New and Published Books
11-20 of 32 results in Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
A Feminist Analysis of Social Life and Practice
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
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
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 November 8th 2013 by Routledge
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
Kant’s Pragmatist Legacy
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
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 April 19th 2013 by Routledge
Ethics after Wittgenstein
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
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
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
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
Social Humanism: A New Metaphysics
To Be Published June 29th 2015
Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense
To Be Published June 29th 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 17th 2015
Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic
To Be Published August 26th 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