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The Life of Meaning
The Life of Meaning
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole, Foreword by Tom Browkaw
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ISBN: 9781583228296
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The Life of Meaning
Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole
Foreword by Tom Browkaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 438 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
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PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent... Read more >
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Voice of Hope
Voice of Hope
Written by Aung San Suu Kyi, Contribution by Alan Clements
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ISBN: 9781583228456
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Voice of Hope
Conversations with Alan Clements
Written by Aung San Suu Kyi
Contribution by Alan Clements


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
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Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize Laureate, mother of two, and devout Buddhist, is one of the most inspiring examples of spiritually infused politics and fearless leadership that the world has ever seen. Daughter of the martyred Burmese national hero who negotiated Burma's independence from Britain in the 1940s, Aung San... Read more >
President Lincoln
President Lincoln
Written by William Lee Miller
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ISBN: 9780307268716
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President Lincoln

Written by William Lee Miller


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2008
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In his acclaimed book Lincoln's Virtues, William Lee Miller explored Abraham Lincoln's intellectual and moral development. Now he completes his "ethical biography," showing how the amiable and inexperienced backcountry politician was transformed by constitutional alchemy into an oath-bound head of state. Faced with a radical moral contradiction left by the nation's... Read more >
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Christmas Conversation Piece
Christmas Conversation Piece
Written by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus
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ISBN: 9780307414755
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Christmas Conversation Piece

Written by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

What one Christmas tradition would you never want to give up?

If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, where would you most want to be?

If you could have visited the Christ child just as the Three Kings did, what would you have brought as a gift?  

You've been chosen to host... Read more >
Have You Ever...
Have You Ever...
Written by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus
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Have You Ever...
Questions About You, Your Friends, and Your World
Written by Paul Lowrie and Bret Nicholaus


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
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Have you ever met a professional musician? Have you ever flown in something other than an airplane? Have you ever blown a tire while driving? Have you ever gone on a blind date? Have you ever dreamed in color?

Masters of fun and friendly communication, Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie are back... Read more >
Feminist Philosophy And Science Fiction
Feminist Philosophy And Science Fiction
Edited by Judith A. Little
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ISBN: 9781591024149
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Feminist Philosophy And Science Fiction
Utopias And Dystopias
Edited by Judith A. Little


Format: Trade Paperback, 411 pages
On Sale: July 31, 2007
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This accessible and provocative collection of science fiction acquaints readers with cutting-edge gender controversies in moral and political philosophy. By imagining future worlds that defy our most basic assumptions about sex and gender, freedom and equality, and ethical values, the anthology’s authors not only challenge traditional standards of morality and justice... Read more >
Stakeholder Theory
Stakeholder Theory
Edited by Abe J. Zakhem, Daniel E. Palmer and Mary Lyn Stoll, Foreword by Norman E. Bowie
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ISBN: 9781591025269
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Stakeholder Theory
Essential Readings in Ethical Leadership and Management
Edited by Abe J. Zakhem, Daniel E. Palmer and Mary Lyn Stoll
Foreword by Norman E. Bowie


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $31.99

Stakeholder theory is presently the dominant framework for analyzing ethical issues within the field of business ethics. The theory goes beyond the conventional idea that stockholders are the main group to whom corporate managers owe responsibility by arguing that all groups having a stake in a firm—suppliers, customers, employees, the local... Read more >
Science and Ethics
Science and Ethics
Edited by Paul Kurtz, Contribution by David Koepsell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781591025375
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Science and Ethics
Can Science Help Us Make Wise Moral Judgments?
Edited by Paul Kurtz
Contribution by David Koepsell


Format: Trade Paperback, 359 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2007
Price: $21.99

In a world confronted by conflicting moral beliefs and values, the question is often raised, "Can science help us to solve our moral problems?" Many people today believe that moral principles are derived from religion. Their critics point out that the great religions often vehemently disagree about what is good, bad... Read more >
Reason & Emancipation
Reason & Emancipation
Edited by Michel Seymour and Matthias Fritsch
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024187
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Reason & Emancipation
Essays on the Philosophy of Kai Nielsen
Edited by Michel Seymour and Matthias Fritsch


Format: Hardcover, 431 pages
On Sale: April 30, 2007
Price: $64.99

". . . Socialism-from-Above is the conception that socialism (or a reasonable facsimile threof) must be handed down to the grateful masses in one form or another, by a ruling elite which is not subject to their control in fact. The heart of Socialism-from-Below is its view that socialism can be... Read more >
The Life of Meaning
The Life of Meaning
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole, Foreword by Tom Browkaw
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583227589
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The Life of Meaning
Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World
Edited by Bob Abernethy and William Bole
Foreword by Tom Browkaw


Format: Hardcover, 438 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $29.95

PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent... Read more >
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The Little Book of Plagiarism
The Little Book of Plagiarism
Written by Richard A. Posner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375424755
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The Little Book of Plagiarism

Written by Richard A. Posner


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2007
Price: $12.95

A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape–plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film–by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, first... Read more >
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Biomedical Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Written by Howard B. Radest
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024231
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Biomedical Ethics
Humanist Perspectives of Humanism Today
Written by Howard B. Radest


Format: Hardcover, 236 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2006
Price: $30.99

Biomedical ethics raises a host of humanistic issues. Among these are human dignity, personal autonomy, quality of life, and access to care for all. Now, more than ever, scientific discoveries and medical technologies prompt us to rethink older perspectives. Humanists have an unprecedented opportunity to shape the moral agenda of the... Read more >
Taking Wrongs Seriously
Taking Wrongs Seriously
Written by Trudy Govier
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024255
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Taking Wrongs Seriously
Acknowledgment, Reconciliation, And the Politics of Sustainable Peace
Written by Trudy Govier


Format: Hardcover, 303 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2006
Price: $42.99

How can we respond in the aftermath of wrongdoing? How can social trust be restored in the wake of intense political conflict? In this challenging work, philosopher Trudy Govier explores central dilemmas of political reconciliation, employing illustrative material from Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Peru, and elsewhere.

