Subject Area: Ethics

Aristotelian Approach to Ethical Theory. The Norms of Virtue
2004 0-7734-6306-2
The project of this work is to combine an interpretative study of Aristotle’s thinking about the foundational elements of ethical theory with the formulation of a theory of ethical normativity that is based on those same elements, but that is independently formulated and analyzed. In particular, the book argues that virtue ethics, of an Aristotelian type, can provide a coherent and satisfying theory of normativity, although this has sometimes been denied in modern scholarship. Normativity is sometimes thought to require a theory of a deductive type, in which ethical norms are derived from the principle of universalization (Kant’s view) or from a universal principle, such as, in Utilitarianism, the maximization of human happiness. The claim here is that normativity can also, and more plausibly, be established inductively through an examination of human nature—as understood through a variety of means, including the ethical agent’s own sense of what human nature consists in and scientific psychology—and the interrelated Aristotelian ideas of virtue, happiness, and particular relationships. The suggestion is that, if norms are grounded in this way, we can establish a normative framework that corresponds to the reality of human shared and individual experience and that is, therefore, more cogent than one that depends (deductively) on abstract, universal principles. This Aristotelian, inductive, theory is offered as embodying a cogent account of ethical normativity, which represents a contribution to current philosophical debate on the nature and basis of ethical norms.

Bibliography on Scripture and Christian Ethics
1997 0-7734-8460-4
This comprehensive and ecumenical bibliography of titles related to Scripture and ethics includes books and periodicals in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Many entries contain brief annotations which indicate their scope or thesis. Entries are arranged both according to the Old and New Testament, as well as the individual books and/or authors. Entries are also given in certain key thematic issues, such as methodology of the interplay and usage of the Bible in ethics, liberation theology and Scripture, biblical authority, feminist issues in biblical hermeneutics, and a number of theological themes such as justice and righteousness, the love command, law and gospel, sin and reconciliation, etc. Finally, entries are provided which cover a number of particular ethical themes such as ecology, economics, medical ethics, sexual ethics and gender issues, war and peace. A final section gathers titles which were published prior to the Second Vatican Council, which marked a watershed for the greater appropriation of Scripture in the discipline of Roman Catholic moral theology. This bibliography provides an overview of the vast array of material available, topics covered and approaches used by authors writing in the five principal Indo-European languages, but also representing all the major Christian traditions, as well as Jewish ethics and material drawn largely from the Old Testament. This work will be a valuable reference guide for any individual research project into any of the various areas of biblical ethics.

Biomedical Ethics in Canada
1986 0-88946-149-X
Attempts to set forth as accurate a picture as possible of the present state of biomedical ethics in Canada, along with recommendations as to how it can be improved. Also shows how far the goal is of expanding the field of biomedical ethics so as to provide major improvements in the quality of health care in Canada.

Brouillon zur Ethik/ Notes on Ethics (1805/1806). Translated and edited by John Wallhauser; notes on the Theory of Virtue (1804/1806); translated with introduction and notes by Terrence N. Tice
2002 0-7734-7156-1
During 1804-05 and 1805-06, while teaching at the University of Halle, Friedrich Schleiermacher lectured twice on philosophical ethics. From the first lectures only his notes on the theory of virtue are extant. In 1805-1806, however, we have his own dense notes covering 98 hours of lectures. He planned to revise this (Brouillon zur ethik) for publication, a project which was never completed. But these Halle lectures reveal for the first time the details of his distinctive approach to ethics as a philosophy of culture. In these lectures he presents ethics as the critical examination of reason embodied in selves in community. This translation makes available in English the first systematic presentation of his ethics as an inclusive vision of cultural goods, virtues and duties.

Business and Society in a Changing World Order
1993 0-7734-9267-4
This volume presents current theory and empirical research on ethical and social issues in business. The twelve chapters originally appeared among the papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business and Society in Leuven, Belgium. These papers were selected for their overall excellence, and many of them deal with international and European concerns.

