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  1. Austin Fagothey (1967). Right and Reason. Saint Louis, Mosby.
  2. Michael Gelven (1972/1973). Winter, Friendship, and Guilt; the Sources of Self-Inquiry. New York,Harper and Row.
  3. Raynor Carey Johnson (1957/1972). Nurslings of Immortality. New York,Harper & Row.
  4. Richard B. Brandt (1959). Ethical Theory. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,Prentice-Hall.
  5. R. M. Hare (1993). Essays on Bioethics. Oxford University Press.
    R.M. Hare is well known both for his fundamental work in ethical theory and for his applications of it to practical issues. For this volume he has selected the best of his writings on medical ethics and related topics. The book's chief theoretical interest lies in its synthesis between utilitarian and Kantian ethics, which are shown to have the same practical consequences. The main practical thesis in the book is that we can harm possible people by preventing them from becoming (...)
  6. Paul B. Thompson (1994). The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics. Routledge.
    The Spirit of the Soil challenges environmentalists to think more deeply and creatively about agriculture. Paul B. Thompson identifies four `worldviews' which tackle agricultural ethics according to different philosophical priorities; productionism, stewardship, economics and holism. He examines current issues such as the use of pesticides and biotechnology from these ethical perspectives. This book achieves an open-ended account of sustainability designed to minimise hubris and help us to recapture the spirit of the soil.
  7. Fred Feldman (1997). Utilitarianism, Hedonism, and Desert: Essays in Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    Fred Feldman is an important philosopher, who has made a substantial contribution to utilitarian moral philosophy. This collection of ten previously published essays plus a new introductory essay reveal the striking originality and unity of his views. Feldman's version of utilitarianism differs from traditional forms in that it evaluates behaviour by appeal to the values of accessible worlds. These worlds are in turn evaluated in terms of the amounts of pleasure they contain, but the conception of pleasure involved is a (...)
  8. David Lyons (1971/1993). Moral Aspects of Legal Theory: Essays on Law, Justice, and Political Responsibility. Cambridge University Press.
    David Lyons is one of the preeminent philosophers of law active in the United States. This volume comprises essays written over a period of twenty years in which Professor Lyons outlines his fundamental views about the nature of law and its relation to morality and justice. The underlying theme of the book is that a system of law has only a tenuous connection with morality and justice. Contrary to those legal theorists who maintain that no matter how bad the law (...)
  9. Michael Siegal (2008). Marvelous Minds: The Discovery of What Children Know. OUP Oxford.
    Children have a spontaneous interest in the world around them - whether the workings of the earth, sun, and stars, the nature of number, time and space, or the functioning of the body. Yet what is there in children's minds that is the key to their knowledge? This book examines what children can and do know, based on extensive studies from a range of different cultures. Topics include 'theory of mind' - the knowledge that others may have beliefs that differ (...)
  10. Kit Christensen (2009). Nonviolence, Peace, and Justice: A Philosophical Introduction. Broadview Press.
    This book takes a philosophical approach to questions concerning violence, war, and justice in human affairs. It offers the reader a broad introduction to underlying assumptions, values, concepts, theories, and the historical contexts informing much of the current discussion worldwide regarding these morally crucial topics. It provides brief summaries and analyses of a wide range of relevant belief systems, philosophical positions, and policy problems. While not first and foremost a book of advocacy, it is clearly oriented throughout by the ethical (...)
  11. Corbin Fowler (ed.) (1996). Morality for Moderns. Rodopi.
    This book defends morality against the critiques of egoims, subjectivism, and relativism. It argues that we can and should construe some moral standards as objective and that justice and self-development are the cornerstones of healthy morality. Opening with a dialogue meant to tease and provoke the reader, the book's subsequent chapters treat misconceptions about morality, the possibility of unselfish action, the nature of free will and moral responsibility, and the identity of moral right and wrong.
