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21-30 of 33 results in 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
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
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
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 25th 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 16th 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 4th 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 April 1st 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 16th 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 16th 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 May 1st 2006 by Routledge
Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic
To Be Published July 28th 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 14th 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