Explores the basic forms of responsibility that we willingly assume and the collaborative fulfillment that we find in each.
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
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.
Explores how concepts of sex in heaven can inform Christian sexual ethics in ways that challenge traditional norms and open new possibilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.
A provocative examination of the consequences of Levinas’s and Adorno’s thought for contemporary ethics and political philosophy.
Develops a new kind of epistemological position that highlights virtue over more standard epistemological theories.
Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.
Presents a new and unique method for developing principles to be applied in creating and increasing value.
Illustrates how William James’s philosophical pragmatism can help to resolve issues in everyday contemporary life.
Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.
Demonstrates the unique, pervasive, and overwhelmingly important role of other people within our lived experience.
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.
Examines the lived experience of social encounters drawing on phenomenological insights.
Presentation of C. I. Lewis's final book, formulating a cognitivistic ethics.
Presents a twenty-first-century, progressive, liberal Confucianism.
Reframes philosophical understanding of, and engagement with, tragedy.
A radical rethinking of ethics set within the development of a philosophical anthropology.
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.
Responds to the demanding political and ethical challenges faced by the international disaster management community.
A wide-ranging and accessible approach to Godard’s later work, and a major intervention in the study of film and ethics.
Explores the fundamental confrontations between Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, science, and religion.
Lectures from the late period of Fichte’s career, never before available in English.
Explores democracy with religious freedom and its dependence on theism.
Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.
Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.
Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.
Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.
Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.
Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philophers.
Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.
Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.
Explores the ethical and political implications of Levinas’s and Sartre’s accounts of human existence.
Articulates the fundamental importance of ontology to Hans Jonas’s environmental ethics.
A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.
Reflections on, and analysis of, ethical issues facing military service in the United States.
Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.
A detailed, clear, and comprehensive overview of the current philosophical debate on toture.
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.
Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.
An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.
A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.
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.
A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.
Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas's notion of "the Other. "
Examines the ethical, legal, and political dimensions of military intervention for humanitarian reasons.
A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.
Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.
Provides a critique of reason, demanding that we take greater responsibility for nature and other people.
Makes the novel argument that erotic life is the real sphere of human freedom.
An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.
Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.
Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.
Philosophical examination of the relationship of normativity and freedom.
Argues that there are moral grounds to use torture where the lives of the innocent are at stake.
Explores moral progress in the American military.
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.
Explores how psychoanalysis can nurture and vitalize, rather than only focusing on affliction and neuroses.
Explores contemporary controversies in bioethics from a Hindu perspective.
Addresses the question of whether special preference for friends is morally justified.
A study of Nietzche’s Zarathustra.
An original philosophical treatise on form and the foundations of social value.
Explores themes of responsibility and initiation and offers an “initiatory ethics.”
Argues that in order to reinvigorate our moral inheritances we must endeavor not only to live well, but also to live better.
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.
A translation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.
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.
Shows how Darwinian biology supports an Aristotelian view of ethics as rooted in human nature.
Leading authorities offer insights on tolerance along with cultural, social, religious, and philosophical implications.
Examines the origins and the development of the use of deception in psychological research to create illusions of reality.
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.
Addresses the question: Can we apply ordinary standards of responsibility to the mentally disordered offender?
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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 ...
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 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, ...
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 ...
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 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. ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
There is a growing need for interventions in ethics to counteract the tendency to generalize about moral issues. This book contains essays, written between 1965 and 1990, which focus on the need to explore ...
Designed as a textbook for courses in ethics, this book provides the material needed to understand the accidents in which more that 700 people were killed — accidents that many believe were the result ...
This book grounds ethics in the capacity for suffering shared by all sentient beings, and sees the avoidance and amelioration of suffering as the prima facie condition of moral interaction. Loewy sees ...
A surprisingly large number of people have denied that it is possible for human moral agents to act in such a way as to go beyond or transcend what moral duty or obligation requires of them. Some of this ...
This book explores the possibility of grounding the idea of human excellence, which has traditionally been associated with hierarchical systems, on an ecological structuring of the psyche. Riker bases ...
As early as 1916, Wittgenstein states that ethics and aesthetics are one, that only through aesthetics and art can what is truly important in human life be shown. This is the first book to clarify Wittgenstein's ...
This book defends the derivation of the ethical principle of universalizability presented by Jürgen Habermas, and illustrates the importance of this principle for both social science and social policy. ...
This book explains and offers insights into the humanizing effects of the ethnic and cultural sources of moral values. The author provides an alternative to the concept of moral development formulated ...
This book presents a theory of personhood and moral personhood using results from recent work on intentionality in the philosophy of mind. An account of intentional kinds, causation, and explanation is ...
Modern Western approaches to India often have focused on metaphysics at the expense of ethics, leading many to see Hinduism as only concerned with the esoteric and the otherworldly. The chapters of this ...
This is an introductory text for an ethics course that provides the theoretical background for discussion of ethical problems. It could be supplemented with essays or anthologies on a range of particular ...