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Worth Doing
Worth Doing (May 2004)
Steven G. Smith - Author

A comprehensive look at how we rely on ideals of worthy action in the pursuit of moral happiness.

Distinguishing concepts of "worth" and worthiness of human lives and human activities from questions concerning value, well-being, or virtue, Steven G. Smith explores how worthwhile acts implement ideals of worthiness in four major domains—work, play, action in concert, and love. He touches on a wide range ...(Read More)
 
 
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy
Globalization, Technology, and Philosophy (May 2004)
David Tabachnick - Editor
Toivo Koivukoski - Editor

Confronts globalization and technology from philosophical perspectives.

Rather than focusing on political, economic, or social manifestations of technology and globalization, this book examines these related phenomena from a philosophical perspective. Prominent thinkers from philosophy, sociology, and political science reflect on a variety of important topics and individuals, including the Internet, citizenship, indiv...(Read More)
 
 
The Gift of Property
The Gift of Property (February 2001)
Having the Good / betraying genitivity, economy and ecology, an ethic of the earth
Stephen David Ross - Author

Explores the human propensity for owning and having.

"The phenomenon of the gift, and the aporia of gift-giving and gift-receiving, has intrigued and puzzled some of the best minds from the time of Nietzsche and Maus to Jacques Derrida, and beyond. Ross succeeds in addressing this phenomenon from a multitude of perspectives and provides highly imaginative and provocative insights along the way. He addresses a cluster of...(Read More)
 
 
Ethics and the Between
Ethics and the Between (January 2001)
William Desmond - Author

Articulates the necessity for a comprehensive reconstructive thinking about the meaning of being good.

In Ethics and the Between William Desmond addresses our current perplexities regarding the devaluation of being in modernity and the shadow of ethical nihilism. He rethinks the sources of value, the diverse ethical ways, the nature of ethical selving and communities, and articulates the necessity for a compreh...(Read More)
 
 
A Parliament of Minds
A Parliament of Minds (January 2000)
Philosophy for a New Millennium
Michael Tobias - Editor
J. Patrick Fitzgerald - Editor
David Rothenberg - Editor

In this companion volume to the national public television documentary of the same name, interviews of philosophy luminaries expose the relevance of philosophy to everyday life.

A Parliament of Minds brings together groundbreaking interviews with a diverse cross-section of contemporary philosophers, demystifying and humanizing this formal discipline, making philosophy accessible and relevant to all. The companion volume to the n...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
The Just Family
The Just Family (October 1998)
Richard Dien Winfield - Author

Provides a comprehensive and systematic family ethic, addressing major issues fueling the family values debate.

The Just Family presents a comprehensive and systematic theory of family values, determining both how marriage and parent-child relations should be structured as ethical institutions of freedom and how the rights and duties of family membership can be upheld in unity with social and political justice.

Winfield locates ...(Read More)
 
 
Solidarity and Difference
Solidarity and Difference (October 1998)
The Politics of Enlightenment in the Aftermath of Modernity
George Trey - Author

Transcends the dichotomy between modernism and postmodernism by arguing for an ethically based notion of solidarity tolerant of radical difference.

"The issues with which the author is concerned are subtle, complex, and intricate, the texts with which he deals are themselves notoriously difficult and often intentionally obscure, and many of the recent books in this area of philosophy/social theory do little to clarify the original text...(Read More)
 
 
Autonomy and Community
Autonomy and Community (April 1998)
Readings in Contemporary Kantian Social Philosophy
Jane Kneller - Editor
Sidney Axinn - Editor

Shows how Kant's basic position applies to and clarifies present-day problems of war, race, abortion, capital punishment, labor relations, the environment, and marriage.

In Autonomy and Community, contemporary Kant scholars apply Kant's moral and political views to current social issues, examining contemporary topics through the lenses of various recent Kantian approaches to issues in ethical, political, and socia...(Read More)
 
 
Predicting the Future
Predicting the Future (November 1997)
An Introduction to the Theory of Forecasting
Nicholas Rescher - Author

Develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems.

The future obviously matters to us. It is, after all, where we'll be spending the rest of our lives. We need some degree of foresight if we are to make effective plans for managing our affairs. Much that we would like to know in advance cannot be predicted. Bu...(Read More)
 
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