The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Paperback | October 24, 2015

EditorRoger Crisp

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Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer rationally the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broadoverview of the views of many of the main thinkers, schools, and periods, and includes in addition essays on topics such as autonomy and impartiality. The authors are international leaders in their field, and use their expertise and specialist knowledge to illuminate the relevance of their work todiscussions in contemporary ethics. The essays are specially written for this volume, and in each case introduce the reader to the main lines of interpretation and criticism that have arisen in the professional history of philosophy over the past two or three decades.

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Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer rationally the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broadoverview of the views of many of the main think...

Roger Crisp is Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Anne's College, Oxford, and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He was trained in classics and philosophy at the University of Oxford, where he has spent all of his academic career except for the academic year 2010-11, when he was Findlay Visiting Profess...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:928 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.86 inPublished:October 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of Contributors1. Roger Crisp: Homeric Ethics2. Nicholas White: Plato's Ethics3. Paula Gottlieb: Aristotle's Ethics4. Phillip Mitsis: Epicurus: Freedom, Death, and Hedonism5. Christopher Gill: Cynicism and Stoicism6. Richard Bett: Ancient Scepticism7. Lloyd P. Gerson: Platonic Ethics in Later Antiquity8. Colleen McCluskey: Thomism9. Thomas Williams: The Franciscans10. T. H. Irwin: Later Christian Ethics11. T. H. Irwin: Nature, Law, and Natural Law12. Aaron Garrett: Seventeenth Century Moral Philosophy: Self-Help, Self-Knowledge, and the Devil's Mountain13. Christopher Bertram: Rousseau and Ethics14. Robert Shaver: Utilitarianism: Bentham and Rashdall15. Maria Rosa Antognazza: Rationalism16. Philip Stratton-Lake: Rational Intuitionism17. Julia Driver: Moral Sense and Sentimentalism18. David McNaughton: Butler's Ethics19. Annette Baier: Hume's Place in the History of Ethics20. James Otteson: Adam Smith21. Andrews Reath: Kant's Moral Philosophy22. Otfried Hoffe: Kantian Ethics23. Raymond Geuss: Post-Kantianism24. Terry Pinkard: Hegel and Marx25. Henry R. West: J. S. Mill26. Bart Schultz: Sidgwick27. W. J. Mander: British Idealist Ethics28. John Deigh: Ethics in the Analytic Tradition29. Derk Pereboom: Free Will30. Susan Sauve Meyer and Adrienne M. Martin: Emotion and the Emotions31. Richard Kraut: Happiness, Suffering, and Death32. John Christman: Autonomy33. Brad Hooker: Egoism, Partiality, and Impartiality34. John Cottingham: Conscience, Guilt, and Shame35. Nancy Sherman: Moral Psychology and Virtue36. John Tasioulas: Justice, Equality, and Rights37. Miranda Fricker: Styles of Moral Relativism: A Critical Family Tree38. Daniel Star: Moral Metaphysics39. Dale Jamieson: Constructing Practical EthicsIndex

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