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Moral philosophy
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Hume, David, (1711-1776.)

Moral philosophy / David Hume ; edited, with introduction, by Geoffrey Sayre-McCord.

Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2006.

Abstract: This volume includes substantial selections from Hume's major works in moral thought and a number of peripheral works, which together provide an illuminating introduction to Hume's moral philosophy.

A treatise of human nature
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Hume, David

A treatise of human nature / David Hume ; edited with an introduction by Ernest C. Mossner

London \etc! : Penguin books, 1985

Penguin classics

Abstract: One of the most significant works of Western philosophy, Hume's Treatise was published in 1739-40, before he was thirty years old. A pinnacle of English empiricism, it is a comprehensive attempt to apply scientific methods of observation to a study of human nature, and a vigorous attack upon the principles of traditional metaphysical thought. With masterly eloquence, Hume denies the immortality of the soul and the reality of space; considers the manner in which we form concepts of identity, cause and effect; and speculates upon the nature of freedom, virtue and emotion. Opposed both to metaphysics and to rationalism, Hume's philosophy of informed scepticism sees man not as a religious creation, nor as a machine, but as a creature dominated by sentiment, passion and appetite.

Ethics
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Spinoza, Benedictus de, (1632-1677.)

Ethics / by Benedict de Spinoza ; translated by Edwin Curley ; with an introduction by Stuart Hampshire.

London : Penguin Books,1994.

Abstract: Published shortly after his death, the Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza's greatest work - an elegant, fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality, and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, the emotions, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding - moving from a consideration of the eternal, to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, the nature of freedom and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, the Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection.

Theological-political treatise
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Spinoza, Benedictus de, (1632-1677.)

Theological-political treatise / Benedict de Spinoza ; edited by Jonathan Israel ; translated by Michael Silverthorne and Jonathan Israel.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy

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Abstract: Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise (1670) is one of the most important philosophical works of the early modern period. In it Spinoza discusses at length the historical circumstances of the composition and transmission of the Bible, demonstrating the fallibility of both its authors and its interpreters. He argues that free enquiry is not only consistent with the security and prosperity of a state but actually essential to them, and that such freedom flourishes best in a democratic and republican state in which individuals are left free while religious organizations are subordinated to the secular power. His Treatise has profoundly influenced the subsequent history of political thought, Enlightenment 'clandestine' or radical philosophy, Bible hermeneutics, and textual criticism more generally. It is presented here in a new translation of great clarity and accuracy by Michael Silverthorne and Jonathan Israel, with a substantial historical and philosophical introduction by Jonathan Israel.

Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals
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Kant, Immanuel, (1724-1804.)

Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals / Immanuel Kant ; translated and edited by Mary Gregor ; with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard.

Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy

Abstract: Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of the most profound and influential works in moral philosophy ever written. In Kant's own words its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. Kant argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never to be used as a means by others, and that moral obligation is an expression of the human capacity for autonomy or self-government. This edition presents the acclaimed translation of the text by Mary Gregor, together with an introduction by Christine M. Korsgaard that examines and explains Kant's argument.

Egalitarianism
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Egalitarianism : new essays on the nature and value of equality / edited by Nils Holtug and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen.

Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2007.

Abstract: Egalitarianism, the view that equality matters, attracts a lot of attention amongst contemporary political theorists. This work considers various issues in the debate over equality - the distinction between 'telic' and 'deontic' egalitarianism; prioritarianism and the so-called 'levelling down objection' to egalitarianism; and more.

What we owe to each other
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Scanlon, Thomas.

What we owe to each other / T.M. Scanlon.

Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

The theory of moral sentiments
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Smith, Adam <1723-1790.>

The theory of moral sentiments / Adam Smith ; introduction by Amartya Sen ; edited, with notes, by Ryan Patrick Hanley.

250th anniversary ed.

New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2009.

Abstract: Best known for his revolutionary free-market economics treatise "The Wealth of Nations", Adam Smith was first and foremost a moral philosopher. In his first book, "The Theory of Moral Sentiments", he investigated the flip side of economic self-interest: the interest of the greater good. Smith's classic work advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on renewed importance in business and politics.

Dialogus de solitudine (c.1491) / Jacobus Canter ; edited with an introduction, translation and notes by Bunna Ebels-Hoving.
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Canter, Jacobus, (ca. 1471-ca. 1539.)

Dialogus de solitudine (c.1491) / Jacobus Canter ; edited with an introduction, translation and notes by Bunna Ebels-Hoving.

