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Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place: An Essay in Embodied Religious Epistemology
Faith and Place takes knowledge of place as a basis for thinking about the relationship between religious belief and our embodied life.

Recent epistemology of religion has appealed to various secular analogues for religious belief - especially analogues drawn from sense perception and scientific theory construction. These approaches tend
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The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics
The Machine Question: Critical Perspectives on AI, Robots, and Ethics

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, David Gunkel takes up the "machine question": whether and to what extent...

The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics
The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have profoundly changed many aspects of life, including the nature of entertainment, work, communication, education, healthcare, industrial production and business, social relations and conflicts. They have had a radical and widespread impact on our moral lives and hence on contemporary...

The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Companions)
The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Companions)

Socrates, the largely enigmatic Greek thinker, is universally considered to have laid the foundations of western philosophy. His philosophy, available to us through the early dialogues of Plato and the writings of his contemporaries, has had a remarkably enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise .

This...

Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality
Kant's Search for the Supreme Principle of Morality
'... the author joins the discussion of the grounds for a moral theory that has preoccupied philosophers for some time, and advances that discussion significantly further. This is a book that will be required reading for those interested in that topic of Kant's moral theory.' Roger Sullivan, author of Immanuel Kant's Moral Theory and An...
Reason in Action (Collected Essays, Vol. 1)
Reason in Action (Collected Essays, Vol. 1)

Reason in Action collects John Finnis' work on the theory of practical reason and moral philosophy. The essays in the volume range from foundational issues of meta-ethics to the practical application of natural law theory to ethical problems such as nuclear deterrence, obscenity and free speech, and abortion and cloning.
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Business Ethics: An Ethical Decision-Making Approach (Foundations of Business Ethics)
Business Ethics: An Ethical Decision-Making Approach (Foundations of Business Ethics)

Business Ethics: An Ethical Decision-Making Approach presents a practical decision-making framework to aid in the identification, understanding, and resolution of complex ethical dilemmas in the workplace.

  • Focuses exclusively on three basic aspects of ethical decision making and behavior—how it actually takes...
The Bloomsbury Companion to Hobbes (Bloomsbury Companions)
The Bloomsbury Companion to Hobbes (Bloomsbury Companions)

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is widely held to be one of the most important thinkers in the history of philosophy. His contributions to ethics, political philosophy and psychology in particular were hugely innovative and he was regarded by his contemporaries as a major intellectual figure.

This comprehensive and accessible guide to...

The Evolution Deceit
The Evolution Deceit
For some people the theory of evolution or Darwinism has only scientific connotations, with seemingly no direct implication in their daily lives. This is, of course, a common misunderstanding. Far beyond just being an issue within the framework of the biological sciences, the theory of evolution constitutes the underpinning of a deceptive...
Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Cases in the Law of Nature
Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes: Cases in the Law of Nature
In this book, S. A. Lloyd offers a radically new interpretation of Hobbes's laws of nature, revealing them to be not egoistic precepts of personal prudence but rather moral instructions for obtaining the common good. This account of Hobbes's moral philosophy stands in contrast to both divine command and rational choice interpretations. Drawing from...
The Best Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World
The Best Travel Writing 2010: True Stories from Around the World
My favorite mountaineering book is The Mountains of My Life, by legendary Italian climber Walter Bonatti. While I love being in the mountains—it’s a rare day I don’t daydream about the Alps or the Himalayas—I am not a climber. It isn’t so much Bonatti’s exploits that inspire me as his attitude towards...
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls
The Development of Ethics, Volume 3: From Kant to Rawls

This book is a selective historical and critical study of moral philosophy in the Socratic tradition, with special attention to Aristotelian naturalism. It discusses the main topics of moral philosophy as they have developed historically, including: the human good, human nature, justice, friendship, and morality; the methods of moral inquiry;...

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