Category: Philosophy and Ethics


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Appointment Denied: the Inquisition of Bertrand Rusell

By: Weidlich, Thom

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Amherst, New York, U. S. A., Prometheus Books: 2000

Seller ID: 001388

ISBN: 1573927880

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

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... View more info

Encyclopedia of Ethics

By: Duval, R. Shannon; Terkel, Susan Neiburg (editors)

Price: $25.76

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Facts On File: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002216

ISBN: 0816033110

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 ... View more info

Jean Toomer and the Prison-House of Thought: a Phenomenology of the Spirit

By: Jones, Robert B.

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Amherst, MA, Univ Of Massachusetts Pr: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002701

ISBN: 0870238604

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 ... View more info

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Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society

By: Munson, Ronald

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., Oxford Univ Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001818

ISBN: 0195132998

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

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 ran... View more info

What a Piece of Work is Man! : Camp's Unfamiliar Quotations from 2000 B. C. to the Present

By: Camp, Wesley D.

Price: $7.38

Publisher: Paramus, Nj, U. S. A., Prentice Hall PTR: 1990

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 000714

ISBN: 013952102X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket

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. View more info