Mèunchen : Wilhelm Fink, 1981

Humanistische Bibliothek. ; Bd. 1

The methods of ethics
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Sidgwick, Henry, (1838-1900.)

The methods of ethics / Henry Sidgwick ; foreword by John Rawls.

Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., 1981.

Abstract: The Methods Of Ethics (Seventh Edition) by Henry Sidgwick. Foreword by John Rawls

Philosophical ethics
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Darwall, Stephen L., (1946-)

Philosophical ethics / Stephen Darwall.

Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c1998.

Dimensions of philosophy series

The many faces of evil
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The many faces of evil : historical perspectives / edited by Amâelie Oksenberg Rorty

London ; New York : Routledge, 2001

Abstract: This anthology presents the full range of the many forms evil. Amelie Rorty has assembled a collection of readings that include not only the most common forms of evil, such as vice, sin, cruelty and crime, but also some which are less well known, such disobedience and willfulness. The readings are drawn from a rich array of historical, philosophical, theological, literary, dramatic, psychological and legal perspectives and are set in context by the author, making the book accessible for anyone interested in the philosophy of evil.

The ethics of identity
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Appiah, Anthony.

The ethics of identity / Kwame Anthony Appiah.

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.

Abstract: Race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality: in the past couple of decades, a great deal of attention has been paid to such collective identities. They clamor for recognition and respect, sometimes at the expense of other things we value. But to what extent do "identities" constrain our freedom, our ability to make an individual life, and to what extent do they enable our individuality? In this beautifully written work, renowned philosopher and African Studies scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah draws on thinkers through the ages and across the globe to explore such questions. The Ethic

Ethics
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Wiggins, David.

Ethics : twelve lectures on the philosophy of morality / David Wiggins.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.

Abstract: This is a history of ethical thought gathering insights from Aristotle, Hume, Kant and many others. It is also a speculative work about the moral motive and the content of morality. It argues that most of the questions that have obssessed 20th century authors are to do with the variety and quality of moral argument.

Patterns of moral complexity
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Larmore, Charles E.

Patterns of moral complexity / Charles E. Larmore.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: Larmore aims to recover three forms of moral complexity that have often been neglected by moral and political philosophers. First, he argues that virtue is not simply the conscientious adherence to principle. Rather, the exercise of virtue apply. He argues - and this is the second pattern of complexity - that recognizing the value of constitutive ties with shared forms of life does not undermine the liberal ideal of political neutrality toward differing ideals of the good life. Finally Larmore agrues for what he calls the heterogeneity of morality. Moral thinking need not be exclusively deontological or consequentialist, and we should recognize that the ultimate sources of moral value are diverse. The arguments presented here do not attack the possibility of moral theory. But in addressing some of the central issues of moral and political thinking today thay attempt to restore to that thinking greater flexibility and a necessary sensitivity to our common experience.

Moral measures
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Tiles, J. E.

Moral measures : an introduction to ethics, West and East / J.E. Tiles.

New York : Routledge, 2000.

Abstract: Moral Measures is a clear, fresh and accessible introduction to ethics which carefully illuminates the difficult issues surrounding cross-cultural ethics and moral thought. By examining Western and Eastern moral traditions, James Tiles explores the basis for determining ethical measures of conduct across different cultures.

Introduction to ethics
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Introduction to ethics : a reader / edited by Andrew Dell'Olio and Caroline J. Simon.

Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2010.

Abstract: As the perfect companion to introduction to ethics courses, Dell'Olio and Simon's reader includes the most influential ethical theories without overwhelming the beginning student. It contains a variety of readings encompassing contemporary and classic philosophers, male and female perspectives of both western and non-western ethical traditions, and readings in both theoretical and applied ethics as well as a section on 'living the good life.' Useful introduction with thought provoking study questions and suggestions for further readings accompany each chapter which make it easier for students to understand and appreciate their reading.

The theory and practice of autonomy
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Dworkin, Gerald <1937->

The theory and practice of autonomy / Gerald Dworkin.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Cambridge studies in philosophy

Abstract: This important new book develops a new concept of autonomy. The notion of autonomy has emerged as central to contemporary moral and political philosophy, particularly in the area of applied ethics. professor Dworkin examines the nature and value of autonomy and uses the concept to analyse various practical moral issues such as proxy consent in the medical context, paternalism, and entrapment by law enforcement officials.