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Friendship
A Philosophical Reader
There has been a marked revival of interest among philosophers in the topic of friendship. This collection of fifteen essays presents an admirable range of the diverse contemporary approaches to friendship within philosophy.



Gassendi's Ethics
Freedom in a Mechanistic Universe
Lisa T. Sarasohn
This is the first book to explore the ethical thought of Pierre Gassendi, the seventeenth-century French priest who rehabilitated Epicurean philosophy in the Western tradition. Lisa T. Sarasohn's discussion of the relationship between...



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...



Households
On the Moral Architecture of the Economy
William James Booth
What human purpose does an economy serve? In this pathbreaking book, William James Booth examines what he calls the moral architecture of the economy—its significance in our ethical world and the influence of social values on its institutions...



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.



Humiliation
And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence
William Ian Miller
A brilliant, sometimes unsettling look at how ancient codes of honor figure in the social discomforts of everyday life.



In Pursuit of Privacy
Law, Ethics, and the Rise of Technology
Judith Wagner DeCew
Judith Wagner DeCew provides a solid philosophical foundation for legal discussions of privacy by articulating and unifying diverse arguments on the right to privacy and on how it should be guaranteed in various contemporary contexts. Philosophers...



Inconceivable Effects
Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film
Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise.



Kantian Ethics Almost without Apology
Marcia W. Baron
A reappraisal on the emphasis on duty in Immanuel Kant's ethics is long overdue. Marcia W. Baron evaluates and for the most part defends Kantian ethics against two frequent criticisms: that duty plays too large a role, leaving no room for the supererogatory; and that Kant places too much value on acting from...



The Liberal Self
John Stuart Mill's Moral and Political Theory
Wendy Donner
Wendy Donner contends here that recent commentators on John Stuart Mill's thought have focused on his notions of right and obligation and have not paid as much attention to his notion of the good. Mill, she maintains, rejects the quantitative...



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