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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Challenging Moral Particularism

    Edited by Matjaž Potrc, Vojko Strahovnik, Mark Lance

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Rationality and Moral Theory

    How Intimacy Generates Reasons

    By Diane Jeske

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 4th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Moral Responsibility

    The Ways of Scepticism

    By Carlos Moya

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Deprivation and Freedom

    A Philosophical Enquiry

    By Richard J. Hull

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle

    Mirrors of Virtue

    By Jiyuan Yu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill

    By Frederick Rosen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    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 May 1st 2006 by Routledge