Moral Theory Products

  • Psychoanalytic Studies of the Work of Adam Smith

    Towards a Theory of Moral Development and Social Relations

    By Sule Ozler, Paul A Gabrinetti

    Psychoanalytic Studies of the Work of Adam Smith blends the rich intellectual heritage of the hermeneutic tradition with the methods and concepts of psychoanalysis, in order to examine the seminal works of Adam Smith. This is the first book on Smith to analyse the works of the groundbreaking moral…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Explorations

  • Welfare, Meaning, and Worth

    By Aaron Smuts

    Welfare, Meaning, and Worth argues that there is more to what makes a life worth living than welfare, and that a good life does not consist of what is merely good for the one who lives it. Smuts defends an objective list theory that states that the notion of worth captures matters of importance for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Philosophical Approaches to Demonology

    Edited by Benjamin W. McCraw, Robert Arp

    In contradistinction to the many monographs and edited volumes devoted to historical, cultural, or theological treatments of demonology, this collection features newly written papers by philosophers and other scholars engaged specifically in philosophical argument, debate, and dialogue involving…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion

  • The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics

    Edited by Tristram McPherson, David Plunkett

    This Handbook surveys the contemporary state of the burgeoning field of metaethics. Forty-three chapters, all written exclusively for this volume, provide expert introductions to: the central research programs that frame metaethical discussions the central explanatory challenges, resources,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School

    Edited by Uriah Kriegel

    Both through his own work and that of his students, Franz Clemens Brentano (1838–1917) had an often underappreciated influence on the course of twentieth- and twenty-first-century philosophy. The Routledge Handbook of Franz Brentano and the Brentano School offers full coverage of Brentano’s…

    Hardback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

  • In Defense of Moral Luck

    Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness

    By Robert J. Hartman

    The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Virtue’s Reasons

    New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons

    Edited by Noell Birondo, S. Stewart Braun

    Virtues and reasons are two of the most fruitful and important concepts in contemporary moral philosophy. Many writers have commented upon the close connection between virtues and reasons, but no one has done full justice to the complexity of this connection. It is generally recognized that the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • The Phenomenology of Moral Normativity

    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

  • Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression

    Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Marina A.L. Oshana

    Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression addresses the impact of social conditions, especially subordinating conditions, on personal autonomy. The essays in this volume are concerned with the philosophical concept of autonomy or self-governance and with the impact on relational autonomy of the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • Eudaimonic Ethics

    The Philosophy and Psychology of Living Well

    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

  • Ethics at the End of Life

    New Issues and Arguments

    Edited by John Davis

    The 14 chapters in Ethics at the End of Life: New Issues and Arguments, all published here for the first time, focus on recent thinking in this important area, helping initiate issues and lines of argument that have not been explored previously.  At the same time, a reader can use this volume to…

    Hardback – 2016-12-09
    Routledge

  • An Analysis of Morals

    By John Hartland-Swann

    First published in 1960, this book is intended to be a concise but complete treatise on Ethics. In the course of our lives we all face moral problems. Some of these we solve easily, some with difficulty and some not at all. It is the job of the moral philosopher to examine the general nature of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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