Business Ethics for a Sustainable Society: Conquering the Corporate Frankenstein
2009 0-7734-3848-3
This book empirically and theoretically covers the three main facets of Business Ethics, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Globalization. In spite of its critical attitude, the book conveys a message of optimism; despite the economic problems that engulf world economy there is a means to overcome the dangers of collapse.

Case Study in Thomistic Environmental Ethics
2007 0-7734-5416-0
This work applies an environmental ethic ground in an interpretation of Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae to a particular environmental region, namely the Loess Hills of Iowa. The book begins by telling the ecological story of the Loess Hills and the proceeds to summarize the development of environmental ethics through the legacy of Henry David Thoreau, thereby revealing certain tensions that exist in contemporary environmental debates. Then, after considering the strengths and weaknesses of anthropocentric and ecocentric ethical systems, the author provides an exposition of Aquinas’s understanding of the bonum naturalis, bonum connaturalis, and the bonum supernaturalis, as these are found in the Summa Theologiae. From these a eudaimonistic ethic emerges: human communities ought to pursue flourishing only in ways that simultaneously save the contextualizing ecosystems. This ethic is then applied to the particular case of the Loess Hills, producing an eudaimonistic ecoregionalism. This study should appeal to scholars working in environmental ethics, philosophy, theology, and ecology.

Children’s Rights, State Intervention, Custody and Divorce. Contradictions in Ethics and Family Law
2005 0-7734-6049-7
This book is about four philosophical problems that arise from consideration of the legal relationship of the state to the family and the ethical relationship of individuals within families: Do children have the same rights enjoyed by adults under the United States Constitution? What are the conditions under which the state is justified in intervening in the family in order to protect children and other family members? What standards should the state adopt to resolve disputes between parents and others over child or embryo custody? Can traditional ethical theory be used to resolve moral problems arising within families? Several solutions to each of these problems are presented and subjected to critical examination. Emerging from this study is a foundation for the development of a consistent theory of family law and family ethics that will stimulate and advance scholarship in the philosophy of law and social ethics

Contemporary Issues in Business and Politics
1991 0-7734-9718-8
This volume presents current political issues and issues in business ethics using theoretical and research perspectives rooted in the field of business and society. Topics include issues within the context of stakeholder theory, moral development within the framework of business education, business ethics issues, development of a corporate ethics program, gender differences in attitudes related to business ethics, and changing attitudes of women in business. Specific case studies document a company's careless disregard for the environment, a low-income family home construction project, industry self-regulation in the context of regulatory reform, and solicitation techniques of political actions committees.

Corruption and the Crisis of Institutional Reforms in Africa
1998 0-7734-8351-9
This study contains a rich mixture of analytical ideas and views, and recommends reconstruction of the neo-colonial state as an effective way to deal with this pervasive institution. It examines corruption from a public choice perspective, providing policy-makers with more effective ways to deal with this important development obstacle. Part of the book deals with corruption in colonial Africa (specific emphasis on Nigeria), a neglected area in the literature.

Critical Madness Theory. A Way of Interpreting Irrational Behavior as Political Action
2012 0-7734-4049-6
In philosophical and economic traditions it is common place to discuss agency as rational and self-interested. This book examines how therapeutic practices in bi-polar support groups actually contradict this baseline presupposition. Can irrational people whose behavior does not correspond to their own personal interests be viewed as political agents, and this book argues yes. How does the madness inherent in mental illness factor into political organizing in radical groups like anarchists, and how can a new existential-phenomenological philosophy, which Dr. Kaye creates, help us to better understand grassroots organizing. The chapters progress from a discussion of transversality as the panacea to disciplinary power, which opens up agency, on to a discussion of existential-phenomenological intentions. It then moves to advocacy for this new philosophical system. It finishes in the final chapter on the art of living.

Economic Injustice of Maternal Mortality. A Feminist Ethical Analysis
2008 0-7734-4792-X
This work is a response to the lack of theological reflection on the qualitatively different poverty endured by women, a concrete manifestation of which is maternal mortality. This work argues that the failure of liberation theology to attend adequately to the poverty of women compromises its commitment to solidarity with the oppressed.

