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A problem in modern ethics. Being an inquiry into the phenomenon of sexual inversion addressed especially to medical psyhologist and jurists

by John Addington Symonds

<p>This essay was one of the first attempts of modern times to examine homosexuality, putting it in a medical, historical and legal context, and propose that civil rights should be extended to gay people. With Edward Carpenter and Walt Whitman, ...

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A Psychological Revolution

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

<p>The psychological revolution that Krishnamurti refers to is not only in the conscious mind, but also in the unconscious. He states, 'This is one of our difficulties, perhaps our major difficulty: to be free of the whole content of the ...

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A Question of Worth

Economy, Society and the Quantification of Human Value

by Chris Steed

<p>The prevailing ethos of the modern world is that the only values we can usefully measure are those that can be expressed in terms of economics. Our value and worth are contingent upon what we earn and on what we own. Yet the outcome of the ...

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A Rational Approach to Animal Rights

Extensions in Abolitionist Theory

by Corey Wrenn

<p>Applying critical sociological theory, this book explores the shortcomings of popular tactics in animal liberation efforts. Building a case for a scientifically-grounded grassroots approach, it is argued that professionalized advocacy that ...

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A Rational Approach to Animal Rights

Extensions in Abolitionist Theory

by Ms Corey Wrenn

<p >Despite considerable growth in the animal rights movement and the rise of large, professionalized non-profits, liberation remains slow-going and vegan numbers remain marginal. Given the considerable wealth enjoyed by many large groups and ...

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A Rational Approach to Spirituality

The Journey to Your Self

by Balachandher Krishnan Guru

<p>When you ask someone the question Who are you? the normal response you get is their name, and then if you enquire further, they will tell you what they do for a living, where they live, etc. Unfortunately, none of these fully describe who ...

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A Reader’s Companion to The Prince, Leviathan, and the Second Treatise

by John T. Bookman

<p>Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Locke each sought a new foundation for political order. This book serves as a reader's companion to Machiavelli’s <em>The Prince</em>, Hobbes’s <em>Leviathan</em>, and Locke’s <em>Second Treatise</em> written for ...

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A Reading of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura

by Lee Fratantuono

<p>Lucretius’ philosophical epic <em>De Rerum Natura</em> (<em>On the Nature of Things</em>) is a lengthy didactic and narrative celebration of the universe and, in particular, the world of nature and creation in which humanity finds its abode. ...

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A Real Mind

The Life and Work of Axel Hägerström

by Patricia Mindus

<p>This comprehensive presentation of Axel Hägerström (1868-1939) fills a void in nearly a century of literature, providing both the legal and political scholar and the non-expert reader with a proper introduction to the father of Scandinavian ...

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A Reference Guide to Stoicism

A Compilation of the Principle Stoic Writings on Various Topics

by John L. Bowman

<p>Stoicism is a 2,300 year-old Greek and Roman philosophy that addressed human happiness. This book is a compendium of principal Stoic philosophers Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius writings arranged by topic. On escape Seneca wrote

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A Relational Model of Public Discourse

The African Philosophy of Ubuntu

by Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

<p>Contemporary democratic discourses are frequently, though not exclusively, characterized by an attitude of ‘pro and con' where the aim is to persuade others, a jury or an audience, of what is right and what is wrong. Challenging such ...

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A Republic of Law

by Frank Lovett

<p>The rule of law is a valuable human achievement. It is valuable not only instrumentally, but also for its own sake as a significant aspect of social justice. Only in a society that enjoys the rule of law is it possible for people to regard ...

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A Return to Social Justice

Youth Justice, Ideology and Philosophy

by Jessica Urwin

<p>Youth justice has always focused on criminal justice but this work argues that taking a social justice approach is the best way to reduce youth crime. Drawing on philosophy, new research, and practitioners’ views, a new organizational ...

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A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools

by Nel Noddings

<p>In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance. This approach encourages academically talented students to focus on test ...

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A Rising Fall

by C. Sean McGee

<p>What sacrifice to conceive a dream, when all you leave behind is all you'll ever be.</p> <p>A Rising Fall is the first book in a dystopian trilogy entitled City:aliteraryconcerto. The story starts ten years after the blackout as a group of ...

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A Room Of One's Own

by Virginia Woolf

<p>Based on a series of lectures delivered by author Virginia Woolf at women’s colleges, <em>A Room of One’s Own</em> is an essay that calls out for a broader representation of women writers in the literary world of Woolf’s time. Heralded as a ...

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A Sceptical Guide to Meaning and Rules

Defending Kripke's Wittgenstein

by Martin Kusch

<p>No other recent book in Anglophone philosophy has attracted as much criticism and has found so few friends as Saul Kripke's &quot;Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language&quot;. Amongst its critics, one finds the very top of the ...

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A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga

Yoga course

by Yogi Ramacharaka

<p>This is very serious book about yoga and how you can use it to improve your health and your life. It is illustrated by a little girl who loves yoga.</p> <p>You will be able to calm your spirit and your mind. Find harmony right now.</p> ...

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A Short History of Ethics

A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century, Second Edition

by Alasdair MacIntyre

A Short History of Ethics is a significant contribution written by one of the most important living philosophers. For the second edition Alasdair MacIntyre has included a new preface in which he examines his book “thirty years on” and considers ...

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A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century, Second Edition

by MacIntyre, Alasdair

A Short History of Ethics is a significant contribution written by one of the most important living philosophers. For the second edition Alasdair MacIntyre has included a new preface in which he examines his book "thirty years on" and considers ...

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