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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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The Guise of the Good A Philosophical History

The Guise of the Good: A Philosophical History

1st Edition

By Francesco Orsi
April 14, 2023

This is the first book to trace the doctrine of the guise of the good throughout the history of Western philosophy. It offers a chronological narrative exploring how the doctrine was formulated, the arguments for and against it, and the broader role it played in the thought of different ...

The Making of the Good Person Self-Help, Ethics and Philosophy

The Making of the Good Person: Self-Help, Ethics and Philosophy

1st Edition

By Nora Hämäläinen
April 03, 2023

This book provides a philosophical assessment of the idea of personhood advanced in popular self-help literature. It also traces, within academic philosophy and philosophical scholarship, a self-help culture where the self is brought forth as an object of improvement and a key to meaning, progress,...

Philosophical Perspectives on Moral Certainty

Philosophical Perspectives on Moral Certainty

1st Edition

Edited By Cecilie Eriksen, Julia Hermann, Neil O'Hara, Nigel Pleasants
December 30, 2022

Moral certainty refers to those aspects of morality – moral acting, feeling, and thinking – that are beyond doubt, explanation, and justification. The essays in this book explore the concept of moral certainty and its application and usefulness in contemporary moral debates. The notion of moral ...

Apologies and Moral Repair Rights, Duties, and Corrective Justice

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

1st Edition

By Andrew 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 Principle of Double Effect A History and Philosophical Defense

The Principle of Double Effect: A History and Philosophical Defense

1st Edition

By 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 ...

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