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  • Perspectives on Ignorance from Moral and Social Philosophy

    Edited by Rik Peels, Martijn Blaauw

    This edited collection focuses on the moral and social dimensions of ignorance—an undertheorized category in analytic philosophy. Contributors address such issues as the relation between ignorance and deception, ignorance as a moral excuse, ignorance as a legal excuse, and the relation between…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species

    By Ian A. Smith

    Why save endangered species without clear aesthetic, economic, or ecosystemic value? This book takes on this challenging question through an account of the intrinsic goods of species. Ian A. Smith argues that a species’ intrinsic value stems from its ability to flourish—its organisms continuing to…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Social Psychology of Morality

    Edited by Joseph P. Forgas, Lee Jussim, Paul A.M. Van Lange

    Ever since Plato’s ‘Republic’ was written over two thousand years ago, one of the main concerns of social philosophy and later empirical social science was to understand the moral nature of human beings. The faculty to think and act in terms of overarching moral values is as much a defining…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 
    Psychology Press
    Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology

  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

    Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • 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 – 2016-02-01 

  • Global Violence

    Ethical and Political Issues

    By Eric A Heinze

    What does it mean to say that a particular war is just or unjust, that terrorism is always wrong, or that torture can sometimes be morally justified? What are the moral bases for the possession or use of nuclear weapons, intervening in other countries’ civil wars, or being a bystander to genocide?…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
    Global Ethics

  • Humanizing Evil

    Psychoanalytic, Philosophical and Clinical Perspectives

    Edited by Ronald C Naso, Jon Mills

    Psychoanalysis has traditionally had difficulty in accounting for the existence of evil. Freud saw it as a direct expression of unconscious forces, whereas more recent theorists have examined the links between early traumatic experiences and later ‘evil’ behaviour. Humanizing Evil: Psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21 
    Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

  • Intellectual Virtues and Education

    Essays in Applied Virtue Epistemology

    Edited by Jason Baehr

    With its focus on intellectual virtues and their role in the acquisition and transmission of knowledge and related epistemic goods, virtue epistemology provides a rich set of tools for educational theory and practice. In particular, characteristics under the rubric of "responsibilist" virtue…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • What is this thing called Philosophy?

    Edited by Duncan Pritchard

    What is this thing called Philosophy? is the definitive textbook for all who want a thorough introduction to the field. It introduces philosophy using a question-led approach that reflects the discursive nature of the discipline. Edited by Duncan Pritchard, each section is written by a high-profile…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01 
    What is this thing called?

  • Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians

    The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis

    By Donna M. Orange

    Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis, demonstrates the demanding, clinical and humanitarian work that psychotherapists often undertake with fragile and devastated people, those degraded by violence and discrimination. In spite of this, Donna…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11

  • Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality

    From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard

    By John J. Davenport

    In the last two decades, interest in narrative conceptions of identity has grown exponentially, though there is little agreement about what a "life-narrative" might be. In connecting Kierkegaard with virtue ethics, several scholars have recently argued that narrative models of selves and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Consequentialism and Environmental Ethics

    Edited by Avram Hiller, Ramona Ilea, Leonard Kahn

    This volume works to connect issues in environmental ethics with the best work in contemporary normative theory. Environmental issues challenge contemporary ethical theorists to account for topics that traditional ethical theories do not address to any significant extent. This book articulates and…

    Paperback – 2015-10-29
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

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