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Sex, Love, and Friendship

Sex, Love, and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401200688
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The joke is that all the prostitutes go on vacation when the philosophers come to town. The reason that the other conventioneers do it; philosophers just talk about it. And talk about sex and love, and friendship is what the contributors to this volume do! They talk and argue, split hairs and clarify, all trying to advance our understanding of this most interesting practice of the human species. Some of the best minds on three continents, from four nations, and eighteen of the United States discuss such topics as adultery, commitment, cross dressing, gender politics, date rape, family, friendship, friends as lovers, gayness, love, marital pluralism, marriage, prostitution, religiously motivated anti-queer sentiments, same sex marriage, seduction, and self-respect. Rather than preach, participants probe our attitudes and practices involving these issues with the aim of better understanding the broad range of sexual practices of our species. The result is a collection of stimulating essays that can enliven class discussions as well as provide guidance for the sexually perplexed. The work is accessible to readers from high school through college and beyond.

How to build a healthy and lasting relationship?

How to build a healthy and lasting relationship? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cristina Rebiere
Editor: Rebiere
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“A lasting relationship of love (or friendship) is planning beyond feelings or emotions”: this is what Cristina Rebiere asserts in an effecient demonstration of the ins and outs of communication, truth and self-knowledge within a work of unique clarity. In a simple and direct language she puts us in front of the mirror and shows us our own routines and the constant and liberating questioning that will enable us to realize that rationality is not the enemy of love. It does not take away anything from it, but on the contrary allows us to extract from a relationship what is best in ourselves, ensuring its perenniality.

Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Lurie
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453271163
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In the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s “excellent” debut, a professor’s wife searches for liberation at the hands of a music instructor (The New York Times). Though born in New York, the men of Emmy Turner’s family have long found their spiritual home in the idyllic Convers College. Her father, brothers, and uncles entered the New England intellectual enclave as boys and came out men, ready to take on the challenges of the world. It is a pity, Emmy thinks, that women are not allowed to enroll. So when her husband, Holman, wins a place teaching at Convers, Emmy is thrilled to finally see what all the fuss is about. But by the time the first snow hits, she is bored, listless, and utterly out of love. Emmy’s search for pleasure on campus leads her to Miranda, a cocky young bohemian, and Will, a music teacher specializing in sexual composition. Emmy may not be paying tuition, but in her first Convers winter she will learn more than she ever expected. The National Book Award–shortlisted author of Foreign Affairs Affairs, The War Between the Tates, and The Last Resort writes a sharply observant and poignant debut novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s collection.

O's Little Book of Love & Friendship

O's Little Book of Love & Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: O, The Oprah Magazine
Editor: Flatiron Books
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An evocative and heartwarming collection of essays and anecdotes from great writers and celebrated thinkers, O's Little Book of Love & Friendship will captivate anyone whose life has ever been touched by a lasting friendship or an unforgettable romance. With essays and anecdotes from some of the best contributors to O, The Oprah Magazine, this charming collection warms the heart and stirs the soul. Among the highlights: a frank, funny, and freewheeling conversation between two of the world's great BFFs, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King; Abigail Thomas on the ecstasy and agony of a first date; Elizabeth Strout on sharing the words that made her heart crack; Susanna Sonnenberg on reconnecting with her adored sister; Walter Kirn on love lessons learned the hard way; and more. A perfect gift for anyone's nearest and dearest, O's Little Book of Love & Friendship is a treasure box that readers will turn to again and again.

Sex, Love, and Friendship

Sex, Love, and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Soble,Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042000018
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Sex, Love, and Friendship by Alan Soble,Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love Summary

This collection joins together sixty essays on the philosophy of love and sex. Each was presented at a meeting of The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love held between 1977 and 1992 and later revised for this edition. Topics addressed include ethical and political issues (AIDS, abortion, homosexual rights, and pornography), conceptual matters (the nature, essence, or definition of love, friendship, sexual desire, and perversion); the study of classical and historical figures (Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, Kant, and Kierkegaard); and issues in feminist theory (sexual objectification, the social construction of female sexuality, reproductive and marital arrangements). Authors include Jerome Shaffer, Sandra Harding, Michael Ruse, Richard Mohr, Russell Vannoy, Claudia Card, M.C. Dillon, Gene Fendt, Steven Emmanuel, T.F. Morris, Timo Airaksinen, and Sylvia Walsh. The editor, who is the author of Pornography (1986), The Structure of Love (1990), and Sexual Investigations (1996), has also contributed six pieces and an Introduction.

