Ethical Theory: An Anthology

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Russ Shafer-Landau
Wiley, Aug 7, 2007 - Philosophy - 816 pages
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Ethical Theory: An Anthology is an authoritative collection of key essays by top scholars in the field, addressing core issues including consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics, as well as traditionally underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge and moral responsibility.

  • Brings together seventy-six classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from classic writing by Hume and Kant to contemporary writing by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, and Judith Jarvis Thomson
  • Guides students through key areas in the field, among them consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
  • Includes coverage of metaethics, normative ethics, and practical ethics
  • Reaches beyond traditional texts by also including important, but usually
    underrepresented, topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral
    responsibility, and ethical particularism
  • Raises questions about the status and rational authority of morality

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About the author (2007)

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).

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