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Getting Our Act Together A Theory of Collective Moral Obligations

Getting Our Act Together: A Theory of Collective Moral Obligations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anne Schwenkenbecher
December 31, 2020

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 required to do something of moral importance together with others? This book ...

Love, Justice, and Autonomy Philosophical Perspectives

Love, Justice, and Autonomy: Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rachel Fedock, Michael Kühler, Raja Rosenhagen
December 30, 2020

Philosophers have long been interested in love and its general role in morality. This volume focuses on and explores the complex relation between love and justice as it appears within loving relationships, between lovers and their wider social context, and the broader political realm. Special ...

The Authority of Virtue Institutions and Character in the Good Society

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tristan J. Rogers
November 09, 2020

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Joseph Ulatowski, Liezl van Zyl
November 09, 2020

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 ...

Offense and Offensiveness A Philosophical Account

Offense and Offensiveness: A Philosophical Account

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Forthcoming

Andrew Sneddon
November 03, 2020

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

1st Edition

Joel Marks
October 02, 2020

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. ...

Cultivating Our Passionate Attachments

Cultivating Our Passionate Attachments

1st Edition

Matthew J. Dennis
September 15, 2020

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...

Apologies and Moral Repair Rights, Duties, and Corrective Justice

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

1st Edition

Andrew I. Cohen
July 08, 2020

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 ...

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

1st Edition

Tyler Paytas, Tim Henning
July 02, 2020

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 ...

The Principle of Double Effect A History and Philosophical Defense

The Principle of Double Effect: A History and Philosophical Defense

1st Edition

David Černý
March 31, 2020

This book offers a comprehensive history of the principle of double effect and its applications in ethics. Written from a non-theological perspective, it makes the case for the centrality of the double effect reasoning in philosophical ethics. The book is divided into two parts. The first part ...

An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility

An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility

1st Edition

Michelle Ciurria
December 09, 2019

This book develops an intersectional feminist approach to moral responsibility. It accomplisheses 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 14, 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...

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