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Sexual Ethics in a Secular Age Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity?

Sexual Ethics in a Secular Age: Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity?

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Edited By Eric J. Silverman
March 31, 2021

This collection features essays from top experts in ethics and philosophy of love that offer varying perspectives on the value of a contemporary secular virtue of chastity. The virtue of chastity has traditionally been portrayed as an excellent personal disposition concerning the ideal ordering of ...

The Ethics of War and the Force of Law A Modern Just War Theory

The Ethics of War and the Force of Law: A Modern Just War Theory

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By Uwe Steinhoff
November 26, 2020

This book provides a thorough critical overview of the current debate on the ethics of war, as well as a modern just war theory that can give practical action-guidance by recognizing and explaining the moral force of widely accepted law. Traditionalist, Walzerian, and "revisionist" approaches have ...

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy Exploring the Social Liberal Corporation

Corporate Responsibility and Political Philosophy: Exploring the Social Liberal Corporation

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By Kristian Høyer Toft
March 11, 2020

This book argues for the inclusion of the corporation as an integral element of political philosophy. It begins with a historical evaluation of the corporation as a constituent of political society. It shows how Adam Smith, Hegel, and Marx conceived the role of the corporation in relation to the ...

Care Ethics and the Refugee Crisis Emotions, Contestation, and Agency

Care Ethics and the Refugee Crisis: Emotions, Contestation, and Agency

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By Marcia Morgan
February 03, 2020

This book advocates for the philosophical import of care in re-evaluating problems of humanitarianism in the context of the ongoing international refugee and forced migration situation. In doing so, it rethinks the human capacity to care about the suffering of distant others. At a time when ...

Ethics and Error in Medicine

Ethics and Error in Medicine

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Edited By Fritz Allhoff, Sandra L. Borden
October 21, 2019

This book is a collection of original, interdisciplinary essays on the topic of medical error. Given the complexities of understanding, preventing, and responding to medical error in ethically responsible ways, the scope of the book is fairly broad. The contributors include top scholars and ...

Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment A Philosophical Analysis

Self-Defense, Necessity, and Punishment: A Philosophical Analysis

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By Uwe Steinhoff
October 10, 2019

This book offers a philosophical analysis of the moral and legal justifications for the use of force. While the book focuses on the ethics self-defense, it also explores its relation to lesser evil justifications, public authority, the justification of punishment, and the ethics of war. Steinhoff’s...

The Ethics of Eating Animals Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible

The Ethics of Eating Animals: Usually Bad, Sometimes Wrong, Often Permissible

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By Bob Fischer
September 10, 2019

Intensive animal agriculture wrongs many, many animals. Philosophers have argued, on this basis, that most people in wealthy Western contexts are morally obligated to avoid animal products. This book explains why the author thinks that’s mistaken. He reaches this negative conclusion by contending ...

The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income

The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income

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Edited By Michael Cholbi, Michael Weber
July 23, 2019

Technological advances in computerization and robotics threaten to eliminate countless jobs from the labor market in the near future. These advances have reignited the debate about universal basic income. The essays in this collection offer unique and compelling perspectives on the ever-changing ...

Ethics and Chronic Illness

Ethics and Chronic Illness

1st Edition

By Tom Walker
April 25, 2019

This book provides an account of the ethics of chronic illness. Chronic illness differs from other illnesses in that it is often incurable, patients can live with it for many years, and its day-to-day management is typically carried out by the patient or members of their family. These features ...

Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights Ethical and Philosophical Issues

Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights: Ethical and Philosophical Issues

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Edited By Jaime Ahlberg, Michael Cholbi
March 05, 2019

Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights explores important issues at the nexus of two burgeoning areas within moral and social philosophy: procreative ethics and parental rights. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little scholarly engagement across these subdisciplinary boundaries, ...

Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy

Media Ethics, Free Speech, and the Requirements of Democracy

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Edited By Carl Fox, Joe Saunders
December 18, 2018

How we understand, protect, and discharge our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a democratic society committed to the principle of political equality is intimately connected to the standards and behaviour of our media in general, and our news media in particular. However, the media does ...

Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement

1st Edition

By Serena Parekh
August 14, 2018

This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. The limited philosophical discussion of refugees by philosophers focuses narrowly on the...

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