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The Trinity and Creation in Augustine
The Trinity and Creation in Augustine (August 2008)
An Ecological Analysis
Scott A. Dunham - Author

Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.

The first English-language book on Augustine’s Trinitarian doctrine of creation, The Trinity and Creation in Augustine explores Augustine’s relevance for contemporary environmental issues. Modern, environmentally conscious thinkers often see Augustine’s doctrines in a negative light, feeling they have been used to j...(Read More)
 
 
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson (May 2008)
Legacy and Challenge
Lisa H. Sideris - Editor
Kathleen Dean Moore - Editor

Leading scholars explore the full range and current significance of Carson’s work.

Long before Rachel Carson would become synonymous with environmental activism, she was a nature and science writer, penning The Sense of Wonder for children, and three books about the ocean and its inhabitants—including the bestselling The Sea around Us. Based solidly on science and written in beautiful ...(Read More)
 
 
The Ends of Solidarity
The Ends of Solidarity (March 2008)
Discourse Theory in Ethics and Politics
Max Pensky - Author

An in-depth look at the theory of solidarity of German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, serving also as a comprehensive introduction to his work.

Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory demands that human beings see themselves in relations of solidarity that cross national, racial, and religious divides. While his theory has won adherents across a spectrum of contemporary debates, the required vision of soli...(Read More)
 
 
Styles of Thought
Styles of Thought (November 2007)
Interpretation, Inquiry, and Imagination
David Weissman - Author

Differentiates inquiry from interpretation in order to secure a foundation for truth.

Every man and woman is located in two ways. One is stolidly physical: each human body has a unique address and trajectory. The other comes with beliefs that locate us by answering a salvo of questions: Who, what, and where am I? What are my relations to other people and things? Answers come with either of two emphases. Beliefs crit...(Read More)
 
 
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation
The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation (November 2007)
Robert E. Carter - Author
Eliot Deutsch - Foreword by

Explores how spiritual values are learned and mind and body developed through the practice of the Japanese arts.

It is through the practice of the arts, and not through rules or theory that moral and spiritual values are taught in Japan. Author Robert E. Carter examines five arts (or “ways” in Japan): the martial art of aikido, Zen landscape gardening, the Way of Tea, the Way of Flowers, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature's Edge
Nature's Edge (July 2007)
Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice
Charles S. Brown - Editor
Ted Toadvine - Editor

Leading environmental thinkers investigate the complexities of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of environmental problems.

Nature’s Edge brings together leading environmental thinkers from the natural sciences, geography, political science, religion, and philosophy to explore the complex facets of boundary formation and negotiation at the heart of our environmental problems. The contributo...(Read More)
 
 
Torture
Torture (May 2007)
When the Unthinkable is Morally Permissible
Mirko Bagaric - Author
Julie Clarke - Author

Argues that there are moral grounds to use torture where the lives of the innocent are at stake.

The “war on terror” has brought the subject of torture to the forefront of public attention. In contrast to other discussions that focus narrowly on the practice of torture, and condemn it under any and all circumstances, Mirko Bagaric and Julie Clarke argue that to take this position is to live in a moral ...(Read More)
 
 
Awakening Warrior
Awakening Warrior (May 2007)
Revolution in the Ethics of Warfare
Timothy L. Challans - Author

2007 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores moral progress in the American military.

Awakening Warrior argues for a revolution in the ethics of warfare for the American War Machine—those political and military institutions that engage the world with physical force. Timothy L. Challans focuses on the systemic, institutional level of morality rather than bemoaning the mora...(Read More)
 
 
Contemporary Italian Philosophy
Contemporary Italian Philosophy (April 2007)
Crossing the Borders of Ethics, Politics, and Religion
Silvia Benso - Editor/translator
Brian Schroeder - Editor

Leading Italian philosophers engage issues in ethics, politics, and religion.

Italian philosophy provides a long-overdue and much-needed supplement to continental thinking. This book offers some living and lively examples, some for the first time in English, of original thought from the Italian philosophical scene. The contributors—seventeen leading Italian philosophers—offer perspectives from many are...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking the Just War Tradition
Rethinking the Just War Tradition (March 2007)
Michael W. Brough - Editor
John W. Lango - Editor
Harry van der Linden - Editor

Contributors seek to promote reasoned debate about emerging security threats and potential military responses.

The just war tradition is an evolving body of tenets for determining when resorting to war is just and how war may be justly executed. Rethinking the Just War Tradition provides a timely exploration in light of new security threats that have emerged since the end of the Cold War, including ongoing c...(Read More)
 
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