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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)
 
 
An Ontology of Trash
An Ontology of Trash (February 2007)
The Disposable and Its Problematic Nature
Greg Kennedy - Author

A philosophical exploration of the problematic nature of the disposable.

Plastic bags, newspapers, pizza boxes, razors, watches, diapers, toothbrushes … What makes a thing disposable? Which of its properties allows us to treat it as if it did not matter, or as if it actually lacked matter? Why do so many objects appear to us as nothing more than brief flashes between checkout-line and landfill?

Etiquette, the field of multifarious prescriptions governing comportment in life’s interactions, has generally been neglected by philosophers, who may be inclined to dismiss it as trivial, most specifically in contrast to ethics. Philosophy tends to grant absolute privilege to ethics over etiquette, placing the former alongside all of the traditional values favored b...(Read More)

 
 
The Cage
The Cage (September 2006)
Must, Should, and Ought from Is
David Weissman - Author

Philosophical examination of the relationship of normativity and freedom.

Hume argued that is does not entail ought; that we cannot infer necessity or obligation from any description of actual states of affairs. His philosophical heirs continue to argue that nothing outside ourselves constrains us. The Cage maintains, contrary to Humean tradition, that reality is a set of nested contexts, each di...(Read More)
 
 
Oppenheimer's Choice
Oppenheimer's Choice (July 2006)
Reflections from Moral Philosophy
Richard Mason - Author

Studies J. Robert Oppenheimer’s choice to accept leadership of the Manhattan Project.

In 1942, J. Robert Oppenheimer accepted the leadership of the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos Laboratory, which produced the first atomic bomb three years later. This book examines the ethics of Oppenheimer’s choice to take that job and our judgment of his acceptance, leading to the larger question of the meaning of...(Read More)
 
 
The Time of Life
The Time of Life (June 2006)
Heidegger and Ethos
William McNeill - Author

Explores the notion of ēthos in Heidegger’s thought.

The Time of Life explores Heidegger’s rethinking of ethics and of the ethical in terms of an understanding of the original Greek notion of ēthos. Engaging the ethical in Heidegger’s thought in relation to Aristotle, Michel Foucault, and Friedrich Hölderlin, William McNeill examines the way in which He...(Read More)
 
 
Between Transcendence and Historicism
Between Transcendence and Historicism (January 2006)
The Ethical Nature of the Arts in Hegelian Aesthetics
Brian K. Etter - Author


Argues that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art.

Between Transcendence and Historicism explores Hegel’s aesthetics within the larger context of the tradition of theoretical reflection to emphasize its unique ability to account for traditional artistic practice. Arguing that the concept of the ethical is central to Hegel’s philosophy of art, ...(Read More)
 
 
Lyrical and Ethical Subjects
Lyrical and Ethical Subjects (August 2005)
Essays on the Periphery of the Word, Freedom, and History
Dennis J. Schmidt - Author

A wide-ranging attempt to develop a theory of ethical life from a hermeneutic understanding of language.

Dennis J. Schmidt develops a hermeneutic theory of language that forms the starting point for thinking through the concerns of ethical life. Working from texts by Homer, Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Gadamer, this volume explores some of the ways in which we experience the fringes of language, and highligh...(Read More)
 
 
The Step Back
The Step Back (May 2005)
Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction
David Wood - Author

Explores the ethical and political possibilities of philosophy after deconstruction.

This original contribution to the ethical and political significance of philosophy addresses a number of major themes—identity, violence, the erotic, freedom, responsibility, religious belief, globalization—and critically engages with the work of Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas. It promotes a unique ...(Read More)
 
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