Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist's Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand's AtlasShrugged

The highbrow tooks each enterprise individual wishes within the boardroom. comprises infrequent essays by means of Ayn Rand!

With govt and the media blaming immense enterprise for the area monetary trouble, capitalism wishes the entire support it will possibly get. it is the ideal time for this number of essays offering a philosophical protection of capitalism by means of Ayn Rand and different Objectivist intellectuals. crucial and functional, Why Businessmen desire Philosophy finds the significance of holding philosophical rules within the company setting in any respect degrees of industrial from day-by-day operations to govt judgements, and offers the tactical and tactful rational pondering required to safeguard businesses from ideological assaults.

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Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good

Few humans might contest that sleek capitalism comes with significant expenses: it damages the surroundings, harms employees, and raises inequality, to call quite a few. but we’re instructed many times that these are easily inevitable negative effects of the consistent want for revenue and growth—and that whereas they are regrettable, there’s no different way.

Christian Felber disagrees. In Change Everything, he lays out a unconditionally new imaginative and prescient for a humane financial model—the financial system for the typical solid, or ECG. not only an concept, yet a quickly transforming into foreign circulation, ECG is a pragmatic, distinct blueprint for a brand new approach of doing company, a people-centered process which could sweep away austerity, help human (and humane) improvement, fix our broken surroundings, and totally reorient our dating to paintings, funds, and the aim of either. Its imaginative and prescient is simply in need of breathtaking, however it continues to be grounded actually, as evidenced by way of the truth that greater than 1,700 businesses all over the world have already counseled its principles.

not anything below a decision to reassess all that we’ve ever been instructed approximately how economies work, Change Everything is a ringing manifesto for a brand new, higher age.

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Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It

By Craig Biddle

Loving Life demonstrates that morality is an issue no longer of divine revelation or social conference or own opinion -- yet, relatively, of the actual necessities of human lifestyles and happiness. Biddle exhibits how a real morality is derived logically from observable evidence, what in essence this kind of morality calls for, and why it's a subject of natural self-interest.

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The Street Porter and the Philosopher: Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism

By Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy

Sandra J. Peart, David M. Levy (eds.)

Adam Smith, announcing the typical humanity of the road porter and the thinker, articulated the classical economists' version of social interactions as exchanges between equals. This version had mostly fallen out of fashion till, lately, a couple of students within the avant-garde of financial concept rediscovered it and rechristened it "analytical egalitarianism." during this quantity, Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy compile a powerful array of authors to discover the ramifications of this analytical perfect and to debate the ways that an egalitarian idea of individuality can let economists to reconcile rules from contrary ends of the political spectrum.

Reviews:

"The analytical egalitarianism undertaking that Peart and Levy have complicated has come to occupy a fashionable position within the present time table of historians of monetary thought."
---Ross Emmett, affiliate Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Michigan heart for Innovation and fiscal Prosperity, Michigan country University

"These essays and dialogs from the summer season Institute might make Adam Smith, economist and ethical thinker, proud."
---J. Daniel Hammond, Hultquist kin Professor of Economics, Wake woodland University

Contributors:

James M. Buchanan, Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in fiscal Sciences recipient (1985) and Professor Emeritus, George Mason college and Virginia Polytechnic and nation University
Juan Pablo Couyoumdijian, Universidad del Desearrollo, Chile
Tyler Cowen, George Mason University
Eric Crampton, collage of Canterbury, New Zealand
Andrew Farrant, Dickinson College
Samuel Hollander, Professor Emeritus, collage of Toronto
M. Ali Khan, Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Leonard, Princeton University
Deirdre McCloskey, college of Illinois, Chicago
Leonidas Montes, Dean of college of presidency, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile
Maria Pia Paganelli, Yeshiva college and big apple University
Warren J. Samuels, Professor Emeritus, Michigan kingdom University
Eric Schliesser, VENI post-doctoral examine fellow, Leiden collage, and collage of Amsterdam
Gordon Tullock, George Mason collage

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Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

By Cass R. Sunstein, Martha C. Nussbaum

Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum collect an all-star solid of individuals to discover the felony and political concerns that underlie the crusade for animal rights and the competition to it. Addressing moral questions about possession, safety opposed to unjustified anguish, and the power of animals to make their very own offerings loose from human keep an eye on, the authors provide a number of assorted views on animal rights and animal welfare. They exhibit that no matter what one's final conclusions, the connection among people and nonhuman animals is being essentially rethought. This booklet bargains a state of the art therapy of that rethinking.

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Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy)

By Harry J. Gensler

Harry Gensler’s Ethics introduces undergraduates to the most matters in modern ethical philosophy. It additionally relates those concerns to functional controversies, with distinct recognition paid to racism, ethical schooling, and abortion. It supplies a pragmatic procedure for pondering ethical matters, a style established mostly at the golden rule.

Key Features:
• Serves as both the only textbook for a lower-level creation to ethics/moral philosophy direction or a supplementary textual content for a extra complicated undergraduate ethics course
• Provides transparent, direct writing all through, making every one bankruptcy simply available for an engaged undergraduate
• Offers a philosophically rigorous presentation of the golden rule
• Includes invaluable learn aids, together with: bolded technical phrases, bins for key rules, bankruptcy summaries, recommended readings, and a glossary/index

Key additions to the second one Edition:
• A new bankruptcy on advantage ethics, which offers with Aristotle, Plato, and similar controversies
• A new bankruptcy on normal legislation thought, which offers with Aquinas, double impression, sexual morality, and similar controversies
• A considerably revised bankruptcy at the golden rule, that's now a lot clearer on yes key points
• A considerably revised bankruptcy on nonconsequentialism, which now has accelerated insurance of human rights, libertarianism, and socialism, and makes use of the appropriate to overall healthiness care as a case example
• An accelerated bibliography
• A new appendix that overviews key books scholars should want to pursue upon finishing Ethics: A modern Introduction, moment Edition
• A rewritten tutorial application, EthiCola, that's now a lot more uncomplicated to obtain and use and has (for scholars) revised routines for every bankruptcy and (for teachers) a score-processing software, type slides, and instructor’s manual.  this is chanced on at the book’s better half web site: http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/gensler.

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