Philosophy

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Morality: The Why and the What of It

James P. Sterba

First Edition • February 1, 2012 • 264 pages

Print: $30.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

This book invites philosophers and their students to consider two of the most fundamental questions in moral and political philosophy: Why be moral? And, what does morality require? Distinguished philosopher James P. Sterba presents his unique views on these topics. Sterba first argues from rationality to morality and then from…

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Philosophy of Human Rights: Theory and Practice

David Boersema

First Edition • March 1, 2011 • 456 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$46.50 CAD

Combining the sustained, coherent perspective of an authored text with diverse, authoritative primary readings, Philosophy of Human Rights provides the context and commentary students need to comprehend challenging rights concepts. Clear, accessible writing, thoughtful consideration of primary source documents, and practical, everyday examples pertinent to students’ lives enhance this core…

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Morality and Global Justice: Justifications and Applications

Michael Boylan

First Edition • March 1, 2011 • 248 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

In this concise, single-authored text, renowned scholar and professor Michael Boylan examines the moral justifications underlying key global justice issues and provides students with the analytical tools to approach those issues critically. Introductory chapters establish a thorough but accessible foundation in theory and moral justification, and subsequent chapters apply those…

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Morality and Global Justice, 2-Vol SET

Michael Boylan

First Edition • March 1, 2011 • 720 pages

Print: $85.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

This set features two books from renowned scholar and professor Michael Boylan: Morality and Global Justice: Justifications and Applications, by Michael Boylan, is a concise and accessible single-authored text that examines the moral and normative underpinnings of global ethics issues, as well as their practical applications. The Morality and Global…

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The Morality and Global Justice Reader

Edited by Michael Boylan

First Edition • March 1, 2011 • 440 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$93.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

This cutting-edge volume of original essays features a diverse, international team of prominent scholars examining issues of morality and justice within a global perspective. The chapters are grouped according to an integrative design that progresses from normative principles to normative theories to normative applications. Applications chapters address current significant and…

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Philosophy of Mind

Jaegwon Kim

Third Edition • December 1, 2010 • 384 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

The philosophy of mind has long been part of the core philosophy curriculum, and this book is the classic, comprehensive survey of the subject. Designed as an introduction to the field for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, Philosophy of Mind focuses on the mind–body problem and related issues, some touching…

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Thinking about Logic: Classic Essays

Edited by Steven M. Cahn; Robert B. Talisse; Scott F. Aikin

First Edition • August 1, 2010 • 224 pages

Print: $31.00 USD/$102.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

Thinking about Logic is an accessible and thought-provoking collection of classic articles in the philosophy of logic. An ideal companion to any formal logic course or textbook, this volume illuminates how logic relates to perennial philosophical issues about knowledge, meaning, rationality, and reality. The editors have selected each essay for…

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Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction: Fictive Narrative, Primary Texts, and Responsive Writing

Michael Boylan; Charles Johnson

First Edition • February 1, 2010 • 368 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$89.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

This new book features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy. It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. The book makes innovative use of compelling short stories from two writers…

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Critical Inquiry: The Process of Argument

Michael Boylan

First Edition • August 1, 2009 • 224 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$22.99 CAD

This informative book is a necessary companion for anyone seeking to uncover the secret of successful persuasion: to organize, construct, and communicate arguments. It is at once comprehensive and accessible, an authoritative guide to logical thinking and effective communication. First, the text defines the nature and uses of argument, explaining…

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A Practical Guide to Ethics: Living and Leading with Integrity

Rita Manning; Scott R. Stroud

First Edition • December 25, 2007 • 272 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

This essential new text is designed for courses in contemporary moral issues, applied ethics, and leadership. Emphasizing personal choice in the study of ethics, the authors take the reader on a journey of self-discovery rather than a mere academic survey of the field of ethics.A Practical Guide to Ethics: Living…

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