Epicurean EthicsKatastematic Hedonism
1994 0-7734-9124-4
The fundamental problem of Epicurean philosophy is understood as the problem of being human in a mechanical universe, which brings out the philosophical importance of Epicurus and guards against treating him as a museum piece. A new interpretation of Epicurean ethics is developed against the background of a critical discussion of earlier interpretations. Although the whole range of the tetrapharmakos is covered in the book, as well as the Epicurean social philosophy of justice and friendship, the argument focusses on Epicurus' understanding of the nature of pleasure and pain and on the distinction between kinetic and katastematic pleasure.

Ethical Foundations of Socialism
2007 0-7734-5283-4
This book presents a general overview of the lives and works of William Temple and R. H. Tawney. The author examines their notions of acquistiveness, re-evaluating other themes in their works in light of this. The ethical socialism of Tawney and Temple is appraised to examine and evaluate their ideas and to establish their philosophical and historical legacy.

Ethics and Creativity in the Political Thought of Simone Weil and Albert Camus
2004 0-7734-6567-7
This work of political theory traces, for the first time in a book-length work, the critical development of the idea of creativity in politics through the intellectual relationship of Simone Weil and Albert Camus. Assessing their separate but complementary attempts to bring aesthetic considerations of beauty and order to bear on an ethical conception of political life, the book calls into question both a purely aestheticized picture of reality and postmodern tendency to see reality as a discontinuous discourses by emphasizing that which Weil and Camus believed the activities of labor and art share in common: the capacity and obligation to transform our perspective while respecting our physical and metaphysical limits. Taken together, the work of Weil and Camus offers a prelude to the formulation of a self-consciously creative form of citizenship, critically respectful of established forms of political discourse and being, but willing to supplement or replace outdated forms with more appropriate ones. In this comparative analysis, creativity emerges as a basic reorientation to political phenomena. Their emphasis on the creative forces the analysis beyond their critiques of totalitarianism, where works on their political thought usually focus, revealing a shared need to assert a positive, non-dogmatic vision of political action. The creative suggests a temperament, extant in the work of the artist and in a re-conceived notion of labor, that both Weil and Camus believed could be usefully applied to the problems of modern politics.

Ethics and Wildlife Book Two
1999 0-7734-8712-3
This volume analyzes some of our attitudes concerning wildlife, and discusses problems facing wildlife. It is a spirit of concern for, and recognition of the value of, wild creatures that unifies the essays in this volume.

Ethics of Ernst Troeltsch a Commitment to Relevancy
1990 0-88946-843-5
It is frequently assumed that Troeltsch's real contribution lies in the field of the science of religion. This study proposes that Troeltsch's ethics is a vital component of his theological agenda.

Ethics of Retribution in the Decameron and the Late Medieval Italian Novella Beyond the Circle
1993 0-7734-9835-4
This study deals with the depiction of ethically correct punishment in four late medieval Italian novella collections: Boccaccio's Decameron, Fiorentino's Pecorone, Sacchetti's Trecentonovelle, and Sercambi's Novelliere. It analyzes the function of ethics in dozens of short tales which can be profitably studied not only by scholars of Italian and other literatures, but also by students of medieval and Renaissance history, sociology, and philosophy.

Ethics of Timelessness
1994 0-7734-2295-1
This major philosophical discourse covers topics as diverse as time, causality, ethics, metaphysics, utopianism, politics, poetics, medicine, immunology, and theology. Its central thesis, that metaphysics is a science of immunology for the human spirit, reunites philosophy with its roots. Jacques Derrida has created a metaphysical virus, differance, which deconstructs the philosophical immune system, undermining the metaphysician's ability to defend the system against rhetorical attack. This work is an attempt to construct a superimmune system, consisting of a number of immune systems all operating in tandem, to defend both the physical and metaphysical systems against infection.

