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An Essay on Divine Authority
Mark C. Murphy
In the first book wholly concerned with divine authority, Mark C. Murphy explores the extent of God's rule over created rational beings. The author challenges the view—widely supported by theists and nontheists alike—that if God exists, then...

What Ought I to Do?
Morality in Kant and Levinas
Catherine Chalier
Is it possible to apply a theoretical approach to ethics? The French philosopher Catherine Chalier addresses this question with an unusual combination of traditional ethics and continental philosophy. In a powerful argument for the necessity of...

The Ethics of Transracial Adoption
Hawley Fogg-Davis
Transracial adoption is one of the most contentious issues in adoption politics and in the politics of race more generally. Some who support transracial adoption use a theory of colorblindness, while many who oppose it draw a causal connection...

On Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics 8 and 9"
Aspasius, Michael of Ephesus, Anonymous

Choosing Character
Responsibility for Virtue and Vice
Jonathan A. Jacobs, Jonathan 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...

Rethinking Rape
Ann J. Cahill
Rape, claims Ann J. Cahill, affects not only those women who are raped, but all women who experience their bodies as rapable and adjust their actions and self-images accordingly. Rethinking Rape counters legal and feminist definitions of rape as mere...

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...

Pluralism in Philosophy
Changing the Subject
John Kekes
This original and ambitious book aims to change how we think about good lives. The perennial debates about good lives—the disagreements caused by conflicts between scientific, religious, moral, historical, aesthetic, and subjective modes...

Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God
Marilyn McCord Adams
When confronted by horrendous evil, even the most pious believer may question not only life's worth but also God's power and goodness. A distinguished philosopher and a practicing minister, Marilyn McCord Adams has written a highly original work on...

How Our Lives Become Stories
Making Selves
Paul John Eakin
Informed by literary, scientific, and experiential concerns, Eakins enhances our knowledge of the complex forces that shape identity, and confronts the equally complex problems that arise when we write about who we think we are.

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