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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 hedonism...



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 some...



Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality
William Rowe
In this succinct and well-written book, one of our most eminent philosophers provides a fresh reading of the view of freedom and morality developed by Thomas Reid (1710-1796). Although contemporary theorists have written extensively about the Scottish...



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



Essays on Moral Realism
This collection of influential essays illustrates the range, depth, and importance of moral realism, the fundamental issues it raises, and the problems it faces.



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.



The Ethics of Criticism
Tobin Siebers
Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches...



The Devil
Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity
Jeffrey Burton Russell
This lively and learned book traces the history of the concept of evil and its personification as the Devil from ancient times to the period of the New Testament and across cultures and...



Lucifer
The Devil in the Middle Ages
Jeffrey Burton Russell
Drawing on an impressive array of sources from popular religion, art, literature, and drama, as well as from scholastic philosophy, mystical theology, homiletics, and hagiography, Russell provides a detailed treatment of Christian diabology in the Middle Ages.



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