The Oxford Handbook Of Ethical Theory

Paperback | June 20, 2007

EditorDavid Copp

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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 ofphilosophical 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 soforth. 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-fivecontributors 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.

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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 ofphilosophical research and teaching today. Courses ...

David Copp is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. He is the author of Morality, Normativity, and Society and of many articles in moral and political philosophy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:680 pages, 6.42 × 9.69 × 1.81 inPublished:June 20, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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David Copp: Introduction: Meta-Ethics and Normative EthicsPART I: Meta-Ethics1. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Moral Realism2. Philip Quinn, University of Notre Dame: Theological Voluntarism3. Nick Sturgeon, Cornell University: Ethical Naturalism4. Jonathan Dancy, University of Reading and University of Texas at Austin: Non-Naturalism5. Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge: Anti-Realist Expressivism and Quasi-Realism6. Philip Kitcher, Columbia University: Biology and Ethics7. Justin D'Arms, The Ohio State University, and Dan Jacobson, Bowling Green State University: Sensibility Theory and Projectivism8. Michael Slote, University of Miami: Moral Sentimentalism and Moral Psychology9. Jamie Dreier, Brown University: Moral Relativism and Moral Nihilism10. Peter Railton, University of Michigan: Human Theory of Practical Rationality11. Stephen Darwall, University of Michigan: Morality and Practical Reason: A Kantian Approach12. John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside: Free Will and Moral ResponsibilityPART II: Normative Ethical Theory13. Thomas Hurka, University of Toronto: Value Theory14. David Brink, University of California, San Diego and University of San Diego Law School: Some Forms and Limits of Consequentialism15. David McNaughton, Florida State University, and Piers Rawling, Florida State University: Deontology16. Hillel Steiner, University of Manchester and British Academy: Moral Rights17. Thomas E. Hill, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: Kantian Normative Ethics18. Julia Annas, University of Arizona: Virtue Ethics19. Virginia Held, City University of New York, Graduate School: The Ethics of Care20. Mark Lance, Georgetown University, and Margaret Little, Georgetown University: Particularism and Anti-Theory21. Michael DePaul, University of Notre Dame: Intuitions in Moral Inquiry22. Gerald Dworkin, University of California, Davis: Theory, Practice, and Moral Reasoning