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Why do people do evil? How can we learn to do better? Philosophers in the long-standing tradition of 'virtue ethics' argue that we act badly because of shortcomings in our character, and that we can improve by practicing virtues such as courage, honesty, and compassion. Recently, philosophical 'situationists' have issued a profound challenge to this tradition: they argue that anyone can act badly if placed in a sufficiently tempting situation, and that the goal of cultivating good character is misguided and may even be harmful. Rather than encouraging us to pursue the ideal of virtue, these philosophers propose that ethics should instead begin by recognizing the profound limits of human self-knowledge and self-control.This book critically examines the arguments and evidence on each side of this debate, with a special focus on the connections between the philosophical issues and current research in social and personality psychology. Character also includes guides to further reading that will help students deepen their understanding of this essential topic in contemporary ethics.
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781472574244 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 27, 2017, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: Why do people do evil?

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9781472574237 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 27, 2017, cover price $29.95

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Product Description: Current Controversies in Political Philosophy brings together an international team of leading philosophers to explore and debate four key and dynamic issues in the field in an accessible way. Should we all be cosmopolitans? – Gillian Brock and Cara Nine Are rights important? – Rowan Cruft and Sonu Bedi Is sexual objectification wrong and, if so, why? – Lina Papadaki and Scott Anderson What to do about climate change? – Alexa Zellentin and Thom Brooks These questions are the focus of intense debate...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9780415517522 | Routledge, July 23, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Current Controversies in Political Philosophy brings together an international team of leading philosophers to explore and debate four key and dynamic issues in the field in an accessible way.
9780231105040, titled "The Portable Kristeva" | Columbia Univ Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $46.00 | also contains The Portable Kristeva | About this edition: Julia Kristeva is a linguist, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist.
9780231103534, titled "Meeting of Minds: Intellectual and Religious Interaction in East Asian Traditions of Thought : Essays in Honor of Wing-Tsit Chan and William Theodore" | Columbia Univ Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $49.50 | also contains Meeting of Minds: Intellectual and Religious Interaction in East Asian Traditions of Thought : Essays in Honor of Wing-Tsit Chan and William Theodore

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9780415517539 | Routledge, July 16, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Current Controversies in Political Philosophy brings together an international team of leading philosophers to explore and debate four key and dynamic issues in the field in an accessible way.

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Product Description: What is it for a car, a piece of art or a person to be good, bad or better than another? In this first book-length introduction to value theory, Francesco Orsi explores the nature of evaluative concepts used in everyday thinking and speech and in contemporary philosophical discourse...read more

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9781472530882 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 26, 2015, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: What is it for a car, a piece of art or a person to be good, bad or better than another?

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9781472532923 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 26, 2015, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: What is it for a car, a piece of art or a person to be good, bad or better than another?

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Product Description: In the first full length examination of the topic, Ethical Citizenship rediscovers a significant and distinctive contribution to how we might understand citizenship today. Leading international scholars bring together theory and practice to explore its historical roots, contemporary relevance and application to international politics...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781137329950 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 21, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: In the first full length examination of the topic, Ethical Citizenship rediscovers a significant and distinctive contribution to how we might understand citizenship today.

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Product Description: Crime and punishment are emotive issues which raise important and challenging questions. Can punishment be justified? If so, then what purpose does it have? Which practices best cohere with this purpose? These and many other questions are addressed by this series of five volumes which bring together classic articles written by leading international figures in the field...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451266 | Ashgate Pub Co, July 28, 2014, cover price $1475.00 | About this edition: Crime and punishment are emotive issues which raise important and challenging questions.

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Product Description: Shame punishment has existed for perhaps as long as people have been punished, and the issue has been revisited in recent years to help improve crime reduction efforts. In this collection, shame punishment is examined from various critical perspectives, including its relation with expressivism, the diversity of shame punishment used today, the link between shame punishment and restorative justice, the relationship between dignity and shame punishment, shame punishment and its use for sex offenders, and critics of shame punishment in its different incarnations...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451228 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $375.00 | About this edition: Shame punishment has existed for perhaps as long as people have been punished, and the issue has been revisited in recent years to help improve crime reduction efforts.

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Product Description: Deterrence is a theory which claims that punishment is justified through preventing future crimes, and is one of the oldest and most powerful theories about punishment. The argument that punishment ought to secure crime reduction occupies a central place in criminal justice policy and is the site for much debate...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451211 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $350.00 | About this edition: Deterrence is a theory which claims that punishment is justified through preventing future crimes, and is one of the oldest and most powerful theories about punishment.

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Product Description: Every modern state sentences convicted offenders for their crimes. But what justifies the imprisonment of democratic citizens and how do we determine the severity of sentences? Does the theory of punishment closely connect with its practice? Should we support one purpose for sentencing or multiple purposes? Or should we reject sentencing in favour of alternatives to imprisonment? This volume brings together classic journal articles on sentencing selected from the work of leading, international figures in the field to address these controversial issues...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451242 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $350.00 | About this edition: Every modern state sentences convicted offenders for their crimes.

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Product Description: Tackling juvenile offending has become a key part of crime reduction strategies. The articles selected for this volume examine juvenile offending from various critical perspectives and represent the work of the most influential international figures in the field...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451235 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $210.00 | About this edition: Tackling juvenile offending has become a key part of crime reduction strategies.

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Product Description: Retribution is perhaps the most popular contemporary theory about punishment and has enjoyed enduring appeal as the oldest, even most venerable, penal theory with its strong ancient roots. Retribution is understood in many different ways, but the standard view of retribution is that punishment is justified where it is deserved and an offender should be punished in proportion to his desert...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409451204 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 28, 2014, cover price $300.00 | About this edition: Retribution is perhaps the most popular contemporary theory about punishment and has enjoyed enduring appeal as the oldest, even most venerable, penal theory with its strong ancient roots.

