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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;...

The Compact Disc Handbook (Computer Music & Digital Audio)
The Compact Disc Handbook (Computer Music & Digital Audio)
This is a new edition, in paperback, of Ken Pohlmann's classic survey of the compact disc world, The Compact Disc: A Handbook of Theory and Use, and celebrates the tenth birthday of possibly the most successful consumer electronics product ever introduced. The phenomenal success of the compact disc - currently over a billion copies are sold each...
France since 1945
France since 1945
`a very thoughtful and stimulating analysis ... He is acute about the ways in which France today needs to change to meet the challenges of its new role in the world.' John Ardagh

The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy,
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The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study Volume II: From Suarez to Rousseau
The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study Volume II: From Suarez to Rousseau

Discussion of natural law reaches a new level of sophistication in Suarez’s elaborate and careful treatment. He takes account of Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, and their successors, and claims to defend Aquinas’ views on the main issues. Since his discussion is usually fuller than Aquinas’ discussion, and explores questions that...

Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees
Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Animal life, now and over the past half billion years, is incredibly diverse. Describing and understanding the evolution of this diversity of body plans - from vertebrates such as humans and fish to the numerous invertebrate groups including sponges, insects, molluscs, and the many groups of worms - is a major goal of evolutionary biology. In...

Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History
Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

John Cort explores the narratives by which the Jains have explained the presence of icons of Jinas (their enlightened and liberated teachers) that are worshiped and venerated in the hundreds of thousands of Jain temples throughout India. Most of these narratives portray icons favorably, and so justify their existence; but there are also...

Bobcat: Master of Survival
Bobcat: Master of Survival

Bobcat: Master of Survival tells the story of the most adaptable and resilient wild feline in the world. While half the wild cat species worldwide are in danger, the bobcat is thriving, even expanding its range in North America. Why are bobcats flourishing when so many other wild felines are advancing towards extinction? The book...

Information: A Very Short Introduction
Information: A Very Short Introduction

We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world's leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi, offers an illuminating exploration of information as it relates to both...

Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power
Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Few historical changes occur literally overnight, but on August 13 1961 eighteen million East Germans awoke to find themselves walled in by an edifice which was to become synonymous with the Cold War: the Berlin Wall.

This new history rejects traditional, top-down approaches to Cold War politics, exploring instead how the border
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Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective
Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Considering its importance, the history of fetal health and mortality remains a neglected area. Medical historians have tended to focus on maternal mortality and professional conflicts between midwives rather than on the unborn, while among the social scientists demographers and epidemiologists have until recently devoted most of their...

Relativism and Monadic Truth
Relativism and Monadic Truth

Relativism has dominated many intellectual circles, past and present, but the twentieth century saw it banished to the fringes of mainstream analytic philosophy. Of late, however, it is making something of a comeback within that loosely configured tradition, a comeback that attempts to capitalize on some important ideas in foundational...

Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care (Oxford Handbooks Series)
Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care (Oxford Handbooks Series)

The Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care covers all aspects of palliative care in a concise and succinct format suited to busy professionals who need to access key information in their daily care of patients. This practical guide covers briefly the historical and epidemiological background of palliative care, and the growth of palliative...

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