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The Sovereignty of God
The Sovereignty of God
by Arthur W. Pink
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An unabridged, unaltered edition to include an introduction by the author, with the complete appendices (I through IV) at book's end.... (read more)

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Practical Intelligence and the Virtues
Practical Intelligence and the Virtues
by Daniel C Russell
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One of the most important developments in modern moral philosophy is the resurgence of interest in the virtues. In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that starting from the virtues should... (read more)

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On Bullshit
On Bullshit
by Harry G. Frankfurt
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Lying is a craft, but bullshitting is an art. "Hence the familiar notion of the 'bullshit artist,'" moral philosopher Harry Frankfurt reminds us in this fun, erudite treatise. On Bullshit surely ranks as one of the best gift books to come along in quite... (read more)

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The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry Into Human Freedom
The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry Into Human Freedom
by John Gray
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Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new book, John Gray draws together the religious, philosophic, and fantastical traditions that question... (read more)

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The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
by William J. Bennett
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Time [The Book of Virtues] ought to be distributed, like an owner's manual, to new parents leaving the hospital.... (read more)

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Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics)
Evil in Modern Thought: An Alternative History of Philosophy (Princeton Classics)
by Susan Neiman
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Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hope that the world makes sense. For eighteenth-century Europeans, the Lisbon earthquake was manifest evil. Today we view evil as a matter of human cruelty, and Auschwitz as its extreme incarnation... (read more)

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Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals
by Immanuel Kant
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This expanded edition of James Ellingtons preeminent translation includes Ellingtons new translation of Kants essay Of a Supposed Right to Lie Because of Philanthropic Concerns in which Kant replies to one of the standard objections to his moral theory... (read more)

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Book of Virtues a Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Book of Virtues a Treasury of Great Moral Stories
by William J. Bennett
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Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and... (read more)

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Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
Congratulations, by the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness
by George Saunders
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Three months after George Saunders gave a convocation address at Syracuse University, a transcript of that speech was posted on the website of The New York Times, where its simple, uplifting message struck a deep chord. Within days, it had been shared... (read more)

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This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
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"None of the cloudlessly sane and true things he had to say about life in 2005 are any less sane or true today...[This is Water] reminds us of [Wallace's] strength and goodness and decency--the parts of him the terrible master [the mind] could never... (read more)

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Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
by H H Dalai Lama
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An unprecedented event: a beloved world religious leader proposes a way to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life beyond religion and offers a program of mental training for cultivating key human values Ten years ago, in his best-selling Ethics for a... (read more)

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Classics of Moral and Political Theory
Classics of Moral and Political Theory
by Michael Morgan
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The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan's Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle's Politics, Aquinas' Disputed Questions on Virtue and... (read more)

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The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect
The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect
by Philip Pettit
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Philip Pettit offers a new insight into moral psychology. He shows that attachments such as love, and certain virtues such as honesty, require not only their characteristic positive behaviours in the actual world (i.e. as things are), but preservation of... (read more)

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The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
by John Gray
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A searching, captivating look at the persistence of myth in our modern world “By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright.” In a... (read more)

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Justice : What's the Right Thing To Do (09 Edition)
Justice : What's the Right Thing To Do (09 Edition)
by Michael J. Sandel
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“For Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport,” The Nations reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed book—based on his legendary Harvard course—Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues... (read more)

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Doing Ethics (3RD 13 Edition)
Doing Ethics (3RD 13 Edition)
by Vaughn
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emphasizes that moral decision-making is an active process--something one does. It provides students with the theoretical and logical tools that a morally mature person must bring to that process, and it offers an abundance of readings and case studies... (read more)

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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness
by Russ Roberts
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A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune. Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations.... (read more)

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The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics)
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically (Castle Lectures in Ethics, Politics, & Economics)
by Peter Singer
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Peter Singerandrsquo;s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective... (read more)

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Meaning in Life and Why It Matters (10 Edition)
Meaning in Life and Why It Matters (10 Edition)
by Susan Wolf
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"Susan Wolf's picture of what makes life meaningful is at once powerful and down to earth, deeply argued but unpretentious. Part of Wolf's persuasive force comes from her stylish prose and cool treatment of profound concerns. This book is absorbing and a... (read more)

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Eating Animals
Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Insects. Theyand#8217;re whatand#8217;s for dinner. Can you imagine a world in which that simple statement is not only true but in fact an unremarkable part of daily life? Daniella Martin, entomophagist and blogger, can. In this rollicking excursion into... (read more)

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