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  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

    Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing, 1st Edition

    By Helen Watt

    The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids, 1st Edition

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-28
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    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue

    The Thought of Alasdair MacIntyre, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas D. D'Andrea

    Tradition, Rationality, and Virtue provides the first comprehensive and detailed treatment of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. In this book Thomas D'Andrea presents an accessible critical study of the full range of MacIntyre's thought across ethical theory, psychoanalytic theory, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
    Routledge

  • The Meaning of Good

    A Dialogue, 1st Edition

    By G. Lowes Dickinson

    First published in 1937, this book presents itself as a philosophic dialogue, starting with the diversity of men’s ideas about Good. In the first part, it considers the creation and criteria of Good and its relation to truth, pleasure and happiness. In the second part, the book examines some kinds…

    Paperback – 2017-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Collected Works of G. Lowes Dickinson

  • Morality as Rationality

    A Study of Kant's Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Herman

    First published in 1990. The aim of this thesis is to show that the way to understand the central claims of Kant’s ethics is to accept the idea that morality is a distinctive form of rationality; that the moral "ought" belongs to a system of imperatives based in practical reason; and that moral…

    Paperback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kant

  • Emotion, Imagination, and the Limits of Reason

    1st Edition

    By Talia Morag

    The emotions pose many philosophical questions. We don't choose them; they come over us spontaneously. Sometimes emotions seem to get it wrong: we experience wrongdoing but do not feel anger, feel fear but recognise there is no danger. Yet often we expect emotions to be reasonable, intelligible and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Philosophy, Ethics and a Common Humanity

    Essays in Honour of Raimond Gaita, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Cordner

    The work of Raimond Gaita, in books such as Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, A Common Humanity and The Philosopher’s Dog, has made an outstanding and controversial contribution to philosophy and to the wider culture. In this superb collection an international team of contributors explore…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • The Good, the Right, Life and Death

    Essays in Honor of Fred Feldman, 1st Edition

    By Jason R. Raibley, Michael J. Zimmerman

    Edited by Kris McDaniel

    Fred Feldman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is widely recognized for his subtle defense of hedonistic consequentialism and for his plain-spoken and exact philosophical style. This book collects new and original articles from an international team of scholars…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
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  • Irony and Singularity

    Aesthetic Education from Kant to Levinas, 1st Edition

    By Gary Peters

    Although, initially, dealing with specifically pedagogical issues arising out of debates within the philosophy of education, the main thrust of this book tackles the more fundamental questions concerning communication, dialogue and solitude. Irony and Singularity introduces aesthetics into higher…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Gender-Specific Disease

    1st Edition

    By Mary Ann Cutter

    Our understanding of gender carries significant bioethical implications. An errant account of gender-specific disease can lead to overgeneralizations, undergeneralizations, and misdiagnoses. It can also lead to problems in the structure of health-care delivery, the creation of policy, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Action and Ethics in Aristotle and Hegel

    Escaping the Malign Influence of Kant, 1st Edition

    By Gary Pendlebury

    Pendlebury alleges that abstraction and rationalization have had a strong and malign influence on normative moral philosophy in the 20th century. Criticizing writers such as Hare, Rawls and Scanlon for pursuing a conception of moral philosophy that bears little resemblance to the way in which human…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Negotiating the Good Life

    Aristotle and the Civil Society, 1st Edition

    By Mark A. Young

    For centuries philosophers have wrestled with the dichotomy between individual freedom on the one hand and collective solidarity on the other. Yet today there is a growing realization that this template is fundamentally flawed. In this book, Mark Young embraces and advocates a more holistic concept…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Liberty, Property and Markets

    A Critique of Libertarianism, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Attas

    Libertarianism attempts to establish a set of property rights as a complete political morality, its argument proceeding from liberty tout court, as the unique foundational aspect of well being that grounds rights. In this book, Attas presents a sympathetic reconstruction of the libertarian argument…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Knowledge

    Philosophy of Language after MacIntyre and Hauerwas, 1st Edition

    By R. Scott Smith

    We live in a time of moral confusion: many believe there are no overarching moral norms, and we have lost an accepted body of moral knowledge. Alasdair MacIntyre addresses this problem in his much-heralded restatement of Aristotelian and Thomistic virtue ethics; Stanley Hauerwas does so through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Philosophy

  • Disagreement and Skepticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Diego E. Machuca

    The thirteen essays in this volume explore for the first time the possible skeptical implications of disagreement in different areas and from different perspectives, with an emphasis in the current debate about the epistemic significance of disagreement. They represent a new contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Moral Exemplars in the Analects

