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University of Texas at San Antonio Students Release Inner Animal with The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy TPRoughly seventy-five students in the University of Texas at San Antonio’s anthropology department will soon be using Frans de Waal’s The Age of Empathy to investigate shifting human behavior.  The book, which examines how empathy comes naturally to a great variety of creatures, including humans, studies social behaviors in animals, such as bonding, the herd instinct, the forming of trusting alliances, expressions of consolation, and conflict resolution.  The author uses these findings to assert that, contrary to popular belief, human beings are not inherently selfish and can work together toward a more just society.

Click here to read an excerpt.

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June 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

Duquesne University Among the First to Select Gordon Marino’s Ethics: The Essential Writings

ethicsIn Ethics: The Essential Writings, philosopher Gordon Marino skillfully presents an accessible, provocative anthology of both ancient and modern classics on matters moral. The philosophers represent 2,500 years of thought—from Plato, Kant, and Nietzsche to Alasdair MacIntyre, Susan Wolf, and Peter Singer—and cover a broad range of topics, from the timeless questions of justice, morality, and faith to the hot-button concerns of today.

“Here in this wide-ranging collection of essays are ideas, suggestions, and condemnations that in their sum give the abstract side of contemplation a connection to the particulars of a vigorous life—our sense of the right, the wrong, the valuable, and the inappropriate. Here is a book that offers much to us needy readers as we try to figure out how we ought to live—for what purpose and why.” —Robert Coles

The book will be used in a course at Duquesne University on Communication Ethics in Spring 2011.

Here is a note from Professor Marino about his new book: (more…)

October 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm Leave a comment

The Life You Can Save is Now on the Curriculum at Florida State University

life you can save

Florida State University’s Religion Dept. has adopted Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save for its Summer 2009 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems course.

For more information on the book and author appearances, visit www.randomhouse.com/acmart

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June 10, 2009 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment


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