By Philippa R. Foot
"Foot sticks out between modern moral theorists due to her conviction that virtues and vices are extra vital moral notions than rights, tasks, justice, or consequences--the fundamental concentration of so much different modern ethical theorists....[These] essays include to some degree hercommitment to an ethics of advantage. Foot's type is easy and readable, her arguments subtle..."--Choice
By George Steiner
The decline of formal non secular platforms has left an ethical and emotional vacancy in Western tradition. George Steiner, across the world well known philosopher and student, pursues this and examines the choice "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, L?vi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of irrationality.
By David P. Ellerman
Dramatic alterations or revolutions in a box of technology are frequently made by means of outsiders or ‘trespassers,’ who're now not restricted by way of the proven, ‘expert’ ways. each one essay during this assorted assortment indicates the culmination of highbrow trespassing and poaching between fields similar to economics, Kantian ethics, Platonic philosophy, type idea, double-entry accounting, arbitrage, algebraic common sense, series-parallel duality, and fiscal mathematics.
By Timothy S. Miller
“Turn on, song in, drop out,” Timothy Leary prompt teens within the Sixties. and lots of did, making a counterculture outfitted on medicines, rock track, sexual liberation, and communal dwelling. The hippies preached unfastened love, promoted flower energy, and advised opposed to trusting a person over thirty. Eschewing funds, materialism, and politics, they repudiated the mainstream values of the days. alongside the way in which, those counterculturists created a long-lasting legacy and encouraged long-lasting social changes.
The Hippies and American Values makes use of an leading edge method of exploring the tenets of the counterculture circulation. instead of hoping on interviews performed years after the very fact, Timothy Miller makes use of “underground” newspapers released on the time to supply an entire and in-depth exploration. This reliance on basic resources brings an immediacy and vibrancy infrequently noticeable in different reports of the period.
Miller focuses totally on the cultural revolutionaries instead of at the political radicals of the hot Left. It examines the hippies’ ethics of dope, intercourse, rock, neighborhood, and cultural competition and surveys their results on present American values. full of illustrations from replacement guides, besides posters, cartoons, and pictures, The Hippies and American Values presents a picture examine the United States within the 1960s.
This moment version includes a new creation and a completely up-to-date, well-documented textual content. hugely readable and fascinating, this quantity brings deep perception to the counterculture circulate and the methods it replaced the US. the 1st variation turned a accepted course-adoption favourite, and students and scholars of the Sixties will welcome the second one variation of this thought-provoking book.
By Terrance MacMullan
Behavior of Whiteness deals a brand new method to speak about race and racism by means of concentrating on racial conduct and the way to alter them. in response to Terrance MacMullan, the concept that of racial whiteness has undermined makes an attempt to create a very democratic society within the usa. by means of attending to the middle of the racism that lives on in unrecognized behavior, MacMullan argues essentially and charitably for white folks to realize the space among their color-blind beliefs and their genuine habit. Revitalizing the paintings of W. E. B. Du Bois and John Dewey, MacMullan exhibits the way it is attainable to reconstruct racial behavior and shut the space among humans. This forthright and persuasive research of the impulses of whiteness eventually reorganizes them into anything extra appropriate with our country's more and more multicultural historical past.
By John Teehan
Faith is without doubt one of the strongest forces operating via human background, and even though frequently offered as a strength for sturdy, its impression is usually violent and divisive. This provocative paintings brings jointly state of the art study from either evolutionary and cognitive psychology to aid readers comprehend the mental constitution of spiritual morality and the origins of non secular violence. Introduces a essentially new method of the research of faith in a mode obtainable to the overall reader Applies insights from evolutionary and cognitive psychology to either Judaism and Christianity, and their texts, to aid comprehend the origins of non secular violence Argues that spiritual violence is grounded within the ethical psychology of faith Illustrates its debatable argument almost about the Sep 11 terrorist assaults, and the reaction to the assaults from either the terrorists and the President. indicates options for starting to counter the divisive facets of religionDiscusses the position of faith and non secular feedback within the modern international. Argues for a place sceptical of the ethical authority of faith, whereas additionally critiquing the excesses of the “new atheists” for failing to understand the ethical contributions of religionAwarded Honourable point out, 2010 Prose Awards
By Barbara MacKinnon, Andrew Fiala
Discover the foremost views in moral idea and a large variety of latest ethical debates utilizing MacKinnon/Fiala's acclaimed ETHICS: idea AND modern concerns, 8th version. Illuminating overviews and a range of readings from conventional and modern resources make even advanced philosophical suggestions reader-friendly. complete, clear-sighted introductions to basic and particular components of moral debate disguise influential moral theories, together with faith and worldwide ethics, utilitarianism and deontology, usual legislation ethics, advantage ethics, and feminist and care ethics. modern ethical concerns mentioned comprise euthanasia, sexual morality, monetary justice, animal ethics, conflict, violence, and globalization. A broader variety of voices and philosophical traditions during this variation comprises continental and non-Western philosophers, with new readings from in demand ethicists corresponding to Kwame Anthony Appiah, Angela Y. Davis, Mohandas Gandhi, and Richard Rorty. elevated assurance of latest dilemmas highlights problems with common curiosity, akin to same-sex marriage, structural racism, manufacturing unit farming, pacifism, and international distributive justice.
By William Schweiker
First released in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
By Jan Miernowski
This e-book employs views from continental philosophy, highbrow heritage, and literary and cultural stories to breach the divide among early modernist and modernist thinkers. It turns to early sleek humanism for you to problem past due 20th-century concept and present-day posthumanism. This publication addresses modern matters corresponding to the ethical accountability of the artist, where of non secular ideals in our secular societies, felony rights prolonged to nonhuman species, the experience of ‘normality’ utilized to the human physique, the politics of migration, person political freedom and overseas terrorism. It demonstrates how early smooth humanism can carry new views to postmodern antihumanism or even invite us to check a humanism of the long run.