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The American Way of Bombing
Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones
This volume brings together prominent military historians, practitioners, civilian and military legal experts, political scientists, philosophers, and anthropologists to explore the evolution of ethical and legal norms governing air...



Aquinas's Moral Theory
Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann
Aquinas's discussions of moral issues are extensive, and range well beyond the narrowly defined set of issues in the modern tradition of moral philosophy. This volume explores the ethical dimensions of a wide selection of philosophical and theological...



The Art of Life
John Kekes
"That the art of life is creative, imaginative, and individual does not mean . . . that it cannot be taught and learned or that individuals cannot improve their mastery of it. Teaching it proceeds by way of exemplary lives, and learning it consists in...



Being and Goodness
The Concept of the Good in Metaphysics and Philosophical Theology



The Burdens of Perfection
On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Andrew H. Miller
A study of moral perfectionism in nineteenth-century British culture, this book reads a wide range of essayists, poets, and novelists through the lens of ethics and philosophy of mind.



Choosing Character
Responsibility for Virtue and Vice
Jonathan A. Jacobs
Are there key respects in which character and character defects are voluntary? Can agents with serious vices be rational agents? Jonathan Jacobs answers in the affirmative. Moral character is shaped through voluntary habits, including the ways we...



Contradiction in Motion
Hegel's Organic Concept of Life and Value
Songsuk Susan Hahn
"Everything is contradictory," Hegel declares in Science of Logic. In this analysis of one of the most difficult and neglected topics in Hegelian studies, Songsuk Susan Hahn tackles the status of contradiction in Hegel's thought. Properly...



Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair
Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Hilde Lindemann Nelson focuses on the stories of groups of people—including Gypsies, mothers, nurses, and transsexuals—whose identities have been defined by those with the power to speak for them and to constrain the scope of their actions. By placing...



Delicate Subjects
Romanticism, Gender, and the Ethics of Understanding
Julie Ellison



Descartes's Moral Theory
John Marshall
Most Cartesian scholars focus on the metaphysical and epistemological aspects of the philosopher's texts. In this long awaited volume, John Marshall invites us to reconsider René Descartes as an ethicist. Through an unconventional study of his...



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