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1-10 of 23 results in Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
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
Ethics after Wittgenstein
The Contradictions of Modern Moral Philosophy is a highly original and radical critique of contemporary moral theory. Paul Johnston demonstrates that much recent moral philosophy is confused about the fundamental issue of whether there are correct moral judgements. He shows that the standard modern...
Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge
This book elaborates a moral realism of phenomenological inspiration by introducing the idea that moral experience, primordially, constitutes a perceptual grasp of actions and of their solid traces in the world. The main thesis is that, before any reference to values or to criteria about good and...
Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge
This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology—the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge
By bringing together influential critics of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics and some of the strongest defenders of an Aristotelian approach, this collection provides a fresh assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Aristotelian virtue ethics and its contemporary interpretations. Contributors...
Published December 2nd 2012 by Routledge
Needs and Moral Necessity analyses ethics as a practice, explains why we have three moral theory-types, consequentialism, deontology and virtue ethics, and argues for a fourth needs-based theory....
Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge
In Defence of Amorality
In this volume, Marks offers a defense of amorality as both philosophically justified and practicably livable. In so doing, the book marks a radical departure from both the new atheism and the mainstream of modern ethical philosophy. While in synch with their underlying aim of grounding human...
Published September 23rd 2012 by Routledge
This book is about fundamental questions in normative ethics. It begins with the idea that we often respond to ethical theories according to how principled or pragmatic they are. It clarifies this contrast and then uses it to shed light on old debates in ethics, such as debates about the rival...
Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge
A New Metaphysics
In this book, Ellis argues that moral and political objectives are not independent of one other, and so must be pursued in tandem. Social humanism is a moral and political philosophy that does just this. As a political philosophy, it justifies the implementation and maintenance of many of the...
Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge
Why should I be moral? Philosophers have long been concerned with the legitimacy of morality’s claim on us—especially its ostensible aim to motivate certain actions of all persons unconditionally. This problem of moral normativity has received extensive treatment in analytic moral theory, but...
Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge
The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil
To Be Published May 31st 2013
Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy
To Be Published July 24th 2013
Defending Associative Duties
To Be Published September 8th 2013
Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics
To Be Published November 30th 2013
The Ethics of Vulnerability
To Be Published December 29th 2013
The Philosophy and Psychology of Virtue: An Empirical Approach to Character and Happiness
To Be Published February 28th 2014