    The Good Person is That, 1st Edition

    By Amy Olberding

    In this study, Olberding proposes a new theoretical model for reading the Analects. Her thesis is that the moral sensibility of the text derives from an effort to conceptually capture and articulate the features seen in exemplars, exemplars that are identified and admired pre-theoretically and thus…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
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    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald F. Gaus, Fred D'Agostino

    The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Indian Ethics

    Classical Traditions and Contemporary Challenges: Volume I, 1st Edition

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu, Renuka Sharma

    Indian ethics is one of the great traditions of moral thought in world philosophy whose insights have influenced thinkers in early Greece, Europe, Asia, and the New World. This is the first such systematic study of the spectrum of moral reflections from India, engaging a critical cross-cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge

  • New Essays on Thomas Reid

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Rysiew

    Thomas Reid (1710-96) was a contemporary of both David Hume and Immanuel Kant, and a central figure in the Scottish School of Common Sense. Until recently, his work has been largely neglected, and often misunderstood. Like Kant, Reid cited Hume’s Treatise as the main spur to his own philosophical…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Routledge

  • Nietzsche, Culture and Education

    1st Edition

    In the spring of 1872 Friedrich Nietzsche gave a series of public lectures titled 'On the Future of our Educational Institution' to an audience in Basel, Switzerland. In the lectures he made clear his attitude about what was wrong with education and how it had negatively affected the culture of his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Deleuze's Way

    Essays in Transverse Ethics and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By Ronald Bogue

    Addressing the essential question of the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in Deleuze's philosophy this book provides clear indications of the practical implications of Deleuze's approach to the arts through detailed analyses of the ethical dimension of artistic activity in literature,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Albert Schweitzer's Reverence for Life

    Ethical Idealism and Self-Realization, 1st Edition

    By Mike W. Martin

    Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, Nobel Peace Laureate, theologian, and musician, developed a character-oriented ethics focused on self-realization, nature-centered spirituality, and moral idealism which anticipated the current renaissance of virtue ethics. Schweitzer's idea of 'reverence…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Justice and Desert-Based Emotions

    1st Edition

    By Kristján Kristjánsson

    The clear message proposed in this book is that justice matters for morality and desert matters for justice - and that emotions matter for desert, justice and morality. Moreover, and no less importantly, justice education needs to take all those facts into consideration. Kristján Kristjánsson’s…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Values and the Reflective Point of View

    On Expressivism, Self-Knowledge and Agency, 1st Edition

    By Robert Dunn

    Values are inescapable. They pervade and shape our psychology, our agency, and our lives as reflective and self-knowing subjects. This book explores the crucial ways in which values figure within reflection and thereby shape our theoretical and practical lives, against the backdrop of an…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Metaethical Subjectivism

    1st Edition

    By Richard Double

    Metaethical subjectivism, the idea that the truth or falsity of moral statements is contingent upon the attitudes or conventions of observers, is often regarded as a lurid philosophical doctrine which generates much psychological resistance to its acceptance. In this accessible book, Richard…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • How Do Institutions Steer Events?

    An Inquiry into the Limits and Possibilities of Rational Thought and Action, 1st Edition

    By John Wettersten

    Theories of explanation in the social sciences vacillate between holism and individualism. Wettersten contends that this has been a consequence of theories of rationality which assume that rationality requires coherent theories to be shown to be true. Rejecting these traditional assumptions about…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Marx and Education

    1st Edition

    By Robin Small

    Marx and Education is the first assessment of the educational thought of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and its later influence, in the light of developments at the close of the twentieth century. It provides a new perspective, in which many aspects of Marx's ideas are seen clearly for the first time, freed…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law

    Natural Law as a Limiting Concept, 1st Edition

    By Ana Marta González

    Resorting to natural law is one way of conveying the philosophical conviction that moral norms are not merely conventional rules. Accordingly, the notion of natural law has a clear metaphysical dimension, since it involves the recognition that human beings do not conceive themselves as sheer…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge

  • Liberalism, Communitarianism and Education

    Reclaiming Liberal Education, 1st Edition

    By Patrick Keeney

    Communitarian thinkers have identified important deficiencies in liberal thought, in particular the limits of the account of justice given in liberal theories. This book makes transparent for the reader the implications that the liberal account of justice has for our ways of thinking about…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Phenomenology of Moral Normativity

    1st Edition

    By William H. Smith

    Why should I be moral? Philosophers have long been concerned with the legitimacy of morality’s claim on us—especially its ostensible aim to motivate certain actions of all persons unconditionally. This problem of moral normativity has received extensive treatment in analytic moral theory, but…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Eudaimonic Ethics

    The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well, 1st Edition

    By Lorraine L Besser

    In this book, Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

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