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  • The Lucifer Effect
    The Lucifer Effect (English, Paperback) Philip Zimbardo

    In The Lucifer Effect, the award-winning and internationally respected psychologist, Philip Zimbardo, examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive.

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  • On Bullshit
    On Bullshit (English, Hardback) Harry G. Frankfurt

    Explores how bullshit is distinct from lying. This book argues that bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. It claims that bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true.

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  • Lying
    Lying (English, Hardback) Sam Harris

    As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption?even murder and genocide?generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies?those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort?for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

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  • The Genealogy of Morals
    The Genealogy of Morals (English, Paperback) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Written in response to a book on the origins of morality by his erstwhile friend Paul Rée, the three essays comprisingThe Genealogy of Morals ? all three advancing the critique of Christian morality set forth inBeyond Good and Evil ? are among Nietzsche's most sustained and cohesive work....

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  • What Does It All Mean?
    What Does It All Mean? (English, Paperback) Thomas Nagel

    In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student.

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  • Notes on Suicide
    Notes on Suicide (English, Paperback) Simon Critchley

    Through a sweeping historical overview of suicide, a moving literary survey of famous suicide notes, and a psychological analysis of himself, Simon Critchley offers us an insight into what it means to possess the all too human gift and curse of being of being able to choose life or death.

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  • Ethics in the Real World
    Ethics in the Real World (English, Paperback) Peter Singer

    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World,...

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  • The Theory of Moral Sentiments
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments (English, Paperback) Adam Smith

    Investigating the flip side of economic self-interest, this title advances ideas about conscience, moral judgement and virtue that have taken on the importance in business and politics.

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  • After Virtue
    After Virtue (English, Paperback) Alasdair MacIntyre

    Highly controversial when it was first published in 1981, Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue has since established itself as a landmark work in contemporary moral philosophy. In this book, MacIntyre sought to address a crisis in moral language that he traced back to a European Enlightenment that had made the formulation of moral principles increasingly difficult. In the search for a way out of this...

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  • Matters of Care
    Matters of Care (English, Paperback) Maria Puig de la Bellacasa

    Challenging the view that caring is only human

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  • Philosophy for AS and A Level
    Philosophy for AS and A Level (English, Paperback) Michael Lacewing

    Philosophy for AS and A Level is an accessible textbook for the new 2017 AQA Philosophy syllabus. Structured closely around the AQA specification this textbook covers the two units shared by the AS and A Level, Epistemology and Moral Philosophy, in an engaging and student-friendly way. With chapters on 'How to do philosophy', exam preparation providing students with the philosophical skills they...

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  • On the Genealogy of Morals
    On the Genealogy of Morals (English, Paperback) Friedrich Nietzsche

    Features three essays that offer insights into Nietzsche's theories of morality and human psychology.

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  • Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction
    Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Katarzyna De Lazari-Radek, Peter Singer

    Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential secular philosophies of modern times, and has drawn considerable debate and controversy. This Very Short Introduction considers its origins, its relevance to modern moral challenges, and the arguments and discussions around utilitarian approaches.

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  • Would You Kill the Fat Man?
    Would You Kill the Fat Man? (English, Paperback) David Edmonds

    In this book, David Edmonds, coauthor of the best-selling Wittgenstein's Poker, tells the riveting story of why and how philosophers have struggled with the ethical dilemma posed by the trolley problem. In the process, he provides an entertaining and informative tour through the history of moral philosophy.

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  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Tony Hope

    Issues in medical ethics is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This introduction deals with moral questions, such as euthanasia and the morality of killing, and also explores political questions such as: how should health care resources be distributed fairly?

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  • Kant: A Very Short Introduction
    Kant: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Roger Scruton

    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work, and showing why the Critique of Pure of Reason has proved so enduring.

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  • Cosmopolitanism
    Cosmopolitanism (Paperback) Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Challenges the separatist doctrines which have come to dominate our understanding of the world. This work revives the ancient philosophy of Cosmopolitanism, which dates back to the Cynics of the 4th century, as a means of understanding the complex world.

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  • Beyond Good and Evil
    Beyond Good and Evil (English, Hardback) Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    One of the most iconoclastic philosophers of all time, the author dramatically rejected notions of good and evil, truth and God. With wit and subversive energy, he demands that the individual impose their own 'will to power' upon the world. This book demonstrates that the world is steeped in false piety and infected with a 'slave morality'.

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  • The Nicomachean Ethics
    The Nicomachean Ethics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    Addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. In this title, the author sets out to examine the nature of happiness. It discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, and the different forms of friendship.

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  • The Lives of Animals
    The Lives of Animals (English, Paperback) J. M. Coetzee

    The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world....

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