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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory / Edition 1
     

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory / Edition 1

by David Copp
 

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ISBN-10: 0195325915

ISBN-13: 9780195325911

Pub. Date: 06/11/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. Ethical theories have always been of central importance to philosophy, and remain so; ethical theory is one of the most active areas of philosophical research and teaching today. Courses in ethics are taught in

Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. Ethical theories have always been of central importance to philosophy, and remain so; ethical theory is one of the most active areas of philosophical research and teaching today. Courses in ethics are taught in colleges and universities at all levels, and ethical theory is the organizing principle for all of them.

The Handbook is divided into two parts, mirroring the field. The first part treats meta-ethical theory, which deals with theoretical questions about morality and moral judgment, including questions about moral language, the epistemology of moral belief, the truth aptness of moral claims, and so forth. The second part addresses normative theory, which deals with general moral issues, including the plausibility of various ethical theories and abstract principles of behavior. Examples of such theories are consequentialism and virtue theory. As with other Oxford Handbooks, the twenty-five contributors cover the field in a comprehensive and highly accessible way, while achieving three goals: exposition of central ideas, criticism of other approaches, and putting forth a distinct viewpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325911
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/11/2007
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
482,411
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Meta-Ethics and Normative Ethics, David Copp
PART I: Meta-Ethics
1. Moral Realism, Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2. Theological Voluntarism, Philip Quinn, University of Notre Dame
3. Ethical Naturalism, Nick Sturgeon, Cornell University
4. Non-Naturalism, Jonathan Dancy, University of Reading and University of Texas at Austin
5. Anti-Realist Expressivism and Quasi-Realism, Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge
6. Biology and Ethics, Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
7. Sensibility Theory and Projectivism, Justin D'Arms, The Ohio State University, and Dan Jacobson, Bowling Green State University
8. Moral Sentimentalism and Moral Psychology, Michael Slote, University of Miami
9. Moral Relativism and Moral Nihilism, Jamie Dreier, Brown University
10. Human Theory of Practical Rationality, Peter Railton, University of Michigan
11. Morality and Practical Reason: A Kantian Approach, Stephen Darwall, University of Michigan
12. Free Will and Moral Responsibility, John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside

PART II: Normative Ethical Theory
13. Value Theory, Thomas Hurka, University of Toronto
14. Some Forms and Limits of Consequentialism, David Brink, University of California, San Diego and University of San Diego Law School
15. Deontology, David McNaughton, Florida State University, and Piers Rawling, Florida State University
16. Moral Rights, Hillel Steiner, University of Manchester and British Academy
17. Kantian Normative Ethics, Thomas E. Hill, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
18. Virtue Ethics, Julia Annas, University of Arizona
19. The Ethics of Care, Virginia Held, City University of New York, Graduate School
20. Particularism and Anti-Theory, Mark Lance, Georgetown University, and Margaret Little, Georgetown University
21. Intuitions in Moral Inquiry, Michael DePaul, University of Notre Dame
22. Theory, Practice, and Moral Reasoning, Gerald Dworkin, University of California, Davis

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