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xxxv, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Stand up straight with your shoulders back
  • Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping
  • Make friends with people who want the best for you
  • Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today
  • Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them
  • Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world
  • Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)
  • Tell the truth
  • or, at least, don't lie
  • Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don't
  • Be precise in your speech
  • Do not bother children when they are skateboarding
  • Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers."
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xi, 288 pages ; 25 cm
  • Forgiveness
  • Forgiveness: Jesus and Paul
  • The banality of forgiveness
  • Forgiving retribution
  • Resentment
  • Resentment: the wound of Philoctetes
  • The British moralist tradition: conscience
  • The continental cultural tradition: collective
  • Apology
  • the unforgiven lives of others
  • Private apologies
  • Public apologies.
Green Library
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xix, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : against humanity
  • How violence became inhuman : the making of modern moral sensibilities
  • Gorilla warfare : life in and beyond the bush
  • Beyond reason : magic and science in the LRA
  • Interlude : Re-turn and dis-integration
  • Rebel kinship beyond humanity : love and belonging in the war
  • Rebels and charity cases : politics, ethics, and the concept of humanity
  • Conclusion : beyond humanity, or how do we heal?
"Gunya is a woman in her late twenties. Soldiers of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) abducted her when she was eleven years old and forcefully conscripted her into the rebel ranks. Gunya spent a little over a decade with the rebels before deserting. While there, she gave birth to a son with Onen, an LRA soldier. Though abducted, she expresses her continued support for the LRA and their tactics, admitting that she sometimes thinks of going back to the lum [bush] when life becomes hard as a civilian at home." This is not a book about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of the very idea of humanity, the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, anthropologist and medical doctor Sam Dubal brings readers into the inner circle of the Lord's Resistance Army, an insurgent group accused of rape, forced conscription of children, and inhumane acts of violence. Dubal speaks with former LRA rebels as they find personal meaning in wartime violence, politics, and spirituality-experiences that observers often place outside of humanity's boundaries. What emerges is an unorthodox and provocative question: What would it mean to be truly against humanity? And how does one honor life existing outside hegemonic notions of the good?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520296107 20180416
Green Library

4. Akhlāq al-Islām [2018]

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2 volumes ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xii, 229 pages ; 24 cm
  • Words matter: on the rhetoric of emotion
  • From "charis" to "gratia": on the political origins of the debt of gratitude
  • "Gratitudo": on Christian gratitude and existential debt
  • "Indebted": on the contemporary gratitude literature
  • "Santosha": on the yoga of gratitude
  • The politics of a sunset: from gratefulness to the common good.
Green Library
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x, 304 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part one: Old, wise men
  • In praise of the maggot: John Dunton
  • Politeness vs. honesty, part 1: Lord Chesterfield
  • Funny business: Benjamin Franklin
  • American guru: William Alcott
  • Part two: As a friend
  • Sob sister: Dorothy Dix
  • Happy thoughts: Dale Carnegie
  • Everything changes: Dear Abby and Ann Landers
  • Indulgence is a virtue: Mildred Newman
  • Part three: Experts among us
  • Honorary pants: Sylvia Porter
  • Doctor's orders: Benjamin Spock
  • Death's best friend: Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
  • Guide to the stars: Joan Quigley
  • Part four: Advice for all, by all
  • Stand by me: Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt
  • Politeness vs. honesty, part 2: Judith Martin
  • How to coach a life coach: Martha Beck
  • The king of Quora: Michael King.
A delightful history of the American obsession with advice and self-help, told through the lives and wisdom of three centuries of advice-givers -- from Poor Richard to Dr. Spock to Miss Manners. Americans, for all our talk of pulling themselves up by our bootstraps, obsessively seek advice on matters large and small. Perhaps precisely because we believe in bettering ourselves and our circumstances in life, we ask for guidance constantly. And this has been true since our nation's earliest days: from the colonial era on, there have always been people eager to step up and offer advice, some of it lousy, some of it thoughtful, but all of it read and debated by generations of Americans. Jessica Weisberg takes readers on a tour of the advice-givers who have made their name, and sometimes their fortune, by telling Americans what to do. You probably don't want to follow all the advice they proffered. Eating graham crackers will not make you a better person, and wearing blue to work won't guarantee a promotion. But for all that has changed in American life, it's a comfort to know that our hang-ups, fears, and hopes have not. We've always loved seeking advice -- so long as it's anonymous, and as long as it's clear that we're not asking for ourselves. We're just asking for a friend.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781568585345 20180618
Green Library
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xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Preface
  • What are we talking about?
