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1-10 of 29 results in Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
Since ancient times, character, virtue, and happiness have been central to thinking about how to live well. Yet until recently, philosophers have thought about these topics in an empirical vacuum. Taking up the general challenge of situationism – that philosophers should pay attention to empirical...
Published June 3rd 2014 by Routledge
A Philosophy of Discrimination
The central topic for this book is the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. The book raises many interesting questions, including: Why do we feel so much more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds – e.g. of race and sex - than discrimination on other...
Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge
A Collection of Essays
We are often pressed to forgive or in need of forgiveness: Wrongdoing is common. Even after a perpetrator has been taken to court and punished, forgiveness still has a role to play. How should a victim and a perpetrator relate to each other outside the courtroom, and how should others relate to...
Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge
The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well
In this book, Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an...
Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge
A Feminist Analysis of Social Life and Practice
As concerns about violence, war, terrorism, sexuality, and embodiment have garnered attention in philosophy, the concept of vulnerability has become a shared reference point in these discussions. As a fundamental part of the human condition, vulnerability has significant ethical import: how one...
Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge
This volume works to connect issues in environmental ethics with the best work in contemporary normative theory. Environmental issues challenge contemporary ethical theorists to account for topics that traditional ethical theories do not address to any significant extent. This book articulates and...
Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge
Virtues and Gifts
Thomas Aquinas devoted a substantial proportion of his greatest works to the virtues. Yet, despite the availability of these texts (and centuries of commentary), Aquinas’s virtue ethics remains mysterious, leaving readers with many unanswered questions. In this book, Pinsent argues that the key...
Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge
This book explores the associative duties we owe to our children, parents, friends, colleagues, associates and compatriots and defends a novel account which justifies such duties through the realization of values that are produced in these various kinds of social relationships. Seglow engages with...
Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge
Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy
In this book, McMahon argues that a reading of Kant’s body of work in the light of a pragmatist theory of meaning and language (which arguably is a Kantian legacy) leads one to put community reception ahead of individual reception in the order of aesthetic relations. A core premise of the book is...
Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge
A Philosophical Defense
This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...
Published April 18th 2013 by Routledge
The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil
To Be Published November 1st 2014
Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands
To Be Published March 1st 2015
The Limits of Moral Obligation: Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can
To Be Published May 1st 2015