The Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society maintains a small library of works in ethics and philosophy. Students, faculty and staff may check out books for four weeks. To check out a book, stop by the center during office hours. Book donations are welcome.
The collection may be searched by author, title or the following subject categories:
- Biomedical ethics
Bioethics anthologies, health care issues and end-of-life decisions.
- Business ethics
Anthologies, corporate responsibility, and managerial and employee rights.
- Critical reasoning
Books on critical reasoning, argument analysis and logic.
- General ethics
General ethics anthologies and introduction to ethics books.
- General philosophy
Introduction to philosophy books, classic works, philosophy of science and epistemology, and political philosophy.
Copies of journals owned by the center, both general philosophy and ethics specifically.
- Legal philosophy
Books in general legal philosophy.
- Social ethics
Philosophy of public policy as well as race, gender and class issues.
- Other ethics
Books on specific topics, including academic and children’s ethics, environmental ethics, ethics and religion, war, communications and journalism, revenge, and lying.