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"An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times" and Other Writings (Hardcover): John Brown "An Estimate of the Manners and Principles of the Times" and Other Writings (Hardcover)
John Brown; Edited by David Womersley
R766 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R149 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge Course Companion (Paperback, 2013 Edition): Eileen Dombrowski, Lena Rotenberg,... Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge Course Companion (Paperback, 2013 Edition)
Eileen Dombrowski, Lena Rotenberg, Mimi Bick
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Build confident critical thinkers who can process and articulate complex ideas in relevant, real-life contexts. The inquiry-based approach actively drives independent thought and helps learners explore ideas, questions and perspectives, equipping them with a higher level of critical awareness. Developed directly with the IB for the 2013 syllabus. Help learners confidently process, analyze and articulate complex ideas through an inquiry-based approach Enable reflective, critical discussion via classroom activities that provide a rich basis for guided inquiry Encourage an open-minded, analytical perspective through a methodology firmly grounded in questioning Develop transferable critical thinking skills and enable skills application to the areas of knowledge and the wider world Support balanced comprehension of both the AOKs and the WOKs for a holistic understanding of how knowledge is created Navigate the current syllabus with a clear and logical learning pathway that takes you right from the course aims through to the assessment tasks Drive truly international awareness, with an overall treatment that considers ideas and perspectives from across the globe and their implications for action Developed directly with the IB and written by a specialist in inquiry-based learning, most closely supporting the IB approach to TOK Supporting Skills & Practice book builds all the essential foundations, enabling confidence right from the start About the series: Developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.

The Owl and the Rooster - Hegel's Transformative Political Science (Hardcover): Alan Brudner The Owl and the Rooster - Hegel's Transformative Political Science (Hardcover)
Alan Brudner
R2,562 R2,369 Discovery Miles 23 690 Save R193 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since 1945, there have been two waves of Anglo-American writing on Hegel's political thought. The first defended it against works portraying Hegel as an apologist of Prussian reaction and a theorist of totalitarian nationalism. The second presented Hegel as a civic humanist critic of liberalism in the tradition of Rousseau. The first suppressed elements of Hegel's thought that challenge liberalism's individualistic premises; the second downplayed Hegel's theism. This book recovers what was lost in each wave. It restores aspects of Hegel's political thought unsettling to liberal beliefs, yet that lead to a state more liberal than Locke's and Kant's, which retain authoritarian elements. It also scrutinizes Hegel's claim to have justified theism to rational insight, hence to have made it conformable to Enlightenment standards of admissible public discourse. And it seeks to show how, for Hegel, the wholeness unique to divinity is realizable among humans without concession or compromise and what role philosophy must play in its final achievement. Lastly, we are shown what form Hegel's philosophy can take in a world not yet prepared for his science. Here is Hegel's political thought undistorted.

The Ethics of Pandemics (Paperback): Meredith Celene Schwartz The Ethics of Pandemics (Paperback)
Meredith Celene Schwartz
R525 Discovery Miles 5 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A portion of the revenue from this book's sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders to assist in the fight against COVID-19.The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on modern health-care systems and has given rise to a number of complex ethical issues. This collection of readings and case studies offers an overview of some of the most pressing of these issues, such as the allocation of ventilators and other scarce resources, the curtailing of standard privacy measures for the sake of public health, and the potential obligations of health-care professionals to continue operating in dangerous work environments.

Shaping the Normative Landscape (Paperback): David Owens Shaping the Normative Landscape (Paperback)
David Owens
R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Shaping the Normative Landscape is an investigation of the value of obligations and of rights, of forgiveness, of consent and refusal, of promise and request. David Owens shows that these are all instruments by which we exercise control over our normative environment. Philosophers from Hume to Scanlon have supposed that when we make promises and give our consent, our real interest is in controlling (or being able to anticipate) what people will actually do and that our interest in rights and obligations is a by-product of this more fundamental interest. In fact, we value for its own sake the ability to decide who is obliged to do what, to determine when blame is appropriate, to settle whether an act wrongs us. Owens explores how we control the rights and obligations of ourselves and of those around us. We do so by making friends and thereby creating the rights and obligations of friendship. We do so by making promises and so binding ourselves to perform. We do so by consenting to medical treatment and thereby giving the doctor the right to go ahead. The normative character of our world matters to us on its own account. To make sense of promise, consent, friendship and other related phenomena we must acknowledge that normative interests are amongst our fundamental interests. We must also rethink the psychology of agency and the nature of social convention.