  • Why bother developing a good character?
  • Helping
  • Harming
  • Lying
  • Cheating
  • Putting the pieces together
  • Some less promising strategies
  • Some strategies with more promise
  • Improving our characters with divine assistance.
We like to think of ourselves, our friends, and our families as pretty decent people. We may not be saints, but we are basically good, fairly honest, relatively kind, and mostly trustworthy. One of the central themes of The Character Gap is that we are badly mistaken in thinking this way. In recent years, hundreds of psychological studies have been done which tell a rather different story. We have serious character flaws that prevent us from being good people, many of which we do not even recognize in ourselves. Does this mean that instead we are wretched people, vicious, cruel or hateful? Christian Miller does not argue that this is necessarily the case either. Instead, the more we put our characters to the test, the more we see that we are a mixed bag. On the one hand, most of us as bystanders will do nothing as someone cries out for help. Even worse, under pressure from authority figures we might kill innocent people. Yet it is also true that there will be many times when we selflessly come to the aid of a complete stranger, or don't lie, steal, or cheat even if we could get away with it. As we embark on this journey of putting our characters to the test, some of the main questions will include: What is good character? Why should we bother working to develop a good character? What does the research in psychology suggest about how good (or bad) our characters really are? What secular strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? What religious, and specifically Christian, strategies for improving our characters show a lot of promise? In The Character Gap Miller shows not only how mixed our characters tend to be, but also how we can try to bridge the gap between who we are and the virtuous people we should strive to become.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190264222 20180205
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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266 pages ; 24 cm
The first history of early modern conversation in English. In the classical period, conversation referred to real conversations, conducted in the leisure time of noble men, and concerned with indefinite philosophical topics. Christianity inflected conversation with universal aspirations during the medieval centuries and the 'ars dictaminis', the art of letter writing, increased the importance of this written analogue of conversation. The Renaissance humanists from Petrarch onward further transformed conversation, and its genre analogues of dialogue and letter, by transforming it into a metaphor of increasing scope. This expanded realm of humanist conversation bifurcated in Renaissance and early modern Europe. 'The Concept of Conversation' traces the way the rise of conversation spread out from the history of rhetoric to include the histories of friendship, the court and the salon, the Republic of Letters, periodical press and women. It revises JUrgen Habermas' history of the emergence of the rational speech of the public sphere as the history of the emergence of rational conversation and puts the emergence of women's speech at the centre of the intellectual history of early modern Europe.Key FeaturesThe first book-length history of early modern conversation in EnglishSynthesizes early modern intellectual history within the frameworks of rhetoric and conversationPlaces the history of women's speech at the heart of the history of early modern rhetoricFuses Habermas' historical-theoretical framework to the history of rhetoric and revises both.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474430104 20180416
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viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Garrett Cullity argues for a conception of morality as founded on three independently important sources: concern for others' welfare, respect for their self-expression, and cooperation in worthwhile collective activity. He explores practical applications of his theory, and how to deal with conflicts between the three sources of morality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198807841 20180611
Green Library
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xl, 378 pages ; 24 cm
  • Current scholarship and orientation
  • The ambiguity of conscience
  • Excursus: a brief history of theories of conscience
  • Intellectualism and bad conscience
  • Intuitionism and bad conscience
  • Voluntarism and bad conscience
  • Emotionalism and bad conscience
  • Personal evil and the essence of conscience
  • The problem of the genesis of conscience
  • Some theories of the development of conscience
  • The reliability of conscience.