Govier stresses that... Read more >
Animal Rights & Human Morality
Animal Rights & Human Morality
Written by Bernard E. Rollin
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ISBN: 9781591024217
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Animal Rights & Human Morality

Written by Bernard E. Rollin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2006
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It’s been more than two decades since the first edition of this landmark book garnered public accolades for its sensitive yet honest and forthright approach to the many disquieting questions surrounding the emotional debate over animal rights. Is moral concern something owed by human beings only to human beings?

Drawing upon... Read more >
Right & Wrong & Palestine
Right & Wrong & Palestine
Written by Ted Honderich
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ISBN: 9781583227367
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Right & Wrong & Palestine
and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7 . . .
Written by Ted Honderich


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 5, 2006
Price: $18.95

Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four shattering current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9-11 and London’s 7-7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict-ridden era. Read more >
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The Decency Wars
The Decency Wars
Written by Frederick S. Lane
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591024279
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The Decency Wars
The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture
Written by Frederick S. Lane


Format: Hardcover, 367 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $29.99

Janet Jackson’s infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Superbowl precipitated a nationwide controversy. To judge by the hysterical reaction, one would think that nothing so shocking had ever been seen on television. Yet, remarkably, during the conservative 1950s, similar breast-baring accidents on television (by Faye Emerson and Jayne Mansfield) raised barely... Read more >
The Stem Cell Controversy
The Stem Cell Controversy
Edited by Michael Ruse and Christopher A. Pynes
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ISBN: 9781591024040
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The Stem Cell Controversy
Debating the Issues
Edited by Michael Ruse and Christopher A. Pynes


Format: Trade Paperback, 367 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2006
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Stem cell research is headline news. Researchers are eager to move forward, state governments and private foundations are rushing to support it, and the sick and afflicted are desperate for its benefits. Yet powerful forces in our society — led by President George W. Bush — find it morally troubling and... Read more >
Global Values 101
Global Values 101
Edited by Ann S. Kim, Kate Holbrook and Brian Palmer
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ISBN: 9780807003053
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Global Values 101
A Short Course
Edited by Ann S. Kim, Kate Holbrook and Brian Palmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2006
Price: $23.00

Global Values 101 grew out of one of the most popular courses ever offered at Harvard University, in which some of the most original thinkers of our day sat down with students and explored how ideas have made them-and can make us-more engaged, involved, and compassionate citizens. In these engrossing, essay-length... Read more >
Responsibility and Judgment
Responsibility and Judgment
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780805211627
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Responsibility and Judgment

Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 9, 2005
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Responsibility and Judgment gathers together unpublished writings from the last decade of Arendt’s life, where she addresses fundamental questions and concerns about the nature of evil and the making of moral choices. At the heart of the book is a profound ethical investigation, “Some Questions of Moral Philosophy,” in which Arendt... Read more >
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Affirmations
Affirmations
Written by Paul Kurtz
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ISBN: 9781591023890
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Affirmations
Joyful And Creative Exuberance
Written by Paul Kurtz


Format: Trade Paperback, 127 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2005
Price: $16.99

In this optimistic, life-affirming book, philosopher Paul Kurtz succinctly outlines the main characteristics of the humanist perspective. Centered on human concerns and employing rational and scientific methods to determine objective truth, humanism is dedicated to the development of individual human potentials and the improvement of the planetary community.

Emphasizing that the... Read more >
Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Written by Hannah Arendt
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ISBN: 9780805211863
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Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954
Formation, Exile, and Totalitarianism
Written by Hannah Arendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2005
Price: $21.00

Few thinkers have addressed the political horrors and ethical complexities of the twentieth century with the insight and passionate intellectual integrity of Hannah Arendt. She was irresistible drawn to the activity of understanding, in an effort to endow historic, political, and cultural events with meaning. Essays in Understanding assembles many of... Read more >
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Abracadabra
Abracadabra
Written by Nathaniel Schiffman
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ISBN: 9781591022480
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Abracadabra
SECRET METHODS MAGICIANS AND OTHERS USE TO DECEIVE THEIR AUDIENCE
Written by Nathaniel Schiffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 441 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2005
Price: $21.99

Magicians use more than just mirrors, string, and sleight of hand to deceive their audience. Those who are masters at this trade have developed an arsenal of techniques to manipulate people. Every action and utterance on stage and off is precisely planned to achieve a specific effect.

Abracadabra! is an insider's look... Read more >
A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics
A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics
Written by Warren Ashby
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ISBN: 9781591022725
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A Comprehensive History Of Western Ethics
What Do We Believe?
Written by Warren Ashby


Format: Trade Paperback, 569 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2005
Price: $27.99

Our intellectual history spans more than 2,000 years, yet, surprisingly, we have had no adequate history of Western ethics. A Comprehensive History of Western Ethics fills this void by providing an engaging, thorough, and inclusive history that encompasses both classical and modern perspectives. Author Warren Ashby speaks both to students of... Read more >
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Descartes As a Moral Thinker
Descartes As a Moral Thinker
Written by Gary Steiner
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591022121
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Descartes As a Moral Thinker
Christianity, Technology, Nihilism
Written by Gary Steiner


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2004
Price: $65.99

Although commentary on Descartes is voluminous, the importance of morality in his thought has been all but overlooked in contemporary English-language scholarship. Considered to be the first modern philosopher, he is often interpreted as a wholly secular thinker who acknowledged no authority above the human will. In this important reassessment of... Read more >
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