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              Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works
               

              Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Schmidtz, David; Willott, Elizabeth

              • RRP: $154.99
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              Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works examines morality from an environmental perspective. Featuring seventy-one accessible selections-from classic articles to examples of cutting-edge original resear...ch-it addresses both theory and practice. Asking what really matters, the first section of the book explores the abstract ideas of human value and value in nature. The second section turns to the question of what it would take to solve our real-world environmental problems. This second edition features new chapters on climate change, urban management issues, and technology (Chapters 12-14) and twenty-nine new readings, including two selections that were custom-written for this anthology.
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              ISBN 9780199793518
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

              Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets? (Paperback)

              By Brighouse, Harry; Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Debating Education puts two leading scholars in conversation with each other on the subject of education-specifically, what role, if any, markets should play in policy reform. David Schmidtz and Harry Brighouse each advance nuanced arguments and respond to each other, presenting ...contrasting views on education as a public good. Schmidtz argues on behalf of a market-driven approach, making the case that educational opportunities do not need to be equal in order to be good. The ideal of education is not equally preparing students to win a race but maximally preparing each student to make a contribution. Harry Brighouse instead focuses on inequality, particularly the unequal distribution of rewards. He argues that justice requires prioritizing the prospects of the bottom 30% of the population, whose life prospects are much worse than justice would demand, given the current wealth of society. The moral imperative of education should be to improve this group's range of opportunities. Brighouse expresses serious skepticism that market mechanisms are capable of this task, due to imperfections in educational markets, a lack of appropriate regulations, political influence, and other systemic obstacles. At its heart, Debating Education is concerned with the nature, function, and legitimate scope of voluntary exchange as a form of social relation, and how education raises concerns that are not at issue when it comes to trading relationships between consenting adults. It will appeal to scholars and students of ethics alike, specifically those who study political philosophy, philosophy of education, as well as individuals interested in educational and public policy.
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              ISBN 9780199300952
              Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Debating Ethics
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              Rational Choice and Moral Agency

              Rational Choice and Moral Agency (Hardback, New ed.)

              By Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $165.00
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              Exploring the connection between rationality and morality, this treatise leads into both metaethics and rational choice theory as the author develops conceptions of what it is to be moral and what it is to be rational.

              ISBN 9780691034010
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1995
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              Rational Choice and Moral Agency

              Rational Choice and Moral Agency (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $82.00
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              This work explores the questions of whether it is rational to be moral and how do rationalty and morality fit together with being human? It leads into both metaethics and rational choice theory, developing conceptions of what it is to be moral and what it is to be rational.

              ISBN 9780691029184
              Released NZ 15 Nov 1996
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              Commercial Society: A Primer on Ethics and Economics
               

              Commercial Society: A Primer on Ethics and Economics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Johnson, Cathleen; Lusch, Robert; Schmidtz, David

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              The authors discuss the connections between the ethical, economic, and entrepreneurial dimensions of a life well-lived.

              ISBN 9781786613561
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2019
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series Economy, Polity, and Society
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              The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism
               

              The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Hardback)

              Edited by Brennan, Jason F.; Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $353.00
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              Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative, without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classic...al liberal) thinking on justice, institutions, interpersonal ethics, government, and political economy. The 31 chapters--all written specifically for this volume--are organized into five parts. Part I asks, what should libertarianism learn from other theories of justice, and what should defenders of other theories of justice learn from libertarianism? Part II asks, what are some of the deepest problems facing libertarian theories? Part III asks, what is the right way to think about property rights and the market? Part IV asks, how should we think about the state? Finally, part V asks, how well (or badly) can libertarianism deal with some of the major policy challenges of our day, such as immigration, trade, religion in politics, and paternalism in a free market. Among the Handbook's chapters are those from critics who write about what they believe libertarians get right as well as others from leading libertarian theorists who identify what they think libertarians get wrong. As a whole, the Handbook provides a comprehensive, clear-eyed look at what libertarianism has been and could be, and why it matters.
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              ISBN 9781138832169
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy
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              Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

              Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets? (Hardback)

              By Brighouse, Harry; Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $162.99
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              Debating Education puts two leading scholars in conversation with each other on the subject of education-specifically, what role, if any, markets should play in policy reform. David Schmidtz and Harry Brighouse each advance nuanced arguments and respond to each other, presenting ...contrasting views on education as a public good. Schmidtz argues on behalf of a market-driven approach, making the case that educational opportunities do not need to be equal in order to be good. The ideal of education is not equally preparing students to win a race but maximally preparing each student to make a contribution. Harry Brighouse instead focuses on inequality, particularly the unequal distribution of rewards. He argues that justice requires prioritizing the prospects of the bottom 30% of the population, whose life prospects are much worse than justice would demand, given the current wealth of society. The moral imperative of education should be to improve this group's range of opportunities. Brighouse expresses serious skepticism that market mechanisms are capable of this task, due to imperfections in educational markets, a lack of appropriate regulations, political influence, and other systemic obstacles. At its heart, Debating Education is concerned with the nature, function, and legitimate scope of voluntary exchange as a form of social relation, and how education raises concerns that are not at issue when it comes to trading relationships between consenting adults. It will appeal to scholars and students of ethics alike, specifically those who study political philosophy, philosophy of education, as well as individuals interested in educational and public policy.
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              ISBN 9780199300945
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Debating Ethics
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              Person, Polis, Planet: Essays in Applied Philosophy
               

              Person, Polis, Planet: Essays in Applied Philosophy (Paperback)

              By Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $58.99
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              This volume collects thirteen of David Schmidtz's essays on the question of what it takes to live a good life, given that we live in a social and natural world.

              ISBN 9780199861705
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism
                

              The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Paperback)

              Edited by Brennan, Jason; van der Vossen, Bas; Schmidtz, David

              • RRP: $93.99
              • $93.99
              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classica...l liberal) thinking on justice, institutions, interpersonal ethics, government, and political economy. The 31 chapters--all written specifically for this volume--are organized into five parts. Part I asks, what should libertarianism learn from other theories of justice, and what should defenders of other theories of justice learn from libertarianism? Part II asks, what are some of the deepest problems facing libertarian theories? Part III asks, what is the right way to think about property rights and the market? Part IV asks, how should we think about the state? Finally, part V asks, how well (or badly) can libertarianism deal with some of the major policy challenges of our day, such as immigration, trade, religion in politics, and paternalism in a free market. Among the Handbook's chapters are those from critics who write about what they believe libertarians get right as well as others from leading libertarian theorists who identify what they think libertarians get wrong. As a whole, the Handbook provides a comprehensive, clear-eyed look at what libertarianism has been and could be, and why it matters.
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              ISBN 9780367870591
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Brief History of Liberty
               

              A Brief History of Liberty (Hardback)

              By Schmidtz, David; Brennan, Jason

              • Imp. $319.99
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              Suitable for undergraduate classes (perhaps even high school classes) in philosophy, history, and political science, this title intends to encourage students to think about what freedom is and where it comes from - why they have as much as they do. It presents a history of the cu...lture of liberty in practice, not only a history of ideas.
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              ISBN 9781405170802
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2010
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Brief Histories of Philosophy
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