Ethics of World Religions
1993 0-7734-1940-3
This book meets two specific needs: for an introduction to the ethical teachings of world religions and their basic concepts and desires; and for presentation of ethical teaching as it relates to theology and the basic religious system. This book will clarify many of the ethical teachings of world religions both theistic and non-theistic and how they are understood in the field of religious studies today.

Ethics, Metaphysics and Religion in the Thought of F. H. Bradley
1996 0-7734-8767-0
Essays by some of Canada's leading scholars on various aspects of Bradley's thought. Essays include: The Unity of Moral Principle and Bradley's Absolute (Leslie Armour) The Uses of Bradley's Absolute (H. S. Harris) Process and Historical Crisis in F. H. Bradley's Ethics of Feeling (James Bradley) Metaphysics and Ethics in Bradley's Idealism (Don MacNiven) The Self and the Social Order (Elizabeth Trott) Bradley's Critique of Mill's Utilitarianism (Philip MacEwen) Feeling in Bradley's Ethical Studies (David Crossley) F. H. Bradley and the Presuppositions of Critical History (Lionel Rubinoff)

Faithful Ethics According to John Calvin the Teachability of the Heart
1997 0-7734-8521-X
This volume argues that neither theoretical nor confessional approaches to the relationship of faith and ethics can adequately address the issues involved. It draws on conceptual tools from the work of Bernard Lonergan to show that attention needs to shift from content to method. Using the work of John Calvin, it shows that faith shaped ethics. The volume contains an annotated translation and extended commentary of Calvin's Letter to Sachinus on Lending at Interest. This text is generally recognized by economic historians as an important one for understanding the development of early modern capitalism. The translators of existing versions in French and English do not have a background in Renaissance economic history, and this version corrects some problems with those texts. The commentary provides a substantial analysis of classical and Renaissance views of what an economy is and the meaning of economic transactions in human living. It places Calvin's theological work into the context of the general ethical dynamism of the Renaissance. This reappraisal of Calvin's thought will most certainly generate debate among moral theologians and specialists of Calvin. It also provides evidence of the relevance of these conceptual tools for the studies of history and theological ethics.

Historical Development Toward a Non-Theistic Humanist Ethics: Essays From the Ancient Stoics to Modern Science
2015 1-4955-0426-3
This book is a collection of essays written over the years on various philosophical approaches to ethics. It opens with an introduction that surveys the current status of investigations by natural scientists, biologists, and psychologists on the moral behavior of humans, comparing it with the behavior of higher animals. The remainder of the book is subdivided into seven parts, which treat development of moral theories.

Marketing Ethics
2008 0-7734-5116-1
While researchers and writers in the marketing profession tend to discuss ethics using a broad-based approach or through case studies, this work provides an in-depth examination of particular issues facing the marketing professional such as fear appeals, intrusiveness, and the marketer’s contribution to America‘s materialistic culture. Addressing these ethical challenges, the author explains how and why the profession needs to change its practices.

Medical Malpractice, Mistakes and Mishaps: Essays on Medical Litigation, the Mandatory Reporting of Health Professionals and the Limits of the Law
2013 0-7734-4535-8
This book discusses several important topics. Firstly, the book analyzes the limits of tort law; the problems with Australian law on the negligent failure to disclose medical risks and the merits of no-fault compensation schemes. Then it studies the importance of the elimination of medical error and the adoption of sound and comprehensive risk management principles; apologies and open disclosure in medicine. It also discusses the relationship between expert evidence and medical malpractice litigation. Guiding these essays is an explicit legal skepticism. The book centers on the belief in the limits of legal argument as well as the belief in the social undesirability of resource to legal rules to deal with the problems of life. The position is sympathetic to the arguments of a number of critics of America law such as Catherine Crier and Philip K. Howard who see Anglo-American culture as asking too much of “the Law.” Often the turn to the law attempts to replace responsibility, judgment, innovation and reason by an appeal to legal rules.

