other

Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.

Essays on the Foundations of Ethics

By C. I. Lewis
Edited by John Lange
Subjects: Philosophy

Presentation of C. I. Lewis's final book, formulating a cognitivistic ethics.

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many

Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.

Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World

By Glen A. Mazis
Subjects: Philosophy

Assesses Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to ethics as calling for a poetic interplay between perception and imagination, and between silence and solidarity, that reveals our place in the world, and our obligations to ourselves and others.

International Disaster Management Ethics

Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.

The Tragedy of Philosophy

Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.

Virtue in Being

A radical rethinking of ethics set within the development of a philosophical anthropology.

Encounters with Godard

A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film and ethics.

Out of Control

Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.

Religion among We the People

Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.

Lectures on the Theory of Ethics (1812)

Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.

Maternal Activism

Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.

Whose Tradition? Which Dao?

Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.

Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy

Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.

Why Be Moral?

Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.

Between Levinas and Heidegger

Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.

Sexual Virtue

Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.

Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.

Christianity without God

Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.

Hans Jonas's Ethic of Responsibility

Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.

Moments of Disruption

By Kris Sealey
Subjects: Philosophy

Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.

Emplotting Virtue

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Wonder and Generosity

A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.

Issues in Military Ethics

By Martin L. Cook
Subjects: Philosophy

Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.

The Thou of Nature

Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.

On the Ethics of Torture

By Uwe Steinhoff
Subjects: Philosophy

A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.

Valuing Diversity

Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.

Tax Cheating

An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.

Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously

A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.

Those Elegant Decorums

Analyzes the way in which Austen blends ironic criticism with moral affirmation through her complex and little-understood management of the narrative point of view.

The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives

Edited by Xinyan Jiang
Introduction by Xinyan Jiang
Foreword by Robert Cummings Neville
Subjects: Philosophy

A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.

Other Others

Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas's notion of "the Other. "

Eros and Ethics

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

Waging Humanitarian War

Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.

Biotechnology

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

Before the Voice of Reason

Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.

Bearing Witness to Epiphany

Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.

Styles of Thought

By David Weissman
Subjects: Philosophy

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

The Ends of Solidarity

An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.

The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation

By Robert E. Carter
Foreword by Eliot Deutsch
Subjects: Asian Studies

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

The Time of Life

Explores the notion of ēthos in Heidegger’s thought.

The Cage

By David Weissman
Subjects: Philosophy

Philosophical examination of the relationship of normativity and freedom.

Contemporary Italian Philosophy

Edited and translated by Silvia Benso
Edited by Brian Schroeder
Subjects: Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy

Leading Italian philosophers engage issues in ethics, politics, and religion.

Rethinking the Just War Tradition

Contributors seek to promote reasoned debate about emerging security threats and potential military responses.

Etiquette

Brings etiquette into dialogue with ethics.

The Social Authority of Reason

Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.

Biological Anthropology and Ethics

Edited by Trudy R. Turner
Subjects: Philosophy

The first comprehensive account of the ethical issues facing biological anthropologists today.

The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods

Edited by David J. Hawkin
Subjects: Philosophy

Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

The Good Life

Explores how psychoanalysis can nurture and vitalize, rather than only focusing on affliction and neuroses.

The Moral Warrior

Explores the moral dimensions of the current global role of the U.S. military.

Owning the Genome

A clear, introductory overview of the issues surrounding gene patenting.

Eco-Justice--The Unfinished Journey

Edited by William E. Gibson
Subjects: Philosophy

Articles linking ecological sustainability and social justice.

Friendship

Addresses the question of whether special preference for friends is morally justified.

Corporeal Generosity

Challenges the accepted model, and builds a politically sensitive notion of generosity.

Zarathustra's Love Beyond Wisdom

A study of Nietzche’s Zarathustra.

The Patterns of the Present

An original philosophical treatise on form and the foundations of social value.

The Wisdom of Aristotle

Appearing in English for the first time, this is the definitive scholarly treatment on the role of practical reasoning in ethics.

