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The Transcendent Character of the Good Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

The Transcendent Character of the Good: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

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Edited By Petruschka Schaafsma
September 23, 2022

This volume addresses issues of moral pluralism and polarization by drawing attention to the transcendent character of the good. It probes the history of Christian theology and moral philosophy to investigate the value of this idea and then relates it to contemporary moral issues. The good is ...

Apologies and Moral Repair Rights, Duties, and Corrective Justice

Apologies and Moral Repair: Rights, Duties, and Corrective Justice

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By Andrew I. Cohen
August 01, 2022

This book argues that justice often governs apologies. Drawing on examples from literature, politics, and current events, Cohen presents a theory of apology as corrective offers. Many leading accounts of apology say much about what apologies do and why they are important. They stop short of ...

Cultivating Our Passionate Attachments

Cultivating Our Passionate Attachments

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By Matthew J. Dennis
August 01, 2022

Does a flourishing life involve pursuing passionate attachments? Can we choose what these passionate attachments will be? This book offers an original theory of how we can actively cultivate our passionate attachments. The author argues that not only do we have reason to view passionate attachments...

Getting Our Act Together A Theory of Collective Moral Obligations

Getting Our Act Together: A Theory of Collective Moral Obligations

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By Anne Schwenkenbecher
August 01, 2022

Winner of the 2022 North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award Together we can often achieve things that are impossible to do on our own. We can prevent something bad from happening, or we can produce something good, even if none of us could do it by ourselves. But when are we morally ...

Kantian and Sidgwickian Ethics The Cosmos of Duty Above and the Moral Law Within

Kantian and Sidgwickian Ethics: The Cosmos of Duty Above and the Moral Law Within

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Edited By Tyler Paytas, Tim Henning
August 01, 2022

Immanuel Kant and Henry Sidgwick are towering figures in the history of moral philosophy. Kant’s views on ethics continue to be discussed and studied in detail not only in philosophy, but also theology, political science, and legal theory. Meanwhile, Sidgwick is emerging as the philosopher within ...

Offense and Offensiveness A Philosophical Account

Offense and Offensiveness: A Philosophical Account

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By Andrew Sneddon
August 01, 2022

This book offers a comprehensive study of the nature and significance of offense and offensiveness. It incorporates insights from moral philosophy and moral psychology to rationally reconstruct our ordinary ideas and assumptions about these notions. When someone claims that something is offensive, ...

Reason and Ethics The Case Against Objective Value

Reason and Ethics: The Case Against Objective Value

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By Joel Marks
August 01, 2022

Reason and Ethics defends the theoretical claim that all values are subjective and the practical claim that human affairs can be conducted fruitfully in full awareness of this. Joel Marks goes beyond his previous work defending moral skepticism to question the existence of all objective values. ...

The Authority of Virtue Institutions and Character in the Good Society

The Authority of Virtue: Institutions and Character in the Good Society

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By Tristan J. Rogers
August 01, 2022

This book provides a unified account of the connection between justice and the good life. It argues that the virtues of character require institutions, while good institutions enable persons to live together virtuously. Although virtue ethics and political philosophy are rich and sophisticated ...

Virtue, Narrative, and Self Explorations of Character in the Philosophy of Mind and Action

Virtue, Narrative, and Self: Explorations of Character in the Philosophy of Mind and Action

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Edited By Joseph Ulatowski, Liezl van Zyl
August 01, 2022

Virtue, Narrative, and Self connects two philosophical areas of study that have long been treated as distinct: virtue theory and narrative accounts of personal identity. Chapters address several important issues and neglected themes at the intersection of these research areas. Specific examples ...

The Ethics of Attention Engaging the Real with Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil

The Ethics of Attention: Engaging the Real with Iris Murdoch and Simone Weil

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By Silvia Caprioglio Panizza
June 06, 2022

This book draws on Iris Murdoch’s philosophy to explore questions related to the importance of attention in ethics. In doing so, it also engages with Murdoch’s ideas about the existence of a moral reality, the importance of love, and the necessity but also the difficulty, for most of us, of ...

A Philosophical Defense of Misanthropy

A Philosophical Defense of Misanthropy

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By Toby Svoboda
May 17, 2022

This book argues that it can be both reasonable and appropriate to adopt a certain kind of misanthropy. The author defends a cognitivist version of misanthropy, an attitude whose central feature is the judgment that humanity is morally bad. Misanthropy is often dismissed on moral grounds. Many ...

Incomparable Values Analysis, Axiomatics and Applications

Incomparable Values: Analysis, Axiomatics and Applications

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By John Nolt
February 11, 2022

People tend to rank values of all kinds linearly from good to bad, but there is little reason to think that this is reasonable or correct. This book argues, to the contrary, that values are often partially ordered and hence frequently incomparable. Proceeding logically from a small set of axioms, ...

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