Montaigne and the Ethics of Compassion
2000 0-7734-7706-3
This study establishes that the Essais are the vehicle of a coherent ethical system whose principles generate valid and genuinely innovative ethical conclusions, expounded in the body of Montaigne’s text. It also suggests that certain features of Montaigne’s ethics have much to offer our own age. “Gauna’s study is challenging and manages to be both provocative and persuasive. His range of reference to both pre- and post- Montaignean ethical thought is impressive as also are the vigour and clarity of his expression. . . It is a contribution to Montaigne studies which deserves to find its way onto many booklists and bookshelves, both public and private.” – Pauline M. Smith

Mysticism and Ethics in Friedrich Von HÜgel
2004 0-7734-6222-8
There have been many studies on the theme of Christian mysticism; few have explored the connection between mystical experience and ethics like this work. This work will contribute to the renewed interest in Hügel himself, and also to the general theme of mysticism and ethics. This book will offer the scholarly community an opportunity to engage an enormous intellect whose work is startlingly relevant to our current theological and ethical discussions and whose significance extends well beyond the role he may have played in a brief ecclesiastical controversy at the turn of the twentieth century.

New Management of Life
1998 0-7734-8508-2
This volume introduces a new approach to science that seeks to understand life and its management in a prophetic manner. This approach regards the soul and the mind as indivisible parts of humanity. There cannot be an educated mind without an educated soul. It proposes a new model for management to sustain and develop work, arts, families, government, industries.

New Studies in Bonhoeffer's Ethics
1997 0-88946-775-7
Addresses the paradox that scholars have neglected the very work that Bonhoeffer hoped would be his crowning achievement, his study of Christian ethics. Concluding that the reason for this omission was not simple neglect but the uncertain state of the text, contributing authors offer insights and solutions for the textual problems posed by Bonhoeffer's Ethics.

Philosophical and Religious Conceptions of the Person and their Implications for Ethical, Political and Social Thought
2002 0-7734-7025-5


Philosophical Essays on the Ideas of a Good Society
1988 0-88946-102-3
Essays arising from the first International Conference on Social Philosophy, which addressed some of the most important issues facing humankind at the end of the 20th century: justice; freedom; power; equality; privacy; conscience vs. law; technology and changing values; population; business ethics; nuclear war; violence; terrorism; and peace. Social Philosophy Today No.1

Philosophical Examination of the History and Values of Western Medicine
1993 0-7734-9210-0
The study's central thesis is that medicine reflects better than any other discipline the ethical crises of our age and that these are the natural result of the schism between "facts" and "values" brought about at the time of the scientific revolution. It offers a brief introduction to the philosophical history of medicine, argues that current ethical theory rests upon a fallacy of abstraction, calls for a more realistic appraisal of ethical responsibility, and challenges the notion that ethics is necessarily more "subjective" than science. Examines the role of ethics in medical education, managing ethical issues in health-care delivery systems, medical economics, abortion, and sexually transmissible diseases, giving special attention to the realities of ethical responsibility in each case.

Philosophy of Moral Dilemmas
2007 0-7734-5346-6
It is largely assumed that painful self-assessing emotions, such as guilt, are appropriate responses to acting in a moral dilemma for a variety of reasons: these emotions we are committed to moral ends not reflected by our action, they are understandable byproducts of a healthy moral education, and they reflect our making a connection to the wrongness of our dilemmatic act. This study challenges these rationales and argues that a truly admirable agent would not feel such emotions because he would apprehend his moral role, if not his causal role, as marginal. The author contends that ethical theorists should stop endorsing such emotional responses, and offers suggestions to moral educators which dissuade inculcating characters which do not feel emotions in line with actions. This study will appeal to scholars interested in virtue ethics, the philosophy of emotions, and philosophical psychology.

Police Ethics
1995 0-7734-9409-X
Using the eleven clauses of a statement of principles currently under consideration by the police service, this study discusses how members of the police service are thinking about what they actually do. The language in which these principles are phrased is examined as well as the relevance of these statements to the contemporary issues. This book introduces some of the vocabulary of philosophical ethics and discusses these ideas in relation to today's police service. The book also includes short case studies taken from the daily press with a few questions that use some of the vocabulary of ethical thinking.