Unconscious Wisdom

By Dan Merkur
Subjects: Philosophy

Contra both Freud and Jung, argues that the unconscious is not exclusively irrational.

Ethics and the Between

Articulates the necessity for a comprehensive reconstructive thinking about the meaning of being good.

The Delay of the Heart

Explores themes of responsibility and initiation and offers an “initiatory ethics.”

Moral Progress

Argues that in order to reinvigorate our moral inheritances we must endeavor not only to live well, but also to live better.

Death and Responsibility

Richly informed by readings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Blanchot, the author argues that the notion of responsibility at the heart of Levinas's notion of ethics is intimately dependent upon his account of death.

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

Translated by Kenneth A. Telford
Subjects: Philosophy

A translation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

Solidarity and Suffering

Developing a concept of justice as solidarity, this work addresses a range of urgent social issues--from the meaning of human rights and the character of corporate governance to the resolution of social conflict and the moral status of the environment.

Darwinian Natural Right

Shows how Darwinian biology supports an Aristotelian view of ethics as rooted in human nature.

Philosophy, Religion, and the Question of Intolerance

Edited by Mehdi Aminrazavi & David Ambuel
Subjects: Philosophy

Leading authorities offer insights on tolerance along with cultural, social, religious, and philosophical implications.

Illusions of Reality

By James H. Korn
Subjects: Philosophy

Examines the origins and the development of the use of deception in psychological research to create illusions of reality.

Moral Strangers, Moral Acquaintance, and Moral Friends

By Erich H. Loewy
Subjects: Philosophy

Elaborates an ethic in which beneficence on a personal and communal level has moral force; proposes the idea of an interplay between compassion and reason to help address moral problems; and sketches the conditions necessary for a democratic approach to such problems.

The Rules of Insanity

By Carl Elliott
Subjects: Philosophy

Addresses the question: Can we apply ordinary standards of responsibility to the mentally disordered offender?

Philosophical Perspectives on Computer-Mediated Communication

The rush to the Information Superhighway and the transition to an Information Age have enormous political, ethical, and religious consequences. The essays collected here develop both interdisciplinary ...

The Fragmented World of the Social

The essays in this book weave together insights and arguments from such diverse traditions as German critical theory, French philosophy and social theory, and recent Anglo-American moral and political ...

Issues in Evolutionary Ethics

This book explores historical and current discussions of the relevance of evolutionary theory to ethics. The historical section conveys the intellectual struggle that took place within the framework of ...

Critique, Action, and Liberation

Critique, Action, and Liberation is an original work in critical social theory that develops an approach to and method for social and political science. Drawing on the work of Habermas, Marcuse, Adorno, ...

The Ford Pinto Case

This book brings together the basic documents needed for reaching an informed judgment on the central ethical question in the Pinto case: did Ford Motor Company act ethically in designing the Pinto fuel ...

Immanuel Kant

In this book, Hoffe gives a clear, understandable description of Kant's philosophical development and influence, and he sets forth Kant's main ideas from the Critique of Pure Reason and the ethics to ...

Imagination and Ethical Ideals

Imagination and Ethical Ideals is an interdisciplinary work which investigates some of the links between moral philosophy and moral psychology, with implications for both personal ethics and social philosophy. ...

Kant on Happiness in Ethics

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Kant's treatment of happiness in ethics. It considers the definition of happiness and the possible roles happiness may serve in ethics. It argues against ...

The Harmony of the Soul

The Harmony of the Soul creates a naturalistic grounding for ethics and a moral grounding for psychotherapy. It is an original and startling synthesis of the ideas of mental health and moral virtue based ...

Operative Rights

By Beth J. Singer
Subjects: Philosophy

This book was written because none of the more traditional theories accurately portray the way rights, including individual rights, actually function. It develops a theory of rights that challenges the ...

A Case for Legal Ethics

In suggesting that general ethics be modeled on legal ethics, this book is a call for more creativity in our moral experience. Luizzi argues that lawyers regularly re-think their roles and the rules related ...