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Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory


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An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility

An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michelle Ciurria
December 19, 2019

This book develops an intersectional feminist approach to moral responsibility. It accomplishes four main goals. First, it outlines a concise list of the main principles of intersectional feminism. Second, it uses these principles to critique prevailing philosophical theories of moral...

Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality

Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality

1st Edition

Colin Marshall
October 17, 2019

This collection of original essays explores metaethical views from outside the mainstream European tradition. The guiding motivation is that important discussions about the ultimate nature of morality can be found far beyond ancient Greece and modern Europe. The volume’s aim is to show how rich the...

Morality in a Realistic Spirit: Essays for Cora Diamond

Morality in a Realistic Spirit: Essays for Cora Diamond

1st Edition

Andrew Gleeson, Craig Taylor
September 19, 2019

This unique collection of essays has two main purposes. The first is to honour the pioneering work of Cora Diamond, one of the most important living moral philosophers and certainly the most important working in the tradition inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second is to develop and deepen a...

Self, Motivation, and Virtue: Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

Self, Motivation, and Virtue: Innovative Interdisciplinary Research

1st Edition

Nancy E. Snow, Darcia Narvaez
September 05, 2019

This volume features new findings by nine interdisciplinary teams of researchers on the topics of self, motivation, and virtue. Nine chapters bringing together scholars from the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and sociology advance our substantive understanding of these important...

Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation

Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation

1st Edition

Tim Dare, Christine Swanton
July 18, 2019

Although our moral lives would be unrecognisable without them, roles have received little attention from analytic moral philosophers. Roles are central to our lives and to our engagement with one another, and should be analysed in connection with our core notions of ethics such as virtue, reason,...

In Defense of Moral Luck: Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness

In Defense of Moral Luck: Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness

1st Edition

Robert J. Hartman
July 12, 2019

The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the...

Wittgenstein’s Moral Thought

Wittgenstein’s Moral Thought

1st Edition

Reshef Agam-Segal, Edmund Dain
July 12, 2019

Wittgenstein’s work, early and later, contains the seeds of an original and important rethinking of moral or ethical thought that has, so far, yet to be fully appreciated. The ten essays in this collection, all specially commissioned for this volume, are united in the claim that Wittgenstein’s...

Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

1st Edition

Benjamin De Mesel, Oskari Kuusela
May 08, 2019

This book brings together essays from leading scholars who, rather than taking a strictly exegetical approach, attempt to show how discussions in moral philosophy can benefit from Wittgenstein’s later philosophical work. The essays in this volume make the argument that Wittgenstein’s relevance for...

Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons

Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons

1st Edition

Noell Birondo, S. Stewart Braun
March 05, 2019

Virtues and reasons are two of the most fruitful and important concepts in contemporary moral philosophy. Many writers have commented upon the close connection between virtues and reasons, but no one has done full justice to the complexity of this connection. It is generally recognized that the...

Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic

Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic

1st Edition

Toby Svoboda
March 05, 2019

In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about...

Moral Rights and Their Grounds

Moral Rights and Their Grounds

1st Edition

David Alm
December 13, 2018

Moral Rights and Their Grounds offers a novel theory of rights based on two distinct views. The first—the value view of rights—argues that for a person to have a right is to be valuable in a certain way, or to have a value property. This special type of value is in turn identified by the reasons...

Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

1st Edition

Jennifer A. Frey, Candace Vogler
November 15, 2018

Recent research in the humanities and social sciences suggests that individuals who understand themselves as belonging to something greater than the self—a family, community, or religious or spiritual group—often feel happier, have a deeper sense of purpose or meaning in their lives, and have...

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