What Does It All Mean? - A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (Paperback, New ed): Thomas Nagel What Does It All Mean? - A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (Paperback, New ed)
Thomas Nagel
R298 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R65 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems-knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right and wrong, the nature of death, the meaning of life, and the meaning of words. Although he states his own opinions clearly, Nagel leaves these fundamental questions open, allowing students to entertain other solutions and encouraging them to think for themselves.

A Companion to Ethics (Paperback, New Ed): Peter Singer A Companion to Ethics (Paperback, New Ed)
Peter Singer
R789 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R43 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

The Perils of the One (Hardcover): Stathis Gourgouris The Perils of the One (Hardcover)
Stathis Gourgouris
R833 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R181 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From the earliest times, societies have been seduced by the temptation of unitary thinking. Recognizing the vulnerability of existence, people and cultures privilege regimes that confer authority on a single entity, a sovereign ruler, a transcendental deity, or an Event, which they embrace with unquestioned devotion. Such obsessions precipitate contempt for the worldliness of real bodies in real time and refusal of responsibility and agency. In The Perils of the One, Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology that confronts the legacy of "monarchical thinking": the desire to subjugate oneself to unitary principles and structures, whether political, moral, theological, or secular. In wide-ranging essays that are at once poetic and polemical, intellectual and passionate, Gourgouris reads across politics and theology, literary and art criticism, psychoanalysis and feminism in a critique of both political theology and the metaphysics of secularism. He engages with a range of figures from the Apostle Paul and Trinitarian theologians, to La Boetie, Schmitt, and Freud, to contemporary thinkers such as Clastres, Said, Castoriadis, Zizek, Butler, and Irigaray. At once a broad perspective on human history and a detailed examination of our present moment, The Perils of the One offers glimpses of what a counterpolitics of autonomy would look like from anarchic subjectivities that refuse external ideals, resist the allure of command and obedience, and embrace otherness.

Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy (Hardcover): Frederick Rauscher Kant: Lectures and Drafts on Political Philosophy (Hardcover)
Frederick Rauscher; Translated by Kenneth R. Westphal
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is the first translation into English of the Reflections which Kant wrote whilst formulating his ideas in political philosophy: the preparatory drafts for Theory and Practice, Toward Perpetual Peace, the Doctrine of Right, and Conflict of the Faculties; and the only surviving student transcription of his course on Natural Right. Through these texts one can trace the development of his political thought, from his first exposure to Rousseau in the mid 1760s through to his last musings in the late 1790s after his final system of Right was published. The material covers such topics as the central role of freedom, the social contract, the nature of sovereignty, the means for achieving international peace, property rights in relation to the very possibility of human agency, the general prohibition of rebellion, and Kant's philosophical defense of the French Revolution.

Emotion and Imagination (Paperback): Adam Morton Emotion and Imagination (Paperback)
Adam Morton
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Recent years have seen an enormous amount of philosophical research into the emotions and the imagination, but as yet little work has been done to connect the two. In his engaging and highly original new book, Adam Morton shows that all emotions require some form of imagination and goes on to fully explore the link between these two important concepts both within philosophy and in everyday life. We may take it for granted that complex emotions, such as hope and resentment, require a rich thinking and an engagement with the imagination, but Morton shows how more basic and responsive emotions such as fear and anger also require us to take account of possibilities and opportunities beyond the immediate situation. Interweaving a powerful tapestry of subtle argument with vivid detail, the book highlights that many emotions, more than we tend to suppose, require us to imagine a situation from a particular point of view and that this in itself can be the source of further emotional feeling. Morton goes on to demonstrate the important role that emotions play in our moral lives, throwing light on emotions such as self-respect, disapproval, and remorse, and the price we pay for having them. He explores the intricate nature of moral emotions and the challenges we face when integrating our thinking on morality and the emotions. This compelling and thought-provoking new book challenges many assumptions about the nature of emotion and imagination and will appeal to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role that these concepts play in our lives. The book also has far reaching implications that will spark debate amongst scholars and students for some time to come.