Love and Freindship

Love and Freindship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Austen
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394714
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Jane Austen's brilliant, hilarious - and often outrageous - early stories, sketches and pieces of nonsense, in a beautiful Penguin Classics clothbound edition. Jane Austen's earliest writing dates from when she was just eleven years, and already shows the hallmarks of her mature work: wit, acute insight into human folly, and a preoccupation with manners, morals and money. But they are also a product of the eighteenth century she grew up in - dark, grotesque, often surprisingly bawdy, and a far cry from the polished, sparkling novels of manners for which she became famous. Drunken heroines, babies who bite off their mother's fingers, and a letter-writer who has murdered her whole family all feature in these very funny pieces. This edition includes all of Austen's juvenilia, including her 'History of England' - written by 'a partial, prejudiced, and ignorant Historian' - and the novella 'Lady Susan', in which the anti-heroine schemes and cheats her way through high society. Taken together, they offer a fascinating - and often surprising - insight into the early Austen. This major new edition is the first time Austen's juvenilia has appeared in Penguin Classics. Edited by Christine Alexander, it includes an introduction, notes and other useful editorial materials. Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. In her youth she wrote many burlesques, parodies and other stories, including a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan. On her father's retirement in 1801, the family moved to Bath, and subsequently to Chawton in Hampshire. The novels published in Austen's lifetime include Sense and Sensibility(1811),Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16, and was published, together with Northanger Abbey, posthumously in 1818. Austen died in Winchester on 18 July 1817. Christine Alexander is Scientia Professor of English at the University of New South Wales and general editor of the Juvenilia Press. She has published extensively on the Brontës and has co-edited the first book on literary juvenilia, The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf (2005). 'Spirited, easy, full of fun verging with freedom upon sheer nonsense...At fifteen she had few illusions about other people and none about herself' - Virginia Woolf' [Her] inspiration was the inspiration of Gargantua and of Pickwick; it was the gigantic inspiration of laughter' - G. K. Chesterton

Poems of Love and Friendship

Poems of Love and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arcturus Publishing
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
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A collection of poems about love and relationships in their many and varied forms. From romantic words on love and longing, poems on home and family right through to light-hearted verses on humor and nonsense, the writings of these famous and best-loved poets are sure to inspire and warm the heart.

When Harry Met Minnie

When Harry Met Minnie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martha Teichner
Editor: Celadon Books
ISBN: 1250212510
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*An Instant New York Times Bestseller!* A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy tales. Stories that exist because impossible-to-explain coincidences change everything. Except in real life, not all of them have conventional, happily-ever-after endings. When Harry Met Minnie is that kind of fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the bittersweet wisdom of Tuesdays with Morrie. There’s a special camaraderie among early-morning dog walkers. Gathering at dog runs in the park, or strolling through the farmer's market at Union Square before the bustling crowd appears, fellow pet owners become familiar–as do the personalities of their beloved animals. In this special space and time, a chance encounter with an old acquaintance changed Martha Teichner’s world. As fate would have it, her friend knew someone who was dying of cancer, from exposure to toxins after 9/11, and desperate to find a home for her dog, Harry. He was a Bull Terrier—the same breed as Martha’s dear Minnie. Would Martha consider giving Harry a safe, loving new home? In short order, boy dog meets girl dog, the fairy tale part of this story. But there is so much more to this book. After Martha agrees to meet Harry and his owner Carol, what begins as a transaction involving a dog becomes a deep and meaningful friendship between two women with complicated lives and a love of Bull Terriers in common. Through the heartbreak and grief of Carol’s illness, the bond that develops changed Martha’s life, Carol’s life, Minnie’s life, Harry’s life. As it changed Carol’s death as well. In this rich and touching narrative, Martha considers the ways our stories are shaped by the people we meet, and the profound love we can find by opening our hearts to unexpected encounters.

