Philosophy - Ethics & Moral Philosophy

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Best Things in Life

Peter Kreeft

What are the best things in life? Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and...

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Published: Jul 1984

Who Am I to Judge?: Responding to Rel...

Edward Sri

"Don't be so judgmental!""Why are Christians so intolerant?""Why can't we just coexist?"In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Virtue of Selfishness

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life--the life proper to a rational being--as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with th...

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Published: Nov 1964

AMERICAN RONIN: THE WAY OF WALKING AL...

Scott Cunningham

Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman, wrote a list of 21 precepts for his favorite student shortly before his own death. In AMERICAN RONIN: THE WAY OF WALKING ALONE, veteran, poet, and "philosopher" Joseph Hall appli...

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Published: Sep 2018

Voluntary Simplicity Second Revised E...

Duane Elgin

First published in 1981, VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY was quickly recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable living. Now-more than twenty years later and with many of the planet′s environmental str...

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Published: Jan 2010

Bushido: The Way of the Samurai (Squa...

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

In eighteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure, a document that served as the basis for samurai warrior behavior. Its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class and shaped the underlying char...

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Published: Jan 2003

The Unaborted Socrates: A Dramatic De...

Peter Kreeft

Is abortion a woman's right? When does human life begin? Should we legislate morality? What would happen if the Socrates of old suddenly appeared in modern Athens? Peter Kreeft imagines the dialog that might ensue with three worthy op...

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Published: Jul 1983

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 E...

Julian Baggini

Both entertaining and startling, The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and St...

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Published: Jul 2006

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities a...

Simon Wiesenthal

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more.While imprison...

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Published: Jan 1998

Responsibility and Judgment

Hannah Arendt

Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, where she addresses fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. At the heart o...

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Published: Aug 2005

The Moral Disciple: A Primer on Chris...

Kent A. Van Til

The ability to judge good from bad, right from wrong, is a uniquely human characteristic. However, given the complexity of life, it is often difficult to discern which choice to make, where our responsibilities lie, or what the conseq...

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Published: May 2012

A Year to Live: How to Live This Year...

Stephen Levine

In his new book, Stephen Levine, author of the perennial best-seller Who Dies?, teaches us how to live each moment, each hour, each day mindfully--as if it were all that was left. On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to pr...

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Published: Jan 1997

Transcendentalism Yesterday and Today...

Barry M. Andrews

Transcendentalism isn't just a phase in Unitarian Universalist history, it is an on-going source of inspiration for Unitarian Universalists today. Drawing upon ancient wisdom and modern knowledge, Transcendentalist spirituality is at ...

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Published: Dec 2020

The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions...

Kwame Anthony Appiah

"[Appiah's] work reveals the heart and sensitivity of a novelist. . . .Fascinating, erudite and beautifully written."—The New York Times Book ReviewIn this groundbreaking work, Kwame Anthony Appiah, hailed as "one of the most releva...

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Published: Sep 2011

Ethics

Aristotle

Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors Socrates and Plato. Philosophical ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live. Aristotle...

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Published: Sep 2018

Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understoo...

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Published: Feb 1998

One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer (P...

Aristotle

A selection of writings on how to achieve a more ethical society and way of life, from one of Ancient history's most celebrated thinkersHow can one live well in the world? What does it mean to be happy? In this selection from The Nic...

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Published: Jun 2021

The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Class...

Aristotle

One of the most important philosophical works of all time, in a new Penguin Classics translation.Aristotle's classic treatise is based on his famous doctrine of the golden mean, which advocates taking the middle course between excess ...

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Published: Feb 2019

Environmental Ethics: A Very Short In...

Robin Attfield

Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environme...

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Published: Feb 2019

Meditations (Chump Change Edition)

Marcus Aurelius

Unabridged version of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, offered here for chump change. Translated into English by George Long, the book consists of the private reflections of the Emperor of Rome, on how one is to exist in a world of cha...

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Published: Apr 2017

Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding...

Alain Badiou

pstrongOne of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy explodes the facile assumptions behind the recent ethical turn./strong/pAlain Badiou, one of the most powerful voices in contemporary French philosophy, shows ho...

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Published: Jan 2013

Transparency of Evil: Essays on Extre...

Jean Baudrillard

The renowned postmodernist philosopher’s tour-de-force contemplation of sex, technology, politics and disease in Western culture after the revolutionary ‘orgy’ of the 1960s.“The most important and original French thinker of th...

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Published: Jun 2009

Being Good: A Short Introduction to E...

Simon Blackburn

Writing with wit and elegance, Simon Blackburn tackles the basic questions of ethics in this lively book, highlighting the complications and troubling issues that spring from the very simple question of how we ought to live. Blackburn...

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Published: Apr 2003

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Simon Blackburn

Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated by our genes to be selfish and tribalistic, o...

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Published: Sep 2009

Color Me Confucius: The Ethical and M...

William Bodri

Breathing new life into the fields of philosophy and spirituality, the self-cultivation practices of the Confucian way, reinterpreted for modern times, are once again a great blessing for humanity. Similar to vipassana, the methods of...

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Published: Jun 2018

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral In...

Rita Brock

The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S. population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all suicides...

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Published: Nov 2013

The Road to Character

David Brooks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • "I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how othe...

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Published: Sep 2016

On the Meaning of Sex

J. Budziszewski

What is the meaning of sex?Everyone in every time and place is interested in sex. Our own time is obsessed by it. One would think that a society obsessed by sex would understand it very well. But the truth is that obsession drives out...

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Published: May 2014

The Line Through the Heart: Natural L...

J. Budziszewski

Budziszewski on natural law is simply the best. . . . A must read.”—James V. Schall, S.J., author of Another Sort of Learning “Truly fundamental . . . I shall enjoy reading [it] over and over again.”—Russell Hittinger, auth...

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Published: May 2011

The Code: Use the Laws of Manifestati...

Tony Burroughs

The Code boldly presents readers with a true, workable solution for the challenges facing our world today. Based on a new Code of Conduct that anyone can relate to, it is full of real life stories uniquely designed first, to help read...

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Published: Mar 2008
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