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A Kantian Environmental Ethic
In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about...
Published June 26th 2015 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 June 23rd 2015 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 June 8th 2015 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 May 21st 2015 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 May 21st 2015 by Routledge
Moral sensitivity affects whether and how we see others, note moral concerns, respond with delicacy, and navigate complex social interactions. Scholars from a variety of fields explore the concept of moral sensitivity and how it develops, beginning with a natural moral capacity for sensitivity...
Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge
When many people are involved in an activity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint who is morally responsible for what, a phenomenon known as the ‘problem of many hands.’ This term is increasingly used to describe problems with attributing individual responsibility in collective...
Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge
Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics
Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry...
Published March 4th 2015 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 11th 2014 by Routledge
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
Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic
To Be Published July 28th 2015
The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil
To Be Published July 31st 2015
Art and Ethics in a Material World: Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy
To Be Published August 14th 2015
The Limits of Moral Obligation: Moral Demandingness and Ought Implies Can
To Be Published October 7th 2015
The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species
To Be Published March 1st 2016