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Maternal Activism
Maternal Activism (April 2015)
Mothers Confronting Injustice
Danielle Poe - Author

Demonstrates how individuals can respond to widespread injustice and systemic militarization in society.

Maternal Activism tells the stories of women who refused to ignore injustice even though many people urged them to stop their activism by claiming it would harm their children. Molly Rush, Michele Naar-Obed, Cindy Sheehan, and Diane Wilson recognized that the potential well-being of their children relates...(Read More)
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy
Honor in Political and Moral Philosophy (February 2015)
Peter Olsthoorn - Author

Argues for revitalizing the place of honor in contemporary life.

In this history of the development of ideas of honor in Western philosophy, Peter Olsthoorn examines what honor is, how its meaning has changed, and whether it can still be of use. Political and moral philosophers from Cicero to John Stuart Mill thought that a sense of honor and concern for our reputation could help us to determine the proper thing t...(Read More)
Sexual Virtue
Sexual Virtue (February 2015)
An Approach to Contemporary Christian Ethics
Richard W. McCarty - Author

Uses virtue ethics to offer a sexual ethics inclusive of LGBT and straight people, one that challenges the longstanding procreative patriarchal norm.

Richard W. McCarty offers a compassionate and inclusive conception of sexual virtue, one that liberates Christians from traditional patriarchal requirements for heterosexuality, marriage, and procreation. Daring to depart from ongoing debates about what Aristotle or A...(Read More)
Whose Tradition? Which Dao?
Whose Tradition? Which Dao? (January 2015)
Confucius and Wittgenstein on Moral Learning and Reflection
James F. Peterman - Author

Considers the notable similarities between the thought of Confucius and Wittgenstein.

In an incisive work of comparative philosophy, James F. Peterman considers the similarities between early Chinese ethicist Confucius and mid-twentieth century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Their enduring legacies rest in no small part on projects to restore humanity to healthy ways of living and thinking. Confucius offers a method of answerin...(Read More)
Why Be Moral?
Why Be Moral? (November 2014)
Learning from the Neo-Confucian Cheng Brothers
Yong Huang - Author

Explores the resources for contemporary ethics found in the work of the Cheng brothers, canonical neo-Confucian philosophers.
Yong Huang presents a new way of doing comparative philosophy as he demonstrates the resources for contemporary ethics offered by the Cheng brothers, Cheng Hao (1032–1085) and Cheng Yi (1033–1107), canonical neo-Confucian philosophers. Huang departs from the standard method of Chinese/Western c...(Read More)
Between Levinas and Heidegger
Between Levinas and Heidegger (October 2014)
John E. Drabinski - Editor
Eric S. Nelson - Editor

Investigates the philosophical relationship between Levinas and Heidegger in a nonpolemical context, engaging some of philosophy’s most pressing issues.
Although both Levinas and Heidegger drew inspiration from Edmund Husserl’s phenomenological method and helped pave the way toward the post-structuralist movement of the late twentieth century, very little scholarly attention has been paid to the relation of these two t...(Read More)
Christianity without God
Christianity without God (October 2014)
Moving beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic Moral Narrative
Daniel C. Maguire - Author

Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects.

Christianity without an omnipotent god, without a divine savior, without an afterlife? In this bold and hopeful book, theologian Daniel C. Maguire writes that traditional, supernatural aspects of Christianity can be comforting, but are increasingly questionable. A century of scholarly research has not been supportive of the dogmatic triad of pers...(Read More)
Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character
Moral Cultivation and Confucian Character (September 2014)
Engaging Joel J. Kupperman
Chenyang Li - Editor
Peimin Ni - Editor

A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.

In this volume, leading scholars in Asian and comparative philosophy take the work of Joel J. Kupperman as a point of departure to consider new perspectives on Confucian ethics. Kupperman is one of the few eminent Western philosophers to have integrated Asian philosophical traditions into ...(Read More)
Emplotting Virtue
Emplotting Virtue (June 2014)
A Narrative Approach to Environmental Virtue Ethics
Brian Treanor - Author

A rich hermeneutic account of the way virtue is understood and developed.

Despite its ancient roots, virtue ethics has only recently been fully appreciated as a resource for environmental philosophy. Other approaches dominated by utilitarian and duty-based appeals for sacrifice and restraint have had little success in changing behavior, even to the extent that ecological concerns have been embraced. Our actions of...(Read More)
Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism
Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism (May 2014)
Tim Themi - Author

Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.

Bringing together Jacques Lacan and Friedrich Nietzsche, Tim Themi focuses on their conceptions of ethics and on their accounts of the history of ethical thinking in the Western tradition. Nietzsche blames Plato for setting in motion a degenerative process that turned ethics away from nature, the body, and i...(Read More)
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