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  1. Eudaimonic Ethics

    The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well

    By Lorraine Besser-Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    In this book, Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an...

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Psychic Home

    Psychoanalysis, consciousness and the human soul

    By Roger Kennedy

    The Psychic Home: Psychoanalysis of Consciousness and the Human Soul develops, from a number of different viewpoints, the significance of home in our lives. Roger Kennedy puts forward the central role of what he has termed a ‘psychic home’ as a vital psychic structure, which gathers together a...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Wittgenstein and Moral Philosophy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Johnston

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Wittgenstein’s philosophical achievement lies in the development of a new philosophical method rather than in the elaboration of a particular philosophical system. Dr Paul Johnston applies this innovative method to the central problems of moral philosophy: whether there can be ‘truth’ in ethics, or...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Reciprocity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The tendency to reciprocate – to return good for good and evil for evil – is a potent force in human life, and the concept of reciprocity is closely connected to fundamental notions of ‘justice’, ‘obligation’ or ‘duty’, ‘gratitude’ and ‘equality’. In Reciprocity, first published in 1986, Lawrence...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Property Rights (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophic Foundations

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Property Rights: Philosophic Foundations, first published in 1977, comprehensively examines the general justifications for systems of private property rights, and discusses with great clarity the major arguments as to the rights and responsibilities of property ownership. In particular, the...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. On Justifying Moral Judgements (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence C. Becker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Much discussion of morality presupposes that moral judgments are always, at bottom, arbitrary. Moral scepticism, or at least moral relativism, has become common currency among the liberally educated. This remains the case even while political crises become intractable, and it is increasingly...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Third City (Routledge Revivals)

    Philosophy at War with Positivism

    By Borna Bebek

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Third City, first published in 1982, offers an innovative response to the troubled relationship between Western philosophy, as it has been conducted since the Renaissance, and the everyday lives of the communities in which we live. Bebek contends that the model of philosophical reflection is to...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life

    Ordinary Genius

    By Gemma Corradi Fiumara

    Psychoanalysis and Creativity in Everyday Life: Ordinary Genius is an attempt to create a psychoanalytic space for the quest and questions of our everyday creativity. Official creativity is normally applauded to the point of obscuring all other types of creativity, with detrimental consequences for...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Better Humans?

    Understanding the Enhancement Project

    By Michael Hauskeller

    Developments in medical science have afforded us the opportunity to improve and enhance the human species in ways unthinkable to previous generations. Whether it's making changes to mitochondrial DNA in a human egg, being prescribed Prozac, or having a facelift, our desire to live longer, feel...

    Published April 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...

    Published April 19th 2013 by Routledge