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Ethics

  • Free Will, Responsibility, and Crime

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Ken Levy

    In his book, philosopher and law professor Ken Levy explains why he agrees with most people, but not with most other philosophers, about free will and responsibility.  Most people believe that we have both—that is, that our choices, decisions, and actions are neither determined nor undetermined but…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Philosophy of Human Rights

    A Systematic Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Anat Biletzki

    An introductory text to the philosophy of human rights, this book provides an innovative, systematic study of the concepts, ideas, and theories of human rights. It examines the principal philosophical issues that arise in specific areas of rights, such as women’s rights, minority rights, or…

    Paperback – 2019-09-04 
    Routledge

  • Morality and Moral Controversies

    Readings in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy, 10th Edition

    Edited by Steven Scalet, John Arthur

    Morality and Moral Controversies, 10th Edition challenges students to critically assess today’s leading moral, social, and political issues. And as a comprehensive anthology, it provides students with the tools they need to understand philosophical ideas that are currently shaping our world. The…

    Paperback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Migration

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Adam Hosein

    In The Ethics of Migration: An Introduction, Adam Hosein systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of immigration. The book addresses important questions, such as: Can states claim a right to control their borders and, if so, to what extent? Is…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23 
    Routledge
    The Ethics of ...

  • Ethics Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Movies hold a mirror up to us, portraying the complexities of human reality through their characters and stories. And they vividly illustrate moral theories that address questions about how we are to live and what sort of people we ought to be. In this book, Christopher Falzon uses movies to…

    Paperback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Development

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By David Ingram, Thomas J Derdak

    The Ethics of Development: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of development. The book addresses important questions such as: What does development mean? Is there a human right to development? If we aim for sustainable…

    Paperback – 2018-10-03
    Routledge
    The Ethics of ...

  • Markets, Ethics, and Business Ethics

    2nd Edition

    By Steven Scalet

    This book introduces a study of ethics and values to develop a deeper understanding of markets, business, and economic life. Its distinctive feature is its thorough integration across personal and institutional perspectives; across applied ethics and political philosophy; and across philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23
    Routledge

  • Virtue Ethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Liezl van Zyl

    This volume provides a clear and accessible overview of central concepts, positions, and arguments in virtue ethics today. While it focuses primarily on Aristotelian virtue ethics, it also includes discussion of alternative forms of virtue ethics (sentimentalism and pluralism) and competing…

    Paperback – 2018-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Ethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Harry J Gensler

    Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction introduces the issues and controversies of contemporary moral philosophy. It gets students to struggle with the big questions of morality while it also relates these questions to practical issues, especially racism, global warming, moral education, and abortion.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Personal Identity and Applied Ethics

    A Historical and Philosophical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Sauchelli

    'Soul', 'self', ‘substance’ and 'person' are just four of the terms often used to refer to the human individual. Cutting across metaphysics, ethics, and religion the nature of personal identity is a fundamental and long-standing puzzle in philosophy. Personal Identity and Applied Ethics introduces…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Surveillance

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Macnish

    The Ethics of Surveillance: An Introduction systematically and comprehensively examines the ethical issues surrounding the concept of surveillance. Addressing important questions such as: Is it ever acceptable to spy on one's allies? To what degree should the state be able to intrude into its…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    The Ethics of ...

  • Bioethics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Engaging Bioethics

    An Introduction With Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Gary Seay, Susana Nuccetelli

    Engaging Bioethics: An Introduction with Case Studies draws students into this rapidly changing field, helping them to actively untangle the many issues at the intersection of medicine and moral concern. Presuming readers start with no background in philosophy, it offers balanced, philosophically…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge

  • What is this thing called Global Justice?

    1st Edition

    By Kok-Chor Tan

    What is this thing called Global Justice? explores the core topics covered on the increasingly popular undergraduate modules on global justice including: world poverty economic inequality nationalism human rights humanitarian intervention immigration global democracy and governance…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • The Ethics of Global Poverty

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Scott Wisor

    The Ethics of Global Poverty offers a thorough introduction to the ethical issues surrounding global poverty. It addresses important questions such as: What is poverty and how is it measured? What are the causes of poverty? Do wealthy individuals have a moral duty to reduce global poverty?…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    The Ethics of ...

  • The Animal Ethics Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Susan J. Armstrong, Richard G. Botzler

    The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • What is this thing called Metaethics?

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Chrisman

    Are moral standards relative to cultures? Are there any moral facts? What is goodness? If there are moral facts how do we learn about them? These are all questions in metaethics, the branch of ethics that investigates the status of morality, the nature of ethical facts, and the meaning of ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Climate Justice

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Dominic Roser, Christian Seidel

    The link between justice and climate change is becoming increasingly prominent in public debates on climate policy. This clear and concise philosophical introduction to climate justice addresses the hot topic of climate change as a moral challenge. Using engaging everyday examples the authors…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05
    Routledge

  • Free Will

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael McKenna, Derk Pereboom

    As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates—a compatibilist on the issue of…

    Paperback – 2016-07-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • A Very Bad Wizard

    Morality Behind the Curtain, 2nd Edition

    By Tamler Sommers

    In the first edition of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain – Nine Conversations, philosopher Tamler Sommers talked with an interdisciplinary group of the world’s leading researchers—from the fields of social psychology, moral philosophy, cognitive science, and primatology—all working on…

    Paperback – 2016-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Philosophy of Well-Being

