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Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future
Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future
by Dale Jamieson
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Sustainability is a nearly ubiquitous concept today, but can we ever imagine what it would be like for humans to live sustainably on the earth? No, says Bryan G. Norton in Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change. One of the most trafficked terms in the... (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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Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice
Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice
by Martha C. Nussbaum
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Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control... (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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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in This Is Water. How does one keep from going through... (read more)

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Conscience: A Biography
Conscience: A Biography
by Martin Van Creveld
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Many consider conscience to be one of the most important—if not the fundamental—quality that makes us human, distinguishing us from animals, on one hand, and machines on the other. But what is conscience, exactly? Is it a product of our... (read more)

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Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome
Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome
by Iwao (edt) Hirose
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John Broome has made major contributions to, and radical innovations in, contemporary moral philosophy. His research combines the formal method of economics with philosophical analysis. Broome's works stretch over formal axiology, decision theory... (read more)

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Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers
Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers
by Nancy Sherman
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2.6 million soldiers are currently returning home from war, the greatest number since Vietnam. With an increase in suicides and post-traumatic stress, the military has embraced measures such as resilience training and positive psychology to heal mind as... (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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Twelve Steps To a Compassionate Life (10 Edition)
Twelve Steps To a Compassionate Life (10 Edition)
by Karen Armstrong
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In this important and thought-provoking work, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place. &#... (read more)

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Sovereignty of Good (71 Edition)
Sovereignty of Good (71 Edition)
by Iris Murdoch
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Iris Murdoch once observed: 'philosophy is often a matter of finding occasions on which to say the obvious'. What was obvious to Murdoch, and to all those who read her work, is that Good transcends everything - even God. Throughout her distinguished and... (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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A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul, Written and Selected from the World's Sacred Texts
A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul, Written and Selected from the World's Sacred Texts
by Leo Tolstoy
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This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and... (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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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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One World: The Ethics of Globalization; Second Edition
One World: The Ethics of Globalization; Second Edition
by Peter Singer
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One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems. In a new preface, Peter... (read more)

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A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last
A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last
by Stephen Levine
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This book provides a year-long program of practical strategies and guided meditations to help with the work of entering into a new relationship with both life and death.... (read more)

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Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
Philosophy Bites. by David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
by David Edmonds
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What does Anthony Grayling think about atheism? Adrian Moore about infinity? For the last three years, some of the world's leading philosophers have held forth on their favorite topics on the immensely popular website philosophybites.com. The site now... (read more)

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Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
by Marcus Aurelius
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BEAR IN MIND THAT THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS THE WORTH OF THE THINGS HE CARES ABOUT. IF IT IS GOOD TO SAY OR DO SOMETHING, THEN IT IS EVEN BETTER TO BE CRITICIZED FOR HAVING SAID OR DONE IT. ARE MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES HEALTHY AND ROBUST? ON THIS HANGS... (read more)

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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
by Richard Tarnas
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Eating Animals 1st Edition
Eating Animals 1st Edition
by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became... (read more)

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Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues
Thinking Critically about Ethical Issues
by Vincent Ruggiero
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This concise, accessible text emphasizes doing ethical analysis and thinking critically about ethical issues, rather than focusing on ethical theory or the history of ethics. Ruggiero's readers are invited to apply ethical principles to issues that... (read more)

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