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  • An Unconventional History of Human Rights

    PBS By David E. Anderson An excerpt: In a provocative and contrarian new book, “The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History” (Harvard University Press, 2010), Columbia University professor Samuel Moyn outlines the moral and political dilemmas in which the movement currently finds itself, describing his...
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Utilitarian? Maybe Antisocial, Too. (2011)

    The Mismeasure of Morals: Antisocial Personality Traits Predict Utilitarian Responses to Moral Dilemmas By Daniel M. Bartels and David A. Pizzaro Researchers have recently argued that utilitarianism is the appropriate framework by which to evaluate moral judgment, and that individuals who endorse non...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Socratic Political Philosophy in Xenophon's Symposium (2009)

    Thomas L. Pangle This interpretative commentary recovers the largely overlooked significance of a work that illuminates, by portraying in a subtle comic drama, the new perspective on existence, the new way of life, that Socrates introduced in and through his founding of political philosophy. The famous...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Education in the Virtues: Tragic Emotions and the Artistic Imagination (2009)

    By Derek L Penwell The profoundly thoughtful—not to mention extensive—character of the scholarship historically applied to the nature of the difference between Plato and Aristotle on the issue of the tragic emotions raises the obvious question: What new is there left to say? In this article I seek to...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (2009)

    by Defining Wisdom Project grantee Dr. Ryan Hanley "Recent years have witnessed a renewed debate over the costs at which the benefits of free markets have been bought. This book revisits the moral and political philosophy of Adam Smith, capitalism's founding father, to recover his understanding...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • While Europe Slept (2009)

    Abstract: The article presents a reflection on the consequences of European intellectual society abandoning its religious ideological history. It is asserted that the Europe of the 21st-century refuses to acknowledge its religious roots and that as a result its lack of ideological foundation could lead...
    (My publication) Posted by: jelshtain
  • Radical Virtues: Moral Wisdom and the Ethics of Contemporary Life (2008)

    "What is a good life? What does it mean to be a good person? Richard White answers these questions by considering aspects of moral goodness through the virtues: courage, temperance, justice, compassion, and wisdom. White explores how moral virtues affect and support social movements such as pacifism...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory (1982)

    After Virtue is an extended philosophical argument, informed by linguistic, historical, and sociological analyses, that seeks to explain the continuing irresolution of modern moral disputes; to critique the modern bureaucratic state and the claims of management science; and to provide an alternative...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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