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  1. Ethics without Morals

    In Defence of Amorality

    By Joel Marks

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness

    Edited by Nancy E. Snow, Franco V. Trivigno

    Series: 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Caste Wars

    A Philosophy of Discrimination

    By David Edmonds

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Ethics of Forgiveness

    A Collection of Essays

    Edited by Christel Fricke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Eudaimonic Ethics

    The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well

    By Lorraine Besser-Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Ethics of Vulnerability

    A Feminist Analysis of Social Life and Practice

    By Erinn Gilson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics

    Edited by Avram Hiller, Ramona Ilea, Leonard Kahn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics

    Virtues and Gifts

    By Andrew Pinsent

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Defending Associative Duties

    By Jonathan Seglow

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Art and Ethics in a Material World

    Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy

    By Jennifer A McMahon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 8th 2013 by Routledge