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Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reasoning
Ruling Passions: A Theory of Practical Reasoning
by Simon Blackburn
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Why do we behave as we do? Can we improve? Is our ethics at war with our passions, or is it an upshot of those passions? Distinguished philosopher Simon Blackburn seeks the answers to such questions in this brilliant exploration of the nature of moral... (read more)

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Social Darwinism in American Thought ((Rev)83 Edition)
Social Darwinism in American Thought ((Rev)83 Edition)
by Richard Hofstadter
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Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as... (read more)

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The Spirit of Laws de L'Esprit Des Lois
The Spirit of Laws de L'Esprit Des Lois
by Charles Montesquieu
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Montesquieu's The Spirit of Laws is an enduring classic of social and political theory deserving a fresh reading every generation. The modern reader, however, is likely to find a work that ran to over a thousand pages in its two-volume first edition a... (read more)

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Political Ideologies and Democratic Ideal (8TH 11 - Old Edition)
Political Ideologies and Democratic Ideal (8TH 11 - Old Edition)
by Terence Ball
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This package contains the following components: -0205673058: MyPoliSciKit -0205779972: Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader -0205779964: Political Ideologies and the Democratic... (read more)

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Advancement of Science : Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions (93 Edition)
Advancement of Science : Science Without Legend, Objectivity Without Illusions (93 Edition)
by Philip Kitcher
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During the last three decades, reflections on the growth of scientific knowledge have inspired historians, sociologists, and some philosophers to contend that scientific objectivity is a myth. In this book, Kitcher attempts to resurrect the notions of... (read more)

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Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue
Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue
by Paul Woodruff
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Reverence is an ancient virtue dating back thousands of years. It survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of behavior and in the vestiges of old ceremonies. Yet, Paul Woodruff says, we have lost sight of reverence. This short, elegiac volume makes... (read more)

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Enough : Staying Human in Engineered Age (03 Edition)
Enough : Staying Human in Engineered Age (03 Edition)
by Bill Mckibben
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From the bestselling author of The End of Nature comes a passionate plea to limit the technologies that could change the very definition of who we are We are on the verge of crossing the line from born to made, from created to built. Sometime in the next... (read more)

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Republic and the Laws (09 Edition)
Republic and the Laws (09 Edition)
by Marcus Cicero
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This work contains two of Cicero's most important political writings, "The Republic" (De re publica) and "The Laws" (De Legibus). In "The Republic," or "On the Commonwealth," Cicero crafts a Socratic dialogue in six books on the subject of Roman politics.... (read more)

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Essential Kierkegaard (00 Edition)
Essential Kierkegaard (00 Edition)
by Kierkegaard
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"The crowning achievement of [the Hongs'] monumental translation of all of Kierkegaard's published writings.... A rich and stimulating volume.... A book for everyone with an interest in Kierkegaard, from the first-time reader to the more experienced... (read more)

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Risk and Reason : Safety, Law, and the Environment (02 Edition)
Risk and Reason : Safety, Law, and the Environment (02 Edition)
by Cass R. Sunstein
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'What should be done about airplane safety and terrorism, global warming, polluted water, nuclear power, and genetically engineered food? All over the globe, risks to safety, health, and the environment are a subject of intense interest. Unfortunately... (read more)

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Oxford Handbook of Free Will (2ND 11 Edition)
Oxford Handbook of Free Will (2ND 11 Edition)
by Robert Kane
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This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Free Will is intended to be a sourcebook and guide to current work on free will and related subjects. Its focus is on writings of the past forty years, in which there has been a resurgence of interest in... (read more)

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Philosophy and Sex (3RD 98 - Old Edition)
Philosophy and Sex (3RD 98 - Old Edition)
by Robert B. Baker
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This classic sourcebook, which has for two decades helped thousands rethink their views of ethics and human sexuality, is all new and totally revised for the challenges of a new century. Featuring essays on adultery, monogamy, perversion, homosexuality... (read more)

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Morality and Public Policy (03 Edition)
Morality and Public Policy (03 Edition)
by Steven M. Cahn
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Anthologies in applied ethics have devoted substantial attention to practical issues of personal morality, such as abortion, euthanasia, and famine relief. Much less attention has been given to examining ethical problems of public policy, such as school... (read more)

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Ethics : Selections From Classic and Contemporary Writers (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
Ethics : Selections From Classic and Contemporary Writers (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
by Oliver A. Johnson
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The most important moral philosophers of the Western tradition all in one place! Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of... (read more)

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Can't We Make Moral Judgements? (93 Edition)
Can't We Make Moral Judgements? (93 Edition)
by Mary Midgley
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In this book, Mary Midgely turns a spotlight on the fashionable view that we no longer need or use moral judgements. She shows how the question of whether or not we can make moral judgements must inevitably affect our attitudes to the law and its... (read more)

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Classic Philosophical Questions (14TH 12 Edition)
Classic Philosophical Questions (14TH 12 Edition)
by Robert J. Mulvaney
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions... (read more)

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Philosophy of Mind : a Guide and Anthology (04 Edition)
Philosophy of Mind : a Guide and Anthology (04 Edition)
by John Heil
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Edited by a renowned scholar in the field, this anthology provides a comprehensive and self-contained introduction to the philosophy of mind. Featuring an extensive and varied collection of fifty classical and contemporary readings, it also offers... (read more)

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The Importance of What We Care About
The Importance of What We Care About
by Harry G Frankfurt
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This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind. The essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature... (read more)

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Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
by Thomas Merton
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In this series of notes, opinions, experiences, and reflections, Thomas Merton examines some of the most urgent questions of our age. With his characteristic forcefulness and candor, he brings the reader face-to-face with such provocative and... (read more)

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On Liberty (09 Edition)
On Liberty (09 Edition)
by John Stuart Mill
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This influential work from British philosopher and politician John Stuart Mill, complemented by his essays on logic, politics and economy, was a radical assertion when it was first published in 1859. A core text in the development of liberalism in... (read more)

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