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Think No Evil
Korean Values in the Age of Globalization
C. Fred Alford, C. Fred Alford
In this investigation of the contemporary notion of evil, C. Fred Alford asks what we can learn about this concept, and about ourselves, by examining a society where it is unknown—where language contains no word that equates to the English...

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...

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...

Platonic Ethics, Old and New
Julia Annas
Julia Annas here offers a fundamental reexamination of Plato's ethical thought by investigating the Middle Platonist perspective, which emerged at the end of Plato's own school, the...

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...

Nietzsche's Conscience
Six Character Studies from the "Genealogy"
Aaron Ridley
Aaron Ridley explores Nietzsche's mature ethical thought as expressed in his masterpiece, arranging his book thematically around the six characters who loom largest in that work—slave, priest, philosopher, artist, scientist, and...

Masculinity and Morality
Larry May
In these philosophically reflective essays, Larry May argues against standard accounts of traditional male behavior, discussing male anger, paternity, pornography, rape, sexual harassment, the exclusion of women, and what he terms the myth of uncontrollable male...

Living Ethically, Acting Politically
Melissa A. Orlie
Melissa A. Odie asks what it means to live responsibly amid historical harm and wrongdoing, in the wake of slavery and genocide, or in the face of severe resource...

What Evil Means to Us
C. Fred Alford, C. Fred Alford
C. Fred Alford interviewed working people, prisoners, and college students in order to discover how people experience evil—in themselves, in others, and in the world. What people meant by evil, he found, was a profound, inchoate feeling of dread...

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...

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