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Ethics and the Golden Rule

Ethics and the Golden Rule (New York and London: Routledge, 2013), a fairly comprehensive treatment of the
golden rule ("Treat others as you want to be treated"). It covers a wide range of topics, such as how the golden rule connects with world religions and history, how it applies to practical areas like moral education and business, and how it can be understood and defended philosophically. I wrote this to be a "golden-rule book for everyone," from students to general readers to specialists. Click here for a video overview or here to preview the first 30 pages. Click here to order (or click here for the Kindle version, which I fine-tuned to fit the e-book format).

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction, second edition

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction, second edition (New York and London: Routledge, 2011), 190 pages, with the companion
EthiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual: a text for beginning undergraduates. This is a thorough rewrite of the first edition, with added chapters on virtue ethics and natural law.

Introduction to Logic, second edition

Introduction to Logic, second edition (New York and London: Routledge, 2010), 420 pages, with the companion
LogiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual: a basic and intermediate logic text. This is a thorough rewrite of the first edition, with added chapters on the history of logic, deviant logic, and philosophy of logic. This is being translated into Portuguese by Editoria Paulus (São Paulo, Brazil).

The A to Z of EthicsHistorical Dictionary of Ethics

Historical Dictionary of Ethics (Lanham, Md., Scarecrow Press [Rowman & Littlefield], 2008), 363 pages, a one-volume encyclopedia of ethics, co-authored with Earl W. Spurgin. The A to Z of Ethics (2010) is a paperback version.

Historical Dictionary of LogicThe A to Z of Logic

Historical Dictionary of Logic (Lanham, Md., Scarecrow Press [Rowman & Littlefield], 2006), 307 pages, a one-volume encyclopedia of logic. The A to Z of Logic (2010) is a paperback version.

Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005), 585 pages: a text and source book, co-edited with James C. Swindal.

Ethics: Contemporary Readings

Ethics: Contemporary Readings (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), 314 pages: an ethics anthology, co-edited with Earl W. Spurgin and James C. Swindal.

Introduction to Logic, first edition

Introduction to Logic, first edition (London and New York: Routledge, 2002), 399 pages, with the companion
LogiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual: a basic and intermediate logic text. This is a thorough rewrite of the two Prentice-Hall logic books mentioned below, incorporating and updating all of their materials. Chapter 11 was translated into Persian by Mehdi Akhavan and published in the Iranian journal Naqd o Nazar. This book is now obsolete, being replaced by the second edition (mentioned above).

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction

Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (London and New York: Routledge, 1998), 211 pages, with the companion
EthiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual: a text for beginning undergraduates. Translated into Chinese as by Zhoubaheng Danshile (Taiwan: Weber, 1999), into French as Questions d'éthique: Une approche raisonnée de quelques perspectives contemporaines by M.-C. Désorcy (Montréal and Toronto: Chenelière/McGraw-Hill, 2002), into Thai as by Jakaew Tanunath (Bangkok, 2006), and into Persian as by Mehdi Akhavan (Tehran: Elmi-Farhangi, 2009). Three selections translated into a Portuguese reader, A Arte de Pensar, ed. Desidério Murcho (Lisbon: Didáctica Editora, 2007). This book is now obsolete, being replaced by the second edition (mentioned above).

Formal Ethics

Formal Ethics (London and New York: Routledge, 1996), 213 pages, with the companion
EthiCola instructional program: a scholarly work on the golden rule and related principles. Translated into Persian as by Mehdi Akhavan (Tehran, Iran: Elmi-Farhangi, 2009).

Symbolic Logic: Classical & Advanced Systems

Symbolic Logic: Classical and Advanced Systems (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1990), 329 pages, with the companion
LogiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual: an intermediate logic text. This book is now out of print and obsolete, being replaced by my Introduction to Logic (above).

Logic: The Analysis and Appraisal of Arguments

Logic: Analyzing and Appraising Arguments (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1989), 438 pages, with the companion
LogiCola instructional program and a Teacher Manual and a Study Guide: a basic logic text. This book is now out of print and obsolete, being replaced by my Introduction to Logic (above).

Godel's Theorem Simplified

Gödel's Theorem Simplified (Washington: University Press of America, 1984), 83 pages: a simpler presentation of the theorem.



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