Conscience: Phenomena and Theories was first published in German in 1925 as a dissertation by Hendrik G. Stoker under the title Das Gewissen: Erscheinungsformen und Theorien. It was received with acclaim by philosophers at the time, including Stoker's dissertation mentor Max Scheler, Martin Heidegger, and Herbert Spielberg, as quite possibly the single most comprehensive philosophical treatment of conscience and as a major contribution in the phenomenological tradition. Stoker's study offers a detailed historical survey of the concept of conscience from ancient times through the Middle Ages up to more modern thinkers, including Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Freud, and Cardinal Newman. Stoker analyzes not only the concept of conscience in academic theory but also various types of theories of conscience. His work offers insightful discussions of problems and theories related to the genesis, reliability, and validity of conscience. In particular, Stoker analyzes the moral, spiritual, and psychological phenomena connected with bad conscience, which in turn illuminate the concept of conscience. The book is deeply informed by the traditions of western Christianity. Available for the first time in an accessible English translation, with an introduction by its translator and editor, Philip E. Blosser, it promises to be of interest to philosophers, especially in Christian philosophy and phenomenology, and also to all those interested in moral and religious psychology, ethics, religion, and theology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103170 20180514
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vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / David Carr
  • Why you cannot regulate for virtuous compassion / Paul Snelling
  • Thin 'thank yous' : resentment and gratitude in homecoming rituals / Nancy Sherman
  • Role duties, role virtues, and the practice of business / Miguel Alzola
  • Practising professional ethical wisdom : the role of 'ethics work' in the social welfare field / Sarah Banks
  • Attachment, detachment and indifference in clinical practice / Peter Toon
  • Creating regulatory environments for practical wisdom and role virtues in medical practice / Justin Oakley
  • Progress in nursing ethics : something old, something new ... / Ann Gallagher
  • Organizations, character, virtue and the role of professional practices / Geoff Moore
  • The institutional framework of professional virtue / Anne-Marie Søndergaard Christensen
  • Character in the British army : a precarious professional practice / David Walker
  • Experienced UK nurses and the missing U-curve of virtue-based reasoning / Jinu Varghese and Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Beyond research ethics : how scientific virtue theory reframes and extends responsible conduct of research / Robert T. Pennock
  • Transformation needs an agent : preparing senior professional practitioners to nurture character, virtue and professionalism in their supervisees / Della Fish and Linda de Cossart
  • Practitioner research, practical wisdom and teaching / Wouter Sanderse
  • Why is there lack of growth in character virtues? : an insight into business students across British business schools / Yan Huo and Kristján Kristjánsson.
Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practiceã is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensureã good conduct; ã butã whileã such codes may be necessary and useful, they appearã far from sufficient, ã since manyã recent public scandals in professional life seem to have been attributable to failures of personal moral character. This book argues that there is a pressing need to devote more attention in professional education to the cultivation or development of such moral qualities as integrity, courage, self-control, service and selflessness. Featuring contributions from distinguished leaders in the application of virtue ethics to professional practice, ã such asã Sarah Banks, Ann Gallagher, Geoffrey Moore, Justin Oakley and Nancy Sherman, the volume looks beyond traditional professions to explore the ethical dimensions of a broad range of important professional practices. Inspired by a successful international and interdisciplinary conference on the topic, the book examines various ways of promoting moral character and virtue in professional life from the general ethical perspective of contemporary neo-Aristotelian virtue theory. The professional concerns of this work are of global significance and the bookã will beã valuableã readingã for allã working inã contemporaryã professionalã practices.ã Itã willã be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of education, medicine, nursing, social work, business and commerce and military service.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742314 20180430
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 231 pages ; 24 cm
