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Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation

Perspectives in Role Ethics: Virtues, Reasons, and Obligation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tim Dare, Christine Swanton
July 10, 2019

Although our moral lives would be unrecognisable without them, roles have received little attention from analytic moral philosophers. Roles are central to our lives and to our engagement with one another, and should be analysed in connection with our core notions of ethics such as virtue, reason,...

Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

Ethics in the Wake of Wittgenstein

1st Edition

Benjamin De Mesel, Oskari Kuusela
May 08, 2019

This book brings together essays from leading scholars who, rather than taking a strictly exegetical approach, attempt to show how discussions in moral philosophy can benefit from Wittgenstein’s later philosophical work. The essays in this volume make the argument that Wittgenstein’s relevance for...

Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons

Virtue’s Reasons: New Essays on Virtue, Character, and Reasons

1st Edition

Noell Birondo, S. Stewart Braun
March 05, 2019

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...

Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic

Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic

1st Edition

Toby Svoboda
March 05, 2019

In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about...

Moral Rights and Their Grounds

Moral Rights and Their Grounds

1st Edition

David Alm
December 13, 2018

Moral Rights and Their Grounds offers a novel theory of rights based on two distinct views. The first—the value view of rights—argues that for a person to have a right is to be valuable in a certain way, or to have a value property. This special type of value is in turn identified by the reasons...

Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology

1st Edition

Jennifer A. Frey, Candace Vogler
November 15, 2018

Recent research in the humanities and social sciences suggests that individuals who understand themselves as belonging to something greater than the self—a family, community, or religious or spiritual group—often feel happier, have a deeper sense of purpose or meaning in their lives, and have...

Methodology and Moral Philosophy

Methodology and Moral Philosophy

1st Edition

Jussi Suikkanen, Antti Kauppinen
November 07, 2018

Many ethicists either accept the reflective equilibrium method or think that anything goes in ethical theorizing as long as the results are plausible. The aim of this book is to advance methodological thinking in ethics beyond these common attitudes and to raise new methodological questions about...

Putting Others First: The Christian Ideal of Others-Centeredness

Putting Others First: The Christian Ideal of Others-Centeredness

1st Edition

T. Ryan Byerly
October 24, 2018

When deciding what to do, is it best to treat one’s own interests as more important than the interests of others, others’ interests as more important than one’s own, or one’s own and others’ interests as equally important? This book develops an account of others-centeredness, a way of putting...

Philosophical Perspectives on Empathy: Theoretical Approaches and Emerging Challenges

Philosophical Perspectives on Empathy: Theoretical Approaches and Emerging Challenges

1st Edition

Derek Matravers, Anik Waldow
October 22, 2018

Empathy—our capacity to cognitively or affectively connect with other people’s thoughts and feelings—is a concept whose definition and meaning varies widely within philosophy and other disciplines. Philosophical Perspectives on Empathy advances research on the nature and function of empathy by...

Kant and Parfit: The Groundwork of Morals

Kant and Parfit: The Groundwork of Morals

1st Edition

Husain Sarkar
September 17, 2018

Derek Parfit’s On What Matters is widely recognized as elegant, profound, and destined to change the landscape of moral philosophy. In Volume One, Parfit argues that the distinct—indeed, powerfully conflicting—theories of deontology and contractualism can be woven together in a way so as to yield...

Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands

Moral Responsibility and the Problem of Many Hands

1st Edition

Ibo van de Poel, Lambèr Royakkers, Sjoerd D. Zwart
August 14, 2018

When many people are involved in an activity, it is often difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint who is morally responsible for what, a phenomenon known as the ‘problem of many hands.’ This term is increasingly used to describe problems with attributing individual responsibility in collective...

Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics

Environmental Skill: Motivation, Knowledge, and the Possibility of a Non-Romantic Environmental Ethics

1st Edition

Mark Coeckelbergh
August 14, 2018

Today it is widely recognized that we face urgent and serious environmental problems and we know much about them, yet we do very little. What explains this lack of motivation and change? Why is it so hard to change our lives? This book addresses this question by means of a philosophical inquiry...

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