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The Routledge Companion to Ethics

Edited by: John Skorupski

Print publication date:  June  2010
Online publication date:  June  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415413626
eBook ISBN: 9780203850701
Adobe ISBN: 9781136964220

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The Routledge Companion to Ethics is an outstanding survey of the whole field of ethics by a distinguished international team of contributors. Over 60 chapters are divided into six clear sections:

  • the history of ethics
  • meta-ethics
  • perspectives from outside ethics
  • ethical perspectives
  • morality
  • debates in ethics.

The Companion opens with a comprehensive historical overview of ethics, including chapters on Plato, Aristotle, Hume, and Kant, and ethical thinking in China, India and the Arabic tradition. The second part covers the domain of meta-ethics. The third part covers important challenges to ethics from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociobiology and economics. The fourth and fifth sections cover competing theories of ethics and the nature of morality respectively, with entries on consequentialism, Kantian morality, virtue ethics, relativism, evil, and responsibility amongst many others. A comprehensive final section includes the most important topics and controversies in applied ethics, such as rights, justice and distribution, the end of life, the environment, poverty, war and terrorism.

The Routledge Companion to Ethics is a superb resource for anyone interested in the subject, whether in philosophy or related disciplines such as politics, education, or law. Fully indexed and cross-referenced, with helpful further reading sections at the end of each chapter, it is ideal for those coming to the field of ethics for the first time as well as readers already familiar with the subject.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Ethical thought in China Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ethical Thought in India Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Socrates and Plato Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Aristotle Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Later Ancient Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Arabic Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Early Modern Natural Law Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Hobbes Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Ethics and Reason Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ethics and Sentiment Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Hume Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Adam Smith Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Utilitarianism to Bentham Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Kant Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Hegel Download PDF
Chapter  16:  John Stuart Mill Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sidgwick, Green, and Bradley Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Nietzsche Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Pragmatist Moral Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Existentialism Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Heidegger Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Ethics, Science, and Religion Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Freedom and Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Reasons for Action Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Open Question Argument Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Realism and its Alternatives Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Non-Cognitivism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Error Theory and Fictionalism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Cognitivism Without Realism Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Relativism Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Social Anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Ethics and Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Biology Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Formal Methods in Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Ethics and Law Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Reasons, Values, and Morality Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Consequentialism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Contemporary Kantian Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Ethical Intuitionism Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Virtue Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Contractualism Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Contemporary Natural Law Theory Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Feminist Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Ethics and Aesthetics Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Morality and Its Critics Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Conscience Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Respect and Recognition Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Blame, Remorse, Mercy, Forgiveness Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Evil Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Partiality and Impartiality Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Moral Particularism Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Welfare Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Ideals of Perfection Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Rights Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Justice and Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Justice and Distribution Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Life, Death, and Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Ending Life Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Population Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Animals Download PDF
Chapter  63:  The Environment Download PDF
Chapter  64:  The Ethics of Free Speech Download PDF
Chapter  65:  The Ethics of Research Download PDF
Chapter  66:  World Poverty Download PDF
Chapter  67:  War Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Torture and Terrorism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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