  • Contents Introduction by DAVID CARR Part 1: Virtue, practical wisdom and moral psychology in professional practice Chapter 1: Why you cannot regulate for virtuous compassion, by PAUL SNELLING Chapter 2: Thin `thank you's': resentment and gratitude in homecoming rituals, by NANCY SHERMAN Chapter 3: Role duties, role virtues, and the practice of business, by MIGUEL ALZOLA Chapter 4: Practising professional ethical wisdom: the role of `ethics work' in the social welfare field, by SARAH BANKS Chapter 5: Attachment, detachment and indifference in clinical practice, by PETER TOON Part 2: The social, historical and institutional context of virtuous professional practice Chapter 6: Creating regulatory environments for practical wisdom and role virtues in medical practice, by JUSTIN OAKLEY Chapter 7: Progress in nursing ethics: something old, something new..., by ANN GALLAGHER Chapter 8: Organizations, character, virtue and the role of professional practices, by GEOFF MOORE Chapter 9: The institutional framework of professional virtue, by ANNE-MARIE SONDERGAARD CHRISTENSEN Chapter 10: Character in the British army: A precarious professional practice, by DAVID WALKER Part 3: Learning professionally virtuous character: research and development Chapter 11: Experienced UK nurses and the missing U-curve of virtue-based reasoning, by JINU VARGHESE AND KRISTJAN KRISTJANSSON Chapter 12: Beyond research ethics: How scientific virtue theory reframes and extends responsible conduct of research, by ROBERT T. PENNOCK Chapter 13: Transformation needs an agent: Preparing senior professional practitioners to nurture character, virtue and professionalism in their supervisees, by DELLA FISH AND LINDA DE COSSART Chapter 14: Practitioner research, practical wisdom and teaching, by WOUTER SANDERSE Chapter 15: Why is there lack of growth in character virtues? An insight into business students across British business schools, by YAN HUO AND KRISTJAN KRISTJANSSON Postscript by DAVID CARR Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742314 20180618
Cultivating Moral Character and Virtue in Professional Practiceã is a pioneering collection of essays focused on the place of character and virtue in professional practice. Professional practices usually have codes of conduct designed to ensureã good conduct; ã butã whileã such codes may be necessary and useful, they appearã far from sufficient, ã since manyã recent public scandals in professional life seem to have been attributable to failures of personal moral character. This book argues that there is a pressing need to devote more attention in professional education to the cultivation or development of such moral qualities as integrity, courage, self-control, service and selflessness. Featuring contributions from distinguished leaders in the application of virtue ethics to professional practice, ã such asã Sarah Banks, Ann Gallagher, Geoffrey Moore, Justin Oakley and Nancy Sherman, the volume looks beyond traditional professions to explore the ethical dimensions of a broad range of important professional practices. Inspired by a successful international and interdisciplinary conference on the topic, the book examines various ways of promoting moral character and virtue in professional life from the general ethical perspective of contemporary neo-Aristotelian virtue theory. The professional concerns of this work are of global significance and the bookã will beã valuableã readingã for allã working inã contemporaryã professionalã practices.ã Itã willã be of particular interest to academics, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of education, medicine, nursing, social work, business and commerce and military service.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742314 20180618
Green Library
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vii, 85 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xv, 296 pages ; 22 cm
  • Foreword: China's encounter with Michael Sandel / Evan Osnos
  • I. Justice, harmony, and community: Community with harmony? A Confucian critique of Michael Sandel / Chenyang Li
  • Individual, family, community, and beyond: Some Confucian reflections on themes in Sandel's Justice / Tongdong Bai
  • Justice as a virtue, justice according to virtues, and - or justice of virtues: a Confucian amendment to Sandel's Idea of Justice / Yong Huang
  • II. Civic virtue and moral education: Sandel's ideas on civic virtue / Zhu Huiling
  • Sandel's Democracy's discontent from a Confucian perspective / Chen Lai
  • III. Pluralism and perfection: Sandel and the Daoist tradition: Gender, moral disagreements, and freedom: Sandel's politics of common good in Chinese contexts / Robin R. Wang
  • Satisfaction, genuine pretending, and perfection: Sandel's The Case against Perfection and Daoism / Paul J. D'Ambrosio
  • IV. Conceptions of the person: Sandel and the Confucian tradition: Theorizing the "person" in Confucian ethics / Roger T. Ames
  • How to think about morality without moral agents / Henry Rosemont Jr.
