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Mysticism and Vocation

We tend to think that a person who is both reasonable and moral can have a good life. What constitutes a life that is not only good but superlative, or even “marvellous” or “holy”? Those who have ...

Value Assumptions in Risk Assessment

Selected by Choice as one of the outstanding publications for 1991.

Are risk debates disputes between those who accept the findings of science and those who do not? Between good and bad science? Or is ...

The Faces of Reason

The Faces of Reason traces the history of philosophy in English Canada from 1850 to 1950, examining the major English-Canadian philosophers in detail adn setting them in the context of the main currents ...

Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and the Environment

By Rick Searle
Edited by Harold Coward
Subjects: Philosophy

A public-policy summary of the academic chapters presented at the 1993 Whistler Conference “Population, Consumption and the Environment” in which scholars from the world religions and the aboriginal ...

Ethics and Climate Change

Edited by Harold Coward & Thomas Hurka
Subjects: Philosophy, Ethics

Faced with the prospect of global warming, the anticipated rapid rise in global air temperatures due to the release of gases into the atmosphere, we have two choices of how to respond: adaptation or avoidance. ...

Sharing without Reckoning

Sharing without Reckoning is the first full-scale treatment of the ancient and persistent distinction between “perfect” and “imperfect” rights and duties. It examines the use of the distinction ...

The New Republic

Colin Starnes radical interpretation of the long-recognized affinity of Thomas More’s Utopia and Plato’s Republic confirms the intrinsic links between the two works. Through commentary on More’s ...

Thinking the Unthinkable

An overwhelming majority of climatologists believe there will be significant changes in climate during the next century. Although the rate and magnitude of this change are uncertain, it could happen very ...

Biomedical Ethics and Fetal Therapy

Edited by Carl Nimrod & Glenn Griener
Subjects: Medical, Philosophy

“Over the last two decades, medical researchers have become more comfortable with the idea that serious attention must be given to ethical issues when the tests of new technologies are being designed. ...

Young Man Shinran

The Japanese Pure Land master Shinran (1173–1262) was a product of his age. His angst in the period of the decay of the Dharma, his subsequent search for spiritual liberation, and his ultimate discovery ...