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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95
With a new foreword by Jonathan Lear 'Remarkably lively and enjoyable?It is a very rich book, containing excellent descriptions of a variety of moral theories, and innumerable and often witty observations on topics encountered on the way.' - Times Literary Supplement Bernard Williams was one of the greatest philosophers of his generation.... more...
- Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
Jonathan Dancy presents a long-awaited exposition and defence of particularism in ethics, a theory which he, perhaps more than anyone else, has developed and championed in recent years. Dancy's controversial claim, powerfully argued, is that the traditional link between morality and principles, or between being moral and having principles, is little... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62
In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 14.66
Do we as humans have no shared standards by which we can understand each other? Do we truly have divergent views about what constitutes good and evil, harm and welfare, dignity and humiliation, or is there some underlying commonality that wins out? These questions show up everywhere, from the debate over female circumcision to the UN Declaration... more...
- Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
In Reasons and the Good Roger Crisp answers some of the oldest questions in moral philosophy. Fundamental to ethics, he claims, is the idea of ultimate reasons for action; and he argues controversially that these reasons do not depend on moral concepts. He investigates the nature of reasons themselves, and how we come to know them. He defends a hedonistic... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83
In our lives, we aim to achieve welfare for ourselves, that is, to live good lives. But we also have another, more impartial perspective, where we aim to balance our concern for our own welfare against a concern for the welfare of others. This is a perspective of justice. Nils Holtug examines these two perspectives and the relations between them. more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21
This is the first volume of a major work in moral philosophy, the long-awaited follow-up to Parfit's classic Reasons and Persons, a landmark of 20th-century philosophy. Parfit presents a powerful new treatment of reasons and a critical examination of the most prominent systematic moral theories, leading to his own ground-breaking conclusion. more...