  • A Sandelian response to Confucian role ethics / Paul J. D'Ambrosio
  • V. Reply by Michael Sandel
  • Learning from Chinese philosophy / Michael J. Sandel.
In Michael Sandel the Chinese have found a guide through the ethical dilemmas created by their swift embrace of a market economy-one whose communitarian ideas resonate with China's own rich, ancient philosophical traditions. This volume explores the connections and tensions revealed in this unlikely episode of Chinese engagement with the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674976146 20180213
Green Library
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vi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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299 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Holistic Study of Judaism 1. The Tree of Knowledge: Limits of God's Power Over Chaos 2. Affliction of Love: Rabbinic Moral Psychology 3. Cosmological Halakha: Maimonides's Ethico-Theology 4. Theosphic Torah: A Kabbalist Theory of Justice 5. Before the Law: Buber and Levinas - Totality vs Transcendence 6. Concluding Reflections Postscript: Can Judaism Become Archaic? Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138578685 20180226
The term Ethical Monotheism is an important marker in Judaism's tumultuous transition into the modern era. The term emerged in the context of culture-wars concerning the question of whether or not Jews could or should become emancipated citizens of modern European states. It appeared in arguments whether or not Judaism could be considered a Religion of Reason-a symbolic, motivational representation of a universal morality, and in debates about whether or not Judaism could or should reform itself into a Religion of Reason. This book is both a decisive departure from such discussions and an attempt to add a further, post-modern, statement to their ongoing development. As departure, it refuses to take for granted a philosophical conception of Religion of Reason as the standard for Ethical Monotheism according to which Judaism was to be evaluated or reformed. As continuation, the book undertakes a phenomenology of Jewish modes of ethical religiosity that allows it to inquire what kind of ethical monotheism Judaism might be. Through sophisticated analysis of select "snapshots, " or "fragments of a hologram, " guided by a robust theory of religion, the author discloses Judaic ethical monotheism as an ongoing wrestling with the meaning of justice. By closely examining five main "snapshots" of this long process-the Bible, rabbinic Judaism, Maimonides, The Zohar, and the modern philosophers, Buber and Levinas-the author offers his own constructive philosophy of Judaism and his own distinctive philosophy of religion. Ethical Monotheism offers a new way to think about Judaism as a religion and as a coherent philosophical debate, and demonstrates the need to integrate philosophy, history, cognitive psychology, anthropology, theology, and history of science in the study of "religion.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138578685 20180226
Green Library
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x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Table of Contents Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Cultural Relativism Chapter 2: Subjectivism Chapter 3: Supernaturalism Chapter 4: Intuitionism Chapter 5: Emotivism Chapter 6: Prescriptivism Chapter 7: GR Logic Chapter 8: GR Applications Chapter 9: GR Frameworks Chapter 10: Consequentialism Chapter 11: Nonconsequentialism Chapter 12: Synthesis Chapter Suggested Works Bibliography Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815378655 20180625
Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy. It gets students to struggle with the big questions of morality while it also relates these questions to practical issues, especially racism, global warming, moral education, and abortion. Providing a practical method for thinking about moral issues-a method based largely on the golden rule-it is written simply and clearly throughout. College students who are new to philosophy or who have already taken an introductory-level course will benefit from its use.ã Key Features: Serves as either the sole textbook for a lower-level introduction to ethics/moral philosophy course or a supplementary text for a more advanced undergraduate ethics course. Provides clear, direct writing throughout, making each chapter easily accessible for an engaged undergraduate student. Offers a philosophically rigorous presentation of the golden rule. Includes helpful study aids, including: bolded technical terms; boxes for key ideas; summaries, study questions, and suggested readings for each chapter; and a comprehensive glossary/index at the back of the book. Key Additions to the Third Edition: Each chapter now offers additional, optional sections on more advanced topics for students wishing to dig deeper into the material (advanced topics include: Kohlberg's moral psychology, whether morality is gendered, types of relativism, early Greek ethics, Hume, and the prisoner's dilemma). Other improvements include: better chapter organization, clearer explanations, improved examples, new names for key arguments, and a better Kindle version. An updated and improved EthiCola instructional program (with a score-processing program, teacher's manual, and class slides), which can be downloaded from the web for free (from www.harrycola.com/ec or www.harryhiker.com/ec).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815378655 20180625