Private and Public Ethics. Tensions Between Conscience and Institutional Responsibility
1978 0-88946-993-8
Compilation of essays addressing the tensions between conscience and institutional responsibility as problems in morality and politics in American life.

Process Ethics. A Constructive System
1984 0-88946-764-1
The first attempt to create a constructive and ethical system based on process philosophy, which is often considered America's distinctive contribution to philosophy. Seeks to develop a system of Christian ethics based on process philosophy, but without employing the highly technical language of that discipline.

Profit and Responsibility Issues in Business and Professional Ethics
1985 0-88946-862-1
Essays on business ethics written by philosophers, theologians, and professors of business.

Profit, Principle and Apartheid, 1948-1994. The Conflict of Economic and Moral Issues in United States- South African Relations
1997 0-7734-8606-2
This study is a chronological history of the moral and economic factors which have influenced United States-South African relations since 1948, accessible to students, academics and the general readers. The chapters are primarily divided according to US presidential terms to show how each administration has dealt with the problems of supporting business interests while denouncing South Africa's racial policies. Included are the basic debates over divestment, international criticism, and the development of apartheid. It can also be used for US history, political science, and African history classes.

Reformed Urban Ethics- Case Study of Pittsburgh
1991 0-7734-9906-7
An introductory textbook to Christian social ethics in the contemporary urban American context. Applies a reformed theory of justice and power to contemporary urban social-ethical problems. Chapters include: the urban ethos, urban theology, power in the urban setting, love and justice, evangelism and social action, John Calvin's economic theory, contemporary business ethics, racism, political ethics and housing, and a concluding chapter on peacemaking and the technological city. Rejecting the pessimism of French Protestant Jacques Ellul and the optimism of Boston theologian Harvey Cox, it maps out the terrain of a Christian realist urban ethic.

Rhetoric and Ethics
1991 0-88946-212-7
Addresses the classical connection between rhetoric and ethics, its fragmentation during the 17th century, and the reunification of rhetoric and ethics in the 20th century. Includes such essays as "Platonic Rhetoric" by Charles Salman, "Persons, Personae, and Ghost Writing: Ethics and Fictive Voice" by George E. Yoos, "Stance Perception in Sixteenth-Century Ethical Discourse" by Lawrence D. Green, and "Differences That Unite Us: John Kennedy's Speech to the Houston Ministerial Association" by Frederick J. Antczak.

Schopenhauer’s Ethics of Patience: Virtue, Salvation, and Value
2010 0-7734-3800-9
This work explores Schopenhauer’s ethics and central aspects of his philosophy of value, discussing his conception of the individual character, his determinism, his depiction of the states of virtue and salvation, and the value that life has when understood in Schopenhauer’s terms. The book also investigates the nature and depth of Schopenhauer’s pessimism, and the extent to which it is rooted in his metaphysics.

Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics
1997 0-7734-8651-8
This volume investigates the meaning and contribution of Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics to the formation of social ethical thinking in Slovakia. It is a systematic view, examining it in the social, political and spiritual context of the development of the Slovak nation, Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, linking the development of the Protestant social ethics in Europe and the world. Chapter I presents a methodological background for the understanding of problems of social ethics in general, emphasizing Slovak Lutheran Social Ethics. Chapter II presents an historical survey of the development of Lutheranism in Slovakia, and then analyzes the development of the social and ethical opinions of Slovak Lutherans from about the end of the 19th century to the end of WWII. Chapter III follows a Christian Socialist line and the Christian Realist line after WWII. Chapter IV investigates the period from 1948 to the present.

Theological Ethics of Friedrich Schleiermacher
2001 0-7734-7349-1
The range and versatility of the intellectual accomplishments of Friedrich Schleiermacher have been the scene of much scrutiny and recognition since his passing in 1834. The subjects of this study have been provided by both his published writings during his lifetime and the great amount of lecture material that comprise his literary remains. The material that Schleiermacher singled out from the exceptionally large deposit of lectures over many philosophical and theological subjects were those on philosophical dialectic and on Christian ethics.