Friendship, Love, and Trust in Renaissance Florence

Friendship, Love, and Trust in Renaissance Florence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dale Kent
Editor: Harvard University Press
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The question of whether true friendship could exist in an era of patronage occupied Renaissance Florentines as it had the ancient Greeks and Romans whose culture they admired and emulated. Rather than attempting to measure Renaissance friendship against a universal ideal defined by essentially modern notions of disinterestedness, intimacy, and sincerity, in this book Dale Kent explores the meaning of love and friendship as they were represented in the fifteenth century, particularly the relationship between heavenly and human friendship. She documents the elements of shared experience in friendships between Florentines of various occupations and ranks, observing how these were shaped and played out in the physical spaces of the city: the streets, street corners, outdoor benches and loggias, family palaces, churches, confraternal meeting places, workshops of artisans and artists, taverns, dinner tables, and the baptismal font. Finally, Kent examines the betrayal of trust, focusing on friends at moments of crisis or trial in which friendships were tested, and failed or endured. The exile of Cosimo de’ Medici in 1433 and his recall in 1434, the attempt in 1466 of the Medici family’s closest friends to take over their patronage network, and the Pazzi conspiracy to assassinate Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici in 1478 expose the complexity and ambivalence of Florentine friendship, a combination of patronage with mutual intellectual passion and love—erotic, platonic, and Christian—sublimely expressed in the poetry and art of Michelangelo.


LOVE OR FRIENDSHIP Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marhamah
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LOVE OR FRIENDSHIP PENULIS: Marhamah ISBN : 978-623-7503-76-7 Sinopsis: Love or Friendship ini menceritakan tentang cinta dan persahabatan. Perjalanan panjang kisah cinta seorang gadis cantik bernama Viona Marselia. Ia harus menerima kenyataan pahit bahwa kekasihnya dijodohkan dengan sahabatnya sendiri. Perjodohan ini terjadi ketika Viona menjalani LDR (Long Distance Relationship) dengan kekasihnya karena harus menempuh pendidikan di luar negeri. Viona mencintai kekasihnya, namun ia juga tidak mau menyakiti perasaan sahabatnya. Di tengah-tengah hubungannya yang hampir kandas di tengah jalan, hadir sosok lelaki yang mencintai Viona. Ia adalah teman Viona ketika kuliah di luar negeri. Lelaki ini yang selalu mengembalikan senyum manis Viona ketika bersedih. Ia membuat berbagai lelucon dan kalimat aneh yang membuat Viona tertawa dan sejenak melupakan luka di hatinya. Lelaki ini begitu tulus mencintai Viona. Tetapi, takdir begitu kejam padanya. Hati Viona masih bertahan pada kekasihnya. Viona hanya menganggap lelaki ini sekadar sahabat, tidak lebih. Viona terluka karena kekasihnya, namun tanpa sadar ia juga melukai hati laki-laki yang mencintainya dengan tulus. Apakah Viona memilih memperjuangkan cintanya? Mengejar kekasihnya yang telah dijodohkan? Atau belajar menjatuhkan hati pada lelaki yang telah mencintainya dengan tulus? Semuanya hanya akan terjawab di novel yang berjudul Love or Friendship. Salam hangat, Marhamah Email : [email protected] WA di 081287602508 Happy shopping & reading Enjoy your day, guys

Friendship and Love, Ethics and Politics

Friendship and Love, Ethics and Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eva Österberg
Editor: Central European University Press
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Friendship and Love, Ethics and Politics by Eva Österberg Summary

Today, friendship, love and sexuality are mostly viewed as private, personal and informal relations. In the mediaeval and early modern period, just like in ancient times, this was different. The classical philosophy of friendship (Aristotle) included both friendship and love in the concept of philia. It was also linked to an argument about the virtues needed to become an excellent member of the city state. Thus, close relations were not only thought to be a matter of pleasant gatherings in privacy, but just as much a matter of ethics and politics.What, then, happened to the classical ideas of close relations when they were transmitted to philosophers, clerical and monastic thinkers, state officials or other people in the medieval and early modern period? To what extent did friendship transcend the distinctions between private and public that then existed? How were close relations shaped in practice? Did dialogues with close friends help to contribute to the process of subject-formation in the Renaissance and Enlightenment? To what degree did institutions of power or individual thinkers find it necessary to caution against friendship or love and sexuality?