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9781405184427 | John Wiley & Son Ltd, May 16, 2014, cover price $23.20

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Product Description: Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9780415730242 | Routledge, October 30, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making.

With essays ranging from climate change and global poverty to just war and human rights and immigration, leading future figures present an ideal collection for anyone interested in the most important debates in global justice.
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781137286383 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 30, 2014, cover price $110.00

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9781137286390 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 30, 2014, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: With essays ranging from climate change and global poverty to just war and human rights and immigration, leading future figures present an ideal collection for anyone interested in the most important debates in global justice.

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Product Description: What is the relation between law and democracy and how might it be improved? What values should inform the body of laws that govern us all? How should we determine crimes from non-crimes? What justifies state punishment, if anything? "Law and Legal Theory" brings together some of the most important essays in the area of the philosophy of law written by leading, international scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand law and legal theory to help shape future debates...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9789004247741 | Brill Academic Pub, November 7, 2013, cover price $133.00 | About this edition: What is the relation between law and democracy and how might it be improved?

By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9789004228504 | Brill Academic Pub, December 1, 2012, cover price $140.00

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Product Description: John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century. This volume, which is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field, features articles on a wide range of subjects including constitutionalism, democratic theory, egalitarianism, feminism, global justice, political liberalism, the rule of law, and public reason...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409430438 | Ashgate Pub Co, June 1, 2012, cover price $375.00 | About this edition: John Rawls (1921-2002) is widely held to be amongst the most important political philosophers for over a century.

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Product Description: The capabilities approach is a widely influential alternative theory of justice, popularized by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and also by Martha Nussbaum. Justice and the Capabilities Approach is the first work of its kind to publish in one place the most influential essays in the field covering a number of topics, including constitutional law, cosmopolitanism, distributive justice, the family, feminism, global justice, human rights, poverty, and social justice...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781409430421 | Ashgate Pub Co, March 1, 2012, cover price $350.00 | About this edition: The capabilities approach is a widely influential alternative theory of justice, popularized by Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen and also by Martha Nussbaum.

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Product Description: Hegel's Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel's key contributions in the areas of ethics, politics, and the law. The most comprehensive collection on Hegel's Philosophy of Right available Features new essays by leading international Hegel interpreters divided in sections of ethics, politics, and law Presents significant new research on Hegel's Philosophy of Right that will set a new standard for future work on the topic...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9781405188135 | Blackwell Pub, March 6, 2012, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Hegel's Philosophy of Right presents a collection of new essays by leading international philosophers and Hegel scholars that analyze and explore Hegel's key contributions in the areas of ethics, politics, and the law.

Miscellaneous:

9781444354232 | Blackwell Pub, December 5, 2011, cover price $99.95

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Product Description: Ethics and moral philosophy is an area of particular interest today. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area. The essays have all appeared recently in the Journal of Moral Philosophy, an internationally recognized leading philosophy journal...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9789004203426 | Brill Academic Pub, October 31, 2011, cover price $196.00 | About this edition: Ethics and moral philosophy is an area of particular interest today.

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Product Description: Global justice and international affairs is perhaps the hottest topic in political philosophy today. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area. The essays have all appeared recently in the Journal of Moral Philosophy, an internationally recognized leading philosophy journal...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9789004203433 | Brill Academic Pub, October 31, 2011, cover price $166.00 | About this edition: Global justice and international affairs is perhaps the hottest topic in political philosophy today.

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Product Description: The right to a fair trial is often held as a central constitutional protection. It nevertheless remains unclear what precisely should count as a 'fair' trial and who should decide verdicts. This already difficult issue has become even more important given a number of proposed reforms of the trial, especially for defendants charged with terrorism offences...read more
By Thom Brooks (editor)

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9780754628088 | Ashgate Pub Co, September 4, 2009, cover price $350.00 | About this edition: The right to a fair trial is often held as a central constitutional protection.

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Product Description: A new edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy. Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy. This is the first book on the subject to take Hegel's system of speculative philosophy seriously as an important component of any robust understanding of this text...read more

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9780748645107 | 2 edition (Edinburgh Univ Pr, November 26, 2012), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: A new edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.
9780748625741 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, December 1, 2007, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy.

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9780748645091 | 2 edition (Edinburgh Univ Pr, November 26, 2012), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: A new edition of the first systematic reading of Hegel's political philosophy.
9780748638963 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, February 28, 2010, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Hegel's Elements of the Philosophy of Right is widely acknowledged as one of the most important works in the history of political philosophy, and scholars largely agree that Hegel intended this work to be interpreted as a significant part of his greater system of speculative philosophy.

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Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on global justice in moral and political philosophy. Each section of this text offers a brief introduction followed by important readings on subjects ranging from sovereignty, human rights, and nationalism to global poverty, terrorism, and international environmental justice.
By Thom Brooks (editor)

Hardcover:

9781405169653 | Blackwell Pub, April 2, 2008, cover price $137.95 | About this edition: Brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on global justice in moral and political philosophy.

Paperback:

9781405169646, titled "The Global Justice Reader" | Blackwell Pub, March 14, 2008, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: The Global Justice Reader is a first-of-its kind collection that brings together key foundational and contemporary writings on this important topic in moral and political philosophy.

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Hardcover:

9780415431811 | Routledge, January 8, 2013, cover price $164.00

Paperback:

9780415431828 | Routledge, January 10, 2013, cover price $54.95

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