Understanding Jewish Ethics
1991 0-7734-9894-X
Investigates ethical perspectives and themes in Judaism from the biblical through the modern period. Compares and contrasts the Jewish ethical tradition in Greco-Roman, Christian and Moslem ethics. Topics include: suicide, self-sacrifice, euthanasia, lying and deception, political ethics, the ethics of war and peace, women and ethics, sexual ethics, death and dying, AIDS, and bio-medical ethics.

Understanding Jewish Ethics. Major Themes and Thinkers, Volume II
1993 0-7734-1972-1
This companion volume continues the work and thesis of Volume I. It contains a full investigation of the revolutionary theories and methodologies of Volume I and identifies major themes and thinkers not covered in the first book. Major themes such as Theodicy, Human Justice and Rights, Altruism, Mysticism and Jewish Ethics, Jewish Ethics and Zionism, and the whole question of Jewish modernism and ethics are examined. In addition, it considers some major thinkers who dramatically affected our understanding of Jewish ethics, from classical philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Maimonides, and Gersonides to moderns like Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Moses Mendolssohn, Hermann Cohen, Ahad Ha'am, Jacob Klatzkin, Abraham Isaac Kook, Isaiah Leibowitz, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Max Kadushin, Eugene Borowitz, Seymour Siegel, Alasdair Macintyre, Louis Henkin, Hannah Arendt, and Leo Strauss among many others.

Vico and the Social Theory of Law. The Structure of Legal Communication
2014 0-7734-0050-8
This creative text is the result of a scholarly struggle with the meaning over the context of a social theory of law. It examines the philosophical, sociological and jurisprudential aspects of Gambattista Vico’s theory of law. Particularly his philosophical confrontation and engagement with important thinkers such as: Hobbes, Leibniz and Spinoza and the configuration of this thought with modern thinkers such as Gadamer and Deleuze.


Why Donor Insemination Requires Developments in Family Law
2007 0-7734-5257-5
This book examines the legal framework and practices surrounding licensed donor insemination in Britain at the end of the twentieth-century, together with a detailed consideration of the legislative and policy based changes in the early years of the twenty-first century. Drawing on interviews with single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples, this analysis focuses on the practical effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 for women and men who had sought access to and used this procedure. This qualitative study explores the complexities and significance of the legal construction of parenthood and ‘the family’, together with the (re)configurations of biogenetic ties in the context of families with children conceived through donor insemination. ‘The family’ is, and remains, a powerful normalising presence negotiated by subjects seeking to make sense of ‘assisted’ kinship. Nevertheless, as this study shows, the multiple ways of being or doing ‘the family’ suggests it does not embody an essential truth.

Why Happiness Includes Fairness. An Essay in Soft Utilitarian Ethics
2013 0-7734-4336-3
This is a study of ethical principles and theories. Dr. Meynell defines the good in ethical matters as depending in large part, although not entirely, on how an action effects the happiness of and the fairness to sentient beings. He calls this “soft utilitarianism”.

What makes Meynell’ s work distinctive is that given the Aristotelian framework, he defends ‘Soft Utilitarianism’ as combining the principle of happiness with the principle of fairness, being careful to note that these two features of a proper ethical theory cannot be reduced one to the other. The moral agent must therefore balance them in order to reach the best decision in whatever circumstances he or she may face.


William Penn on Religion and Ethics the Emergence of Liberal Quakerism
1991 0-88946-687-4
Shows in detail how Penn moved from an early Quaker prophetic or radical conception of the divine Light as challenge to every person, into a conception of moral truth as already known in part by everyone. A more complete study than had previously been possible of Penn's relation to the Socinian Unitarians, to the Cambridge Platonists and English humanists, and to some intense debates between Quakers and Anglicans and Baptists in which Penn took a vigorous part.