Philosophy and the Idea of Communism - Alain Badiou in conversation with Peter Engelmann (Paperback): Alain Badiou, Peter... Philosophy and the Idea of Communism - Alain Badiou in conversation with Peter Engelmann (Paperback)
Alain Badiou, Peter Engelmann; Translated by Susan Spitzer
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a well-known text called The Communist Hypothesis , first published in 2007, the renowned philosopher Alain Badiou breathed fresh life into the idea of communism as an intellectual representation that provides a critical perspective on existing politics and offers a systemic alternative to capitalism. Now, in the course of this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Engelmann, Alain Badiou explains why he continues to value the idea of communism against the background of current social crises and despite negative historical experiences. From the anticipation of a communism without a state to the problem of the concept of democracy and an analysis of capitalism as a system, the two thinkers discuss the key political issues of our time. Whilst explaining his political philosophy, Badiou also reflects on current socio-political developments such as the turmoil in the Middle East and the situation in China. This compelling dialogue is both a highly topical contribution to the question of how we might organize our societies differently and an accessible introduction to Badiou's philosophical thinking.

Hermann Lotze - An Intellectual Biography (Hardcover): William R. Woodward Hermann Lotze - An Intellectual Biography (Hardcover)
William R. Woodward
R2,309 R2,141 Discovery Miles 21 410 Save R168 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As a philosopher, psychologist, and physician, the German thinker Hermann Lotze (1817-81) defies classification. Working in the mid-nineteenth-century era of programmatic realism, he critically reviewed and rearranged theories and concepts in books on pathology, physiology, medical psychology, anthropology, history, aesthetics, metaphysics, logic, and religion. Leading anatomists and physiologists reworked his hypotheses about the central and autonomic nervous systems. Dozens of fin-de-siecle philosophical contemporaries emulated him, yet often without acknowledgment, precisely because he had made conjecture and refutation into a method. In spite of Lotze's status as a pivotal figure in nineteenth-century intellectual thought, no complete treatment of his work exists, and certainly no effort to take account of the feminist secondary literature. Hermann Lotze: An Intellectual Biography is the first full-length historical study of Lotze's intellectual origins, scientific community, institutional context, and worldwide reception.

The Essential Leviathan - A Modernized Edition (Paperback, abridged edition): Thomas Hobbes The Essential Leviathan - A Modernized Edition (Paperback, abridged edition)
Thomas Hobbes; Edited by Nancy Stanlick, Daniel P. Collette
R402 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R54 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This edition of Leviathan is intended to provide the reader with a modestly abridged text that is straightforward and accessible, while preserving Hobbes' main lines of argument and of thought. It is meant for those who wish to focus primarily on the philosophical aspects of the work, apart from its stylish but often daunting early modern prose. The editors have updated language, style, punctuation, and grammar throughout. Very long, complicated sentences have been broken into two or more sentences for enhanced readability. In some instances, terms within a sentence are rearranged for enhanced clarity. Occasionally, an equivalent contemporary word is substituted for an archaic one. Ellipses indicate omissions of more than one sentence. Care has been taken to maintain the strength, nuance, and flavor of the work, especially of Hobbes' most difficult arguments. In addition, the volume offers a general Introduction and concise headnotes to each chapter. Annotation is geared to the student or novice reader. A glossary of key terms is also included, as well as an index.

The Secular Terrorist - The Slow Suicide of Christian Britain (Paperback): Peter Mullen The Secular Terrorist - The Slow Suicide of Christian Britain (Paperback)
Peter Mullen
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Logic - The Laws of Truth (Hardcover, New): Nicholas J. J. Smith Logic - The Laws of Truth (Hardcover, New)
Nicholas J. J. Smith
R1,439 R1,093 Discovery Miles 10 930 Save R346 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Logic is essential to correct reasoning and also has important theoretical applications in philosophy, computer science, linguistics, and mathematics. This book provides an exceptionally clear introduction to classical logic, with a unique approach that emphasizes both the hows and whys of logic. Here Nicholas Smith thoroughly covers the formal tools and techniques of logic while also imparting a deeper understanding of their underlying rationales and broader philosophical significance. In addition, this is the only introduction to logic available today that presents all the major forms of proof--trees, natural deduction in all its major variants, axiomatic proofs, and sequent calculus. The book also features numerous exercises, with solutions available on an accompanying website. Logic is the ideal textbook for undergraduates and graduate students seeking a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the subject. * Provides an essential introduction to classical logic * Emphasizes the how and why of logic * Covers both formal and philosophical issues * Presents all the major forms of proof--from trees to sequent calculus * Features numerous exercises, with solutions available at http://www-personal.usyd.edu.au/~njjsmith/lawsoftruth * The ideal textbook for undergraduates and graduate students

