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100-199 Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics


170

Flescher, Andrew Michael

Moral Evil

288 pp., 6" x 9", $32.95 paper, CIP included

October 2013

Georgetown University Press

Andrew Michael Flescher proposes four interpretations of evil, drawing on philosophical and theological sources and using them to trace through history the moral traditions that are associated with them. Flescher suggests a fifth model, which emphasizes the formation of altruistic habits that can lead us to better moral choices throughout our lives.

LC 2013002331, ISBN 9781626160101 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: G


170

Kalmanson, Leah, Frank Garrett, and Sarah Mattice (Editors)

Levinas and Asian Thought

320 pp., 6" x 9", $28.00 paper, CIP included

November 2013

Duquesne University Press

Levinas and Asian Thought is not only a comprehensive attempt to bring Levinas into conversation with the philosophies of Asia, but it also represents a focused effort to recognize, address, and overcome Levinas's own Eurocentrism. Overall, the thoughtful investigations collected here chart new territory, pushing Levinas's practice of philosophy outside its familiar European and Jewish contexts, expanding our understanding of key Levinasian terms, thus furthering the thinking necessary for ethics as first philosophy.

LC 2013034415, ISBN 9780820704685 (p.)

RUSA/CODES: S


174.4

Turak, August

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

200 pp., 6" x 9", $29.95 cloth, CIP included

July 2013

Columbia University Press

Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well.

LC 2012050815, ISBN 9780231160629 (c.)

RUSA/CODES: G


174.936

Lauritzen, Paul

The Ethics of Interrogation: Professional Responsibility in an Age of Terror

240 pp., 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", $26.95 paper, CIP included

May 2013

Georgetown University Press

In this volume, ethicist Paul Lauritzen takes on ethical debates about counterterrorism techniques that are increasingly central to U.S. foreign policy and discusses the ramifications for the future of interrogation. He argues that some of the techniques used at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere were morally impermissible; nevertheless, the healthy debates that raged among professionals provide hope that we may safeguard human rights and the rule of law more effectively in the future.

LC 2012037546, ISBN 9781589019720 (p.)

AASL: S/P

RUSA/CODES: S


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