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The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory, 2nd Edition

The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory, 2nd Edition

Hugh LaFollette (Editor), Ingmar Persson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-33009-0

Jul 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

518 pages

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Building on the strengths of the highly successful first edition, the extensively updated Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory presents a complete state-of-the-art survey, written by an international team of leading moral philosophers.

  • A new edition of this successful and highly regarded Guide, now reorganized and updated with the addition of significant new material
  • Includes 21 essays written by an international team of leading philosophers
  • Extensive, substantive essays develop the main arguments of all the leading viewpoints in ethical theory
  • Essays new to this edition cover evolution and ethics, capability ethics, virtues and consequences, and the implausibility of virtue ethics

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Notes on Editors and Contributors vii

Introduction 1
Hugh LaFollette and Ingmar Persson

Part I Metaethics and Moral Epistemology

1 Moral Realism 17
Michael Smith

2 Relativism 43
Simon Blackburn

3 Moral Agreement 59
Derek Parfit

4 Divine Command Theory 81
Philip L. Quinn

5 Moral Intuition 103
Jeff McMahan

Part II Factual Background of Ethics

6 Ethics and Evolution 123
Richard Joyce

7 Psychological Egoism 148
Elliott Sober

8 The Science of Ethics 169
Ron Mallon and John M. Doris

9 The Relevance of Responsibility to Morality 197
Ingmar Persson

Part III Normative Ethics

10 Act-Utilitarianism 221
R.G. Frey

11 Rule-Consequentialism 238
Brad Hooker

12 Nonconsequentialism 261
F.M. Kamm

13 Intuitionism 287
David McNaughton and Piers Rawling

14 Kantianism 311
Thomas E. Hill Jr

15 Contractarianism 332
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

16 Rights 354
L.W. Sumner

17 Libertarianism 373
Jan Narveson

18 Virtue Ethics 394
Michael Slote

19 Capability Ethics 412
Ingrid Robeyns

20 Feminist Ethics 433
Alison M. Jaggar

21 Continental Ethics 461
William R. Schroeder

Index 487