Republic (Paperback): Plato Republic (Paperback)
Plato; Edited by Robin Waterfield
R238 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The central work of one of the West's greatest philosophers, The Republic of Plato is a masterpiece of insight and feeling, the finest of the Socratic dialogues, and one of the great books of Western culture. This new translation captures the dramatic realism, poetic beauty, intellectual vitality, and emotional power of Plato at the height of his powers. Deftly weaving three main strands of argument into an artistic whole--the ethical and political, the aesthetic and mystical, and the metaphysical--Plato explores in The Republic the elements of the ideal community, where morality can be achieved in a balance of wisdom, courage, and restraint.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on Methods of Inquiry (Hardcover): Gary Ebbs Carnap, Quine, and Putnam on Methods of Inquiry (Hardcover)
Gary Ebbs
R2,128 R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Save R153 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Carnap, Quine, and Putnam held that in our pursuit of truth we can do no better than to start in the middle, relying on already-established beliefs and inferences and applying our best methods for re-evaluating particular beliefs and inferences and arriving at new ones. In this collection of essays, Gary Ebbs interprets these thinkers' methodological views in the light of their own philosophical commitments, and in the process refutes some widespread misunderstandings of their views, reveals the real strengths of their arguments, and exposes a number of problems that they face. To solve these problems, in many of the essays Ebbs also develops new philosophical approaches, including new theories of logical truth, language use, reference and truth, truth by convention, realism, trans-theoretical terms, agreement and disagreement, radical belief revision, and contextually a priori statements. His essays will be valuable for a wide range of readers in analytic philosophy.

Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Case Studies and Commentaries (Paperback): Robert J. Sternberg, Susan... Ethical Challenges in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Case Studies and Commentaries (Paperback)
Robert J. Sternberg, Susan T. Fiske
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, a growing number of scientific careers have been brought down by scientists' failure to satisfactorily confront ethical challenges. Scientists need to learn early on what constitutes acceptable ethical behavior in their professions. Ethical Principles for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences encourages readers to engage in discussions of the diverse ethical dilemmas encountered by behavioral and brain scientists. The goal is to allow scientists to reflect on ethical issues before potentially confronting them. Each chapter is authored by a prominent scientist in the field who describes a dilemma, how it was resolved, and what the scientist would do differently if confronted with the situation again. Featuring commentary throughout and a culmination of opinions and experiences shared by leaders in the field, the goal of this book is not to provide correct answers to real-world ethical dilemmas. Instead, authors pose the dilemmas, discuss their experiences and viewpoints on them, and speculate on alternative reactions to the issues. The firsthand insights shared throughout the book will provide an important basis for reflection among students and professionals on how to resolve the kinds of ethical challenges they may face in their own careers."

Dance and the Quality of Life (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Karen Bond Dance and the Quality of Life (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Karen Bond
R2,984 R2,443 Discovery Miles 24 430 Save R541 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the first volume devoted to the topic of dance and quality of life. Thirty-one chapters illuminate dance in relation to singular and overlapping themes of nature, philosophy, spirituality, religion, life span, learning, love, family, teaching, creativity, ability, socio-cultural identity, politics and change, sex and gender, wellbeing, and more. With contributions from a multi-generational group of artists, community workers, educators, philosophers, researchers, students and health professionals, this volume presents a thoughtful, expansive-yet-focused, and nuanced discussion of dance's contribution to human life. The volume will interest dance specialists, quality of life researchers, and anyone interested in exploring dance's contribution to quality of living and being.

Cowardice - A Brief History (Paperback): Chris Walsh Cowardice - A Brief History (Paperback)
Chris Walsh
R527 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Coward. It's a grave insult, likely to provoke anger, shame, even violence. But what exactly is cowardice? When terrorists are called cowards, does it mean the same as when the term is applied to soldiers? And what, if anything, does cowardice have to do with the rest of us? Bringing together sources from court-martial cases to literary and film classics such as Dante's Inferno, The Red Badge of Courage, and The Thin Red Line, Cowardice recounts the great harm that both cowards and the fear of seeming cowardly have done, and traces the idea of cowardice's power to its evolutionary roots. But Chris Walsh also shows that this power has faded, most dramatically on the battlefield. Misconduct that earlier might have been punished as cowardice has more recently often been treated medically, as an adverse reaction to trauma, and Walsh explores a parallel therapeutic shift that reaches beyond war, into the realms of politics, crime, philosophy, religion, and love. Yet, as Walsh indicates, the therapeutic has not altogether triumphed--contempt for cowardice endures, and he argues that such contempt can be a good thing. Courage attracts much more of our attention, but rigorously understanding cowardice may be more morally useful, for it requires us to think critically about our duties and our fears, and it helps us to act ethically when fear and duty conflict. Richly illustrated and filled with fascinating stories and insights, Cowardice is the first sustained analysis of a neglected but profound and pervasive feature of human experience.

