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The second edition of Ethical Theory: An Anthology features a comprehensive collection of more than 80 essays from classic and contemporary philosophers that address questions at the heart of moral philosophy.
Brings together 82 classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from seminal works by Hume and Kant to contemporary views by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and many more
Features updates and the inclusion of a new section on feminist ethics, along with a general introduction and section introductions by Russ Shafer-Landau
Guides readers through key areas in ethical theory including consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
Includes underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral responsibility, and ethical particularism
“This collection is a very welcome addition. It is remarkable for the breadth of issues discussed and the diversity of positions represented. Throughout, the selections have been chosen with a keen eye for excellence and accessibility. Taken together, they provide a vivid panorama of ethical theory today.” Peter Railton, University of Michigan
“It is a wonderfully comprehensive collection that manages to bring together well-chosen papers on a number of significant areas in moral theory.” Geoff Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Russ Shafer-Landau is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin. He is author of Whatever Happened to Good and Evil? (2003) and Moral Realism: A Defence (2005). He is editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics, and co-editor of Foundations of Ethics: An Anthology (with Terence Cuneo, Blackwell 2006).