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Rethinking Autonomy
Rethinking Autonomy (January 2013)
A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics
John W. Traphagan - Author

Provides a critique of and alternative to the dominant paradigm used in biomedical ethics by exploring the Japanese concept of autonomy.

This groundbreaking book offers a critical examination of the concept of autonomy, one with major implications for biomedical ethics. Working from the perspectives of ethnography and medical anthropology, John W. Traphagan argues that the notion of autonomy as a foundational ...(Read More)
 
 
The Thou of Nature
The Thou of Nature (January 2013)
Religious Naturalism and Reverence for Sentient Life
Donald A. Crosby - Author

Explores the spiritual obligations of humans to animals from a religious naturalist’s perspective.

Humans share the earth with nonhuman animals who are also capable of conscious experience and awareness. Arguing that we should develop an I-thou, not an I-it, relationship with other sentient beings, Donald A. Crosby adds a new perspective to the current debates on human/animal relations ...(Read More)
 
 
Valuing Diversity
Valuing Diversity (December 2012)
Buddhist Reflection on Realizing a More Equitable Global Future
Peter D. Hershock - Author

Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.

Diversity matters. Whether in the context of ecosystems, education, the workplace, or politics, diversity is now recognized as a fact and as something to be positively affirmed. But what is the value of diversity? What explains its increasing significance? Valuing Diversity is a groundbrea...(Read More)
 
 
Weak Thought
Weak Thought (September 2012)
Gianni Vattimo - Editor
Pier Aldo Rovatti - Editor
Peter Carravetta - Translated and with an introduction by

Foundational collection on one of the most influential concepts to emerge from contemporary Italian philosophy.

Heralding the beginning of the philosophical dialogue on the concept for which Gianni Vattimo would become best known (and coining its name), this groundbreaking 1983 collection includes foundational essays by Vattimo and Pier Aldo Rovatti, along with original contributions by nine other Italian philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Tax Cheating
Tax Cheating (June 2012)
Illegal--But Is It Immoral?
Donald Morris - Author

Category Finalist - 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, presented by Hopewell Publications

SILVER MEDALIST – 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Political Science Category


An examination of the ethical issues surrounding tax cheating and implications for public policy.

From unreported gambling winnings and inflated claims of the value of clothing donated t...(Read More)
 
 
The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives
The Examined Life--Chinese Perspectives (May 2011)
Essays on Chinese Ethical Traditions
Xinyan Jiang - Edited and with an introduction by
Robert Cummings Neville - Foreword by

A collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics.

This anthology is a collection of essays on Chinese ethical traditions, including Confucian, Daoist, and Buddhist ethics. Most of the contributors are philosophers who are trained in both Chinese and Western Philosophy. The anthology intends to provide readers with some new perspectives, especially comparative...(Read More)
 
 
Friends at the Bar
Friends at the Bar (February 2011)
A Quaker View of Law, Conflict Resolution, and Legal Reform
Nancy Black Sagafi-nejad - Author

A Quaker lawyer looks at Friends’ relationship with the American legal system and at Friends’ legal ethics.

George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends, admonished his followers against “going to law.” In this fascinating, wide-ranging book, a Quaker lawyer explores the relationship between Quakers and the American legal system and discusses Friends’ legal ethics. A highl...(Read More)
 
 
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously
Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously (October 2010)
Contemporary Theories and Applications
Kam-por Yu - Editor
Julia Tao - Editor
Philip J. Ivanhoe - Editor

A consideration of Confucian ethics as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance.

This thought-provoking work presents Confucianism as a living ethical tradition with contemporary relevance. While acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential philosophies, Confucianism’s significance is too often consigned to a historical or solely East Asian context. Discussing both the strengths ...(Read More)
 
 
Other Others
Other Others (April 2010)
Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies
Steven Shankman - Author

Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas’s notion of “the Other.”

In literary and cultural studies today, the term “the Other” appears to have largely lost its moorings in the primacy of the intersubjective encounter, focusing rather on the social construction of the Other. For Emmanuel Levinas, in contrast, the Other is precisely that which el...(Read More)
 
 
Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
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