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Guy Fletcher

    Well-being occupies a central role in ethics and political philosophy, including in major theories such as utilitarianism. It also extends far beyond philosophy: recent studies into the science and psychology of well-being have propelled the topic to centre stage, and governments spend millions on…

    Paperback – 2016-04-26
    Routledge

  • Animal Ethics: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Tony Miligan

    Animal Ethics has long been a highly contested area with debates driven by unease about various forms of animal harm, from the use of animals in scientific research to the farming of animals for consumption. Animal Ethics: The Basics is an essential introduction to the key considerations…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Metaethics

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Mark van Roojen

    Metaethics: A Contemporary Introduction provides a solid foundation in metaethics for advanced undergraduates by introducing a series of puzzles that most metaethical theories address. These puzzles involve moral disagreement, reference, moral epistemology, metaphysics, and moral psychology. From…

    Paperback – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • What is this thing called Ethics?

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher Bennett

    What is morality? How do we define what is right and wrong? How does moral theory help us deal with ethical issues in the world around us? This second edition provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to philosophical thinking about morality. Christopher Bennett provides the reader with…

    Paperback – 2015-01-29
    Routledge
    What is this thing called?

  • Environmental Ethics for the Long Term

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By John Nolt

    Broad in scope, this introduction to environmental ethics considers both contemporary issues and the extent of humanity’s responsibility for distant future life. John Nolt, a logician and environmental ethicist, interweaves contemporary science, logical analysis, and ethical theory into the story…

    Paperback – 2014-10-14
    Routledge

  • Food Ethics: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Ronald L. Sandler

    Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally…

    Paperback – 2014-10-13
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Introduction

    1st Edition

    By Andrew I Cohen

    What makes a policy work? What should policies attempt to do, and what ought they not do? These questions are at the heart of both policy-making and ethics. Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy: An Introduction examines these questions and more. Andrew I. Cohen uses contemporary examples and…

    Paperback – 2014-09-09
    Routledge

  • Global Ethics

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Heather Widdows

    Global ethics addresses some of the most pressing ethical concerns today, including rogue states, torture, scarce resources, poverty, migration, consumption, global trade, medical tourism, and humanitarian intervention. It is both topical and important. How we resolve (or fail to resolve) the…

    Paperback – 2014-08-01
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Moral Philosophy

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Christopher W. Gowans

    The first book of its kind, Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction introduces the reader to contemporary philosophical interpretations and analyses of Buddhist ethics. It begins with a survey of traditional Buddhist ethical thought and practice, mainly in the Pali Canon and early Mahāyāna…

    Paperback – 2014-07-21
    Routledge

  • Moral Psychology

    A Contemporary Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Valerie Tiberius

    This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • The Ethics of Health Care Rationing: An Introduction

    1st Edition

    By Greg Bognar, Iwao Hirose

    Should organ transplants be given to patients who have waited the longest, or need it most urgently, or those whose survival prospects are the best? The rationing of health care is universal and inevitable, taking place in poor and affluent countries, in publicly funded and private health care…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20
    Routledge

  • What is the Human Being?

    1st Edition

    By Patrick R. Frierson

    Philosophers, anthropologists and biologists have long puzzled over the question of human nature. It is also a question that Kant thought about deeply and returned to in many of his writings. In this lucid and wide-ranging introduction to Kant’s philosophy of human nature - which is essential for…

    Paperback – 2013-02-12
    Routledge
    Kant's Questions

  • Free Will: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Meghan Griffith

    The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In Free Will: The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions…

    Paperback – 2012-12-05
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Arguing About Bioethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Holland

    Arguing About Bioethics is a fresh and exciting collection of essential readings in bioethics, offering a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the field. Influential contributions from established philosophers and bioethicists, such as Peter Singer, Thomas Nagel, Judith Jarvis Thomson and…

    Paperback – 2012-04-04
    Routledge
    Arguing About Philosophy

  • Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Sher

    Ethics: Essential Readings in Moral Theory is an outstanding anthology of the most important topics, theories and debates in ethics, compiled by one of the leading experts in the field. It includes sixty-six extracts covering the central domains of ethics: why be moral? the meaning of moral…

    Paperback – 2012-02-09
    Routledge

  • A New Environmental Ethics

    The Next Millennium for Life on Earth, 1st Edition

    By Holmes Rolston III

    No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear,…

    Paperback – 2011-09-20
    Routledge

  • Ethics and Public Policy

    A Philosophical Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Wolff

    Train crashes cause, on average, a handful of deaths each year in the UK. Technologies exist that would save the lives of some of those who die. Yet these technical innovations would cost hundreds of millions of pounds. Should we spend the money? How can we decide how to trade off life against…

    Paperback – 2011-05-24
    Routledge

  • Theories of Ethics

    An Introduction to Moral Philosophy with a Selection of Classic Readings, 1st Edition

    By Gordon Graham

    Theories of Ethics offers a comprehensive survey of the major schools and figures in moral philosophy, from Socrates to the present day. Written entirely in non-technical language, it aims to be introductory without being elementary, so that readers may quickly engage with selected readings from…

    Paperback – 2010-12-20
    Routledge

  • Arguing about Metaethics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Fisher, Simon Kirchin

    Arguing about Metaethics collects together some of the most exciting contemporary work in metaethics in one handy volume. In it, many of the most influential philosophers in the field discuss key questions in metaethics: Do moral properties exist? If they do, how do they fit…

    Paperback – 2006-07-10
    Routledge
    Arguing About Philosophy