Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Books at CSEP

We are busy doing some moving around at CSEP in order to accommodate our growing collection of materials. What follows is a list of some of the new books now available to the IIT Community:

The Economy of the Earth by Mark Sagoff. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

An Ethics Trajectory: Visions of Media Past, Present, and Yet to Come by Thomas W. Cooper, Clifford G. Christians, Anantha S. Babbili. Urbana, IL: Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.

On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

(Frankfurt, a moral philosopher, here tries to spell out a theory of bullshit . When first encountering this book, I too wondered about its place in an ethics library However, this amusing and rather insightful book draws a distinction between bullshit and its close cousin lying, and how bullshit functions in our society.)

Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved by Frans de Waal. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006

Review of the Federal Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research. National Research Council Committee for Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials,Washington, D.C. National Academy Press, 2009.

Social Ethics: Morality and Social Policy by Thomas A. Mappes and Jane S. Zembaty. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2007.

Please come in a check out these new books, and leave us recommendations of materials you would like us to purchase for the library.

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