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Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: a Phenomenology of the Spirit
Jones, Robert B.
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Encyclopedia of Ethics
Duval, R. Shannon; Terkel, Susan Neiburg (editors)
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Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society, Munson, Ronald
Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
Munson, Ronald
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1 Camp, Wesley D. What a Piece of Work is Man! : Camp's Unfamiliar Quotations from 2000 B. C. to the Present
013952102X / 9780139521027; Collected in this book are man's feelings and thoughts from the earliest time to the most recent past, showing the depth and originality of his mind of subjects as varied as atomic physics and the human soul. Generaly, cliches have been avoided. The binding is fine; 470 pages, no marks or tears. Small remainder mark at the bottom of the pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Prentice Hall PTR
Paramus, Nj, U. S. A., 1990, First Trade Edition
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000714; 
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2 Duval, R. Shannon; Terkel, Susan Neiburg (editors) Encyclopedia of Ethics
0816033110 / 9780816033119; NEW - Ranging from philosophical and theoretical ethics to applied ethics, this book covers people, events, terms, ideas, works, and movements from a global perspective. This one-volume, A to Z reference source for students and general readers provides the working vocabulary needed to tackle the ideas of ethical thinking - especially the contemporary issues of developing a moral compass to make informed personal decisions. Included are entries on: Philosophy (character, justice, self-realization) ; morality (Jewish ethics, moral development, Shari'a) ; practical issues (medical ethics, sexual ethics, business ethics) ; and leading thinkers of all the world's ethical traditions (Confucius, Hildegard of Bingen, John Stuart Mill) . Extensive cross referencing allows for a deeper and more thorough understanding of each topic; this volume is filled with real-world examples that make the concepts instantly relevant to today's readers. Includes an extensive index and bibliography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 302 pages
Facts On File
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1999, Second Printing
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002216; 
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3 Jones, Robert B. Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: a Phenomenology of the Spirit
0870238604 / 9780870238604; Best known for his experimental novel 'Cane', Jean Toomer (1894-1967) is associated with the flowering of the Harlem Renaissance in the early 1920s as well as the postwar movement known as the Lost Generation. But Toomer was an enigmatic writer with a mystical vision of life. He followed his own path, which led him on a lifelong quest for spiritual truth. This book provides the first comprehensive survey of Toome's writings, including many unpublished works. Critiquing the subjective idealism that lies at the center of Toomer's oeuvre through the lens of Lukacs's theory of reification, Robert B. Jones frames his analysis in terms of Kierkegaard's stages of development - the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious. The result is a thoughtful, well-written study that casts new light on Toomer's literary and intellectual development from a variety of critical perspectives. 191 pages consisting of the three spheres, notes, extensive bibliography from 1923-1992 and secondary sources, and an extensive index. The binding is light grey cloth. The jacket is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Massachusetts Pr
Amherst, MA, 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
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002701; 
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Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society, Munson, Ronald
4 Munson, Ronald Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
0195132998 / 9780195132991; Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25, 000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by recieving vital new organs. Another 5, 000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions. In Raising the Dead, Ronald Munson offers a vivid, often wrenchingly dramatic account of how transplants are performed, how we decide who receives them, and how we engage the entire range of tough issues that arise because of them. Each chapter begins with a detailed account of a specific case - Mickey Mantle's controversial liver transplant, for example - followed by careful analysis of its surrounding ethical questions (the charges that Mantle received special treatment because he was a celebrity, the larger problems involving how organs are allocated, and whether alcoholics should have an equal claim on donor livers) . Munson reminds us of the complex personal and emotional dimension that underlies such issues. Based on extensive scientific research, but written with a novelist's eye for the human condition, this volume shows readers the reality of organ transplantation now, the possibility of what it may become, and how we might respond to the ethical challenges it forces us to confront. 288 pages, including notes and references and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Oxford Univ Press
Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
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5 Weidlich, Thom Appointment Denied: the Inquisition of Bertrand Rusell
1573927880 / 9781573927888; In 1940, New York City's Board of Higher Education appointed noted British scholar Bertrand Russell, one of the greatest living philosophers of the day, to the faculty of the publicly funded City College. The board's intent was to boost the school's image. However, they found themselves mired in a fight between the religious leaders and Russell's unapolagetic atheism and popular writings on "free love. " While this event had few long-term repercussions, it does stand as a lesson in the difficulties of democracy; its causes say more than its effects. This is not only a tale about morals, but a tale with a moral. The problem pitted the spiritual truth of Bishop Manning against the scientific truth of Bertrand Russell; unfortunately, Bishop Manning's brand won. That there was an injustice done is clear. But what of the moral to the story? It's one we all know. 233 pages including notes, a selected bibliography, and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Prometheus Books
Amherst, New York, U. S. A., 2000, 
Hardcover
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