Starve and Immolate - The Politics of Human Weapons (Paperback): Banu Bargu Starve and Immolate - The Politics of Human Weapons (Paperback)
Banu Bargu
R712 R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Save R49 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Bargu chronicles the experiences, rituals, values, beliefs, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought cellular confinement against the background of the history of Turkish democracy and the treatment of dissent in a country where prisons have become sites of political confrontation. A critical response to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate centers on new forms of struggle that arise from the asymmetric antagonism between the state and its contestants in the contemporary prison. Bargu ultimately positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms. Drawing attention to the existential commitment, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms these struggles into a complex amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the global ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their possibilities and limitations.

Immortality - The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization (Paperback): Stephen Cave Immortality - The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization (Paperback)
Stephen Cave; Foreword by Michael Shermer
R429 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R28 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Self-Knowledge for Humans (Paperback): Quassim Cassam Self-Knowledge for Humans (Paperback)
Quassim Cassam
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Human beings are not model epistemic citizens. Our reasoning can be careless and uncritical, and our beliefs, desires, and other attitudes aren't always as they ought rationally to be. Our beliefs can be eccentric, our desires irrational and our hopes hopelessly unrealistic. Our attitudes are influenced by a wide range of non-epistemic or non-rational factors, including our character, our emotions, and powerful unconscious biases. Yet we are rarely conscious of such influences. Self-ignorance is not something to which human beings are immune. In this book Quassim Cassam develops an account of self-knowledge which tries to do justice to these and other respects in which humans aren't model epistemic citizens. He rejects rationalist and other mainstream philosophical accounts of self-knowledge on the grounds that, in more than one sense, they aren't accounts of self-knowledge for humans. Instead he defends the view that inferences from behavioural and psychological evidence are a basic source of human self-knowledge. On this account, self-knowledge is a genuine cognitive achievement and self-ignorance is almost always on the cards. As well as explaining knowledge of our own states of mind, Cassam also accounts for what he calls 'substantial' self-knowledge, including knowledge of our values, emotions, and character. He criticizes philosophical accounts of self-knowledge for neglecting substantial self-knowledge, and concludes with a discussion of the value of self-knowledge. This book tries to do for philosophy what behavioural economics tries to do for economics. Just as behavioural economics is the economics of homo sapiens, as distinct from the economics of an ideally rational and self homo economics, so Cassam argues that philosophy should focus on the human predicament rather than on the reasoning and self-knowledge of an idealized homo philosophicus.

Spirituality, Sport, and Doping: More than Just a Game (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): Tracy J. Trothen Spirituality, Sport, and Doping: More than Just a Game (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Tracy J. Trothen
R1,471 R1,222 Discovery Miles 12 220 Save R249 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the deeper meaning of sports. Drawing on contemporary research, the author makes a strong case for why we should see sport not only in terms of religion but--more importantly-as a possible location for spiritual meaning. Taking this a step farther, she considers how gene editing, robotics, and other biomedical technological enhancements affect not only sports performances but experiences of sport as sacred. In addition, the author explores what difference it might make to the enhancement debate if sports' spirituality is taken seriously. The author is not afraid to explore the issue in all its complexity. Yet, the argument she presents is both meaningful and accessible. This investigation applies insights from Christian theology, applied ethics, psychology, and sports studies. From lightweight tennis racquets to anabolic steroids, athletes have long used technology and science to improve their performances. But, until now, no one has asked how biomedical technological enhancements might affect the undervalued spiritual dimension of sport. This book presents rich insights into the connection between sports, spirituality, and human enhancement technologies. It will appeal to researchers, athletes and sports followers, and undergraduate and graduate students in ethics, sport, religion or theology.

Godless Morality - Keeping Religion Out of Ethics (Paperback, Main - Canons): Richard Holloway Godless Morality - Keeping Religion Out of Ethics (Paperback, Main - Canons)
Richard Holloway; Richard Holloway 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If the use of God in a moral debate raises more problems than it solves, is it better to leave God out of the argument altogether and find strong human reasons for the rules we live by? Godless Morality is a refreshing, courageous and human-centred justification for contemporary morality.

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