  12. John Hassard & Denis Pym (eds.) (1990). The Theory and Philosophy of Organizations: Critical Issues and New Perspectives. Routledge.
    The Theory and Philosophy of Organisations assesses and analyzes the assumptions upon which our understanding of organizations is based and in doing so aims to redirect the ways in which organizational research is conceived and executed. Contributions to the volume emphasize how all approaches to the study of organizations are influenced by deep metatheoretical assumptions about the nature of science and society. It is argued that these differences create a spectrum of valid perspectives and methods, and the book outlines how (...)
  13. Ronald D. Francis (2009). Ethics for Psychologists. British Psychological Society/Blackwell.
    For teaching purposes this work is divided into sections to which instructors can readily refer: this is supplemented with a comprehensive list of references, ...
  14. William Warren Bartley (1971). Morality and Religion. [New York]St. Martin's Press.
  15. Edward Erwin, Sidney Gendin & Lowell Kleiman (eds.) (1994). Ethical Issues in Scientific Research: An Anthology. Routledge.
    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  16. Gerald F. Gaus (1990). Value and Justification: The Foundations of Liberal Theory. Cambridge University Press.
    This important new book takes as its points of departure two questions: What is the nature of valuing? and What morality can be justified in a society that deeply disagrees on what is truly valuable? In Part One, the author develops a theory of value that attempts to reconcile reason with passions. Part Two explores how this theory of value grounds our commitment to moral action. The author argues that rational moral action can neither be seen as a way of (...)
  17. Owen J. Flanagan (1996). Self Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life. Oxford University Press.
    Human beings have the unique ability to consciously reflect on the nature of the self. But reflection has its costs. We can ask what the self is, but as David Hume pointed out, the self, once reflected upon, may be nowhere to be found. The favored view is that we are material beings living in the material world. But if so, a host of destabilizing questions surface. If persons are just a sophisticated sort of animal, then what sense is there (...)
  18. Richard J. Cox (2006). Ethics, Accountability, and Recordkeeping in a Dangerous World. Facet.
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  19. Sarah Banks (1999). Ethical Issues in Youth Work. Routledge.
    Ethical Issues in Youth Work presents a systematic analysis of some of the core ethical dilemmas facing youth workers in their day to day practice. Among the topics discussed are: *when to break confidentiality *the ethics of religious conversion *conflicts between cultures *balancing the autonomy and control of young people *maintaining an equilibrium between accountability to funders, empolyers and young people This book also examines some of the key issues facing youth workers in the context of public fears of youth (...)
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  20. David J. Feith, Seth Andrew, Charles F. Bahmueller, Mark Bauerlein, John M. Bridgeland, Bruce Cole, Alan M. Dershowitz, Mike Feinberg, Senator Bob Graham, Chris Hand, Frederick M. Hess, Eugene Hickok, Michael Kazin, Senator Jon Kyl, Jay P. Lefkowitz, Peter Levine, Harry Lewis, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Secretary Rod Paige, Charles N. Quigley, Admiral Mike Ratliff, Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Jason Ross, Andrew J. Rotherham, John R. Thelin & Juan Williams (2011). Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education. R&L Education.
    This book taps the best American thinkers to answer the essential American question: How do we sustain our experiment in government of, by, and for the people? Authored by an extraordinary and politically diverse roster of public officials, scholars, and educators, these chapters describe our nation's civic education problem, assess its causes, offer an agenda for reform, and explain the high stakes at risk if we fail.
  21. Raymond B. Cattell (1987). Beyondism: Religion From Science. Praeger.
  22. Russ Shafer-Landau (ed.) (2007). Oxford Studies in Metaethics: Volume Ii. Clarendon Press.
    Oxford Studies in Metaethics is the only periodical publication devoted exclusively to original philosophical work on the foundations of ethics. It provides an annual selection of much of the best new scholarship in the field. Its broad purview includes work at the intersections of ethical theory with metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. OSME provides an excellent basis for understanding recent developments in the field; those who would like to acquaint themselves with the current state of play (...)
