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Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory


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Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory publishes original, international work and research of the highest scholarly quality in the areas of ethics and moral philosophy.

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Love, Justice, and Autonomy Philosophical Perspectives

Love, Justice, and Autonomy: Philosophical Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Fedock, Michael Kühler, Raja Rosenhagen
November 27, 2023

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 ...

Moral Thought Outside Moral Theory

Moral Thought Outside Moral Theory

1st Edition

By Craig Taylor
October 27, 2023

This book argues there can be no theory of ethics and that any attempt at such a theory ends up distorting the moral phenomena that it is supposed to explain. It presents clear examples of moral thought outside moral theorising through literature and Wittgenstein’s later philosophy. The book’s ...

Evil Matters A Philosophical Inquiry

Evil Matters: A Philosophical Inquiry

1st Edition

By Zachary J. Goldberg
September 25, 2023

This book is an inquiry into particular matters concerning the nature, normativity, and aftermath of evil action. It combines philosophical conceptual analysis with empirical studies in psychology and discussions of historical events to provide an innovative analysis of evil action. The book ...

Neglected Virtues

Neglected Virtues

1st Edition

Edited By Glen Pettigrove, Christine Swanton
September 25, 2023

Much of the work that has been done on virtue has been devoted to getting virtue ethics a seat at the theoretical table. It has been concerned with showing that virtue ethics can provide a satisfactory account of right action to rival accounts offered by consequentialism and deontology. This volume...

Practical Wisdom Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

Practical Wisdom: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Mario De Caro, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza
September 25, 2023

Featuring original essays from leading scholars in philosophy and psychology, this volume investigates and rethinks the role of practical wisdom in light of the most recent developments in virtue theory and moral, social and developmental psychology. The concept of phronesis has long held a ...

Virtues, Democracy, and Online Media Ethical and Epistemic Issues

Virtues, Democracy, and Online Media: Ethical and Epistemic Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Nancy E. Snow, Maria Silvia Vaccarezza
September 25, 2023

This book addresses current threats to citizenship and democratic values posed by the spread of post-truth communication. The contributors apply research on moral, civic, and epistemic virtues to issues involving post-truth culture. The spread of post-truth communication affects ordinary citizens’...

Risk and Responsibility in Context

Risk and Responsibility in Context

1st Edition

Edited By Adriana Placani, Stearns Broadhead
September 15, 2023

This volume bridges contemporary philosophical conceptions of risk and responsibility and offers an extensive examination of the topic. It shows that risk and responsibility combine in ways that give rise to new philosophical questions and problems. Philosophical interest in the relationship ...

Moral Injury and the Humanities Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Moral Injury and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew I. Cohen, Kathryn McClymond
August 11, 2023

This book brings together leading interdisciplinary scholars to broaden and deepen the conversation about moral injury. In the original chapters, the contributors present new research to show how the humanities are crucial for understanding the expressions, meaning, and significance of moral injury...

Experiments in Moral and Political Philosophy

Experiments in Moral and Political Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited By Hugo Viciana, Antonio Gaitán, Fernando Aguiar
July 31, 2023

This volume presents new research on the use of experimental methodologies in moral and social philosophy. The contributions reflect the growing plurality of methodologies and strategies for implementing experimental work on morality to new domains, problems, and topics. Philosophers are exploring ...

Agent Relative Ethics

Agent Relative Ethics

1st Edition

By Steven Jensen
July 07, 2023

Agent Relative Ethics asks what the world would look like if we adopted agent relativity wholeheartedly, clinging to no shred of absolute morality. Alastair MacIntyre’s haunting image of a post-apocalyptic world, in which our knowledge of ethics has been fragmented, poses a contrast between modern ...

Moral Teleology A Theory of Progress

Moral Teleology: A Theory of Progress

1st Edition

By Hanno Sauer
June 16, 2023

This book develops a unified theory of moral progress. The author argues that there are mechanisms in place that consistently drive societies towards moral improvement and that a sophisticated, naturalistically respectable form of teleology can be defended. The book’s main aim is to flesh out the ...

Value Incommensurability Ethics, Risk, and Decision-Making

Value Incommensurability: Ethics, Risk, and Decision-Making

1st Edition

Edited By Henrik Andersson, Anders Herlitz
May 31, 2023

Incommensurability is the impossibility to determine how two options relate to each other in terms of conventional comparative relations. This book features new research on incommensurability from philosophers who have shaped the field into what it is today, including John Broome, Ruth Chang and ...

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