A VERY BAD WIZARD MORALITY BEHIND THE CURTAIN

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A Very Bad Wizard

Author : Tamler Sommers
ISBN : 9781135108502
Genre : Philosophy
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In the first edition of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain – Nine Conversations, philosopher Tamler Sommers talked with an interdisciplinary group of the world’s leading researchers—from the fields of social psychology, moral philosophy, cognitive science, and primatology—all working on the same issue: the origins and workings of morality. Together, these nine interviews pulled back some of the curtain, not only on our moral lives but—through Sommers’ probing, entertaining, and well informed questions—on the way morality traditionally has been studied. This Second Edition increases the subject matter, adding eight additional interviews and offering features that will make A Very Bad Wizard more useful in undergraduate classrooms. These features include structuring all chapters around sections and themes familiar in a course in ethics or moral psychology; providing follow-up podcasts for some of the interviews, which will delve into certain issues from the conversations in a more informal manner; including an expanded and annotated reading list with relevant primary sources at the end of each interview; presenting instructor and student resources online in a companion website. The resulting new publication promises to synthesize and make accessible the latest interdisciplinary research to offer a brand new way to teach philosophical ethics and moral psychology.
Category: Philosophy

Relative Justice

Author : Tamler Sommers
ISBN : 9780691139937
Genre : Philosophy
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Drawing on research in anthropology, psychology, and a host of other disciplines, this book argues that cross-cultural variation raises serious problems for theories that propose universally applicable conditions for moral responsibility. It develops a way of thinking about responsibility that takes cultural diversity into account.
Category: Philosophy

Why Honor Matters

Author : Tamler Sommers
ISBN : 9780465098880
Genre : Philosophy
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A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized society. But for philosopher Tamler Sommers, a sense of honor is essential to living moral lives. In Why Honor Matters, Sommers argues that our collective rejection of honor has come at great cost. Reliant only on Enlightenment liberalism, the United States has become the home of the cowardly, the shameless, the selfish, and the alienated. Properly channeled, honor encourages virtues like courage, integrity, and solidarity, and gives a sense of living for something larger than oneself. Sommers shows how honor can help us address some of society's most challenging problems, including education, policing, and mass incarceration. Counterintuitive and provocative, Why Honor Matters makes a convincing case for honor as a cornerstone of our modern society.
Category: Philosophy

Seeing The Light

Author : Wanda Teays
ISBN : 9781444355864
Genre : Philosophy
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Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies is an engaging and innovative approach to the study of philosophy and the development of moral reasoning skills. Features broad coverage of topics in ethics and moral reasoning Offers an innovative and imaginative approach to showing relevance of movies for ethical reflection Draws on a diverse selection of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries to illustrate ethical dilemmas and character development on the big screen that has application to our lives Presents coverage of major ethical theories ranging from Ethical Egoism and Cultural Relativism to Utilitarianism, Kantian Ethics, Rawls' Justice Theory, Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, and Feminist Ethics Demonstrates how film is a powerful vehicle for sharpening skills in analysis and moral reasoning Includes accompanying website
Category: Philosophy

Perspectives In Bioethics Science And Public Policy

Author : Jonathan Beever
ISBN : 9781557536426
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, nine thought-leaders engage with some of the hottest moral issues in science and ethics. Based on talks originally given at the annual “Purdue Lectures in Ethics, Policy, and Science,” the chapters explore interconnections between the three areas in an engaging and accessible way. Addressing a mixed public audience, the authors go beyond dry theory to explore some of the difficult moral questions that face scientists and policy-makers every day. The introduction presents a theoretical framework for the book, defining the term “bioethics” as extending well beyond human well-being to wider relations between humans, nonhuman animals, the environment, and biotechnologies. Three sections then explore the complex relationship between moral value, scientific knowledge, and policy making. The first section starts with thoughts on nonhuman animal pain and moves to a discussion of animal understanding. The second section explores climate change and the impact of “green” nanotechnology on environmental concerns. The final section begins with dialog about ethical issues in nanotechnology, moves to an exploration of bio-banks (a technology with broad potential medical and environmental impact), and ends with a survey of the impact of biotechnologies on (synthetic) life itself.
Category: Philosophy

Season Of The Witch

Author : Gail B. Griffin
ISBN : UOM:49015002295484
Genre : Education
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In Season of the Witch, feminist professor Gail Griffin explores the landscape of the late 20th century as she examines subjects ranging from the significance of the Beatles, Motown and the Wizard of Oz, to defenses of feminism, multiculturalism and political correctness. She also reflects deeply throughout on the art and philosophy of teaching. With penetrating insight she dives into the treacherous waters of teaching African American literature to white students, looking for places where real contact might be made. In recounting classroom dramas, both tension-filled and triumphant, she paints a picture of a woman willing to take risks to transcend differences, and open her students' minds to new possibilities.
Category: Education

The Wizard Of Oz And Philosophy

Author : Randall E. Auxier
ISBN : 9780812697827
Genre : Philosophy
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From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt the Wicked Witch of the West and why does Toto seem to know what the other characters can’t seem to figure out? The articles included tackle these compelling questions and more, encouraging readers to have discussions of their own.
Category: Philosophy

The Performance Of Self In Student Writing

Author : Thomas Newkirk
ISBN : UOM:39015046879113
Genre : Education
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This book is both an analysis of and a tribute to the personal writing that young adults attempt.
Category: Education

The Athenaeum

Author : James Silk Buckingham
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005641001
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