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With Respect for Nature
With Respect for Nature (May 2005)
Living as Part of the Natural World
J. Claude Evans - Author

Explores how humans can take the lives of animals and plants while maintaining a proper respect both for ecosystems and for those who live in them.

We eat, inevitably, at the expense of other living creatures. How can we take the lives of plants and animals while maintaining a proper respect for both ecosystems and the individuals who live in them—including ourselves? In this book philosopher J. Claude Evans chal...(Read More)
 
 
The Social Authority of Reason
The Social Authority of Reason (March 2005)
Kant's Critique, Radical Evil, and the Destiny of Humankind
Philip J. Rossi, SJ - Author

Explores the social ramifications of Kant's concept of radical evil.

In The Social Authority of Reason, Philip J. Rossi, SJ argues that the current cultural milieu of globalization is strikingly reflective of the human condition appraised by Kant, in which mutual social interaction for human good is hamstrung by our contentious "unsociable sociability." He situates the paradoxical nature of contemporary...(Read More)
 
 
The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives
The Impact of the Internet on Our Moral Lives (February 2005)
Robert J. Cavalier - Editor

Leading theorists explore how the Internet impacts privacy issues, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and cultural and personal identity.

Investigating the impact of the Internet from multiple philosophical perspectives, this book explores issues the Internet poses for our sense of privacy, sensitivity to wrongdoing, and our cultural and personal identity. The electronic culture that influences almost every aspect of our dail...(Read More)
 
 
Leaving Us to Wonder
Leaving Us to Wonder (December 2004)
An Essay on the Questions Science Can't Ask
Linda Wiener - Author
Ramsey Eric Ramsey - Author

Explores the larger social, political, and philosophical contexts in which the current vitriolic science vs. anti-science debates occur.

This exciting collaboration between a biologist and a philosopher explores the meaning of the scientific worldview and how it plays out in our everyday lives. The authors investigate alternatives to scientism, the view that science is the proper and exclusive foundation for thinking ...(Read More)
 
 
Biological Anthropology and Ethics
Biological Anthropology and Ethics (December 2004)
From Repatriation to Genetic Identity
Trudy R. Turner - Editor

The first comprehensive account of the ethical issues facing biological anthropologists today.

Biological anthropologists face an array of ethical issues as they engage in fieldwork around the world. In this volume human biologists, geneticists, paleontologists, and primatologists confront their involvement with, and obligations to, their research subjects, their discipline, society, and the environment. Those working...(Read More)
 
 
Reclaiming Narrative for Public Theology
Reclaiming Narrative for Public Theology (October 2004)
Mary Doak - Author

Argues for American national narratives in Christian theology that respect the separation of church and state and a diverse, multifaith society.

This book furthers the development of American public theology by arguing for the importance of narrative to a theological interpretation of the nation's social and political life. In contrast to both sectarian theologies that oppose a diverse public life and liberal theologi...(Read More)
 
 
The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods
The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods (October 2004)
Globalization, Technology, and War
David J. Hawkin - Editor

Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

This book penetrates the assumptions of Western technological society and exposes the powers that govern it. The contributors argue that it is a mistake to think that religion and belief have been relegated to the private sphere and are no longer im...(Read More)
 
 
The Good Life
The Good Life (September 2004)
Psychoanalytic Reflections on Love, Ethics, Creativity, and Spirituality
Jeffrey B. Rubin - Author

Explores how psychoanalysis can nurture and vitalize, rather than only focusing on affliction and neuroses.

Psychoanalysts have traditionally been expert at uncovering what afflicts and damages people, argues Jeffrey B. Rubin, but by focusing on narcissism and perversions, depression and sadism, psychoanalysis has all too often disregarded what nourishes and sustains us. In The Good Life, he demonstrates how psyc...(Read More)
 
 
The Ethics of Ontology
The Ethics of Ontology (August 2004)
Rethinking an Aristotelian Legacy
Christopher P. Long - Author

A novel rereading of the relationship between ethics and ontology in Aristotle.

Concerned with the meaning and function of principles in an era that appears to have given up on their possibility altogether, Christopher P. Long traces the paths of Aristotle's thinking concerning finite being from the Categories, through the Physics, to the Metaphysics, and ultimately into the Nicomachean Ethics...(Read More)
 
 
The Moral Warrior
The Moral Warrior (June 2004)
Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military
Martin L. Cook - Author

Explores the moral dimensions of the current global role of the U.S. military.

For the first time in history, the capabilities of the U.S. military far outstrip those of any potential rival, either singly or collectively, and this reality raises fundamental questions about its role, nature, and conduct. The Moral Warrior explores a wide range of ethical issues regarding the nature and purpose of volun...(Read More)

 
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