Philosophy: Philosophy of Human Nature

  • A Theory of Value and Obligation book cover

    A Theory of Value and Obligation

    1st Edition

    By Robin Attfield

    Originally published in 1987 and re-issued in 2020 with a new Preface, this book presents and elaborates interrelated solutions to a number of problems in moral philosophy, from the location of intrinsic value and the nature of a worthwhile life, via the limits of obligation and the nature of…

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  • Respect for Persons: A Philosophical Analysis of the Moral, Political and Religious Idea of the Supreme Worth of the Individual Person book cover

    Respect for Persons

    A Philosophical Analysis of the Moral, Political and Religious Idea of the Supreme Worth of the Individual Person, 1st Edition

    By Robert (R. S.) Downie, Elizabeth Telfer

    Originally published in 1969, this book provides a sustained examination of the idea of the individual person as of supreme worth in the language of analytical philosophy. An important contribution to debates in moral philosophy, it will be of use to students in the philosophy of religion and…

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  • Roles and Values: An Introduction to Social Ethics book cover

    Roles and Values

    An Introduction to Social Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Robert (R. S.) Downie

    Originally published in 1971, this book provides a lucid philosophical investigation of the area in which the demands of social and political institutions impinge on individual values and responsibilities, using the concept of a social role to focus attention on the problems and tensions which are…

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  • The Concept of Morality book cover

    The Concept of Morality

    1st Edition

    By Pratima Bowes

    In this book, originally published in 1959, the author believes that general moral concepts embody conceptions of standards in accordance with which particular moral judgments proceed and these may become objects of theoretical understanding and knowledge – and hence be treated as facts in some…

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  • Applied Philosophy: Morals and Metaphysics in Contemporary Debate book cover

    Applied Philosophy

    Morals and Metaphysics in Contemporary Debate, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brenda Almond, Donald Hill

    In bringing the concepts and methods of philosophy to bear on specific, pressing, practical concerns, applied philosophy is the modern expression of a perennial concern: to understand, in part to control, and to come to terms with the conditions in which human life is to be lived. Originally…

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  • Moral Passages: Toward a Collectivist Moral Theory book cover

    Moral Passages

    Toward a Collectivist Moral Theory, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Pyne Addelson

    Originally published in 1994, asks how moral theories, whether traditional or feminist are made a reality. Using detailed examples to bring moral norms to light, the book addresses historical cases and contemporary social problems such as teen pregnancy, contraception, abortion and gay rights. Her…

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  • Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge book cover

    Moral Scepticism and Moral Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Renford Bambrough

    Originally published in 1979, this book shows that a recognition of the rationality of moral judgment and moral action in no way involves us in diminishing our respect for liberty, authenticity, sincerity or integrity. It maintains that the resolution of these issues lies in recognising that the…

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  • The Social Reality of Ethics book cover

    The Social Reality of Ethics

    1st Edition

    By John H. Barnsley

    Originally published in 1972, this book clarifies ‘ethical’ concepts such as ‘values’, ‘norms’ and ‘precepts’. It begins with a discussion of the conceptual problems faced by any inquiry into moral codes. The author looks in particular at the numerous ways of specifying the ‘moral’ component in…

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  • The Ethics of Suicide book cover

    The Ethics of Suicide

    1st Edition

    By Victor Cosculluela

    Originally published in 1995, this volume addresses a topical subject: assisted suicide. The book discusses the issues surrounding the morality of suicide and in so doing clarifies the literature in applied ethics. It critiques the complex moral and religious arguments on the topic offered by…

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    Moral Knowledge

    1st Edition

    By Alan H. Goldman

    Originally published in 1988, this book discusses if moral knowledge exists, and if so, if it is similar to other forms of knowledge. This book approaches the issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives and in order to determine whether there is a real property of rightness, looks to…

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  • Morality and the Bomb: An Ethical Assessment of Nuclear Deterrence book cover

    Morality and the Bomb

    An Ethical Assessment of Nuclear Deterrence, 1st Edition

    By David Fisher

    Originally published in 1985, this book surveys how NATO policy sought to come to terms with the revolution in thinking about war which was brought about by the advent of nuclear weapons. It also examines the logic of deterrence. The book assesses the ethical issues involved, using as a framework…

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  • The Price of Morality book cover

    The Price of Morality

    1st Edition

    By Pepita Haezrahi

    Originally published in 1961, this book defines the specific traits and describes the concrete qualities of moral action. It denotes the boundaries and discusses the conflicts which arise between the aims of moral goodness and those of pure religiosity, personal and historic grandeur and creative…

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