Philosophy round-up

September 18, 2008

Plato: Laws 10

Author: Robert Mayhew

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 246

Price: £35.00

ISBN 9780199225965

The author, professor of philosophy at Seton Hall University, New Jersey, offers a new translation, an introduction and a commentary that is the first in English in over a century. The book is aimed at general-interest readers, scholars and students of ancient philosophy, religion and ethics.

Kant and Skepticism

Author: Michael N. Forster

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 168

Price: £17.95

ISBN 9780691129877

Forster, of the department of philosophy at the University of Chicago and the author of key works on Hegel, Herder and Wittgenstein, seeks to offer a reappraisal of Kant's conception of, and response to, scepticism.

Nietzsche's Political Skepticism

Author: Tamsin Shaw

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 192

Price: £14.95

ISBN 9780691133225

Shaw, assistant professor of politics at Princeton University, argues that the modern political predicament, for Nietzsche, is shaped by two historical moments - secularisation and the fragmentation of moral life and the unparalleled ideological power of the modern state.

Ethics and the Beast: A Specialist Argument for Animal Liberation

Author: Tzachi Zamir

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 158

Price: £19.95

ISBN 9780691133287

Zamir, who teaches in the philosophy and English departments at Tel Aviv University, makes the argument that animal liberation does not require arguments. By making a case for liberation that is based on intuitions and beliefs he attempts to change the terms of the liberation debate.

The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory

Author: Amy Allen

Edition: First

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 248

Price: £20.50

ISBN 9780231136228

Allen, who is the author of The Power of Feminist Theory and chair of the philosophy department at Dartmouth College, analyses power in its depth and complexity.

The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics

Editors: Josephine Donovan and Carol Adams

Edition: First

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 400

Price: £44.00 and £14.50

ISBN 9780231140386 and 0393

In Beyond Animal Rights, Josephine Donovan and Carol Adams introduced feminist ethic of care theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals. A decade later, seven essays from that book are joined by nine new articles. Beginning with the earliest articulation of the idea in the mid-1980s and continuing to the theory's most recent revisions, this volume presents a portrait of the evolution of the feminist-care tradition.

An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy

Author: Alison Stone

Edition: First

Publisher: Polity

Pages: 248

Price: £50.00 and £14.99

ISBN 9780745638829 and 8836

Stone, senior lecturer in philosophy at Lancaster University, introduces key issues and debates about the nature of sex, gender and the body. The book provides succinct accounts of key thinkers and explains how feminist philosophy relates to the many forms of feminist politics.

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