New and Published Books
1-10 of 28 results in Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well
In this book, Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an...
Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge
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 29th 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 13th 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 7th 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 9th 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 7th 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 18th 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 21st 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 14th 2013 by Routledge
This book examines what makes someone an evil person and how evil people are different from merely bad people. Rather than focusing on the "problem of evil" that occupies philosophers of religion, Barry looks instead to moral psychology—the intersection of ethics and psychology. He provides...
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge
The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness
To Be Published June 23rd 2014
The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Caste Wars: A Philosophy of Discrimination
To Be Published August 14th 2014
The Self, the Soul and the Psychology of Good and Evil
To Be Published October 31st 2014