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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...



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...



The Prince of Darkness
Radical Evil and the Power of Good in History
Jeffrey Burton Russell
While recounting how past generations have personified evil, Jeffrey Burton Russell deepens our understanding of the ways in which people have dealt with the enduring problem of radical evil.



Psychoanalysis, Monotheism, and Morality
The Sigmund Freud Museum Symposia 2009–2011
In this volume, renowned experts in psychoanalysis reflect on the relationship between psychoanalysis and religion.



Racism and Justice
The Case for Affirmative Action
Gertrude Ezorsky
Affirmative action: does it really counteract racism? Is it morally justifiable? In her timely and tough-minded book, Gertrude Ezorsky addresses these central issues in the ongoing controversy surrounding affirmative action, and comes up with...



Reproducing Persons
Issues in Feminist Bioethics
Laura M. Purdy



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...



The Roots of Evil
John Kekes
Evil is the most serious of our moral problems.



The Self in Moral Space
Life Narrative and the Good
David Parker
All of us take our moral bearings from a conception of the good, or a range of goods, that we consider most important. We are in this sense selves in moral space. Building on the work of the philosopher Charles Taylor, among others, David...



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