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x, 277 pages ; 25 cm
  • 1. Rethinking the Asymmetry Richard Yetter Chappell 2. A portable defense of the Procreation Asymmetry Jake Earl 3. Is a person-affecting solution to the non-identity problem impossible? Axiology, accessibility and additional people Melinda A. Roberts 4. Our obligations to future generations: the limits of intergenerational justice and the necessity of the ethics of metaphysics Pranay Sanklecha 5. Citizens in appropriate numbers: evaluating five claims about justice and population size Tim Meijers 6. The savings problem in the original position: assessing and revising a model Eric Brandstedt 7. How should utilitarians think about the future? Tim Mulgan 8. The ethics of intergenerational relationships Janna Thompson 9. What's wrong with human extinction? Elizabeth Finneron-Burns 10. On the survival of humanity Johann Frick 11. The threat of intergenerational extortion: on the temptation to become the climate mafia, masquerading as an intergenerational Robin Hood Stephen M. Gardiner 12. Endangering humanity: an international crime? Catriona McKinnon 13. Human rights, harm, and climate change mitigation Brian Berkey.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301733 20180514
Existing human beings stand in a unique relationship of asymmetrical influence over future generations. Our choices now can settle whether there are any human beings in the further future; how many will exist; what capacities and abilities they might have; and what the character of the natural world they inhabit is like. This volume, with contributions from both new voices and prominent, established figures in moral and political philosophy, examines three generally underexplored themes concerning morality and our relationship to future generations. First, would it be morally wrong to allow humanity to go extinct? Or do we have moral reasons to try and ensure that humanity continues into the indefinite future? Second, if humanity is to continue into the future, how many people should there be? And is it morally important whether they have lives that are of high quality or are just barely worth living? And third, how can we best make sense of the intuitive idea that by not taking action on climate change and preserving natural resources, we are in some way wronging future generations? This book was originally published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138301733 20180514
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x, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Michael Slote Introduction Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven Part I: Historical Perspectives 1. Roman Stoic Mindfulness: An Ancient Technology of the Self John Sellars 2. Affective Therapy: Spinoza's Approach to Self-Cultivation Aurelia Armstrong 3. Was I just Lucky?: Kant on Self-Opacity and Self-Cultivation Irina Schumski 4. Nietzsche and Kant on Epicurus and Self-Cultivation Keith Ansell-Pearson 5. Nietzsche's Ethics of Self-Cultivation and Eternity Michael Ure 6. Ilsetraut Hadot's Seneca: Spiritual Direction and the Transformation of the Other Matthew Sharpe 7. Foucault, Stoicism and Self-Mastery Katrina Mitcheson Part II: Contemporary Perspectives 8. Neo-Aristotelianism: Virtue, Habituation, and Self-cultivation Dawa Ometto and Annemarie Kalis 9. Formal Excellences and Familiar Excellences Edward Harcourt 10. Cultivating an Integrated Self Luke Brunning 11. Moral Perception and Relational Self-Cultivation: Reassessing Attunement as a Virtue Anna Bergqvist Epilogue: Reflections on the Value of Self-Knowledge for Self-Cultivation Quassim Cassam, Matthew Dennis, Sander Werkhoven.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138104372 20180508
The aim ofã Ethics and Self-Cultivationã is to establish and explore a new `cultivation of the self' strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been a revival of Aristotelian ethics combined with a modern preoccupation with standards for the moral rightness of actions. The essays comprising this volume offer a fresh approach to the eudaimonic tradition: instead of conditions for rightness of actions, it focuses on conceptions of human life that are best for the one living it. The first section of essays looks at the Hellenistic schools and the way they influenced modern thinkers like Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, Hadot, and Foucault in their thinking about self-cultivation. The second section offers contemporary perspectives on ethical self-cultivation by drawing on work in moral psychology, epistemology of self-knowledge, philosophy of mind, and meta-ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138104372 20180508
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