The latest release is Expanding Intellectual Property.

Practices of Coexistence
(Constructions of the other in early modern perceptions) was launched on 15th June at the Central European University in Budapest.

Utopian Horizons was launched on 30th May at CEU Budapest, more.

The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this book was on display in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House until May 24.

The Last Superpower Summits is highly recommended by Choice. The book was presented on April 11 at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of The George Washington University.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary





Search the full text of our books:


 

The Ties That Bind

Julius M. Moravcsik, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University.

This book, like in classical times of Plato and Aristotle, treats individual and communal ethics as intertwined. At its heart lies the quartet of respect, concern for welfare of others, trust, and care as the basic communal ties. The community needs to be built on these. Acquisition and practice of other values and goods are within the frame of the four underlying "pillars." The four basic notions are attitudes and as such consist of both rational and emotional elements. Thus our ethics is neither based purely on sentiment nor purely on reason. As such they will yield us guidelines, to be filled in contextually, not rigid rule systems. Moravcsik's proposal for ethics is pluralistic but not relativistic. It does not deny some objective ground for sound communal life, but leaves many alternatives within which the four basic ties can be implemented.

We live in a chaotic world, not only on the practical but also on the conceptual plane. This seems to be a good time for exploring radically different foundations for communal and individual ideals; foundations that have some of their roots in ancient times.

Contents

Introductory Remarks in Face of Today's Problems; Preface; Introduction; Part I The Ethics of Ideals Chapter I. The Outline of the Ethics of Ideals; Chapter II. Ideals and Attitudes; Chapter III. Individual and Social-Political Ethics Intertwined, Part II. Communal Ties in an value-based Community Introduction to Part II.; Chapter IV. Developing Adequate Communal Ties; Chapter V. Freedom, Responsibility, Work and communal Life; Chapter VI. The Roots of Justice; Sharing and Good Ties; Epilogue; Bibliography

 

2004
308 pages
ISBN 978-963-9241-79-4 cloth $47.95 / €42.95 / £40.00

top