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2. The history of Christian ethics

2. The history of Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0003
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Christian ethics is borne from the Jewish and Christian mission to make God's name holy throughout creation. ‘The history of Christian ethics’ traces the historical development of Christian ... More
Epilogue: The view from 2010

Epilogue: The view from 2010  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0008
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This Epilogue provides a reassessment of Keynes's legacy today compared to the last decade of the twentieth century. Recent ideas of what was significant in Keynes, and his legacy, have now ... More
7. How should agnosticism be taught?

7. How should agnosticism be taught?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0008
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‘Should agnosticism be taught?’ argues that agnosticism should be included in education. It examines the link between uncertainty and creativity and suggests that agnosticism should be ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction considers anti-agnostic attitudes and asks: if we can't establish God's existence, shouldn't there be a presumption of atheism? The ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776328
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0010
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The ‘Epilogue’ compares the lives of the rich and poor through the lens of economics. Similar people can have very different lives based on the communities they inhabit. Members of less ... More
2. Communication and imagination

2. Communication and imagination  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0002
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In the breadth of his interests and knowledge, Adam Smith was a typical member of the Enlightenment. ‘Communication and imagination’ explains how the arguments in the Moral Sentiments and ... More
Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction  

Jon Balserak

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.001.0001
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Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction explores major ideas associated with the Calvinist system of thought. Beginning during the Protestant Reformation in cities like Zurich, ... More
4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for Christian ethics

4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0005
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Christian ethics helps us to live well, and through that make God's Name holy. It deals with everyday life, activities such as family life, sex, reproduction, economics, and power. It ... More
1. Economics and behaviour

1. Economics and behaviour  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0001
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9780198754992
Why is there so much interest in behavioural economics and how is it different? ‘Economics and behaviour’ explains how behavioural economists bring economics together with insights from ... More
1. Life and times

1. Life and times  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0001
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There is more to Adam Smith than The Wealth of Nations, a book on the workings of the economy. He wrote an important treatise on moral philosophy, published an exceptionally well-informed ... More
3. Sympathetic spectators

3. Sympathetic spectators  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0003
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Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759. What the book sets out to do is investigate or analyse how, in practice, judgments and decisions about what is right or wrong ... More
7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning

7. Getting outside oneself: virtue and meaning  

Daniel M. Haybron

in Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590605.003.0007
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9780199590605
There is no guarantee that immorality won't sometimes make a person happier, or better off, than morality. But does the philosophical notion of the priority of virtue hold? ‘Getting outside ... More
Introduction: The man and economist

Introduction: The man and economist  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0001
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9780199591640
What was Keynes's most fundamental idea? The Introduction gives an overview of one of the most well-known economic thinkers of the twentieth century by looking at what others thought of his ... More
3. Time

3. Time  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0003
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9780199218462
‘Time’ outlines how strategies can be affected by timing. Strategies in chess or poker depend on when something happens, as well as what it is. These can be explained using payoff tables, ... More
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Stephen Long

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.001.0001
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9780199568864
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction presents a discussion of the relationship between Christian ethics, modern, and postmodern ethics, and explores practical issues ... More
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.001.0001
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9780199575268
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ... More
6. The cost of nuclear power

6. The cost of nuclear power  

Maxwell Irvine

in Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777875
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.003.0006
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9780199584970
‘The cost of nuclear power’ explains the difficulties of costing nuclear power. Construction, decommissioning, and waste disposal all have to be factored in. The cost of licensing new ... More
5. Spirituality in society

5. Spirituality in society  

Philip Sheldrake

in Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588756.003.0006
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9780199588756
We often associate spirituality with an individual experience but this is inaccurate if we consider the spirituality of world religions.‘Spirituality in society’ seeks to redress this ... More
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction  

Michelle Baddeley

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191816475
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.001.0001
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9780198754992
Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of behavioural economics, analysing the motivations behind economic decisions and showing the relevance of ... More
4. Illness, death, and the demographic impact

4. Illness, death, and the demographic impact  

Alan Whiteside

in HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727491.003.0004
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9780198727491
‘Illness, death, and the demographic impact’ outlines how the effects of AIDS can be measured through demographic indicators. Demographic consequences of AIDS may include: increased deaths ... More

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