Love and Friendship Across Cultures

Love and Friendship Across Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Soraj Hongladarom,Jeremiah Joven Joaquin
Editor: Springer Nature
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This collection brings together different philosophical points of view discussing two important aspects of human life, namely love and friendship, within the broad context of comparative philosophy. These points of view differ in terms of their cultural orientations - East or West, ancient or modern; philosophical methodologies - analytical, historical, experimental, or phenomenological, broadly construed; and motivation - explanatory, revisionary, or argumentative. The volume is a comparative treatment of how diverse philosophical cultures view love and friendship, such as how Aristotle and Confucius’ views on friendship are similar and different, how the ancient Greeks and the Buddhists view friendship and happiness, and how posthumous love is possible. With contributions from a diverse set of scholars, this book presents the emerging views of Southeast Asian philosophers compared with those of philosophers from other regions, including Europe and North America. The volume thus provides a multi-faceted way of understanding love and friendship across cultures, and will be relevant to scholars interested in philosophy, the history of ideas, Asian Studies, and religious studies.

Love, Friendship, and the Self

Love, Friendship, and the Self Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bennett W. Helm
Editor: OUP Oxford
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Recent Western thought has consistently emphasized the individualistic strand in our understanding of persons at the expense of the social strand. Thus, it is generally thought that persons are self-determining and autonomous, where these are understood to be capacities we exercise most fully on our own, apart from others, whose influence on us tends to undermine that autonomy. Love, Friendship, and the Self argues that we must reject a strongly individualistic conception of persons if we are to make sense of significant interpersonal relationships and the importance they can have in our lives. It presents a new account of love as intimate identification and of friendship as a kind of plural agency, in each case grounding and analyzing these notions in terms of interpersonal emotions. At the center of this account is an analysis of how our emotional connectedness with others is essential to our very capacities for autonomy and self-determination: we are rational and autonomous only because of and through our inherently social nature. By focusing on the role that relationships of love and friendship have both in the initial formation of our selves and in the on-going development and maturation of adult persons, Helm significantly alters our understanding of persons and the kind of psychology we persons have as moral and social beings.

The Four Loves

The Four Loves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. S. Lewis
Editor: HarperCollins
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A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—contemplates the essence of love and how it works in our daily lives in one of his most famous works of nonfiction. Lewis examines four varieties of human love: affection, the most basic form; friendship, the rarest and perhaps most insightful; Eros, passionate love; charity, the greatest and least selfish. Throughout this compassionate and reasoned study, he encourages readers to open themselves to all forms of love—the key to understanding that brings us closer to God.

Clueless: Lessons on Love, Fashion, and Friendship

Clueless: Lessons on Love, Fashion, and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Mancuso,Amy Heckerling
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Clueless: Lessons on Love, Fashion, and Friendship by Lauren Mancuso,Amy Heckerling Summary

Quick tips, quotes, and full-color photos highlight this fabulous gift book inspired by the classic teen comedy Clueless (1995). Learn how to navigate the world with life lessons inspired by the most glamorous high-schooler in Beverly Hills, Cher Horowitz, her BFF Dionne, new pal Tai, and the entire crew from the greatest teen comedy of the '90s, Clueless. This mini book is filled with advice, quick tips, and quotes on dating, fashion, friendship, giving back, and so much more -- all illustrated with full-color photos from the movie throughout.

Love, Family and Friendship

Love, Family and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Agnaldo Garcia
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Love, Family and Friendship: A Latin American Perspective presents current research on different aspects of interpersonal relationships, including romantic and couple relations, family relationships and friendship, either conducted in Latin America or involving Latin American participants. The contributors to this volume are drawn from different universities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico and USA. The chapters are based on papers presented at the First Latin American Meeting ...

Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Austen
Editor: HarperCollins
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Love and Friendship and Other Early Works is a collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen. It includes Love and Friendship and The History of England as well as a preface by G. K. Chesterton. Written as a series of letters, Love and Friendship is a parody of the romantic novels of the period and may have been written for the amusement of Austen’s family. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method into Moral Subjects

A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method into Moral Subjects Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Hume
Editor: Library of Alexandria
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A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method into Moral Subjects by David Hume Summary

There is a view of the history of mankind, by this time familiarised to Englishmen, which detaches from the chaos of events a connected series of ruling actions and beliefs—the achievement of great men and great epochs, and assigns to these in a special sense the term ‘historical.’ According to this theory—which indeed, if there is to be a theory of History at all, alone gives the needful simplification—the mass of nations must be regarded as left in swamps and shallows outside the main stream of human development. They have either never come within the reach of the hopes and institutions which make history a progress instead of a cycle, or they have stiffened these into a dead body of ceremony and caste, or at some great epoch they have failed to discern the sign of the times and rejected the counsel of God against themselves. Thus permanently or for generations, with no principle of motion but unsatisfied want, without the assimilative ideas which from the strife of passions elicit moral results, they have trodden the old round of war, trade, and faction, adding nothing to the spiritual heritage of man. It would seem that the historian need not trouble himself with them, except so far as relation to them determines the activity of the progressive nations. A corresponding theory may with some confidence be applied to simplify the history of philosophical opinion. The common plan of seeking this history in compendia of the systems of philosophical writers, taken in the gross or with no discrimination except in regard to time and popularity, is mainly to blame for the common notion that metaphysical enquiry is an endless process of threshing old straw. Such enquiry is really progressive, and has a real history, but it is a history represented by a few great names. At rare epochs there appear men, or sets of men, with the true speculative impulse to begin at the beginning and go to the end, and with the faculty of discerning the true point of departure which previous speculation has fixed for them. The intervals are occupied by commentators and exponents of the last true philosopher, if it has been his mission to construct; if it has been sceptical, by writers who cannot understand the fatal question that he has asked, and thus still dig in the old vein which he had exhausted, and of which his final dilemma had shown the bottom. Such an interval was that which in the growth of continental philosophy followed on the epoch of Leibnitz; an interval of academic exposition or formulation, in which the system, that had been to the master an incomplete enquiry, became in the hands of his disciples a one-sided dogmatism. In the line of speculation more distinctively English, a like régime of ‘strenua inertia’ has prevailed since the time of Hume. In the manner of its unprofitableness, indeed, it has differed from the Wolfian period in Germany, just as the disinterested scepticism of Hume differed from the system-making for purposes of edification to which Leibnitz applied himself. It has been unprofitable, because its representatives have persisted in philosophising upon principles which Hume had pursued to their legitimate issue and had shown, not as their enemy but as their advocate, to render all philosophy futile. Adopting the premises and method of Locke, he cleared them of all illogical adaptations to popular belief, and experimented with them on the body of professed knowledge, as one only could do who had neither any twist of vice nor any bias for doing good, but was a philosopher because he could not help it.

Applying Relational Sociology

Applying Relational Sociology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: François Dépelteau,C. Powell
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Edited by François Depelteau and Christopher Powell, this volume and its companion, Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical Issues, addresses fundamental questions about what relational sociology is and how it works.

Value... and What Follows

Value... and What Follows Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joel J. Kupperman
Editor: Oxford University Press
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How can we know what is worth seeking or avoiding in life? Is there anything to know? If so, is it in some sense personal? This fresh and engaging work by noted philosopher Joel Kupperman addresses these questions as it examines the epistemology of value. Kupperman looks first at how judgments of values manifest themselves, whether there can be evidence for them, and whether a realistic account is appropriate. Focusing on emotional states, he rejects the notion that there is one primary value, arguing instead for a pluralistic understanding of value. He contends that value is strongly contextual; the value of a particular set of experiences in one's life can depend heavily on how they fit in with or provide contrast to other elements. Kupperman argues both for a realistic account of value--some things really do have a value about which we can have reasonable confidence--and for skepticism about how much we can actually know about value. The study moves on to explore the relations between judgments of value, and moral or social policy decisions of how we should behave. Acknowledging strong objections to the attempt by any group to impose its vision of a good life in a pluralistic society, Kupperman nevertheless argues that proper attention to value leads to perfectionism in social policy. Emphasizing the importance of detail in ethics, he focuses on variations among cases, and examines the weight cultural values can have in the social policy of a liberal society. Going further than previous works in determining what counts as evidence for a judgment of value, this book fills a substantial gap in the literature of ethical philosophy. Tackling difficult issues in an accessible manner, it will interest philosophers and students of ethics, epistemology, and social theory.