  23. Ronald W. Poplau (2004). The Doer of Good Becomes Good: A Primer on Volunteerism. R&L Education.
    Here is everything you ever wanted to know about community service. Ronald W. Poplau explores the major shortcomings of today's education and introduces community service as a viable means to correct them. The book is based on 11 years of a program that the State of Kansas enacted into law.
  24. Robert E. Goodin (1988). Reasons for Welfare: The Political Theory of the Welfare State. Princeton University Press.
    Discusses the justification for a minimal welfare state independent of political rhetoric from the right or the left.
  25. Andrew Dole & Andrew Chignell (eds.) (2005). God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of Religion (Festschrift for Nicholas Wolterstorff). Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophy of religion in the Anglo-American tradition experienced a 'rebirth' following the 1955 publication of New Essays in Philosophical Theology (eds. Antony Flew and Alisdair MacIntyre). Fifty years later, this volume of New Essays offers a sampling of the best work in what is now a very active field, written by some of its most prominent members. A substantial introduction sketches the developments of the last half-century, while also describing the 'ethics of belief' debate in epistemology and showing how it (...)
  26. Guy Murchie (1978). The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration in Science & Philosophy. Houghton Mifflin.
  27. David A. Hoekema (1994). Campus Rules and Moral Community: In Place of in Loco Parentis. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Colleges and universities have largely abandoned their traditional stance in loco parentis, as moral guardians over student life, and instead seek to promote toleration while preventing conflict. In this volume David A Hoekema argues that in doing so, they fail to provide an atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the kind of responsible independence that such goals presuppose.
  28. Mike W. Martin (2012). Happiness and the Good Life. Oup Usa.
    What is happiness? How is it related to morality and virtue? Does living with illusion promote or diminish happiness? Is it better to pursue happiness with a partner than alone? Philosopher Mike W. Martin addresses these and other questions as he connects the meaning of happiness with the philosophical notion of "the good life." Defining happiness as loving one's life and valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment and a deep sense of meaning, Martin explores the ways in which (...)
  29. Sven Ove Hansson (2001). The Structure of Values and Norms. Cambridge University Press.
    Formal representations of values and norms are employed in several academic disciplines and specialties, such as economics, jurisprudence, decision theory, and social choice theory. Sven Ove Hansson closely examines such foundational issues as the values of wholes and the values of their parts, the connections between values and norms, how values can be decision-guiding and the structure of normative codes with formal precision. Models of change in both preferences and norms are offered, as well as a new method to base (...)
  30. Herman Kauz (1977). The Martial Spirit: An Introduction to the Origin, Philosophy, and Psychology of the Martial Arts. Overlook Press.
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  31. John T. Goldthwait (1985). Value, Language & Life: An Essay in Theory of Value. Prometheus Books.
  32. Hunter Lewis (1990/1991). A Question of Values: Six Ways We Make the Personal Choices That Shape Our Lives. Harpersanfrancisco.
  33. Gregory E. Pence (2007). Re-Creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    In this important new book Gregory E. Pence looks at issues on the frontiers of medicine including gene therapy to produce 'brave new babies,' cloning, human eggs and embryos for sale, and experiments on human embryos. Pence argues that the conservatism of the medical establishment, the bioethics community, and the public at large has created shibboleths that impede improvements in our quality of life.
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  34. David Guttmann (2008). Finding Meaning in Life, at Midlife and Beyond: Wisdom and Spirit From Logotherapy. Praeger.
    On old age that steals on us fast -- Spiritual development -- The search for happiness -- Meaningful living according to logotherapy -- Guiding principles of logotherapy -- The courage to be authentic : philosophical sources of logotherapy -- The concept of meaning in religion and literature -- Life as a task -- On fate and meaningful living -- Despair as mortal illness in aging -- The gifts of the Gods : sources for discovering meaning in life -- The importance (...)
