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The Path of Peace: or; A Practical Guide to Duty and Happiness.

By: Abbott, John S.C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Crocker & Brewster: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262521

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled, pages foxed throughout. 1836 Small Hard Cover. viii, 192 pp. 12mo. Green cloth with elaborate blind-stamped design. Includes hand-colored engraved frontispiece of a man, his two daughters, and his wife before a fireplace. An analysis of moral culture and how it relates to the family, the church, and one's neighbors. Abbott made sure to disabuse us all of a misapprehension of happiness by entitling the first chapter Merriment is Not Happiness. View more info

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My Son's Manual, Comprising A Summary View of the Studies, Acomplishments, and Principles of Conduct, Best Suited for Promoting Respectability and Success in Life

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.: 1838

Seller ID: 2290915

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, spine sunned, pages foxed throughout, ink & pencil marks on endpapers (text unmarked). 1838 Small Hard Cover. vi, [7]-288 pp. 16mo. A book from the early 19th century meant as a guide to lead the boy into manhood. Includes sections on: Classical learning, industry, The Imagination and the Importance of its proper regulation, A good heart necessary to enjoy the beauties of nature, Filial love, Fraternal love, The want of Decision of Character, On Buffoonery in Conversation, etc. View more info

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A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology

By: Baase, Sara

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Pearson: 2012

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2283511

ISBN: 027376859X

Condition: Fine


Fourth edition. Still in shrink wrap. 2012 Soft Cover. This book covers subjects ranging from hacking to telecommuting to proper testing techniques and everything in between. View more info

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The Denial of Death

By: Becker, Ernest

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294440

ISBN: 0029023106

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Spine creased, hole punch in top corner of front wrapper, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1975 Mass Market Paperback. 315 pp. Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the why of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that sti... View more info

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A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War (One-Volume Edition)

By: Bok, Sissela

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290961

ISBN: 0394556704

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Owner blind stamp on front endpaper. 1989 Hard Cover. xvi, 202 pp. 8vo. Books one and two together in one volume. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sissela Bok, born 2 December 1934, is a Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist, the daughter of two Nobel Prize winners: Gunnar Myrdal who won the Economics prize with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, and Alva Myrdal who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982. She received her B.A. and M.A. in psychology from George Washington University in 1957 and 1958, and her Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University in 1970. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy at Brandeis Univ... View more info

Image for Every Man's Monitor; or, The Universal Counsellor, in Prose and Verse. Being a Collection of Select Sentences, Choice Maxims, and Divine Precepts; Suited both for Youth and Age of Every Sect and Denomination, as Long as Time Endures. To Which Are Added, Fruits of a Father's Love; A Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a Family, and Instructions for Educating a Family.

Every Man's Monitor; or, The Universal Counsellor, in Prose and Verse. Being a Collection of Select Sentences, Choice Maxims, and Divine Precepts; Suited both for Youth and Age of Every Sect and Denomination, as Long as Time Endures. To Which Are Added, Fruits of a Father's Love; A Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a Family, and Instructions for Educating a Family.

By: Coltman, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: John Fordyce / Dickinson, Printer.: 1813

Seller ID: 1865242

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, pages foxed throughout, bookplate from Social Library at Salisbury Ferry and ink name on front endpapers, pencil notes on front & rear endpapers. 1813 Full-Leather. vi, 398 pp. Original full leather, red leather spine label, gilt titles & double rules. A collection of maxims designed to encourage the successful raising of a family using moral principles. View more info

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And the Poor Get Welfare: The Ethics of Poverty in the United States (The Churches' Center for Theology and Public Policy)

By: Copeland, Warren R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Abingdon Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2200201

ISBN: 0687013860

Condition: Good


Laminate bumped, page corners lightly dog-eared. 1994 Trade Paperback. 210 pp. Cries for the elimination of welfare rise at the very time that the amount of poverty in the United States grows. And the Poor Get Welfare is an ethical and theological analysis of both of these realities. It sets the context for this analysis by surveying the current situation and the histories of poverty and welfare as public policy issues in the United States.The heart of Copeland's ethical analysis is the critical reading of the very different approaches to poverty and welfare of four recent influential writer... View more info

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Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters

By: Fitzhugh, George

Price: $500.00

Publisher: A. Morris, Publisher: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289635

