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  1. The Contradictions of Modern Moral Philosophy

    Ethics after Wittgenstein

    By Dr Paul Johnston, Paul Johnston

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Aristotle's Moral Realism Reconsidered

    Phenomenological Ethics

    By Pavlos Kontos

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Evil and Moral Psychology

    By Peter Brian Barry

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective

    Edited by Julia Peters

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Needs and Moral Necessity

    By Soran Reader

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Reasons, Patterns, and Cooperation

    By Christopher Woodard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Social Humanism

    A New Metaphysics

    By Brian Ellis

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Phenomenology of Moral Normativity

    By William H. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Moral Exemplars in the Analects

    The Good Person is That

    By Amy Olberding

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus...

    Published August 25th 2011 by Routledge