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11-20 of 28 results in 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 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 Good Person is That
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 24th 2011 by Routledge
Particularism is a justly popular ‘cutting-edge’ topic in contemporary ethics across the world. Many moral philosophers do not, in fact, support particularism (instead defending "generalist" theories that rest on particular abstract moral principles), but nearly all would take it to be a position...
Published May 15th 2011 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 February 13th 2011 by Routledge
How Intimacy Generates Reasons
This book provides answers to both normative and metaethical questions in a way that shows the interconnection of both types of questions, and also shows how a complete theory of reasons can be developed by moving back and forth between the two types of questions. It offers an account of the...
Published November 3rd 2010 by Routledge
The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness
To Be Published June 23rd 2014
The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Caste Wars: A Philosophy of Discrimination
To Be Published August 14th 2014
The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil
To Be Published October 31st 2014