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11-20 of 23 results in Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
Virtues and Gifts
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 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 Ways of Scepticism
We are strongly inclined to believe in moral responsibility - the idea that certain human agents truly deserve moral praise or blame for some of their actions. However, recent philosophical discussion has put this natural belief under suspicion, and there are important reasons for thinking that...
Published March 31st 2010 by Routledge
A Philosophical Enquiry
Deprivation and Freedom investigates the key issue of social deprivation. It looks at how serious that issue is, what we should do about it and how we might motivate people to respond to it. It covers core areas in moral and political philosophy in new and interesting ways, presents the topical...
Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge
Mirrors of Virtue
As a comparative study of the virtue ethics of Aristotle and Confucius, this book explores how they each reflect upon human good and virtue out of their respective cultural assumptions, conceptual frameworks, and philosophical perspectives. It does not simply take one side as a...
Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge
This book presents a new interpretation of the principle of utility in moral and political theory based on the writings of the classical utilitarians from Hume to J.S. Mill. Discussion of utility in writers such as Adam Smith, William Paley and Jeremy Bentham is included....
Published April 30th 2006 by Routledge
A Philosophy of Discrimination
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 April 25th 2006 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