Condition: Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Moderately foxed throughout. 1857 Hard Cover. xxiii, [24]-379, [7] pp. 8vo. Howes F-164: influenced profoundly southern belief in Negro inferiority. Sabin 24617. Cannibals All! got more attention in William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator than any other book in the history of that abolitionist journal. And Lincoln is said to have been more angered by George Fitzhugh than by any other pro-slavery writer, yet he unconsciously paraphrased Cannibals All! in his House Divided speech. Fitzhugh was provocative because of his stinging attack on free society, lais... View more info

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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values

By: Harris, Sam

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284488

ISBN: 143917122X

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2011 Trade Paperback. 307 pp. In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are; it can, in principle, tell us how we ought to be. In his view, moral relativism is simply false—and comes at an increasing cost to humanity. And the intrusions of religion into the sphere of human values can be finally repelled: for just as there is no such thing as Christian physics or Muslim algebra, there can... View more info

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Bolshevik Ideology and the Ethics of Soviet Labor, 1917-1920: The Formative Years

By: Kaplan, Frederick I.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1768229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed & toned. 1968 Hard Cover. ix, 521 pp. A theoretical framework of Bolshevism showing its philosophical and psychological underpinnings, and placing it in a context with Russian labor. View more info

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Strength to Love

By: King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281574

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (stated, with $3.50 price on jacket). Owner bookplate remnant on front endpaper, reverse of jacket foxed, jacket a bit rubbed. 1963 Hard Cover. x, [2], 146, [2] pp. 8vo. King's second book, a collection of sermons preaching the value of love and nonviolence, and urging the sort of mutual understanding and respect King spoke about during his speeches as a civil right activist. ""If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: "I believe it is beca... View more info

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For People and the Planet: Holism and Humanism in Environmental Ethics

By: Marietta, Don E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Temple: 1994

Seller ID: 2196200

ISBN: 1566392470

Condition: Good


Ink underlining & marginalia. 1994 Trade Paperback. The view of nature has begun to move away from a traditionally Western humans-apart-from-nature attitude toward one that sees humans as a part of nature. This book describes these changes and what the author perceives as a philosophical shift toward a different holistic models of environmental ethics. View more info

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Ramblings: A Compilation of Commentaries on Various Christian and Moral Subjects

By: Pellingra, S.J.

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Friesen Press: 2012

Seller ID: 2263597

ISBN: 1770971467

Condition: Fine


First paperback printing. Brand new. 2012 Trade Paperback. vii, 90 pp. A compilation of S.J. Pellingra Sr.'s commentaries on a wide variety of topics regarding Christian and Biblical living. This is his interpretation of Scripture as he has faithfully applied to his own daily living throughout his life. Christians may attend Biblical studies and read commentaries in order to satisfy an inner longing to know God's Word on a deeper and more personal level. It is the Christian's desire to discern what God truly wants to reveal through His Word. To this end, S.J. Pellingra Sr. offers this work wit... View more info

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The Neuroscience of Fair Play: Why We (Usually) Follow the Golden Rule

By: Pfaff, Donald W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dana Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271565

ISBN: 1932594272

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2007 Hard Cover. We remember the admonition of our mothers: “Treat others as you want them to treat you.” But what if being nice was something we were inclined by nature to do anyway? Renowned neuroscientist Donald Pfaff upends our entire understanding of ethics and social contracts with an intriguing proposition: the Golden Rule is hardwired into the human brain. View more info

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The Prince of Darkness: Radical Evil and the Power of Good in History

By: Russell, Jeffrey Burton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294586

ISBN: 0801480566

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [2], 288 pp. An amazing, fascinating, intellectually stimulating book on a subject too often the province of cranks, fanatics, or frauds--the Devil himself. Russell, a California history professor, has written several volumes on Lucifer, and this is the most far-ranging. An in-depth study that traces the history of the Devil from his shadowy origins in the desert wastes of the Middle East and of course even further back, in Africa; follows him through Judaism and early Christianity to the Middle ... View more info

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Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

By: Sandel, Michael J.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 2010

Seller ID: 2280189

ISBN: 0374532508

Condition: Good


Highlighting. 2010 Trade Paperback. Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, the moral limits of markets?Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. View more info