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Compiled and Presented By Mason, John Hope
N.B. Lacks ffep. 1 Library stamp, 1 sticker. 336pp.
Quartet Books, 1979, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Ex Library. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0704321904
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Inventory #23137
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Overall, Christine
N.B. Previous owner's signature on ffep. Slight fading to spine. With the help of medicine and technology we are living longer than ever before. As human life spans have increased, the moral and political issues surrounding longevity have become more complex. Should we desire to live as long as possible? What are the social ramifications of longer lives? How does a longer life span change the way we think about the value of our lives and about death and dying? Christine Overall offers a clear and intelligent discussion of the philosophical and cultural issues surrounding this difficult and often emotionally charged issue. Her book is unique in its comprehensive presentation and evaluation of the arguments - both ancient and contemporary - for and against prolonging life. It also proposes a progressive social policy for responding to dramatic increases in life expectancy. Writing from a feminist perspective, Overall highlights the ways that our biases about race, class, and gender have affected our views of elderly people and longevity, and her policy recommendations represent an effort to overcome these biases. She also covers the arguments surrounding the question of the 'duty to die' and includes a provocative discussion of immortality. After judiciously weighing the benefits and the risks of prolonging human life, Overall persuasively concludes that the length of life does matter and that its duration can make a difference to the quality and value of our lives. Her book will be an essential guide as we consider our social responsibilities, the meaning of human life, and the prospects of living longer. 264pp.
University of California Press, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520232984
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Inventory #24494
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Griswold,A.B.
28pp. N.B. Head and tail of spine rubbed.
The Fine Arts Department, 1974, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #26731
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.92 approx. - € 6.96 approx.)
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Fairfield, Paul
This work advances a hermeneutical conception of ethics, one oriented particularly toward questions of power and the critique of power in the aftermath of foundationalism. Bringing into mutual interrogation such disparate traditions as hermeneutics, liberalism, critical theory and postmodernism, and such figures as Gadamer, Ricoeur, Habermas, Foucault, Nietzsche and Artistotle, Fairfield argues that the principal question of ethics is no longer how to ground practices and judgments on a secure epistemological foundation. Rather, what is of importance is how normative discourses rooted in tradition and invested with power may adopt a critical posture toward these same conditions without generating an impossible circularity. Fairfield asserts that the practice of social criticism is ultimately inseparable from that of hermeneutic interpretation; critique is a matter of perceiving and understanding contexts of moral action in light of principles. In taking this view, Fairfield defends hermeneutics - in particular, Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics - against the charge leveled at it by critical theorists - in particular, Jurgen Habermas - that hermeneutical philosophy's emphasis on historicity and finitude demonstrates an absence of critical perspective in reflecting upon tradition and the power operative within tradition. With this objection in mind, Fairfield embarks upon his project to formulate a hermeneutical ethics. Ethical criticism, he maintains, belongs to the universal practice that is the struggle for illumination and self-understanding, a practice ubiquitous in human existence and central to the task of fashioning a just order. "The Ways of Power" is unique in bringing together a myriad of philosophical voices and perspectives, not to continue a quest for moral certainty and objective grounds - which is so often sought in contemporary society, but which Fairfield insists must be given up - but to take seriously the need for rationality in moral and political discourse. 209pp.
Duquesne University Press, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0820703605
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Inventory #14455
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Scott, William Robert
Previous owner's signature on ffep.A study of Francis Hutcheson, in terms of his life, teaching and position in the history of philosophy. Scott set out with the modest project of gathering materials for an article on Hutcheson's period in Dublin, prior to his appointment as professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow. The work grew into an extensive study, not only of Hutcheson's own life and thought, but of his place in the intellectual life of his age.296pp.
Thoemmes Press, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1855061694
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Inventory #25315
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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