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Revisioning Environmental Ethics
Revisioning Environmental Ethics (July 1990)
Daniel A. Kealey - Author

"Kealey's critique of utilitarian and deontological approaches to environmental ethics is insightful. And his blending of Eastern and Western traditions to arrive at a genuinely adequate framework for environmental ethics is novel and creative." -- Ramakrishna Puligandla

Using the psychohistorical schema of Jean Gebser, Kealey analyzes the positions of "environmental ethicists" and concludes that the first four of Gebser's structures of cons...(Read More)
Freud on Instinct and Morality
Freud on Instinct and Morality (July 1989)
Donald C. Abel - Author

This book examines Freud's changing views of human instincts, exploring the moral and social implications. Part One investigates Freud's concept of instinct and discusses the phases of his ongoing attempt to classify the instincts. In Part Two the author argues that Freud's instinct theory leads to a moral philosophy, and he relates this philosophy to Freud's views on group psychology.

The notion of instinc...(Read More)

Anti-Theory in Ethics and Moral Conservatism
Anti-Theory in Ethics and Moral Conservatism (June 1989)
Stanley G. Clarke - Editor
Evan Simpson - Editor

"This is a timely collection of important papers. It gives focus to a new development in moral philosophy, by defining the problems it addresses, by identifying the similarities and differences among various representatives, and by articulating the common themes which run through the works of these people." -- John Kekes

"The book reveals an underlying unity to what might at first appear to be a diverse body of literature. The first section...(Read More)
Hindu Ethics
Hindu Ethics (July 1988)
Purity, Abortion, and Euthanasia
Harold Coward - Editor
Julius Lipner - Editor
Katherine K. Young - Editor

"Much attention has been given to the topic of duties in the Indian tradition. This work includes rights as well, as any competent ethical discussion must. The topic is highly significant for ethical dialogue, East and West, and for our closer understanding of the Indian religious tradition." -- Harold W. French, University of South Carolina

Modern Western approaches to India often have focused on metaphysics at...(Read More)
Moral Analysis
Moral Analysis (April 1988)
Foundations, Guides, and Applications
Louis G. Lombardi - Author

"I would buy this book. All too often philosophers present Kantian and Millian theories at such a level of abstraction that they seem to be totally unrelated to the ethical experience of any human being we know. We need more books that help us make moral decisions, that describe to us the stages we go through in coming to such decisions. There is no other book like this on the market." -- Rosemary Tong, Williams College

This is an introduc...(Read More)
Faith and the Professions
Faith and the Professions (December 1987)
Thomas L. Shaffer - Author

Thomas L. Shaffer argues that the morals of modern American lawyers and doctors have been corrupted by misguided professionalism and weak philosophy. He shows that professional codes exalt vocational principle over the traditional morals of character; but that, in practice, America's professionals and business people cultivate the ethics of character. The ethics of virtue have been neglected.

The ethical argument in Faith and the Profession...(Read More)
Abortion Policy
Abortion Policy (June 1985)
An Evaluation of the Consequences for Maternal and Infant Health
Jerome S. Legge Jr. - Author

In the first study of its kind, Jerome Legge provides a reasoned and dispassionate summary of the procedures and effects of abortion. The ethics of abortion have been widely discussed by philosophers, social scientists, and health professionals. Until now, however, little has been devoted to the results of various abortion policy changes.

Legge examines the effects of abortion policy changes on maternal and infant health in the United States...(Read More)
Omnipotence and other Theological Mistakes
Omnipotence and other Theological Mistakes (June 1984)
Charles Hartshorne - Author

This book presents Hartshorne's philosophical theology briefly, simply, and vividly.

"Hartshorne speaks with not just conviction, but passion. He cares, and that caring comes through loud and clear. By and large Hartshorne is a very abstract thinker, but this book has a very concrete concern with practical issues of importance to all thinking persons--abortion, environment, love, creationism and fundamentalism as negative forces in our soci...(Read More)
Those Elegant Decorums
Those Elegant Decorums (June 1973)
The Concept of Propriety in Jane Austen's Novels
Jane Nardin - Author

Analyzes the way in which Austen blends ironic criticism with moral affirmation through her complex and little-understood management of the narrative point of view.

In Those Elegant Decorums Professor Nardin differs from the many critics who feel that Jane Austen's irony and her morality contradict each other. She analyzes the way in which Jane Austen blends ironic criticism with moral affirmation thro...(Read More)
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