  35. Gerard Radnitzky (ed.) (1997). Values and the Social Order. Avebury.
    -- v. 3. Voluntary versus coercive orders.
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  36. Kenneth J. Zanca (1997). How to Arrive at a Considered Opinion: A Method of Analyzing Moral Issues in the Public Debates. Upa.
    This book is written for the non-philosophy major taking 'Contemporary Moral Issues' or 'Intro to Ethics' courses. It provides a method to research any complex moral issue in hundreds of print, periodical, and Internet research sources, and gives a model of the method applied to the question of capital punishment.
  37. Nils Holtug (2010). Persons, Interests, and Justice. Oxford University Press.
    In our lives, we aim to achieve welfare for ourselves, that is, to live good lives. But we also have another, more impartial perspective, where we aim to balance our concern for our own welfare against a concern for the welfare of others. This is a perspective of justice. Nils Holtug examines these two perspectives and the relations between them.
  38. John Hospers (1961). Human Conduct. New York, Harcourt, Brace & World.
  39. Stephen David Ross (1999). The Gift of Kinds: The Good in Abundance / an Ethic of the Earth. State University of New York Press.
    Explores the idea of human and natural kinds, pursuing an ethics of the earth responsive to social, political, and environmental issues.
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  40. Albert Truesdale (2000). God in the Laboratory: Equipping Christians to Deal with Issues in Bioethics. Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City.
  41. Brenda Almond & Bryan R. Wilson (eds.) (1988). Values: A Symposium. Humanities Press International.
  42. Zdzisław Najder (1975). Values and Evaluations. Clarendon Press.
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  43. Karl Britton (1969). Philosophy and the Meaning of Life. London, Cambridge U.P..
  44. Julie Landsman (2003). Basic Needs: A Year with Street Kids in a City School. R&L Education.
    Here Julie Landsman chronicles one year as a teacher in a program for students in such serious trouble they are asked to leave their middle schools and attend a special program for disruptive students. She allows her readers to get to know the students, their home and street situations, and how their stories develop over the year, and in doing so, shows the complexity of young people, their beauty, and their individuality.
  45. Mihnea Moldoveanu & Nitin Nohria (2002). Master Passions: Emotion, Narrative, and the Development of Culture. The Mit Press.
  46. R. G. Frey (ed.) (1984). Utility and Rights. Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Eight of the eleven essays were written expressly for this book; all of the authors are deeply engaged in the debate over utility and rights, and their essays build upon and extend current thinking on the subject.
  47. David Benatar (ed.) (2009). Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..
    Introduction -- Part I: The meaning of life -- Richard Taylor, The meaning of life -- Thomas Nagel, The absurd -- Richard Hare, Nothing matters -- W.D. Joske, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- Robert Nozick, Philosophy and the meaning of life -- David Schmidtz, The meanings of life -- Part II: Creating people -- Derek Parfit, Whether causing someone to exist can benefit this person -- John Leslie, Why not let life ecome extinct? -- James Lenman, On becoming (...)
  48. Norman Lillegard (ed.) (2010). The Moral Domain: Guided Readings in Philosophical and Literary Texts. Oxford University Press.
    This engaging, interactive and pedagogical introduction to ethics combines the best features of a textbook and an anthology. The Moral Domain: Guided Readings in Philosophical and Literary Texts contains numerous readings from key philosophical writings in ethics along with captivating literary selections that bring the ethical issues to life. Offering extensive excerpts from major figures in the history of Western ethics--Aquinas, Aristotle, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Mill and Plato--the book also integrates work from non-Western perspectives, including selections from the Bhagavad Gita, (...)
  49. Anthony O'Hear (ed.) (2002). Logic, Thought, and Language. Cambridge University Press.
  50. Oswald Hanfling (ed.) (1987/1988). Life and Meaning: A Reader. B. Blackwell in Association with the Open University.
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